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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

    • Dr Fathi Tarada ()
      Article: Apr 6, 2019

      East Grinstead Lib Dems are fielding two outstanding candidates for the local elections on 2nd May.

      Dr Fathi Tarada is standing as councillor in the Baldwins Ward in East Grinstead. Fathi is qualified in engineering, management and law, and runs a local consultancy business. Prior to his current position, Fathi acted as a director of major infrastructure design in the UK. A graduate of the University of Sussex, he has lived in East Grinstead for the past fourteen years and was a parent governor at St Mary's School. Fathi supports local charities including the Eve Appeal, which raises money to fight ovarian cancer. He is married with two children, both of whom have grown up in East Grinstead.

    • Petition: Mar 18, 2019

      We're campaigning to keep the library facilities promised by New River Retail as part of the town center development, and now under threat. Local conservative councillors have said that the significantly worse temporary library will now be permanent, likely resulting in:

        • A library that is about 1/2 the size promised and smaller than the existing one

        • Fewer books

        • No Changing Places toilet facilities for people

        • No community hub as planned

        • Poorer access for the disabled and parents or carers with young children

      • Burgess Hill Liberal Democrats are campaigning for decent library provision in Burgess Hill which we've been promised, and calling on WSCC to not allow the developer to downgrade our public assets for commercial gain.
      • Please back our better library campaign & Vote Liberal Democrat on May 2nd
      • We need your full address to enable WSCC to accept this petition
    • Liberal Democrats & Greens Burgess Hill 2019
      Article: Mar 10, 2019
      By Joseph Foster

      The Liberal Democrats and the Green Party in Burgess Hill have agreed a ground-breaking partnership in Burgess Hill. They are pledging to work together for the benefit of the town and have agreed to back each other in the local elections on Thursday 2ndMay.

      In a joint statement Joe Foster, local Lib Dem chair and Anne Eves for the Green Party said, "We want to show the town that it is possible for two political parties to work constructively together and fight for the improvements that the town deserves and is crying out for.

    • Article: Mar 4, 2019

      As Theresa May keeps kicking the can down the road and the final say on Brexit still has not been secured, we have to march again. The new People's Vote March, aptly named the "Put It To The People March", is probably our last chance to make it loud and clear that we will not be inflicted an undemocratic, lie and dark money obtained, economy damaging, influence reducing, NHS and job destroying... Brexit. We had over 700,000 people on the street last October. This time, let's make it over one million!

    • Article: Jan 29, 2019
      In Mid Sussex Times

      Local Liberal Democrat's for Mid Sussex have been fighting against proposed cuts to bus services in Mid Sussex. The Tory led council is cutting £300,000 from the subsidised travel budget, and has now outlined which services will be affected.

      Lib Dem Kirsty Lord, county councillor for Hassocks and Burgess Hill South, said: "Residents repeatedly tell us that they want better services so that they can get around more easily. Buses are more environmentally friendly than cars and can reduce road congestion.

    • Robert Eggleston and Norman Lamb
      Article: Jan 22, 2019

      An analysis by the BBC has found that the Mid Sussex and Horsham area is the second worst part of the country when it comes to access to GP services. The shock analysis revealed that there was only 1 GP for every 2,997 patients.

      Commenting on these findings, Robert Eggleston Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Mid Sussexsaid, "Mid Sussex GP practices are already struggling to cope with the demand on their services and residents across the constituency have complained about the difficulty of getting appointments. Demand is only going to increase as more major house building projects get underway, particularly around Burgess Hill. When you add in the pressures from an aging population you can easily see how quickly this shortfall can become critical for patient care."

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