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cover photo, Image may contain: 19 people, people smiling, text***NEWS UPDATE***

The General Election on 12 December offers a great opportunity for change. This is our chance to stop Brexit and get on with making people's lives better. We want a better, brighter tomorrow for everyone. Your Liberal Democrat candidate is Paul Duffy. Paul is married with two children and has lived in Congleton for 13 years. He is a Town Councillor, and Chair of the Planning Committee. Paul's vision for the constituency is based on 5 Es: Education, Equality, Economy, Environment and Health, and Europe.

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On 12 December vote Liberal Democrat, vote Paul DUFFY for Congleton Constuency.

We are the only Party that has consistently offered the electorate the opportunity to remain in the European Union. Under the leadership of Jo Swinson, we have attracted and continue to attract ever increasing numbers of new MPs, new party members, and new supporters.

As Liberal Democrats we are working for cleaner, caring and connected communities. We believe in full transparency, meaningful public consultations and local decision-making wherever possible. We believe in proper funding of public services. If you also believe in these things and want a different way of doing things then join us at www.libdems.org.uk/join-local

We look forward to meeting you.

Online you can:

  • Read about recent letters and press releases both local and national.

Recent updates

  • Article: Nov 16, 2019

    A Liberal Democrat government will plant 60 million trees every year, increasing UK forest cover by 1 million hectares by 2045.

    The climate emergency is destroying our natural environment and threatening our children's futures. It's clear that the Conservative Party doesn't take climate change seriously.

  • Article: Nov 16, 2019

    It was a pleasure to be in Leeds today to give my keynote speech as Lib Dem Shadow Chancellor.

    Things need to change. Too many people can't live a secure, happy and fulfilling life. And too many businesses face crippling uncertainty over their future.

    The economic debate in this election has been between two fantasies. Between Conservative fantasies of the days of empire or Labour fantasies of failed '70s socialism. Both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn will only take our country backwards.

  • Article: Nov 15, 2019

    The climate crisis is doing irreversible damage to our planet, and our country deserves a government that has a clear, ambitious plan to tackle the climate emergency. That's the Liberal Democrats.

    We previously announced our bold green plan to build a brighter future, and today we go a step further as Ed Davey unveils the Liberal Democrats' latest economic pledge in taking urgent climate action.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2019
    By Chuka Umunna

    We have always been fierce advocates for human rights. We believe in a Britain where nobody has to fear discrimination. A Liberal Democrat government will put equality at the heart of society and the workplace.

    We've announced a huge raft of policies on rights and equalities. They are our blueprint for a government that respects the rights of the individual. This will be our foundation for a society where dignity, privacy and equality are valued.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2019
    By Dr Peter Hirst in Congleton Chronicle

    Dear Sir,

    Now that we know that there will be a general election on 12th December, your readers will start thinking about who to give their vote.

    They only have one under our antiquated system, so it becomes even more important to choose wisely.

    The obvious - though not the only criteria - is which candidate best refl ects their views on the important issues.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2019

    No one should live in fear of harassment or physical violence.

    Trans Awareness Week is a time dedicated to celebrating trans and gender non-conforming people.

    It is also an important opportunity. We must bring attention to the continued injustices and inequalities faced by trans people today

    The week will culminate in the Trans Day of Remembrance. This is a day to honour those who have either been killed or have taken their own lives as a result of transphobia. As we pause to we remember the lives lost, we are reminded that transphobia is never funny or trivial. It can be fatal.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats believe that in 21st century Britain, none of us should need to fear discrimination.

    We believe that we should all have the same opportunities regardless of where we come from or our circumstances; and that our children and grandchildren can be who they want to be without any fear of persecution or intrusion.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2019

    We don't know about you but we had a wild Saturday night!

    Our leader Jo Swinson kicked off her election tour of the UK with a supporter's rally in Battersea. We're taking the fight across the country - starting last week with our plan for a brighter future.

    Jo led by paying tribute to the many young people in the room and pledged to fight to leave behind a better world:

  • Article: Nov 13, 2019

    The UK is in a knife crime epidemic, but successive Governments have taken the wrong approach to dealing with it.

    For 25 years, Conservative and Labour Governments have been competing to seem tough on crime, without doing enough to actually prevent it.

    "Liberal Democrats will build a brighter future for young people by investing £500 million a year in youth services and taking a public health approach to youth violence."

  • Article: Nov 13, 2019

    Lib Dem and Remainer social media is aflutter today with discussions of the Canterbury situation.

    Some people argue with great passion that we should be standing aside for Labour's candidate Rosie Duffield. I know Rosie and she is a good person. I think she would be a much better fit in the Liberal Democrats, but she has chosen to stay in Labour. I understand people's instinctive desire to give her a clear run at her seat in the name of Remain.