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Why we need more Liberal Democrat Councillors

I’m delighted to be standing as a Liberal Democrat Councillor candidate for Elmbridge Borough Council.  I have seen the hard work they do and the difference they make. Over the last couple of years, the Lib Dem team in coalition with the Residents Group on the Council have:  Supported our local economy with our Elmbridge […]

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#Time2Care about our Community

I have been volunteering with the Walton and Hersham Foodbank for over three years: the numbers of people needing to use the service have increased in that time, but never more so than since the Covid pandemic.  Since 24 March 2020 (the first day of lockdown) to the present day (28 February 2021), 1,599 food […]

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Now is the #Time2Care

Like many people, I’ve previously concentrated on national politics. But having been involved in the local party since 2017, and spoken to many people on doorsteps, I’ve seen enough of the impact of Government policies, or lack of them, on our communities. Marcus Rashford has recently raised the profile of the scale of deprivation affecting […]

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Helping refugees on World Refugee Day

When Nicki Winton helped thousands of children to escape persecution in Europe from 1938, he saved the life of a man I later thought of as my god father. So in 2018 when I heard Lord Dubbs, who shared a train with Tommy Leden (my best friend’s father), call for support for Syrian child refugees […]

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Witnessing racism in our community

Being the administrator for a Facebook community group is normally quite a thankless task. You are mainly moderating the amount of advertising from local businesses. You rarely have to be the tough police person of the group, removing hateful or rude comments or blocking someone from the group. Since the Covid-19 pandemic these community Facebook […]

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Celebrating Pride as a Gay Lib Dem

I first helped the Liberal Democrats at Soho Pride in 2008 when I was approached by a very good friend who is a staunch Liberal Democrat (PPC for Hackney – Dave Raval). He was running a stall for the pride event and getting signatures for a petition on homophobic bullying at schools. As I had […]

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