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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

  • Article: Nov 12, 2018

    Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint Lib Dem's are currently distributing this autumn's focus leaflet.

    Highlights include Councillor Kirty Lord's motion to oppose centralised, fast track fracking decisions; issues of emergency water provision during the water cut; action for local housing support and plans for more sustainable transport options.

  • Robert Eggleston, Mid Sussex PPC
    Article: Nov 11, 2018

    For the first time ever, Mid Sussex residents will have to produce their polling cards or a verifiable ID at polling stations to cast their vote. Mid Sussex has volunteered to take part in a pilot scheme which, if successful, could see this scheme rolled out across mainland UK. The move follows a Conservative government report which claims such moves are necessary to prevent voter ID fraud.

  • Robert Eggleston & Single Use Plastics Motion
    Article: Nov 10, 2018

    Robert Eggleston, Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Mid Sussex has spearheaded a policy through the national party calling from comprehensive action to tackle plastic waste.

    From calling for individual and community action through to national legislation and international treaties, Robert, says that the "Liberal Democrats have the greenest policies for dealing with the environmental effects from the disposal of plastics.

  • Article: Oct 31, 2018
    By Tony Girard

    Dear Member,

    We are delighted to have attracted a potential Prospective Parliamentary Candidate to fight Arundel and South Downs Constituency at the next general election.
    You will see from the enclosed Hustings and Candidate CV that Alison Bennet, a lively and determined person from our neighbouring Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint branch, is seeking your approval.

  • 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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