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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.

Meet Alison Bennett, prospective parliamentary candidate for Arundel and South Downs

Alison Bennett PPC for Arundel & South Downs

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  • Alison Bennett on the doorstep
    Article: Dec 11, 2019



    • A local champion, Alison Bennett lives in the constituency, in Hurstpierpoint
    • A winner, she was elected as a district councillor in this Conservative stronghold and leads the Lib Dems on the district council
    • A worker, she is standing to serve you in Parliament
    • The Conservative candidate lent Boris Johnson his Westminster townhouse during the Tory leadership campaign
    • He replaced Nick Herbert as the candidate for this constituency at the very last minute
    • He is standing to serve Boris Johnson
  • Labour will not win Arundel and South Downs
    Article: Dec 10, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats are the best choice for a tactical vote in Arundel and South Downs, as recommended by the websites Best for Britain and the People's Vote.

    Things Labour mentions:

    • They came second here in 2017.

    Things Labour conveniently forgets to mention:

    • They only came third in 2015, 2010, 2005, 2001 and 1997.
    • They won 0 seats here in 2019 local elections.
    • They won 2% of the vote here in the 2019 EU elections.
  • Article: Dec 1, 2019

    Watch our new campaign video and find out why you should vote Liberal Democrat on Thursday 12th December.

    Together, we can build a brighter future, based on hope, not fear.

    We can work with our closest neighbours in Europe to save our planet for future generations.

    Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Brexit and build a brighter future.

  • Manifesto Overview
    Article: Nov 29, 2019

    Stop Brexit

    The Lib Dems will work to stop Brexit and invest the £50m remain bonus that is generated through the boost to the economy in public services & tackling inequalities.

    Tackle the climate emergency

    Tackle the climate emergency by generating 80% of our electricity from renewables by 2030 and insulating all fuel poor homes by 2025.

  • painting the town gold
    Article: Nov 28, 2019

    This election you can elect someone new. Alison Bennett has worked in business, and moved here to raise her children.
    She understands the pressures you and your family face every day.

    Alison says "I'm campaigning to give Arundel and South Downs its voice again. Until now, our constituency has only had Conservative MPs. The Tories think theycan take your vote for granted.
    This has led to underfunding for local hospitals, social care, schools and policing. It means you have only ever been represented by a career politician."

  • Tactical Vote Arundel and South Downs | Tactical Voting Infographic
    Article: Nov 22, 2019
    By The Tactical Voter

    We are the main challenger to Conservatives in the South East

    Liberal Democrats 23%, Labour 16%, Brexit Party 12% and Green Party 6%.

    YouGov 17th - 28th October 2019.

    We are the recommended choice for your tactical vote

    Best for Britain & People's Vote say vote Alison Bennett. Remain United has Alison as the main challenger to the Conservatives.

  • Alison Bennett on the doorstep
    Article: Nov 3, 2019

    Alison is a Cambridge graduate who had a successful business career before moving to Hurstpierpoint in 2012 to raise her family. She joined the Liberal Democrats after the 2015 General Election and became active in politics during the 2016 referendum - she has been a consistent campaigner against Brexit from the very beginning.

  • Alison Bennett can
    Article: Oct 30, 2019

    Who can help stop Brexit?

    Who can make your vote count?

    Who can be a real voice for a liberal, open Britain?

    Alison Bennett can.

    Click here to fill out Alison's survey

  • Focus Nick Chapman for Franklands revised
    Article: Oct 5, 2019

    Recognising the need to protect open spaces and tackle pollution, Nick Chapman, local Lib Dem Campaigner has put climate change issues at the heart of his by-election campaign. The latest Focus publication gives detail about Nick's priorities to campaign for more pedestrian and cycle friendly initiatives, as well as more energy efficient housing, improved access to domestic car charging points and making Haywards Heath a fair trade town.

  • Sam Gymiah MP
    Article: Oct 4, 2019

    Sam Gyimah, MP for East Surrey, was formerly the Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation until he resigned in protest at Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal agreement. Sam subsequently voted against the Tory government in order to block a "no-deal Brexit" and had the whip withdrawn from him. On 14th September, Sam joined the Liberal Democrats during our party conference, accusing the prime minister of "veering towards populism and English nationalism".