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Welcome to Congleton Liberal Democrats

If you want things to be different, really different, choose the party that is different - the Liberal Democrats. There is hope for a different future, a different way of doing things in Britain, if we're brave enough to make a fresh start. Change for real, change for good.

We stand for a stronger economy in a fairer society, helping every person to get on in life.

The Liberal Democrats are more competent than Labour on the economy and fairer than the Conservatives, the only true Party of the centre ground in British politics.

  • We are the only party who will put money into people's pockets with fair tax cuts, the only party to offer universal childcare and smaller classes in our primary schools, the only party who would use Gordon Brown's wasted billions to create thousands of jobs today by investing in homes, hospitals, schools and public transport to build the green economy of tomorrow, the only party that will rebuild the jobs, homes and hopes this recession has destroyed.

Peter and Nick

Peter Hirst and Nick Clegg

Our intention is that this website will be a useful resource for local people to find out more about the local Liberal Democrats and the campaigns we are running.

However, we would like it to be more than that - we would like to hear from you. Online you can:

Recent updates

  • Article: Nov 14, 2017

    Liberal Democrat leader, Vince Cable, today set out the Liberal Democrat approach to the Budget. The full text is below.

    As Leader of the Liberal Democrats, it is one of my responsibilities to give a serious Lib Dem analysis of the economics around the Budget, and to present an alternative.

    I have recently been returned to Parliament from exile.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2017

    On the face of it, this seems like a major concession. But the reality is it simply isn't good enough.

    First of all, David Davis has said that even if Parliament votes down the deal, the UK will still leave the EU. This means MPs are essentially being told to take it or leave it.

    Secondly, the government is agreeing to give MPs a say on the final Brexit deal but not the public.

  • Article: Nov 11, 2017
    By J G Šmíd

    A vote for Brexit was all things to all people. Those who wanted unregulated market forces, cheap labour and a privatised NHS voted Brexit. So did those who want to stop immigration, curb cheap imports and protect the publicly owned NHS. Many thought Brexit would make Britain a proud independent nation again.

  • Article: Nov 10, 2017

    East of England Lib Dem activist Jo Hayes writes a diary post every day about the EU and her anti-Brexit campaign.

    Read it here:

    Diary Day 413: a concession is quietly made.

    https://josephinehayesblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/10/diary-day-413-a-concession-is-quietly-made/

  • Article: Nov 9, 2017
    By Dr Peter Hirst in Congleton Chronicle

    Dear Sir,

    I don't know whether any of your readers agree with me that it is time Cheshire East did away with settlement agreements that forbid the signatures from discussing their time at the council.

    They are paid public servants and as such their responsibilities do not end when they leave the council.

  • Article: Nov 9, 2017
    By Peter Walker Political correspondent in The Guardian

    Tory MP Anna Soubry accuses government of 'gross contempt' after Commons motion demanded immediate publication

    The government will take up to three weeks to release dozens of papers detailing the economic impact of Brexit despite a Commons motion demanding their immediate publication, ministers said on Tuesday.

  • Article: Nov 7, 2017

    The advert, which forms part of a new campaign called 'Blood Normal', attempts to get rid of the embarrassment around the 'Aunt Flo' after a recent survey found that nine out of ten women attempt to hide the fact they are on their period, and 56% of girls said they would rather be bullied at school than talk to their parents about periods.

  • Article: Nov 6, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have agreed to cross party proposals which will see an independent grievance process, improved HR support, and the establishment of a cross-party working group to implement these changes.

    Following the meeting Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats said:

    "These are the right first cross-party steps to address harassment and abuse in Westminster. There needs to be a robust, independent complaints system across Parliament that offers victims a safe, non-partisan procedure."

  • Article: Nov 5, 2017

    If you do just one thing to Stop Brexit this week, please urgently contact your MP. The following simple steps can help:

    http://libdems.org.uk/amend-the-bill

    Together we can #stopbrexit !

    Nick Hopkinson

    Chair

    Liberal Democrat European Group

  • Article: Nov 2, 2017
    By Dr Peter Hirst in Congleton Chronicle

    Dear Sir,

    I note the article in the Chronicle on the Cheshire East's The Voice publication.

    There has also been a recent copy of Congleton's Bear Facts newsletter distributed.

    While not suggesting that these are promotional, it seems unfortunate that both are being read at the time of an important by-election in the town.