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The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

Preamble to the party's constitution

Tim Farron MP (President of the Liberal Democrats) talks to residents in Mid Sussex


Welcome to the website for the Mid Sussex Liberal Democrats. We exist to bring Liberal Democratic values to our area and support the ideal of a powerful community politics based on the idea of local power for local people.

Please use the links on the left to navigate the site. If you would like to get in touch please contact us on info@midsussexlibdems.org.uk

Below you can see a selection of our most recent news from across Mid Sussex.

Recent News

  • Document: Oct 21, 2015
  • 54,000 Strong
    Article: May 12, 2015

  • Article: May 11, 2015

    Following the shock election results from the General Election party leader, Nick Clegg has resigned.

    You can see the video of his resignation here

    Nick Clegg has written to Liberal Democrat members following the General Election. His letter is below:

    Dear Friends,

    I always expected this election to be exceptionally difficult for the Liberal Democrats, given the heavy responsibilities we have had to bear in government in the most challenging of circumstances.

    But clearly the results have been immeasurably more crushing and unkind than I could ever have feared.

    For that, of course, I must take responsibility and therefore I announce that I will be resigning as leader of the Liberal Democrats.

    A leadership election will now take place according to the party's rules. Our President, Sal Brinton, will be in touch with you later on today with details of that process.

    For the last seven years it has been a privilege and an honour to lead a party of the most resilient, courageous and remarkable people.

    The Liberal Democrats are a family and I will always be extremely proud of the warmth, good grace and good humour which our political family has shown through the ups and downs of recent years.

    I want to thank every member, every campaigner, every councillor and every parliamentarian for the commitment you have shown to our country and to our party.

    It is simply heart-breaking to see so many friends and colleagues who have served their constituents so diligently over so many years abruptly lose their seats because of forces entirely beyond their control.

    In 2011, after a night of disappointing election results for our party, one of our candidates in Edinburgh, Alex Cole-Hamilton said that if his defeat was part-payment for the ending of child detention then he accepted it with all his heart.

    Those words revealed a selfless dignity which is rare in politics but common amongst Liberal Democrats.

    We will never know how many lives we changed for the better because we had the courage to step up at a time of crisis.

    But we have done something that cannot be undone.

    Because there can be no doubt that we leave Government with Britain a far stronger, fairer, greener and more liberal country than it was five years ago.

    However unforgiving the judgement has been of the Liberal Democrats in the ballot box, I believe the history books will judge our party kindly for the service we sought to provide to the nation at a time of great economic difficultly and for the policies and values which we brought to bear on government - opportunity, fairness and liberty - which I believe will stand the test of time.

    It is no exaggeration to say that in the absence of strong and statesmanlike leadership, Britain's place in Europe and the world, and the continued existence of our United Kingdom itself, is now in grave jeopardy.

    And the cruellest irony of all is that it is exactly at this time that British liberalism - that fine, noble tradition that believes that we are stronger together and weaker apart - is more needed than ever before.

    We must keep fighting for it.

    That is both the great challenge and the great cause that my successor will have to face.

    I will always give my unstinting support to all those who continue to keep the flame of British liberalism alive.

    On the morning after the most crushing blow to the Liberal Democrats since our party was founded it is easy to imagine that there is no road back.

    But there is because there is no path to a fairer, greener, freer Britain without British liberalism showing the way.

    This is a very dark hour for our party but we cannot and will not allow decent liberal values to be extinguished overnight.

    Our party will come back. Our party will win again.

    It will take patience, resilience and grit. But that is what has built our party before - and will rebuild it again.

    Thank you, so much, for everything you have done.

    Nick Clegg

  • Daisy Cooper with Richard Bates
    Page: Apr 24, 2015

    Daisy Cooper is the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Mid Sussex Constituency in the General Election on Thursday 7th May 2015

    You can get in touch with the local campaign by emailing us..

    More about Daisy Cooper

  • Page: Dec 4, 2014

    Cllr Peter Barton, Town Council, Leylands Ward

    Cllr Janice Henwood, Town Council, Meeds Ward

    Cllr Kathleen Dumbovic, District Council, Meeds Ward

    Cllr Graham Knight, Distrcit Council, St Andrews Ward

    Roger Cartwright, Campaigner, Franklands Ward

    Robert Eggleston, Campaigner, Victoria Ward

    Kathy Willis, Campaigner, St Andrews Ward

  • Jobs
    Article: Apr 25, 2014

    Lib Dem MEP candidates Giles Goodall and Antony Hook have brought their positive campaign message as the 'Party of In' to voters in Surrey.

    Speaking at a Liberal Exchange event organised by Elmbridge Liberal Democrats in Claygate, Giles & Antony emphasised that thousands of local jobs depend on our trade with the EU.

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