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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


  • 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 Sam subsequently voted against the Tory government in order to block a "no-deal Brexit" and had the whip withdrawn from him.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".

  • Lib Dem Campaigners in March 2019
    Article: Sep 27, 2019

    Want to travel by coach together?

    Mid Sussex Lib Dems have sponsored a coach to go to London for the Put it to the People, People's Vote March on Saturday 19th October.

    You can book your place on the coach here and / or you can also donate to help to cover the costs of the coach.

    Ticket cost is £16 per head or donate

  • Article: Sep 25, 2019
    By Samantha Payne

    Social Evening - October 23rd

    We'll be meeting at The Bent Arms in Lindfield for an evening of political and social chat, on Wednesday October 23rd from 7pm. Do come along.

    Fish & Chips quiz

    Friday November 8th 7pm

    HH Town Hall, upstairs

    Book tickets here - come with friends or alone, teams arranged on the night. Bring a bottle. Always great fun.

  • Article: Sep 22, 2019

    Robert Eggleston, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Mid Sussex is calling upon the government to freeze rail fares at their current level and not increase them by 2.8% in 2020.

    "The proposed increase in rail fares next year will be on top of several years of inflation busting increases and will be a price rise too far for many passengers. An annual season ticket from Burgess Hill to London Victoria will cost £4,301 and to London Bridge will cost £4,050 if this rise goes ahead.

  • Focus September 2019 front page
    Article: Sep 21, 2019
    By Samantha Payne

    The September edition of our Focus newsletter, introducing Franklands Ward Candidate, Nick Chapman is out now.

  • Cllr Stephanie Inglesfield
    Article: Sep 21, 2019
    By Samantha Payne

    Conference energy kick starts local by-election campaign

    Jo Swinson set out ambitious targets for any upcoming General Election at the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth last weekend.

    The conference was attended by our local town councillor, Stephanie Inglesfield, and local campaign planner Barbara King. Both were impressed with the knowledge sharing and enthusiasm of colleagues and friends. It was an inspirational time and the two left feeling more motivated than ever to get General Election ready.

  • Robert Eggleston
    Article: Sep 13, 2019

    Please join us for our members' evening at 19:30 on Tuesday 17th September at the Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead RH19 2HL.

    Robert Eggleston, the Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Mid Sussex, will introduce himself and to answer your questions about himself and the campaign he plans to run. He also would like to hear your ideas about the key local issues in East Grinstead that should be included in our campaign.

  • Article: Aug 31, 2019

    Read what Louise has to say:

    Stop Brexit

    Brexit is tearing our country apart. It's costing jobs at home and respect abroad. I want to be part of a tolerant and inclusive country within Europe. So let's stop Brexit now - we've got more important things to deal with

    The wrong homes in the wrong places

    We desperately need more affordable homes for our families and key workers. But the Tories are letting developers decide what they want to build. Not nearly enough of them are for local needs. We're being asked to find room for 10% more people in just 5 years - and an astonishing 40% in 18 years!

  • Article: May 2, 2019
    In Mid Sussex Times

    Politics is broken in Mid Sussex say the Liberal Democrats with too much power held in too few hands. We are planning to break that and bring a new style of grown-up politics to our towns and villages. We will be more open and transparent with residents and consult more widely on issues which affect them.