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  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Kenilworth Focus 57 front page
    Article: Apr 24, 2016

    Local Liberal Democrat recently launched a petition via the Kenilworth Focus, calling on the Leader of Warwickshire County Council to write to the Prime Minister and the Warwickshire MPs, objecting to the proposed forced academisation of all state schools as being both undemocratic and wrong. Subsequently the Conservative Leader, with backing from all the other party leaders, has written to the Prime Minister to this effect.

  • Jerry Roodhouse
    Article: Jan 18, 2016

    Open Letter to Warwickshire MPs

    17 January 2016

    Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement.

    I am writing to you on behalf of the Warwickshire County Council Liberal Democrat Group to express our deep disappointment over this year's central government finance settlement for the County Council, and the loss of funding that will now seriously reduce local services and at the same time increase the pressure on the taxpayers of Warwickshire. You will be aware that the County Council has being working hard on efficiencies and has delivered savings of £98 million since 2010, therefore meeting the challenge of funding reductions at the same time as rising demand.