It's YOUR community; have your say!

Bournemouth residents are advised to take part in two major consultations currently being undertaken in the area.
The first lays out plans for changes to NHS services across Dorset and will have major implications for Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch residents.
The second consultation relates to the arming of Dorset Police officers with tasers.

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Success for party campaign to help renters

Bournemouth Liberal Democrats have today welcomed the proposed banning of renters' letting fees in the private rented sector. Following Lib Dem pressure to help renters afford a home and reduce upfront costs, the Government has announced a ban on letting fees for tenants in the Autumn Statement. Liberal Democrat Peer Olly Grender has been promoting the campaign and is the author of the Renters’ Rights Bill, which is currently making progress through Parliament.

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Parliamentary Candidates Demand Affordable Housing

Bournemouth's two prospective Lib Dem Parliamentary candidates have issued an urgent call for more affordable homes for local families. Bournemouth East parliamentary spokesman, Jon Nicholas, questioned how the council’s building of more and more private apartments on public land served the ordinary people of Bournemouth.
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Government Lies on NHS Funding

By Greg Foster on October 31, 2016

A group of MPs say the government is being dishonest when they claim it is allocating an extra £10bn to the NHS in England over the next five years.

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Parliamentary Spokesmen Launch Brexit Survey

Bournemouth's parliamentary spokesmen have launched the Bournemouth phase of the Liberal Democrats' National Consultation on Brexit.
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"Brexit" puts infrastructure at risk

Conservative rhetoric on Europe putting vital infrastructure at risk

Long-term EU loans for vital infrastructure projects across the UK are being put at risk due to the Conservative government’s divisive rhetoric and failure to plan properly for Brexit, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron has warned.

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Bournemouth Lib Dems in Brighton for conference

Bournemouth Liberal Democrats were pleased to travel along the coast to Brighton this week to take part in the Autumn Conference. Attendance by new members from across the country set a new record and the agenda was filled with lively policy debates, interesting fringe meetings and helpful training sessions.

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We'll have some reports from members in the next issue of our members newsletter - AdLib.

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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.


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