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Bromley Borough Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity. Locally this means we work politically to protect our environment, safeguard and improve the borough's public services and promote our local communities.

Our headquarters are at the Orpington Liberal Club and we have activities in the Westminster constituencies within Bromley - Bromley & Chislehurst, Orpington, Beckenham and the Penge wards represented in Lewisham West. We welcome membership from all those committed to a liberal, tolerant society engaged fully within Europe and the wider world.


Ever wake up to that sinking feeling?

The LibDems have released their new party political broadcast - see it here

How many times recently have you woken up with that sinking feeling? Too many? This video is for you. Sign up at: www.libdems.org.uk/groundhogday

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Article 50 - How Did Your MP Vote?

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Jim Dowd - Lewisham West and Penge (Labour) - Against

Jo Johnson - Orpington (Conservative) - For

Bob Neill - Bromley and Chislehurst (Conservative) - For

Bob Stewart - Beckenham (Conservative) - For

Thank you to Jim Dowd for joining with the a few dozen other rebels of his party to try and stop this catastrophe. He is not a Liberal Democrat, and we have many differences in points of principle and policy, but we applaud the stand he has taken, that he followed his conscience and listened to the voices of his constituents to vote against a trajectory that will inevitably lead to chaos.


Leaving the single market will be a disaster for our economy says Tim Farron

Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has criticised the Prime Minister for declaring that she is taking Britain out of the Single Market and denying the British people a say on the final deal.

Tim Farron said: "Theresa May has confirmed Britain is heading for a Hard Brexit. She claimed people voted to Leave the Single Market. They didn't. She has made the choice to do massive damage to the British economy.

"Theresa May also made clear that she will deny the people a vote on the final deal. So instead of a democratic decision by the people in the country, she wants a stitch-up by politicians in Westminster. The people voted for departure, they should be given a vote on the destination. This is a theft of democracy.

"This speech was a mixture of vague fantasies and toothless threats to our nearest neighbours. At the moment Britain needs friends more than ever, she has succeeded in uniting the rest of Europe against her.

"When it comes to British prosperity and British democracy, she is waiving the white flag from the White Cliffs of Dover.

"Only the Liberal Democrats are fighting to keep Britain open, tolerant and united, and are the real opposition to the Conservative Brexit government."

Tim Farron

Lib Dems call on Bob Stewart MP to make a stand on Hard Brexit

Bob Stewart under threat

The Lib Dems are calling on Conservative MP for Beckenham Bob Stewart to take a stand against his party's plan for a hard Brexit. Bob Stewart voted 'leave' in the EU Referendum but his constituency voted to remain.

Like many people who voted 'leave' Bob Stewart though he was voting to leave the EU but stay in the single market - in a statement following the referendum he said "I believe we will continue to have access to the EU single market..." Liberal Democrat PPC for Beckenham, Julie Ireland, said "It's now time for Bob Stewart to stand up for Beckenham, for what he believes, and against a hard Brexit".


The Liberal Democrats have won the Richmond Park by-election following a swing of 21.7%.

Congratulations to Sarah Olney and the voters of Richmond Park. It's another amazing by-election result for the Liberal Democrats, sending a thumping message to the Conservative Government. Sarah will be the new MP for the former Conservative stronghold of Richmond Park after she overturned a huge 23,000 vote majority to win.
Folllowing the victory Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said: "The message is clear: The Liberal Democrats are back and we are carrying the torch for all of those who want a real opposition to this Conservative Brexit Government.

Read more about Sarah's victory here.

Sarah Olney

Lib Dems call for new pedestrian crossing on Copers Cope Road Beckenham

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The Lib Dems are calling on Bromley council to protect pedestrians in Copers Cope Road.

Bromley Council have agreed to place a mini roundabout at the junction of Copers Cope Road and Bridge Road but we don't think this will solve the problem. The recent increase in traffic along Copers Cope Road caused mainly by the closure of the end of Lawn Road and the numbers of pedestrians coming out of the station makes it a very dangerous place to cross. Read more here

If you agree that pedestrians should be able to cross Copers Cope Rd in safety, please sign our petition.


Bromley Councillors Are Failing Our Children

Bromley Councillors "consider they know better than professionals and that they might put political expediency above the needs of their vulnerable residents." So says a damning report from DfE's Commissioner for Children's Services.

Following strong criticism by Ofsted of the way Children's Services are run by the Council, an order from the Department of Education (DfE) says that Bromley will be stripped of their responsibilities if they do not improve soon. Bromley has 6 months to get its act together.

Bromley Council has got into this position by not giving hard-pressed staff the leadership and funds to carry out their vital work.

LibDems are passionate about this issue. We believe that every child, no matter what their background, should be given the best possible start in life.

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Speaking Out For Private Renters In Bromley

Renters Rights

Renters are hit with high costs every time they move. It is time to bring an end to rip-off letting fees which are already banned in Scotland and which allow letting agents to unfairly charge both the landlord and the tenant.

Our Renters' Rights Bill is supported by Generation Rent and The Debrief's "Make Renting Fair Campaign" and in it, we're proposing to:

  • Ban letting fees for renters
  • Give renters access to an open register of rogue landlords
  • Bring in compulsory electrical safety checks in rented homes
  • Prevent rogue landlords from obtaining an HMO licence

Will you add your voice to our campaign to reform renting? Sign our petition today


LibDems Condemn Death Threat Councillor's Refusal to Resign

The Bromley UKIP Councillor who used Facebook to make death threats to Remain voters has refused to resign, a Bromley Council meeting heard last night (26 September).

In July, UKIP Councillor Terry Nathan wrote in response to a newspaper article about legal challenges to Brexit: "Time to start killing these people till Article 50 is invoked, perhaps remainers will get the message then."

The comments, which came just one month after the death of MP Jo Cox, have caused outrage among constituents and the Liberal Democrats have called for Mr Nathan's resignation.

However, Cllr Nathan has refused to resign following the comments and cannot be forced to do so by the Council, Leader of the Council, Stephen Carr, told the meeting. Carr was responding to a question from Liberal Democrat Julie Ireland. Miss Ireland asked Mr Carr if any action had been taken by the Council following the Facebook comments.

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Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for Beckenham, Orpington and Bromley and Chislehurst

PPCs

Bromley Liberal Democrats have selected three local people to stand in the three parliamentary constituencies in the Bromley Borough if a snap election is called by Prime Minister Theresa May before the end of May 2017. Julie Ireland will stand in Beckenham, Sam Webber will stand in Orpington and Alex Feakes will stand in Bromley and Chislehurst.

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What's Next for Britain?

The EU Referendum has left the country and the borough deeply divided. Bromley Liberal Democrats believe it's now time to come together. They have launched a borough-wide survey to ask people - whether they voted Leave or Remain - what the impact of the referendum has been and what they think should happen next.

Complete the Survey

After the referendum