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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Richard Dickson
    Article: Dec 5, 2016

    Richard Dickson, Lib Dem prospective parliamentary candidate for Kenilworth & Southam, has today sent this open letter to Jeremy Wright MP, Attorney General.

    Dear Mr Wright,

    An Open Letter

    The terms and destination of the UK's departure from the EU are still far from clear and you have had an important role in this process. As Attorney General, you have been arguing through the courts that the government, and not elected Parliamentarians, should decide on when to exercise Article 50, which will trigger the two year process which will determine the destination for the UK's departure from the EU. Three High Court Judges have already ruled in favour of Parliament on this matter.

  • Petition: Dec 5, 2016

    Leaked documents suggest that the Conservatives are getting ready to take Britain out of the Single Market.

    Leaving the Single Market would be deeply damaging for jobs, businesses and the economy.

    Don't let the Tories push our economy's self-destruct button - add your name today and support our campaign to keep Britain in the Single Market

  • we are the 48
    Article: Jun 26, 2016

    Kenilworth & Southam Liberal Democrats accept the result of last week's EU Referendum: as democrats we should do nothing less. We thank everyone who voted - as usual the levels of turnout across the constituency were amongst the highest in the country. We especially thank the young first-time voters, the people who will be most affected by the result.