Vince Cable 2Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has released his New Year message, emphasising his ambition to mobilise the strength of the party’s 100,000 membership to win the arguments on the major issues facing the country.

He highlights

  • the need to convince the government to build thousands of affordable homes so that younger generations are no longer cut off from the housing market
  • the urgency of properly funding a woefully underinvested NHS – the Liberal Democrats argue for a penny in the pound on income tax for the NHS and social care;
  • the need to win the argument for an Exit from Brexit, but democratically, through a public vote on the terms of the divorce and any EU trade deal.

P1010472 smFour council by-elections were contested across England on the same night as Caterham Hill. They came with the neat simplicity of one defence each for Conservatives,  Labour, Liberal Democrats and UKIP. A neat simplicity of results too: all won by the Liberal Democrats in the party’s best council by-election night for a long time.

daveWe are very sad to announce the death of former Councillor David Gosling who served the Westway Ward as a District and Parish Councillor between 2008 and 2016.
He was a great servant of the Ward and a fine Councillor. He died prematurely of a heart attack at 47, and we miss him very much.