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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.


GENERAL ELECTION 2017

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 referendum" 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


New Secondary Schools for Bromley

There is a critical shortage of secondary school places in the Bromley Borough, currently estimated at 8 forms of entry in 2017 rising to 19 forms of entry by 2021. Bromley Council have a statutory duty to provide enough school places for every child in the Borough. In response to this shortfall 3 new secondary schools are currently proposed, with a likely need for a fourth.

This article outlines our response to those proposed new schools and we invite comments about these plans. It is an issue very much of concern to parents of children who will need a secondary school place in the next 4 years, as well as of concern to residents near to the sites of the new schools.

Read the article here

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