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  • Organiser Dr David Nicholl (right) and speaker Sam Evans (centre) listen to attendees’ concerns about the current voting system (Keith Woolford)
    Article: Aug 24, 2020

    Local residents from across the political spectrum gathered at the Lickey Hills on Saturday 22nd August for a socially distanced rally to demand democracy.

    The attendees, comprised of me mbers of the Lib Dem, Labour, and Green parties were campaigning for proportional representation, a fairer voting system that makes each vote count equally and putting an end to parties ruling with a majority of MPs where they don't receive a majority of votes.

  • Article: Aug 21, 2020

    Members of the Bromsgrove Lib Dems will be joining a socially distanced cross-party rally to demand a fairer voting system on Saturday at the Lickey Hills Car Park on Monument Lane at 3PM.

    Local organiser Dr David Nicholl said: "The UK is one of only three countries out of 43 in Europe who use First Past the Post. All the other countries use some form of Proportional Representation which leads to greater diversity, more women in Parliament and higher voter turn-out."

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    Article: Aug 17, 2020

    Reacting the news that local MP Sajid Javid has taken up a role as a senior advisor at the bank JPMorgan, Bromsgrove Lib Dems have called for Mr Javid to prioritise the people of Bromsgrove or stand aside.

    Local resident and Lib Dem campaigner Sam Evans said: "Bromsgrove needs a full-time MP who is committed to representing constituents and looking after our best interests all the time. I congratulate Sajid on taking up his new job, however he must put the people of Bromsgrove first ahead of his new banking role or stand aside."

  • Sam, Josh, Siobhan High street
    Article: Aug 11, 2020

    Reacting to Worcestershire County Council's disappointing red lines on active travel, Bromsgrove Lib Dems have challenged the ruling Conservative group to be more ambitious.

    Journalist and TV presenter Jeremy Vine drew attention to the County Council's red lines of 'no loss of road space' and 'no loss of parking spaces', by saying "I'm hoping this is a joke of some sort."

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    Article: Aug 6, 2020

    Bromsgrove Lib Dems have issued a call for services to be protected from cuts as it was revealed that Government support does not cover the council's losses and extra costs associated with the pandemic.

    A recent paper submitted to the Overview and Scrutiny Board suggested that the shortfall in the council's finances could be as much as £1m.