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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

  • 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.

  • 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?


    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.