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Campaigning for Southend and district, all year round.

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Recent updates

  • Carole Mulroney Small Business Day
    Article: Nov 18, 2016

    Once again Cllr Carole Mulroney is working alongside the Borough to support our local traders.

    The aim is to make everyone aware of the great, vibrant and varied shopping experience Leigh offers to the local and visiting population all year round.

    Details will be on Council websites, twitter, facebook etc. and in a publicity brochure which will be distributed through the Community Centre/Library/shops etc.

  • Peter Wexham Leigh Flats
    Article: Nov 16, 2016

    Proposals to build yet another block of flats in Leigh, this time on the car wash and an adjoining site on The Broadway opposite the Grand Hotel, are raising concerns amongst residents.

    Councillor Peter Wexham says "The Council faces some difficult questions with this application. Approval in principle has already been given to building flats on the temporary car park behind The Grand and although there is not a detailed proposal at present, it is only a matter of time, and there are already two blocks of flats overlooking the site. There is a risk that another high block will create a canyon effect and this part of The Broadway would look more like London than Leigh.

  • Peter Wexham Leigh Fishing Funds
    Article: Nov 15, 2016

    Leigh's fishing industry has got a welcome shot in the arm with an award of an £800,000 EU grant. This will fund preparatory work for the much-needed dredging of Leigh Creek so it can remain open to fishing boats.

    Lib Dem Councillor Peter Wexham says "I am delighted that years of lobbying, arguing and researching have finally paid off and we can be sure that Leigh will remain a fishing port.

  • Carole Mulroney Air Quality
    Article: Nov 14, 2016

    Air pollution is reaching dangerous levels in parts of the town according to official tests. Southend Council's monitoring devices on the A127 at the Tesco roundabout and Cuckoo Corner have shown that during the rush hour, pollution from traffic greatly exceeds internationally agreed ceilings for clean air.

  • Peter Wexham in Old Leigh
    Article: Sep 21, 2016

    Lib Dem Councillor Peter Wexham, supported by Councillor Carole Mulroney, has been working with the local fishing industry and Government Departments to get further EU grants. These will provide better facilities and safer working conditions for local fishermen.

    It includes a grant to improve the toilets and showers on Bell Wharf and to resurface the wharf. The work will be done outside the cockle season to avoid periods when boats regularly use the wharf.

  • Jill Allen-King outside Chalkwell Railway Station
    Article: Sep 20, 2016

    Jill Allen-King OBE, the well-known national campaigner for the blind and partially sighted, and a local Lib Dem member, hast been appointed to be a member of c2c's Passenger Panel.

    Jill says "As c2c's passenger surveys and consultations do not seem to take the views of elderly and disabled customers into account, I would like to hear from anyone who finds travelling on the Fenchurch Street line difficult.

  • Lib Dem March for Europe
    Article: Sep 1, 2016

    Southend Lib Dems are joining the Lib Dem March for Europe this Saturday (3 September) in London and would welcome any supporters of the EU to join us.

    New member Charlie Grosvenor is helping to get a band from Southend. Speaking to the Southend Lib Dem website Charlie said, 'this decision is being made by the majority of people that voted that day, not the majority of those eligible to vote, and by no means the majority of British people...and now our ill conceived departure from the EU will be shepherded by someone not even duly elected to the office she holds. no shred of this referendum bodes well for democracy as a governing principle and will irrevocably impact not only those that voted against leaving, but our youngest citizens, borne into the EU, and were not even eligible to vote on their own future.'

  • Baroness Ludford
    Article: Aug 23, 2016

    Southend Lib Dems are to host a Baroness as they engage in their first ever 'Your Liberal Britain' event next week.

    These events are being held all over the country and are a chance for Lib Dems to talk with each other about their views about what makes an open and liberal society.

    Joining the Southend Lib Dems and giving a speech will be Baroness Ludford who is the Spokesperson for Europe for the party. She was recently an MEP for London from 2009-2014 and has been a member of the House of Lords since 1997.

  • Article: Jul 31, 2016

    Leigh Lib Dem Coffee Morning List

    All times 11AM - 12:45PM unless otherwise specified

    Date-Host-Address

    August 6 - Christine Baker - 7 Belfairs Close

    August 13 - Chris & Judith Bailey - 77 Vernon Close

    August 20 - Pat & Mike King - 156 Marine Parade

    August 27 - Elaine & Alan Crystall - 16 Cliff Parade

  • Membership Secretary Ashley Thompson
    Article: Jul 4, 2016

    The aftermath of decision to leave the European Union has seen people run to the Liberal Democrats as the home of the pro-EU voter.

    Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron has pledged to run the next General Election campaign with EU Membership at the heart of the campaign.

    With the Labour Party tearing itself apart between the Parliamentary Party and the membership, and the Tories in their own leadership crisis, the Lib Dems have become the home of those who passionately believe in the UK being outward-looking, open and stronger in Europe.