News Archive - Canterbury Liberal Democrats


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Brexit isn’t working

It is now clear that Brexit isn’t working. Many of the promises and fraudulent claims made by the Leave campaign have proved to be worthless. Exports to Europe have shrunk by £20 billion (about 11%), with farmers and fishermen facing particular hardship None of the promised major trade deals around the world have yet materialised […]

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Cabinet system eliminates debate

Liberal Democrats are furious that the Canterbury Conservatives are stifling democratic debate by excluding cross party discussion on council motions. Lib Dem leader, Cllr Michael Dixey said “Under the new cabinet systems, motions are being automatically referred to the exclusive six members of the Tory cabinet, who systematically take turns to read prepared speeches in […]

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Lib Dems Support Canterbury Pride

Canterbury Liberal Democrats continued to support Canterbury Pride, marching in the parade, and collecting over 500 signatures on our petition to ban conversion therapy for all groups.

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Ben’s Night Mayor

In a very unusual annual meeting on Canterbury City Council on 18 May, opposition councillors inflicted a humiliating defeat on Council Leader Ben Fitter-Harding. As the ruling Conservative group enters what we fervently hope will be its last year in power, the leader had hoped to reinstall Cllr Pat Todd for his fifth, and second […]

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Public and Councillors gagged over Local Plan

The City Council press release on the Local Plan confirms that this is being worked on by officers in secret.  This has been going on for months.  No councillors are involved in the process.  No members of the public, residents’ associations or parish councils are involved at all. The current Local Plan was put together […]

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Car Park Farce

Nick Eden-Green responds to Canterbury City Council’s car park sell off

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Conservatives vote down Lib Dem Amendment that would help the most vulnerable

Councillor Mike Sole presented an amendment to help the district’s most vulnerable residents.

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Lib Dem Budget Speech

Councillor Mike Sole presented the Liberal Democrats’ response to the Conservative group’s budget

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Lib Dems stand aside in Gorrell

We are advising our supporters to lend their vote to either the Green or the Labour candidate

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Council failing residents on affordable homes

Canterbury City Council is failing woefully on its affordable homes target.

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