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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.

Speaking Our 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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Nathan death threat

Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for Beckenham, Orpington and Bromley and Chislehurst


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

LibDems Condemn Bromley Council's Underspend on Social Care Budget

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Bromley Council have been condemned by Ofsted for "widespread and serious failures in the services provided to children and families in Bromley". In the report published on 27 June the Council are accused of "corporate failure" in finding Bromley's children's services and safeguarding to be "inadequate" in all five areas inspected. Because of understaffing, lack of funding and poor strategic management, children are left in "neglectful and abusive situations for too long". Ofsted said that services had deteriorated significantly since 2012.

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Bromley votes 50.65% for Remain in EU Referendum

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Bromley Borough voted 50.65% to remain in the EU in the referendum on 23rd June. David Charlesworth, Chair of Bromley LibDems said "All our members have worked hard to bring the positive message of remaining in the UK to the people of Bromley, we've held street stalls across the borough, we've leafleted and canvassed until the last minutes of the campaign. Some of our campaigners experienced physical and verbal abuse of the worst kind and we all felt the palpable anger of some of the supporters of the Leave campaign but we know that these people are in the minority. During the months of campaigning we had some great discussions with the people of Bromley and found support from many people who aren't natural Liberal Democrats but who shared our belief in decent, tolerant, openhearted, optimistic, and outward looking principles.

"As Tim Farron said this morning - we have to accept the result - but we simply do not agree with it and will continue to stand and fight for a better kind of Britain than the one painted by the Leave campaign. More than half the people of Bromley voted to remain in the EU and they need a movement that stands for politics of hope and optimism. We will not give up, we will stand for the 48% of the UK population who voted to remain. "