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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.

Latest News

  • COVID19 Advice Graphic 2
    Article: Apr 20, 2020

    Many businesses in Mid Sussex are yet to apply for grants made available via Mid Sussex District Council. If you have a business in the retail, hospitality or leisure sector you may be entitled to a grant from government to assist during the Corona Virus Crisis.

    You can find out more information on the Mid Sussex District Council Website, including how to apply.

  • LD Coronavirus Help Graphic
    Article: Apr 14, 2020

    We know that this is a concerning time for many people locally. We encourage you to review the resources below for more information about what you can do. You can also reach out to us for more help if you need to, using the contact us form.

    Get Help

    Support is available in Mid Sussex through the West Sussex Community Support
    Helpline 033 022 27980 whose lines are open 8 am to 8 pm 7 days per week

  • Chris Fox - Why Business Matters
    Article: Dec 25, 2019
    Why Business matters, Chris Fox Leader of Business for the Lib Dems & Robert Eggleston held an enlightening meeting last week in Haywards Heath in support of a mixed economy and responsible capitalism.
    The Conservatives are abandoning business and threatening the existence of many with the impact of brexit chaos and uncertainty and Labour plan signficant stringent tax regimes that will stifle innovation and investment.
    The Lib Dems want to see a fair tax regime, abolishing the unfair business rates and taxing internet businesses rather than allowing unfair competition with the high street and town centres.
  • Article: Dec 11, 2019
    By Anne Marie Cooke

    Local businessman Gaj Ragunathan explains why he's voting for Robert Eggleston:

    "It's neck and neck here, we've got to get out and vote for the Liberal Democrats"

    Gaj will be voting for the Liberal Democrats on Thursday, recognising the work Robert Eggleston does in the local community and because he supports Liberal Democrat policies.

  • Baroness Kate Parminter Lib Dem Peer - our guest on Tuesday 3rd December
    Article: Dec 10, 2019
    By Carol Jarvest

    A great evening with Baroness Parminter and our Mid Sussex candidate Robert Eggleston last week to learn how the Lib Dems can tackle the environment issues facing us.

    The Lib Dem manifesto sets out a number of key pledges to deal with climate change including generating 80% of our electricity from renewables by 2030, the retro-fit of 26 million homes by 2030 to the highest energy standards, planting 60 billion trees a year and ensuring all new cars sold are electric by 2030.

  • Jo's Plan
    Article: Dec 10, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats are the only party contesting this election with a clear plan for how we will build a brighter future - and there is a reason why both YouGov and Tactical Voting state that we are the only party that can oust the Tories in Mid Sussex, so vote Robert Eggleston to really make a difference.

  • Debate sign (photo courtesy of creative commons licence https://www.picpedia.org/highway-signs/d/debate.html)
    Article: Dec 4, 2019

    Voters across Mid Sussex will get their chance to hear from Parliamentary Candidates across parties before making up their minds about who gets their vote at the General Election on Thursday 12th December.

    The first evening of debate takes place this Friday 6th December, 7pm at:

    St Andrew's Church, 2 Cants Lane, Burgess Hill, RH15 0LG

  • Richard Fry and Robert Eggleston
    Article: Dec 3, 2019

    Richard Fry, local businessman and lifelong socialist, explains why he has just voted Liberal Democrat for the first time and about an uncanny connection with Michael Heseltine.

    Richard, founder and MD of Micro-ID Ltd, has not only cast his postal vote for the Liberal Democrats for the first time but has volunteered to assist the Robert Eggleston campaign and has joined the party.

  • Robert Eggleston Square Promo
    Article: Dec 2, 2019
    The Green Liberal Democrat Special Interest Group has endorsed Robert Eggleston, as a Green Hero, recognizing his contribution to promoting environmental sustainability within the Liberal Democrats and beyond.
    You can find out more about this endorsement online via Green Liberal Democrats
    Robert is very concerned about the huge problems associated with plastics waste and is one of the authors of the plastics pollution motion that became Lib Dem policy at the 2018 Party conference. He is a key member of the Green Liberal Democrats team which can, together, make environmental change happen in Parliament - VOTE Robert on 12th December to make a difference.
  • 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.