Jo Johnson - taking the family line on Brexit?

Jo Johnson - taking the family line on Brexit?

Bromley Lib Dems were dismayed when our two of our three local MP's (Bob Stewart and Jo Johnson) supported the Government's attempt to flagrantly usurp the authority of Parliament in order to force through a no deal Brexit that nobody voted for (Bob Neill MP for Bromley and Chislehurst was absent...

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Bromley Council Meeting July 2019

On Monday 15th July, Julie Ireland, Rick Das and myself went along to Bromley Council’s general meeting of councillors to ask important questions, hold the council to account and represent the values of the Liberal Democrats. There were several interesting debates and announcements at the meeting...

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Pride Flag is NOT Divisive say Lib Dems

Pride Flag is NOT Divisive say Lib Dems

The Leader of Bromley Council, Cllr Colin Smith, claimed during a Council meeting on Monday (15 July) that the LGBT Pride flag was divisive.   Asked whether the Council would fly the Pride Flag during Pride week he replied that they wouldn't, instead they would fly the Union Flag - "a flag that u...

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Bromley Council to be Carbon Neutral by 2029

Bromley Council to be Carbon Neutral by 2029

Bromley Council passed a motion on Monday evening (15th July) to be carbon neutral by 2029, in just 10 years.   Many local residents had emailed their councillors to support the motion and a significant number were present in the chamber - just to make sure they knew that this kind of policy was ...

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West Wickham Misery Continues

West Wickham Misery Continues

Everyone moans when roadworks start but we put up with the inconvenience as it should yield a long term improvement. However, West Wickham-ites are losing patience.  And most are confused - and worried - about how exactly cyclists and pedestrians are going to safely share the pavement once the wo...

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Standards in Public life - Whatever happened to the Nolan Principles?

Standards in Public life - Whatever happened to the Nolan Principles?

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Electing our next leader as Lib Dems surge in the polls

Electing our next leader as Lib Dems surge in the polls

Following huge successes in the May 2019 local election and Europe election, the Lib Dems have surged past the Conservatives to the top of the poll for a general election. Poll results may not be reliable, but there is no doubt the next leader of the Lib Dems will be one that cannot be ignored in...

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Question Time at Orpington Liberal Club

Question Time at Orpington Liberal Club

On Friday 7th June, Bromley Liberal Democrats hosted a Question Time event.  A top class panel of London Lib Dems took questions from the vibrant audience gathered at the Orpington Liberal Club. The event was chaired by our own Chloe Jane Ross and the diverse panel featured London MEP Luisa Porri...

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Reasons for hope in the Trump

Reasons for hope in the Trump

My earliest political memory was the election of Barack Obama in 2008, when I was just 8 years old. We were shown a video of one of his speeches, and while most of it went a little over my head, I remember being in total awe of the way he talked about change and how one person could make a differ...

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Good News for Private Renters

Good News for Private Renters

For too long, landlords had been able to impose huge unfair charges on renters with little government oversight. Three years ago, Liberal Democrat Baroness Olly Grender introduced a bill to the House of Lords on renters’ rights, to ban letting agents from charging excessive admin fees and protect...

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