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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.

We in Congleton are also enjoying a resurgence in our fortunes, both in membership numbers and electoral success. We now have four borough councillors at Cheshire East, and 16 local councillors on Town and Parish councils across the constituency.

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

  • Event: Oct 22, 2019 7:30 PM

    All members welcome - get in touch with Michelle Boath, Branch Chair, at michelleboathLD@gmail.com

  • Article: Oct 11, 2019

    I'm the son of immigrants, one parent from Germany, the other from Poland. My family history is in miniature the troubled history of Europe, scarred by the horrors of extremism and war - and then my parents making a new home together in our country.

    It's why for me our liberal democracy, despite all its flaws, is so precious. We need to step up to protect against the extremists and populists.

  • Article: Oct 11, 2019

    Waiting for the outcome of the nomination count for Party President felt a wee bit like that scene from The Big Bang Theory where Sheldon explains about Schrodinger's Cat.

    You know, where as long as the box is closed the cat is both dead and alive?

    The relief when they cat was actually alive, and I was nominated, was huge!

  • Article: Oct 11, 2019

    Download the manifestos

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    Voting for the federal board election will open at 9 a.m. on 29th October 2019. You can find out more about all the internal elections here: www.libdems.org.uk/internal-elections

    A note on the manifestos: The order in which candidates' manifestos appear was generated at random using the =RAND() Excel function. The document contains all the manifestos that were correctly supplied by the deadline for candidates supplied by the Returning Officer.

  • Article: Oct 10, 2019

    It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. Please click here.

    Voting for the federal board election will open at 9 a.m. on 29th October 2019. You can find out more about all the internal elections here: www.libdems.org.uk/internal-elections

    A note on the manifestos: The order in which candidates' manifestos appear was generated at random using the =RAND() Excel function. The document contains all the manifestos that were correctly supplied by the deadline for candidates supplied by the Returning Officer.

  • Article: Oct 10, 2019
    By Dr Peter Hirst in Congleton Chronicle

    Dear Sir,

    Sam Corcoran, (page 32 in last week's Chronicle) and indeed the Labour Party still do not grasp that leaving in any form is worse than remaining in the EU.

    How does he know that his (Labour's) deal will be any better than the one negotiated by Theresa May?

    He, or at least his party, wants to put the deal his party negotiates to the people in a referendum.

  • Article: Oct 7, 2019

    I am delighted to announce that Heidi Allen has joined the Liberal Democrats.

    I'm delighted to welcome Heidi to the party. She has been a tireless campaigner for a people's vote and has time and time again put the country's interests ahead of her own.

    I'm absolutely thrilled for Heidi to join our fantastic and ever-growing team and I know that her skills, experience and passion will be a real asset to our party.

  • Article: Oct 7, 2019

    When I became an MP in 2015, I could never have imagined we would find ourselves in this position. Through the prudent and practical decisions taken during the coalition years, the economy was recovering and our country was on the up.

    Coming from business, joining the Conservative Party seemed the logical thing to do. But two general elections and an EU referendum later, the landscape has shifted beyond all recognition.

  • Article: Oct 7, 2019
    By Robert Heslop

    Antony Hook discussed with Irish MEP Billy Kelleher, from Fianna Fáil, the intricacies and the importance of the 'backstop' in the Withdrawal Agreement signed between Theresa May's government and the EU 27 and why Boris Johnson's latest proposals to the EU threaten the peace in Northern Ireland.

    Mr Kelleher was damming about Johnson's proposals made on 3 October: "Well I'd think they'd be very damaging being truthful. The Good Friday Agreement is about peace on the island of Ireland, it's not just about trade and commerce it's about how people live on a daily basis in the border areas"

  • Article: Oct 6, 2019
    By Tahir Maher

    Introduction

    The Liberal Democrats are a Federal Party comprising England, Scotland and Wales with all their powers defined by the Party's Constitution. This principle embodies one of our most deeply held core values, which is our belief in the devolution of power to the most appropriate level.

    Consequently, the separation of power between the Federal and State parties is enshrined in the Constitution, and can only be varied with the agreement of Federal Conference and the Conferences and Conventions of all three state parties.