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Liberal Democrats on Kent County Council
  • Mile Sole - flytipping
    Article: Mar 2, 2021

    The Liberal Democrat County Council candidate for Canterbury South, Mike Sole, gives his backing to the key priorities of Kent Liberal Democrats.

    Mike Sole is a passionate environmental campaigner. He was the councillor who first demanded that Canterbury City Council declare a Climate Emergency.

    "I have a record of standing up to protect the countryside, in particular the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, from unwelcome development.

  • Tim with the new Shorncliffe Road / Folkestone West Zebra Crossing
    Article: Mar 2, 2021

    The Liberal Democrat County Council candidate for Cheriton, Sandgate and Hythe East, Tim Prater, gives his backing to the key priorities of Kent Liberal Democrats:

    "These priorities give a clear idea of what the Liberal Democrats seek to do at County Hall: to help our County build back together from Covid. We both need to ensure we have both a caring community, and care for our community.

  • Rob at CH
    Article: Mar 1, 2021
    By Rob Bird, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group at Kent County Council

    Last month's Conservative budget was not good enough for the people of Kent, and not good enough for Kent.

    The Liberal Democrats demand better.

    Covid-19 has highlighted the value of caring for each other. Now, as we begin to emerge from the lockdown, we need to help those most affected by the pandemic and lockdown. At the same time, we need a better quality of life for all, with clean air and green space that everyone can appreciate.

  • Ed Davey
    Article: Feb 15, 2021

    Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey today launched the party's campaign to "give carers a break", calling on the Government to give councils immediate emergency funding so they can provide the support services unpaid carers need to take a weekly break.

    In a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, Ed Davey highlighted research from Carers UK showing that:

  • Ian Chittenden
    Article: Feb 15, 2021

    At the Kent County Council Budget meeting last Thursday Conservative councillors voted down two Liberal Democrat proposals to fund urgent repairs needed to deal with increasing safety risks on Kent's Public Rights of Way and Country Parks. The money was to come from the £130 million of Government grants given to KCC for any extra costs of work needed to recover from the effects of Covid-19.

  • Antony Hook in Kent County Councl Chamber
    Article: Feb 11, 2021

    Today at Kent County Council's budget meeting, the Liberal Democrats, the largest opposition group, challenged the fairness of the council tax system and called for council tax to be revised.

    The amendment called for the council to write to the government to ask for council tax to be reviewed and an alternative system of council tax bands and charging rates considered.

  • Jenny Randerson
    Article: Feb 11, 2021

    Earlier today, Baroness Jenny Randerson brought a Regret Motion to the House of Lords which challenged the Government's use of Special Development Orders (SDOs) for their proposed Lorry Parks in Kent, including on the White Cliffs site next to the AONB at Dover.

    The SDOs enable the Government giving itself planning permission with no obligation to consult the public or produce an environmental impact assessment.