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Welcome to Congleton Liberal Democrats

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We are the only Party that consistently has offered the electorate the opportunity to decide by a referendum on whether they prefer the deal on offer or to remain in the European Union.

This is the only sane decision following an unsatisfactory referendum last June and the calamitous negotiations still taking place between the European Union and the United Kingdom on our separation.

This is important for constitutional reasons to conclude the process that was started when the referendum was called for political reasons. It is also important because of the uncertainty of the final outcome and that certain sectors of the population were excluded from the franchise for it.

We in Congleton are fighting hard to combat the disastrous Conservative administration at Cheshire East Council. Three top officers are on leave pending investigations, the former leader has resigned from the Party, the deputy leader has been replaced and there are at least three police investigations in process.

Congleton Liberal Democrats believe in full transparency, meaningful public consultations and that decisions should be made as locally as possible. We believe in proper funding of public services including transport, care homes and schools.

If you also believe in these things and want a different way of doing things then join us by following the links shown.

I look forward to meeting you.

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:

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

Recent updates

  • Article: Feb 14, 2019

    Tonight in Parliament, the Conservatives kicked the can down the road yet again.

    As the Brexit deadline looms ever larger, Parliament is still gridlocked - and there's no sign of anything changing soon.

    For two years, Theresa May's Conservatives have made an absolute mess of Brexit - and Corbyn's Labour have been right there with them - letting them off the hook.

    Only the Liberal Democrats are fighting, day in and day out, to stop this catastrophe.

    We still have time to stop Brexit - and we need to make our campaign even stronger in the next few weeks.

    Together, we've defeated the Government in Parliament 24 times; we've built public support for a People's Vote and we've led the campaign against Brexit on doorsteps across Britain.

    We are making a difference - and it's still all to play for. Will you donate to help us keep fighting to stop Brexit?

  • Article: Feb 14, 2019

    In Hull last May we confounded expectations and swelled our councillor numbers on the Guildhall benches from 17 to 24 - winning seats off Labour heavy-weights right across our City.

    Forlorn looking faces of Labour councillors and candidates stood looking shell-shocked around the count tables as ballot papers tipped out of the boxes - their Council majority has been slashed to just five. They could not comprehend what had happened.

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

    Dear Sir,

    I would like to pick up on one issue from your excellent editorial on Congleton Leisure Centre in last week's Chronicle.

    This is the provision of solar panels on the site to help with the energy costs of heating the water in the pool that is such a high proportion of the running costs.

    Whether these be photovoltaic or water heating or a combination, they would be a timely reminder that the borough understands the challenge of climate change and is doing what it can to counter it.

  • Article: Feb 13, 2019

    Brexit latest

    Westminster is in a strange state of lassitude. We know there is a massive Brexit storm ahead; but nothing much is happening. Theresa May's statement to the Commons yesterday was largely an exercise in repetition, including the ludicrous assertion that we might 'accidentally' leave the European Union without a deal.

  • Article: Feb 12, 2019

    Last week a Private Members' Bill aimed at protecting young girls from female genital mutilation was brought to the Commons.

    The bill would clear up a loophole in the law. Currently, female genital mutilation doesn't count as one of the conditions for a temporary care order to be issued. This means it's harder to get at-risk girls away from families looking to mutilate their own children.

  • Article: Feb 11, 2019

    Tomorrow sees two parliamentary bills become law.

    Two bills that the Liberal Democrats have been fighting on, to improve the lives of those living in Britain.

    Upskirting

    Back in June last year, my Private Members' Bill making upskirting a specific criminal offence was kicked out of Parliament by a Tory dinosaur - for no good reason. But we didn't give up.

  • Article: Feb 11, 2019

    Despite telling Labour conference he would pursue a People's Vote if he could not secure a General Election, Jeremy Corbyn is now offering support for Theresa May's Brexit.

    His support is coming at the cost of people's jobs, our NHS and the environment - he's just missing in action. We've had enough.

  • Article: Feb 9, 2019
    By Norman Lamb

    When the Liberal Democrats were in Government, I had the privilege of being Minister of State for Care and Support at the Department of Health. As Health Minister I worked to ensure that mental health was treated with the same priority as physical health, introducing the first ever access and waiting time standards for mental health. We also secured more money for children and young people's mental health services.

  • Article: Feb 7, 2019

    I am pleased to announce today our new spokespeople who will speak out on the most important issues we face in Britain today.

    While Parliament is consumed by Brexit, we need to remember that people are also affected by a whole host of other challenges.

    We will continue to speak up for them as we continue our fight for the public to have a say on the Brexit deal with a People's Vote.

  • Article: Feb 6, 2019

    As the battle over Brexit in Parliament reaches its final stages, many people are asking me, "what has happened to the People's Vote"?

    Behind the political manoeuvring and procedural wrangles at Westminster, there is still everything to play for. The People's Vote is alive and well.

    The next step to securing it is to narrow the options, by removing a massively disruptive 'no deal' from the table.