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Welcome to the Arundel and South Downs Liberal Democrats

Our constituency of Arundel and South Downs comprises parts of four local-authority-based parties: Horsham & Crawley, Mid Sussex, Arun and Chichester. Its main feature is the South Downs National Park and the fortress 'city' of Arundel, but most of the electorate is spread across mainly prosperous townships and villages ranging from the largest, Hassocks, in the east through Steyning, Storrington, and Pulborough to historic Petworth in the west, including a number of other villages.


News

  • Event: Nov 20, 2018

    Please note: Location and time to be confirmed

    Who can vote?

    To vote in this selection, you must have been a Party member as at the date of publication of the advertisement for this selection on the Party website (insert date of publication of the advertisement) and have reached at least 10 years of age.

  • Article: Oct 6, 2018
    By A&SD Committee

    The Local Party Executive of Arundel and South Downs Liberal Democrats invites applications for selection as Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the constituency of Arundel and South Downs.

    Applicants should send a personal CV / manifesto which should comprise no more than one sides of A4, in black and white, to the Returning Officer Louise Morales at 23 Gloster Road, Old Woking, Surrey GU22 9EU telephone 07967 855774 email louise.morales@ntlworld.com together with a note of their contact details. The personal CV / manifesto will be used as copy for the mailing to all local party members should the applicant be shortlisted.

  • Article: Oct 2, 2018
    Dr James Walsh, Liberal Democrat Opposition Leader at West Sussex County Council has slammed the emerging proposals to end grants for Supported Housing and to slash LAN grants for Households in Crisis from £800k to £200k from next April.
    He said "Charities such as Stonepillow in the wider Chichester area, and Worthing Churches Homeless Project will be drastically affected, and mean that many people currently being helped will lose that support, and end up homeless or sleeping rough.
    They will not be able to make up the shortfall from public donations, and will be curtailing their services.

    Similarly Households in Crisis, which often include young children will be badly affected, and problems likely to get worse, with knock on effects and costs on the NHS, Social Services, Schools and even Police. These cuts fly in the face of the Council's avowed policies of protecting the vulnerable in our communities, and are merely cynical cash saving measures, and have no place in a civilised and caring society.

    They are part of a much wider programme of cuts to make up the shortfalls caused by the drastic reduction in the cash given by central government for local Council Services. It is time for the public and the council to stand up and tell central government that austerity has gone too far, and is severely eroding local Services to the elderly, young people, and vulnerable in our communities."
  • Article: Oct 2, 2018

    The leader's consultation on proposals for party reforms is still running for the next 2 weeks - and we want to make sure as many people as possible can take part.

    That's why we've produced a consultation pack for your local party to use. You can see the pack here:

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  • Article: Oct 2, 2018
    By Greg Foster

    If you couldn't make the first online consultation session, fear not!

    We've recorded the entire thing - and you can cactch up now:

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  • Article: Sep 28, 2018

    Saying hello is not difficult. And that is all you essentially need to do if you want to engage with diverse communities and open doors. I was determined to make sure I did that when I started campaigning in West Barnes, Merton.

    I am the first BAME councillor to win in the ward's 60 year history. Our team worked hard and we followed all the advice we were given by ALDC and HQ. But essentially it was won through hard work and the willingness to say hello and listen to your residents.

  • Article: Sep 28, 2018
    By Rachel Palma-Randle

    This week is National Inclusion week - a week designed to raise awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion.

    The theme this year is "everyday inclusion" which is looking at the practical ways you can foster inclusion through day to day activities.

    As a party, we are working hard to improve the diversity of our own membership and to ensure that our party reflects our society. And our local parties are best placed to reach out to the communities near them.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2018

    I'm often asked why I first joined the Liberal Democrats and I have often answered with the word 'Brexit'. But whilst it was true that devastating result of the EU Referendum in 2016 was the catalyst for me joining the party, it really encompasses many wider issues that I wish to make a stand against.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2018

    If you also demand better from our country - then come and join us.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2018

    On Tuesday 18th September 2018, I attended for the first time a party conference in Brighton with the Liberal Democrats. This is all thanks to an initiative set by the Patchwork Foundation which encourages and funds young Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), politically-minded people to attend party conferences and encourages them to be engaged in political affairs.