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Who are Dudley, Stourbridge and Halesowen Liberal Democrats?

We are the local branch of the Liberal Democrats.

We are a band of dedicated individuals pledged to keep liberal and democratic values flourishing locally, nationally and internationally; to promote greater equality; and to advance environmental causes.

We want to see community-based local politics, and we work hard to get individual Liberal Democrats elected to Dudley Council, Sandwell Council, Parliament, and the European Parliament.

Our aim is to keep in touch with the local communities through residents' surveys and by distributing our local "Focus" leaflets, not just at election time but all the year round.

The area we cover is the four Parliamentary constituencies of:

  • Dudley North;
  • Dudley South;
  • Stourbridge; and
  • Halesowen and Rowley Regis.

Or, in terms of local government, we cover:

  • the whole of Dudley Borough, apart from Coseley East ward; and
  • three wards in Sandwell Borough: Rowley, Blackheath; and Cradley Heath & Old Hill.

We would love to be able to mount better and more effective campaigns over a wider area. Please contact our Chairperson, Ben France, at info@dudley-libdems.org.uk if you would like to help by:

joining the Liberal Democrats;

donating money;

delivering "Focus" leaflets in your area;

doing clerical work for the party;

knocking on doors for the party;

helping put up posters at election time;

having a poster in your garden at election time;

meeting to discuss local, national or international political issues;

campaigning all year round;

standing for Dudley Council, or Sandwell Council;

standing for Parliament, or the European Parliament.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2017

    Liberal Democrat leader, Vince Cable, today set out the Liberal Democrat approach to the Budget. The full text is below.

    As Leader of the Liberal Democrats, it is one of my responsibilities to give a serious Lib Dem analysis of the economics around the Budget, and to present an alternative.

    I have recently been returned to Parliament from exile.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2017

    On the face of it, this seems like a major concession. But the reality is it simply isn't good enough.

    First of all, David Davis has said that even if Parliament votes down the deal, the UK will still leave the EU. This means MPs are essentially being told to take it or leave it.

    Secondly, the government is agreeing to give MPs a say on the final Brexit deal but not the public.

  • MEPs put pressure on Commission for immediate EU ivory ban (http://meps4wildlife.eu/meps-put-pressure-commission-immediate-eu-ivory-ban/)
    Article: Nov 13, 2017
    By Catherine Bearder MEP

    MEPs for Wildlife was established in February 2015 as a cross-party interest group at the European Parliament campaigning for the EU to step up the fight against wildlife crime.

    As a group we aim to raise awareness at a European level about the threat posed by wildlife crime, which is now the fourth-largest illegal trade in the world.

  • Two minutes silence for Armistice Day (Keith Melton)
    Article: Nov 12, 2017

    11 am on the 11th day of the 11th Month

    Armistice Day - Sout East Liberal Democrat`s

    Regional meeting

    GLD at the South East Region

  • Article: Nov 11, 2017
    By J G Šmíd

    A vote for Brexit was all things to all people. Those who wanted unregulated market forces, cheap labour and a privatised NHS voted Brexit. So did those who want to stop immigration, curb cheap imports and protect the publicly owned NHS. Many thought Brexit would make Britain a proud independent nation again.

  • The front cover of the Autumn 2010 Challenge Magazine (Green Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Nov 11, 2017
    By George Miles

    Dear Green Liberals,

    please send us articles, news, photos, ideas etc for our December Challenge Magazine which will be posted to all our members.

    Most articles should also be published on our website, and hence be indexed by google.

    https://greenlibdems.org.uk/en/page/challenge-magazine-1

    The email address is challenge@greenlibdems.org.uk

  • Vince Cable visits ALTER stand at SLF conference, with members Toby Matthews and Daniel Henry. (Daniel Henry)
    Article: Nov 10, 2017

    Reception for launch of All Party Parliamentary Group on Land Value Capture

    Monday, December 4, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Houses of Parliament, Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, 1 Parliament St, Westminster, London

    SW1A 2JR

    (Please allow circa 30 minutes to clear security at Portcullis House)

    The Coalition for Economic Justice is organising this event. It will be Chaired by Sir Vince Cable, leader of the Liberal Democrats

  • Pat Marsh (Liberal Democrat Councillor for Harrogate,) (http://www.hftf.org.uk/blog/2017/10/31/hope-for-the-future-training-through-the-eyes-of-a-local-councillor#.WgRApmi0NGM=)
    Article: Nov 10, 2017

    Liberal Democrat Councillor for Harrogate, Pat Marsh

    In mid-October 2017, Hope for the Future delivered training to Zero Carbon Harrogate, a group dedicated to seeing their local area reducing its carbon footprint. Hope for the Future's co-founder and trustee, Jemima Parker is the Chair of this group and invited HFTF's Assistant Director, Sarah, to run a two hour session on how to contact MPs and local councillors about the issue of climate change. In the audience was a local Liberal Democrat Councillor for Harrogate, Pat Marsh. Pat was incredibly helpful to have there as she was able to offer her own perspective of how, as a local politician, she would like to be approached by local residents. Pat writes about how she found the session at:

    http://www.hftf.org.uk/blog/2017/10/31/hope-for-the-future-training-through-the-eyes-of-a-local-councillor

  • Article: Nov 10, 2017

    East of England Lib Dem activist Jo Hayes writes a diary post every day about the EU and her anti-Brexit campaign.

    Read it here:

    Diary Day 413: a concession is quietly made.

    https://josephinehayesblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/10/diary-day-413-a-concession-is-quietly-made/

  • Article: Nov 9, 2017
    By Peter Walker Political correspondent in The Guardian

    Tory MP Anna Soubry accuses government of 'gross contempt' after Commons motion demanded immediate publication

    The government will take up to three weeks to release dozens of papers detailing the economic impact of Brexit despite a Commons motion demanding their immediate publication, ministers said on Tuesday.