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  • Rob Bird at the Dover Harbour Control Room with Baroness Kramer, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson, and Tom Brake MP, Liberal Democrat spokesperson on Exiting the European Union and International Trade
    Article: Nov 14, 2017

    Kent Liberal Democrats are calling on the County Council to take a lead role in ensuring that crucial preparations are ready for Brexit in March 2019. Failure to put coordinated plans in place now could result in chaos on the county's road network after Brexit.

    The Government's refusal to provide information about their preparations for post Brexit road disruption in Kent is a cause for alarm and serious concern. If there really are plans in place, then these need to be shared with all key agencies as a matter of urgency.

  • Rob Bird
    Article: Jul 13, 2017

    At today's County Council meeting Kent's Conservatives voted to increase member allowances by 15%. Liberal Democrat and other opposition councillors voted against the proposal as did one Conservative. Nine Conservative councillors abstained.

    Earlier in the debate Conservative councillors set aside the Liberal Democrat proposal that councillors should follow the advice of the independent Member Remuneration Panel which had recommended a modest 1.5% rise.

  • Rob Bird
    Article: Jul 12, 2017

    At Thursday's County Council meeting the Kent Liberal Democrats will propose that the allowances paid to members should follow the recommendations of the independent Member Remuneration Panel. The modest increases proposed by the Panel will restore member allowances to the 2009 levels and set an appropriate indexation for future years.

  • Antony Hook
    Article: Jun 21, 2017

    Kent County Council's Growth, Economic Development and Communities Committee were warned today that Kent business currently gets £45 million per year in EU farming support.

    But the government has not firmly committed to replacing this funding after 2022, likely to lead to job losses and businesses closing.

  • Article: May 29, 2017

  • Trudy Dean
    Article: May 27, 2017

    At the County Council meeting on Thursday, 27th May Rob Bird led the tributes to Trudy Dean who has recently stepped down as Leader of Kent Liberal Democrats.

    "Trudy's standing as a County Councillor can be described in one word - 'formidable'. She has made her presence felt in County Hall for 32 years - including 4 years as a Cabinet Member and the past 20 years as Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group.

  • Kent Lib Dems County Council Group 2017
    Article: May 22, 2017

    The Kent Liberal Democrats spokespersons and shadow cabinet members are as follows:

    Rob Bird

    • Group Leader
    • Traded Services
    • Strategic Commissioning
    • Finance
    • Customer, Communications and Performance

    Trudy Dean

    • Deputy Leader
    • Children, Young People and Education,
    • Corporate and Democratic Services

    Ian Chittenden