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East of England Liberal Democrats

Click here to see the latest polling on how the voters want the UK to stay in the EU.

Vote Liberal Democrat.

Stop Brexit.

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The Liberal Democrat Vision
for Britain in Europe

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Welcome to the website of Southend Liberal Democrats

Campaigning for Southend and district, all year round.

Meet your Lib Dem Councillors on the second Saturday of the month at Leigh Community Centre between 9 and 10.45 am.

For any information please contact us via the e-mail address above or via our Contact Us page.

You can join the Liberal Democrats via the Join Us page. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to be kept up to date on all local and national Liberal Democrat matters.

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TAKING SOUTHEND TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE

SOUTHEND LIBERAL DEMOCRAT MANIFESTO 2019

Click here to download the full Southend manifesto.

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What do Liberal Democrats believe? You can also read the Lib Dems national manifesto

Click here to read the Liberal Democrats national manifesto

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Recent updates

  • Catherine Bearder MEP addresses crows at People's Vote March using megaphone, draped in British flag, Lib Dem placards behind her
    Article: May 3, 2019
    By Claire Halliwell

    EU elections are coming - and it's important we send a strong team of pro-Remain Lib Dem MEPs to Brussels.

    Five reasons to vote for the Liberal Democrats in the European elections on 23rd May.

    1. To vote against Brexit

    The Liberal Democrats are the only nation-wide party to have been fighting Brexit since the very beginning.

    We've spent three years campaigning for a People's Vote with an option to remain in the EU.

    The government are scared because the tide has turned.

    But you've still not been consulted on Brexit since the referendum. The government are scared because the tide has turned.

    They know that if the referendum were held today, Britain would vote to remain.

    These elections are your chance to show the government what you think of their Brexit mess, by voting for a passionately and unapologetically pro-European party.

    Liberal Democrat in crowd of other members at People's Vote Rally, EU flag sticker on cheek,

    2. Brilliant candidates

    It's been a competitive selection process, but we can now safely say that we have the best of the best in place. Our candidates are experienced, talented, and ready to take on these elections.

    They are from all sorts of different backgrounds and walks of life. They are all dedicated campaigners.

    Each and every one of them would make a brilliant addition to the European Parliament.

    From the Shetland Islands to St. Ives, everyone in the UK will get the chance to vote for excellent Liberal Democrat candidates.

    Each and every one of them would make a brilliant addition to the European Parliament.

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    3. Show Europe some love

    No country has ever voted to leave the EU before - let alone then taken part in European elections.

    These elections will be symbolic, and everyone knows it. Eurosceptics will turn out like never before.

    These elections will be symbolic, and everyone knows it.

    So you must show up too. A vote for a Liberal Democrat is a vote for Remain. A vote for Europe.

    We want to remain. We haven't given up. We are European. Let's prove it.

    GIF of European flag with stars in a heart shape, with text 'I'm so into EU'

    4. Strong representation in Europe

    Catherine Bearder, Liberal Democrat MEP, has an excellent record in the European Parliament.

    Working hard for a brighter future for the UK in the EU.

    MEPs like Nigel Farage barely bother to turn up and represent the UK in the EU. Meanwhile Catherine is there as she should be, working hard for a brighter future for the UK in the EU.

    Only by electing Liberal Democrat MEPs can we ensure our representatives are making the best of our place in Europe.

    5. A manifesto fit for the future

    Liberal Democrat policy is evidence-based, progressive, and forward-thinking. Our European manifesto will be no exception.

    We're ready for the future, to tackle injustice and inequality, and to fight for Britain's place in the EU.

    We launch our full manifesto in a few weeks, where we set out our vision for why Britain belongs in the EU, and what we can accomplish by working with our European neighbours, from tackling the climate emergency to fighting cyber-crime and terrorism.

    You'll be able to read the whole thing here soon.

    We're ready for the future, to tackle injustice and inequality, and to fight for Britain's place in the EU

  • Article: May 3, 2019

    GREAT NEWS FOR SOUTHEND!

    LIBERAL DEMOCRATS GAIN 3 MORE SEATS

    AND THE CONSERVATIVES LOSE CONTROL OF

    SOUTHEND-ON-SEA BOROUGH COUNCIL IN 2nd MAY ELECTIONS

    CONGRATULATIONS TO

    PAUL COLLINS - EASTWOOD PARK WARD

    ASHLEY THOMPSON - LEIGH WARD

    BETH HOOPER - WEST LEIGH WARD

  • Event: Jun 8, 2019 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Leigh Community Centre, 71-73 Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 1SP

    Meet your Lib Dem Councillors on the second Saturday of the month at Leigh Community Centre between 9 and 10.45 am.

  • A message from Howard Gibeon to all Kursaal residents ()
    Article: Apr 26, 2019

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  • Eastern Region European election campaign team
    Article: Apr 26, 2019

    Today, the Liberal Democrats launch their campaign to elect MEPs for the East of England. Seven candidates, elected by Liberal Democrat members, will give a voice to people who believe in a forward-looking, tolerant society with strong health and environmental protection.

    Lead candidate Barbara Gibson said:

  • Chalkwell Election Special April 2019 ()
    Article: Apr 25, 2019

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  • Westborough Election Special April 2019 ()
    Article: Apr 25, 2019

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  • Eastwood Park Focus April 2019 ()
    Article: Apr 19, 2019

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  • St Laurence Focus April 2019 ()
    Article: Apr 19, 2019

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  • Article: Apr 18, 2019
    By Layla Moran, Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon

    Theresa May's Brexit strategy has thoroughly humiliated Britain.

    And the Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn are fudging their back-door deal, rather than giving the people the choice.

    Enough is enough.

    Every day more and more people are realising how important EU membership is to our country and our future.

    And the Liberal Democrats stand ready to STOP BREXIT.

    We've been fighting Brexit for three years. We were the first to call for a People's Vote and have led the opposition in Parliament.

    We want Britain to remain in the EU because it's best for our economy, best for our public services and best for the environment.

    A vote for the Liberal Democrats in these European elections is a vote to REMAIN in the EU.

    Will you pledge your vote to the Liberal Democrats?

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