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Welcome to the online home of the South Norfolk Liberal Democrats

"The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty , equality and community and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity. We champion the freedom, dignity and well being of individuals. We acknowledge and respect their right to freedom of conscience and their right to develop their talents to the full. We aim to disperse power, to foster diversity and to nurture creativity. We believe that the role of the state is to enable all citizens to attain these ideals, to contribute fully to their communities and to take part in the decisions which affect their lives."

From the Preamble to the Liberal Democrat Party Constitution.

If You share our views, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please contact: Richard Carden, Capel Farm, Denton, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 0AW.
Tel 01986 788279, email r.carden@btinternet.com or use the contact us link in the menu.

News Updates

  • Vince Cable
    Article: May 19, 2018

    Congratulations to all the very many Liberal Democrats who stood for local council seats this month.

    Local democracy relies on those who put themselves forward to represent residents, so whether you won or not, I hope you will be proud of having stood.

    As a party, we saw results greatly exceeding expectations, with a big net gain of 75 councillors and four new councils under Liberal Democrat majority control.

  • Article: May 19, 2018

    I've been blown away by the thousands of people who have joined the campaign to ban upskirting so far.

    Together, I know we can achieve a change in the law.

    Two weeks ago at Prime Minister's, Questions the Prime Minister said the Government were considering supporting my bill ban upskirting. We need to make sure her warm words are backed up with action

  • Donald Trump and Theresa May holding hands at the White House.
    Article: May 16, 2018

    Trump's decision to scrap US participation in the Iran nuclear deal is reckless and short-sighted.

    The deal is far from perfect, but it is better to work with our partners to make changes than to pull out altogether and risk heightened tensions in the Middle East.

    Trump's careless actions serve as another reminder of the enormous value of our EU partners.

  • Sal Brinton speaking at Lib Dem conference.
    Article: May 16, 2018

    Thank you! Thank you for everything that gave us the best election night in some years.

    We took control of four councils: Richmond & Kingston in London, Three Rivers District in Hertfordshire, and South Cambridgeshire District.

    We also had a great increase in the net councillors across England, +75, just behind Labour on +79. The Tories had -33, with UKIP -123.

  • Now Hiring
    Article: May 14, 2018

    Economic development can be defined as efforts that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a community by creating and/or retaining jobs and supporting or growing incomes and the tax base.

    Economic growth means an increase in real national income / national output. Economic growth should enable more economic development. Higher real GDP enables more to be spent on health care and education.

  • Palace of Westminster.
    Article: May 9, 2018

    Last night Theresa May suffered yet another series of damning defeats in the Lords, exposing the ever-increasing anger at her administration's undemocratic, destructive approach to Brexit.

    So far the government has been defeated a total of 14 times, with the Lords rejecting the Brexit deadline and exit date, securing a meaningful vote in the Commons, and quashing attempts to hand ministers 'blank cheque' powers.

  • Palace of Westminster.
    Article: May 9, 2018

    The Government have received their eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth defeats in the House of Lords during the Report stage of the EU Withdrawal Bill.

    A vote on an amendment to ensure our future interaction with EU law and agencies was passed by a cross-bench majority of 298 to 227

    A further vote on an amendment to remove the exit date from the bill passed by a cross-bench majority of 311 to 233.

  • Article: Apr 13, 2018

    Residents have been seriously concerned by Tory government plans to cut funding for our Norfolk schools. Figures show that schools in Town Close will be hit especially hard by the cuts.
    Under the Tory funding programme, Bignold Primary School is set to lose out on £44,000 by 2019/20 which could mean staff cuts or a lack of classroom equipment for pupils. The Hewett Academy is set to receive more money, but this only goes to show it has been underfunded by past Labour and Tory governments. Other Norfolk schools will be negatively affected, losing out on much needed cash.

    The Liberal Democrats have a very strong record of increasing pupil funding, particularly under the pupil premium scheme which saw an extra £2.5bn a year given to schools across the country.

    Local Lib Dem campaigner James Anthony said "I will work tirelessly to continue the fight for pupil funding, at a local level."