Norman Lamb's letter to The Times, 19th August 2016
Jeremy Hunt led the country up a hill by promising a "game-changing" response to what has been described by the chief medical officer as a "growing health catastrophe", but the government's "castrated" plan on childhood obesity is a national embarrassment. In failing to clamp down on the aggressive marketing and exploitative promotion of junk food, the government has let the nation down by putting corporate profits before the health of a generation.
South East Region are pleased to announce that their AGM and annual autumn conference will take place this year in Woking on Saturday, 5th November.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Tim Farron MP, Leader of the Lib Dems
- Sal Brinton, President of the Lib Dems
- Baroness Kate Parminter, House of Lords
- Tom Brake MP
- Catherine Bearder MEP, and
- Antony Hook.
Writing for the Kent on Sunday, Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats casts a light on the impact of leaving the European Union on the county and why it is vital to keep the pressure on. To read Tim's article click here.
Martin Vye, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for education on Kent County Council, took part in a KCC Select Committee investigation into what needs to be done to open up grammar school places for children from poorer families. The councillors produced a report which went to last week's county council meeting. The full report can be downloaded here.
Martin Vye attended the Social Liberal Forum annual meeting on Saturday, 16th July. It was a packed meeting.
The William Beveridge Annual Lecture was given by former Liberal Democrat cabinet member, Vince Cable. He gave a strong message about the need for government to invest directly in new projects as, though the financial system is awash with savings, business is not investing. He also talked about the need to explore alternative business institutions; he chairs a social enterprise providing community transport and is involved with a community bank.
"Will the Cabinet Member for Environment Highways and Waste inform the Council why KCC Highways have still not produced a workable scheme for enabling traffic to enter and leave the Thanington Park development in Canterbury, despite the fact that permission for the development was granted by Canterbury City Council in January?"
"Given that the all-party Lords Science and Technology committee raised concern in April that the substantial EU research funds, currently available to the UK, would not likely be covered by future governments if Britain left the European Union, can the Cabinet Member for Economic Development explain the steps he will be taking to ensure that the expanding scientific sector in Kent does not suffer long term impact as a consequence of the recent referendum result?"