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Welcome to 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.

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.

If you would like to get in touch please contact us at info@midsussexlibdems.org.uk

    • Traffic in East Grinstead
      Article: Sep 30, 2018

      The A22 London Road in East Grinstead has the highest NO2 concentration values across the Mid Sussex District, as stated by the District Council's own Air Quality Annual Status Report. A report issued by engineering consultants Atkins in 2012 stated that the London Road in East Grinstead suffers from poor air quality, and recommended that mitigation measures are implemented with high priority. To date, no measures have been implemented by the District Council to either ease traffic congestion or to improve air quality.

    • LibDem Pint
      Event: Nov 20, 2018 7:30 PM
      The Hassocks Hotel, Station Approach East, Hassocks, BN6 8HN

      Join us for Politics and a Pint at the Hassocks Hotel from 19:30 onwards. Non-members welcome.

    • Article: Sep 1, 2018
      Dr James Walsh, Liberal Democrat Opposition Leader at West Sussex County Council has slammed the emerging proposals to end grants for Supported Housing and to slash LAN grants for Households in Crisis from £800k to £200k from next April.
      He said "Charities such as Stonepillow in the wider Chichester area, and Worthing Churches Homeless Project will be drastically affected, and mean that many people currently being helped will lose that support, and end up homeless or sleeping rough.
      They will not be able to make up the shortfall from public donations, and will be curtailing their services.

      Similarly Households in Crisis, which often include young children will be badly affected, and problems likely to get worse, with knock on effects and costs on the NHS, Social Services, Schools and even Police. These cuts fly in the face of the Council's avowed policies of protecting the vulnerable in our communities, and are merely cynical cash saving measures, and have no place in a civilised and caring society.

      They are part of a much wider programme of cuts to make up the shortfalls caused by the drastic reduction in the cash given by central government for local Council Services. It is time for the public and the council to stand up and tell central government that austerity has gone too far, and is severely eroding local Services to the elderly, young people, and vulnerable in our communities."
    • People's Vote Action Day in East Grinstead
      Article: Aug 19, 2018

      East Grinstead residents participated in voting for and against a People's Vote on the final Brexit deal (or absence of a deal) at the High Street on Saturday 18th August. The final tally was 83% in favour of a People's Vote, which is a massive endorsement of the campaign by the European Movement, Open Britain and the Liberal Democrats.

    • Robert Eggleston, Mid Sussex PPC
      Article: Aug 16, 2018
      By Robert Eggleston in Mid Sussex Times

      "Identity Cards were introduced in the Second World War as a security measure but continued under the post war Labour government. The last person to be prosecuted for not carrying an ID card was Clarence Harry Willcock in 1950, who had been stopped for speeding. He declined to show his card declaring that, 'I am a Liberal and against this sort of thing'. Well, I am also a Liberal so, unsurprisingly, I am against this sort of thing too!

    • Thameslink Train at Burgess Hill Station with Robert Eggleston, PPC for Mid Sussex
      Article: Aug 16, 2018
      In Mid Sussex Times

      Mid Sussex Liberal Democrats are calling upon the government to halt the decision to increase regulated fares in January 2019 by an average of 3.2% and freeze them at their current level.

      Robert Eggleston, Lib Dem PPC for Mid Sussex, said:

      "A 3.2% increase in rail fares on top of last year's inflation busting rise of 3.6% on average will be a further bitter blow for passengers in Mid Sussex. They have had to put up with the botched introduction of the new rail timetable, routine cancellations, persistent delays and often overcrowded trains for too long. The government should be giving them a refund not expecting them to pay more.

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