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Lib Dems fight on

March 8, 2018 12:27 PM
By Clr Derek Hough in Congleton Chronicle

Dear Sir,

Regarding your comments about the Liberal Democrats last week, I feel that I must respond.

I am one of the few people who was on Congleton Borough Council at the time. I am still here, still a councillor and still a Liberal Democrat.

I still believe in the preamble to our constitution which states that: "The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community and in which no-one will be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity."

With the Conservatives adopting a creed of austerity, particularly affecting disadvantaged people, and the Labour Party fast approaching a return to state socialism, it is up to us to continue I believe coincide with the principles of many people in Britain.

We will continue to target fair taxation with progressive increases. We will continue to aim for a fair electoral system. We will continue to demand a fair council tax system with re-evaluation of tax bands.

As you point out, where we are well-known for our record of achievement. We continue to do

Yours faithfully,


Liberal Democrat