Our Message on Europe

The Liberal Democrat Plan for Britain in Europe.

Liberal Democrats believe that the British people should have their say on the final Brexit deal in a referendum. Voting for a departure is not the same as voting for a destination. British people have a right to have their say on whether the deal they are offered is the right one for them, their families, their communities and our country.

The Liberal Democrats remain a proudly pro-European party. Following the referendum, we are setting out clear answers to some of the big questions and what we think should happen next.

 

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Bournemouth Lib Dems March for Europe

Members of Bournemouth Liberal Democrats joined hundreds of other Lib Dems in London on Saturday 3rd September.


Local Member Greg Nowak at the March for Europe

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Lib Dem vote holds steady in Kinson North

Liberal Democrats in Bournemouth's Kinson North ward celebrated a steady improvement in their position last week. Whilst Labour capitalised on a collapse in the UKIP vote, they narrowly missed out on defeating the Conservatives. Liberal Democrats, however, overtook the Green Party in the ward with some areas polling as high as 19% on the day.
Candidate Stephen Ward was encouraged by his first experience of standing for election and is looking forward to running again when this seat is fought again in 2019.


Stephen Plant selected for Kinson North

We are delighted to announce that Stephen Plant has been selected to fight the Kinson North by-election on behalf of Bournemouth Liberal Democrats.

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Bournemouth Lib Dems welcome new Cyber-Crime officer

Bournemouth Liberal Democrats have been running a campaign to tackle cyber-bullying for several months now. In the light of this we welcome the appointment of Jake Moore as Dorset's new Cyber-Crime Prevention Officer.
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We hope Jake's appointment will prove positive in the fight against all varieties of cyber-crime, including cyber-bullying and harrassment.

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Lib Dems say no to putting children behind bars

By Sam Barratt ; July 22, 2016

The Liberal Democrats have slammed the Government for slipping out an announcement that Cedars pre-departure accommodation is to close.

 
It raises the prospect of children once again being held in immigration detention centres – a practice ended by the Liberal Democrats in Government.

 

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[source https://hazaraasylumseekers.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/children-attempted-self-harm-in-darwin-detention-centre/]

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Bournemouth Lib Dems welcome Nick Clegg back to party front bench

Bournemouth Liberal Democrats have welcomed Nick Clegg's return to the party's front bench where he will serve as Europe Spokesman.
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Liberal Democrats take Pride in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Liberal Demcrats were out in force at Bournemouth's "Bourne Free" Pride Festival.
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Stand with the 48%

"...the Liberal Democrats will fight the next election on a clear and unequivocal promise to restore Britain’s prosperity and role in the world, with the United Kingdom in the European Union, not outside it." (Tim Farron)

Thousands have joined the Liberal Democrats since the close of the EU referendum polls on Thursday.
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They have joined us because we are fighting for an open, optimistic, liberal, diverse, and tolerant Britain.

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"Today we wake up to a deeply divided country" - Farron

Speaking following the referendum result, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said:

“I’m devastated and I am angry. Today we wake to a deeply divided country.

“Nigel Farage’s vision for Britain has won this vote, but it is not a vision I share.

“Young people voted to remain by a considerable margin, but were out voted. They were voting for their future, yet it has been taken from them.

“Even though the result was close, there is no doubt that the majority of British people want us to leave.

“Our fight for an open, optimistic, hopeful, diverse and tolerant Britain is needed now more than ever.

“Together we can still make the case for Britain’s future with Europe, as millions of people voted for it. Together we cannot afford to let that vision to die.

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