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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.

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Latest News

  • John Ingleton
    Article: Dec 1, 2019
    By Anne Marie Cooke

    Mr John Ingleton, past Chairman of the Music Society of Haywards Heath, told us that "the increased costs (associated with Brexit) might affect the long-term viability of the ASMF" (Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Orchestra) and similar institutions in the Arts Sector.

    John knows this first hand, as part of a family of professional musicians performing internationally, as well as serving on the board of the ASMF. Leaving the Single Market and the consequent loss of Freedom of Movement will increase administration costs from the likely need for numerous temporary work visas, health insurance and difficulties in frequently moving a number of large and valuable instruments across borders. The orchestra has already had to plan future concert tours with longer gaps between performances to allow for possible hold-ups at customs for the lorries carrying the instruments and equipment. Providing for this will clearly add substantially to costs that neither orchestra nor venue will be able to afford in the long term. Brexit will make British orchestras less competitive in Europe and reduce an essential income stream which keeps costs down for British audiences - the ASMF is one of the most popular orchestras in Germany and has amongst the highest levels of sales of recorded classical music in many European countries.

  • Robert Eggleston, Mid Sussex PPC
    Article: Nov 30, 2019
    In EG Focus

    Robert Eggleston, pledges more money for public transport in an effort to reduce congestion and improve air quality.

    East Grinstead's roads are notoriously ill-equipped for the level of traffic with routes to Crawley and the M25 regularly at a standstill, resulting in the highest nitrogen dioxide concentration values across the Mid Sussex District.

  • Robert - Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead
    Article: Nov 30, 2019
    In EG Focus

    Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead is a vital asset to the local community, and the dedicated staff provide the best possible care they can, with the resources they have. The service is one that the Liberal Democrats treasure and are dedicated to protecting and pledge to provide more funding to our NHS.

  • HH GE Focus
    Article: Nov 28, 2019
    By Samantha Payne

    Read about the latest action to save town and village centres, along with the Lib Dem campaign to freeze rail fare hikes, stop the WSCC cuts to services and put the one-way gyratory plan in Haywards Heath back to public consultation. Other news includes the huge surge in Lib Dem support locally.

  • Robert East Grinstead
    Article: Nov 27, 2019

    Robert Eggleston, the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Mid Sussex vows to tackle the threat to our local town and village centres.

    "Our town centres are under threat because of changes to the way we all live and the costs of running a shop, pub and local business. We want to see the unfair business rates system replaced and an end to punishing businesses for investing in their buildings" Robert says.

  • Cllr Richard Bates
    Article: Nov 26, 2019
    By Samantha Payne

    Hear from Cllr Richard Bates about why he joined the Lib Dems:

    When did you join the Lib Dems?

    @1975

    What made you join the party?

    I had a policital upbringing and found out later I am a 4th generation Liberal

    What was the final push to make you get actively involved?

    Making contact with the Party activated by the Hove by-election in 1973 where Robert Eggleston first cut his teeth and later on we were involved in a local break through in Brighton.

  • Lars at the People's Vote March
    Article: Nov 26, 2019
    By Samantha Payne

    Hear from Lars Janssen about why he joined the Lib Dems:

    When did you join the Lib Dems?

    May 2019

    What made you join the party?

    I have been voting Lib Dems for many years and it became clear that they were the party with the clearest message to stop Brexit. It seemed most of my pro-Europe contacts on Twitter were joining and that the party had real momentum behind it.

    What was the final push to make you get actively involved?

  • David Inglesfield leafleting
    Article: Nov 26, 2019
    By Samantha Payne
    Hear from David Inglesfield about why he joined the Lib Dems:
    When did you join the Lib Dems?
    I joined the LibDems on the spur of the moment after the Brexit referendum. I thought Brexit was a really bad decision and I believe that politicians should provide leadership, not just do something which is popular but which they know to be bad for the country.
  • Samantha Payne helping out on Hayward Heath action day
    Article: Nov 26, 2019
    By Samantha Payne

    Hear from Samantha Payne about why she joined the Lib Dems locally:

    When did you join the Lib Dems?

    I'm a very new member and joined the Liberal Democrats in August 2019.

    What made you join the party?

    I've voted Liberal Democrat all my voting life but had never got seriously involved with politics. I found myself getting frustrated with the news and Brexit and shouting at the TV and decided I needed to become more educated about politics and have more robust information to debate the pros and cons of Brexit with friends and family.

  • Robert Eggleston with the Haywards Heath Liberal Democrat team
    Article: Nov 25, 2019
    By Samantha Payne

    Cllr Robert Eggleston, the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for West Sussex, was with members of the Haywards Heath branch in the centre of town last weekend, encouraging residents to share what Lib Dem policies they had at the top of their agenda.

    Whilst stopping Brexit was clearly a high priority, dealing with the climate emergency and transforming mental health services featured strongly in people's minds.