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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

  • Article: Sep 13, 2020

    Petition Launched to Save Clair Hall

    Liberal Democrats urge residents to help save Haywards Heath's Key Community Venue by signing online petition: midsussexlibdems.org.uk/en/petition/petition-to-save-clair-hall

    On Monday, 14th September, Mid Sussex District Council's Cabinet will consider a proposal to permanently close Clair Hall, the prime community centre in Haywards Heath. If the Cabinet proceeds with the proposal it will be put to the full council at the end of September. That will almost certainly be the final curtain for an arts, entertainment and meeting venue which has served the town so well for decades.

  • Refugees Welcome
    Article: Aug 28, 2020

    Throughout September Liberal Democrats in Mid Sussex will be running a local campaign in support of refugees.

    YouGov Polling from August 2020 suggests that almost half of Britons don't have sympathy for the people travelling across the Channel to seek asylum in the UK.

    This does not reflect the kind, compassionate Britain we know and love. We know that refugees contribute so much to our country. More importantly, they have just as much right to safety, family, and opportunity as we do.

  • Article: Jun 22, 2020

    You can find all the most up to date, offical Government and NHS advice at www.gov.ukl/coronavirus

    If you need support locally, get in touch with Haywards Heath Town Council.

    The Town Council is working with voluntary groups in the Town to administer help available to residents.

    If you do need help, contact the Town Council:

  • Front focus picture HH June 2020
    Article: Jun 22, 2020

    The community response across Haywards Heath, Cuckfield, Lindfield and surrounding villages to the Coronavirus outbreak has been absolutely amazing. The local Lib Dem team would like to thank all those involved with action groups that have been created to help the most vulnerable in our communities.

  • Article: Apr 29, 2020

    Liberal Democrats call on Conservative administrations to reopen waste and recycling sites and restart garden waste collection

    Liberal Democrat Councillors across West Sussex are calling on the Conservative administration of West Sussex County Council to reopen Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRSs) and are asking Conservative-controlled Mid Sussex District Council to restart garden waste collections. This follows an increase in flytipping being reported by district councils across the county and the anecdotal reporting of increased numbers of bonfires by residents.

  • 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.