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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 on info@midsussexlibdems.org.uk

    • Article: Feb 25, 2018

      The Conservative proposal of only a 4.95% increase in council tax (2% for adult social care and 2.95% for general purposes) has been approved by the Council. This is lower than the 5.95% rise that is permitted by government, where 3% of this would be ringfenced to help address the adult social care crisis. Lib Dems voted against this proposal as other council services will likely have to be cut to make up the shortfall for adult social care. Morwen Millson, a Lib Dem councillor for Horsham Riverside Division, explains why the Lib Dems are so concerned by the Council's move.

    • London Meed School
      Article: Feb 8, 2018

      "Every teacher, other member of staff, School Governor, parent and pupil knows that there is a crisis in the funding of their local school in West Sussex", says Robert Eggleston, Chair of Burgess Hill Liberal Democrats. "In recent meetings I have had with the head teachers of Burgess Hill schools it is clear how the pressure on school budgets is affecting the delivery of services and morale.

    • Article: Feb 3, 2018

      The £1bn of investment in Burgess Hill being promoted by Mid Sussex District Council includes the cost of building around 5,000 new houses. We believe that houses are homes and not investment. Homes should be part of a thriving local community with all of the services and infrastructure needed to support the needs of local residents. Although there are some proposed community facilities associated with the new development the fact remains that if we had an adopted Local Plan we would have already received millions in developer contributions towards much needed local infrastructure across Mid Sussex.

    • Article: Jan 10, 2018

      West Sussex County Council have granted temporary permission for further oil exploration in Balcombe. As Lib Dem Environment spokesperson Tim Farron said "It's disappointing to see this decision made in the face of huge opposition from the local community". We want to see greater emphasis put on tackling climate change through the increased use of renewable energy; something that Balcombe residents are already working towards.

    • Article: Jan 9, 2018

      We will be voicing our opposition to plans for 500 houses north of Clayton Mills in Hassocks at a Public Hearing on 5th February. The special hearing has been called by the Planning Inspector after more than 1,000 local residents registered their opposition to the proposals in the Mid Sussex District Plan.

    • Councillor Kirsty Lord
      Article: Dec 18, 2017

      Health Visitors have now been reinstated in Hassocks Health Centre after they were completely removed from the baby clinics in May. These clinics had become 'self-weigh' with a nursery nurse and parent volunteer in attendance, resulting in parents having to travel to Hurstpierpoint to see a Health Visitor. Kirsty was concerned about the impact this would have around maternal mental health, child safeguarding and child health so stepped in, working with council officers to secure the return of Health Visitors to the Hassocks baby clinic.

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