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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

    • 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."

    • Exit From Brexit Mid Sussex
      Article: Nov 19, 2018
      By Robert Eggleston

      Liberal Democrat PPC Robert Eggleston is calling upon local mid sussex political parties to support his call for a people's vote.

      As the hours ticked by last week it became increasingly clear that the draft Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU was unlikely to command a majority in the House of Commons when MPs vote on it in December.

      A near fatal blow was dealt to it when the Brexit Secretary and lead political negotiator, Dominic Raab, resigned and disowned it.

      The UK faces a constitutional crisis the like of which it has not seen, certainly since Suez, and, possibly, since the House of Lords tried to block the Liberal Party's "People's Budget" in 1909. Historians may call this the "Deadlocked Parliament" because there is clearly no majority for either (i) the Withdrawal Agreement; or (ii) a "No deal Brexit" or; (iii) an "Exit From Brexit" (to paraphrase the three options made by the Prime Minister on Wednesday 14th November 2018).

      If Parliament cannot decide then an alternative way must be found to break the deadlock. I see the only way of doing that by returning to the country and seeking a fresh mandate from the British public in a referendum on the deal (a "People's Vote).

      As representatives of our respective political parties we should not be afraid of asking the voters of Mid Sussex whether they want Parliament to accept the draft Withdrawal Agreement, or leave without any deal or reverse this process and remain as members of the EU. We can do this by holding a People's Vote.

      My views on this matter are not a secret. In a People's Vote I will campaign on a platform which says that there is no better deal than to Remain in the EU. I believe that an examination of the evidence and the alternatives will bear this out. However, none of us will want to see a stalemate in Parliament continuing because of the uncertainty and disruption that it is causes to our democratic structures and our economy.

      My request to you is that you join with me in calling on Parliament to grant us a People's Vote. If Parliament cannot decide the people deserve the right to decide our next step. The choices before us are known and a People's Vote can give Parliament the authority it needs to settle this matter once and for all.

      Robert Eggleston,

      Liberal Democrat Prospective Parlimentary Candidate

    • Robert Eggleston, Mid Sussex PPC
      Article: Nov 11, 2018

      For the first time ever, Mid Sussex residents will have to produce their polling cards or a verifiable ID at polling stations to cast their vote. Mid Sussex has volunteered to take part in a pilot scheme which, if successful, could see this scheme rolled out across mainland UK. The move follows a Conservative government report which claims such moves are necessary to prevent voter ID fraud.

    • Robert Eggleston & Single Use Plastics Motion
      Article: Nov 10, 2018

      Robert Eggleston, Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Mid Sussex has spearheaded a policy through the national party calling from comprehensive action to tackle plastic waste.

      From calling for individual and community action through to national legislation and international treaties, Robert, says that the "Liberal Democrats have the greenest policies for dealing with the environmental effects from the disposal of plastics.

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