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  • Richard Dickson
    Article: Apr 24, 2017

    Kenilworth & Southam Liberal Democrats confirm that Richard Dickson is their Parliamentary Candidate for the constituency in the General Election on 8th June.

    Richard lives in the heart of Kenilworth and is well-known for his campaigning against a hard Brexit and his organisation of the petition against the closure of the local NatWest branch. He has also created the 'Friends of...' groups for three local parks and led the collection of donated items in Kenilworth for Calais refugees in 2015.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2017

    The Labour Party has so far failed to select a candidate in Kenilworth & Southam with the General Election just a few weeks away. The news has been revealed by the Liberal Democrats, who say that it shows Labour has "given up", even in areas where it once had good support.

    There are over 340 constituencies in which Labour has still not selected for in England, including 35 in the West Midlands.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2017
    By Richard Dickson

    People in Kenilworth & Southam should vote for the Liberal Democrats to prevent a hard Brexit and to keep investment in vital education, health and social care services, the party's local Parliamentary spokesperson has said.

    Having spent the past eight months repeatedly saying there would not be a General Election before 2020, the Prime Minister Theresa May has this week called a snap General Election to be held on 8th June, just five weeks after residents have voted in important local Council elections on 4th May.

    Kenilworth-resident Richard Dickson, who is the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary spokesperson in Kenilworth & Southam, commented:

    "This election is a huge opportunity for voters in Kenilworth & Southam to change the direction of our country and prevent a disastrous hard Brexit.

    "In 2016 I saw first-hand how people in Kenilworth & Southam voted clearly to remain in the EU, and certainly they did not vote for the mayhem that the extreme form of Brexit which Mrs May, supported by Kenilworth's MP, has imposed on us, and which has also been backed by Labour.

    "For all those people who want to protect our local economy by staying in the Single Market, and to stand up for investment in our education and health and care services, this is your chance.

    "The Liberal Democrats are the real opposition to the right-wing Conservative Brexit Government and the only party fighting for a Britain that is open, tolerant and united."

  • childrens centre
    Article: Apr 16, 2017

    It's worth setting the record straight about Children's Centres budget cuts in Warwickshire. Some Labour election leaflets are claiming that they have "already protected the Chilren's centre budget". In fact, in the 2017 County Council budget both Conservatives and Labour jointly agreed a further drastic cut to Children's Centre budget of £1.1 million a year by April 2018. To achieve this, they will need to start consulting on how to do it immediately the elections are over.

  • Petition: Apr 14, 2017

    Bertie Road is a busy road used by local residents, visitors to Waitrose and clients at Castle Medical Centre and Kenilworth Nursery School.

    We, the local residents or users of Bertie Road in Kenilworth, believe that the current speed limit of 30mph for vehicles using the road makes it a. dangerous road, especially for people of all ages who have to cross it for visits to the nursery school, medical centre, Tannery Court or Waitrose.

  • Article: Apr 14, 2017

    A statement has been published on behalf of all the Lib Dem candidates standing for election in the eight county council divisions within the Kenilworth & Southam constituency.

    https://kenilworthandsouthamlibdems.org.uk/en/page/county-council-elections-4th-may-2017

  • Lib Dem candidates outside Shire Hall Warwick
    Page: Apr 14, 2017

    Warwickshire County Council Elections - 4th May 2017

    Liberal Democrats on Warwickshire County Council have achieved a lot over the past four years, rejecting the speed and depth of budget cuts proposed by both Conservatives and Labour.

    We are a clear and distinctive voice within the County Council committed to protecting our youngest and most vulnerable and committed to providing dignity and support for older citizens.

  • Richard Dickson
    Article: Feb 20, 2017

    At a County Council election campaign launch meeting in Kenilworth last week, the Liberal Democrats announced their candidates to contest the three Kenilworth county divisions on 4th May.


    There have been substantial boundary changes since the last county elections in 2013, with Kenilworth Abbey disappearing completely. Parts of it will be amalgamated into enlarged St John's and Park Hill divisions. The rest - all the town areas north of Abbey Fields, and including Burton Green - will be merged with a large swathe of rural Warwickshire to form a new Lapworth & West Kenilworth division.

  • John Whitehouse
    Article: Feb 7, 2017

    Cllr John Whitehouse (Liberal Democrats), who has represented Kenilworth Abbey division on Warwickshire County Council since 2005, has announced his intention not to stand as a candidate in the County Council elections in May.

    The next election will be fought on new county divisional boundaries, as a result of which the current Abbey division, which follows essentially the same boundaries as the Abbey district ward, will disappear.

  • Article: Jan 27, 2017

    Local Liberal Democrats have called on Jeremy Wright to come clean about the advice that he has been giving as Attorney General to the government about Brexit.

    Liberal Democrats welcome the decision by the Supreme Court that Mrs May's government has to get the authority of Parliament before exercising Article 50. This preserves the important role of Parliament in ensuring that the country gets the best possible deal when leaving the EU.