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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.

Bromley Lib Dems Oppose New Secondary School on Westmoreland Road

SHaW Academy 2

Bromley Liberal Democrats recognise the desperate shortage of secondary school places in the Borough (34 additional forms of entry are needed by 2022) and support the concept of the school which will specialise in science, health and wellbeing (SHaW). However, having reviewed the planning documents and consulted with local residents, we cannot support it in this location. It is a tiny footprint for such a large school necessitating a 10-storey building with no playing fields and very limited outside space and is on an already congested and therefore polluted junction. Local transport links are already at capacity at peak times even before completion of the new St Marks' Square Development and other high density developments planned for this area; the current school proposals wildly underestimate the likely impact of the school on transport and congestion in this already busy area and therefore make insufficient proposals to mitigate such issues.

You can sign our petition in opposition of this school proposal here. Read the full article about the school development here. Sign our petition here.

Bromley Liberal Democrats Launch Borough Wide Survey

Opinion Survey

Bromley Liberal Democrats have launched a comprehensive survey of the residents of the Borough of Bromley - take this opportunity to tell us what you think.

For years local Liberal Democrats have been working hard with local residents to get the best for their area. With less than a year to go until the next local elections in May 2018, this is your chance to give us your opinion so we can make sure we're working on issues that matter to you and your family.

Click here to complete the survey.

Vince Cable is the new leader of the Liberal Democrats

Vince Cable

Vince Cable and Jo Swinson are the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Libeal Democrats. In his manifesto, Vince Cable told us that he was ambitious for our party as well as for our country.

"To build a better Britain we need to give people powers over the decisions which affect their lives, including Brexit. We need to build an economy which is successful and gives everyone a stake and everyone a chance. We need properly funded and effective public services, we need to hold out the hope of a better future for young people and we need to fix Britain's broken politics, to give everyone an equal say. That is my agenda."

You can download a copy of his manifesto here.


12 MPs

The Liberal Democrats now have 12 MPs, an increase of 50% on our 2015 result. The London area now have 3 - Tom Brake in Carshalton, Vince Cable in Twickenham, Ed Davey in Kingston and Surbiton. Sadly we lost Sarah Olney in Richmond Park but only by the narrowest of margins - a mere 45 votes - the fightback for that seat has already started!

Locally in the Bromley Borough our 4 candidates came 3rd in all seats, all held their deposits and most importantly held their vote share, which was a good result given the polarisation of votes nationally; the Labour Party increased their vote across all of our constituencies as voters turned tactical for the "anything but the Tories" approach.

  • In Beckenham our vote share was 8%, compared to 59% Conservative, 30% Labour.
  • In Bromley & Chislehurst our vote share was 7% compared to 54% Conservative, 33% Labour.
  • In Opington our vote share was 7% compared to 63% Conservative and 24% Labour.
  • In Lewisham West & Penge our vote share was 6.2% compared to 66% Labour and 23% Conservatibve.

We fought great campaigns across the borough with lots of new members helping out and making outstanding contributions. We fought for our values and principles rather than a blind race for victory and are proud to be a voice for liberal values in the Bromley Borough.

Bromley Lib Dems on Anti Brexit March

Brexit March

A large contingent of Bromley Liberal Democrats joined 100,000 people on a march through London on Saturday 25th March to demonstrate against Brexit.

The event was initially organised to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome but was given added significance when Theresa May announced that the government would invoke Article 50 just 5 days after the march.

"Bromley voted Remain in the ref

erendum" said Lib Dem campaigner Julie Ireland. "We are marching to give a voice to everyone in Bromley who voted to stay in the EU as well as the thousands of people who voted for Brexit but who did not vote for the Brexit chosen by Theresa May. As Tim Farron said at the end of the march - if you love your country you don't sit by while it turns a dangerous corner. You keep fighting and keep believing"

Campaign Against School Cuts

School Cuts

Bromley schools are set to be hit by devastating cuts of £22 million by 2019 - equivalent to £528 per pupil.
Details of the effect of these cuts to each school are available on the website School Cuts For example Harris Academy Beckenham will face an overall budget reduction of £738,034 by 2018, which is £792 per pupil or a reduction of 19 Teachers. But all Bromley schools are set to lose out under the Government plans.
Our Sixth formers have been particularly hard hit with an overall national spending on further education set to have fallen by over 13% from 2010 by 2019 putting current funding for 16- to 18-year-olds at the same level as it was almost 30 years ago.

Read more about our campaign and sign our petition here