"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."
Monday, November 15, 2004
County Council by-election: Lib Dem candidate chosen
Respected local councillor Chris Millington has been chosen as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the forthcoming Essex County Council by-election.
Chris Millington chairs Harlow Council's Environment & Community Committee, which liaises with Essex County Council - the highways authority responsible for roads and pavements - on highways matters. Chris says:
The by-election, which will take place on Thursday 16 December, is caused by the recent death of longstanding county councillor Rene Morris. Residents of the former Little Parndon, Hare Street & Town Centre and Passmores wards will be entitled to vote.
Sunday, November 14, 2004
Local Liberal Democrat leader Cllr Lorna Spenceley has launched an online diary to keep residents in touch with her activities.
The diary can be found at www.harlow.libdems.org/lorna and will be updated every day.
Mrs Spenceley says:
"I hope my online diary will be of use to the residents I represent, and toMrs Spenceley is the first Harlow political figure to keep a daily diary on the internet.
Harlow Liberal Democrats select prospective parliamentary candidate
Harlow Liberal Democrats on Friday (12 November) selected local Liberal Democrat council leader Lorna Spenceley as their prospective parliamentary candidate for the Harlow constituency.
Mrs Spenceley told a local party selection meeting:
"With Tony Blair's government suffering a major crisis of public confidence and trust, and the Tories under Michael Howard at a lower rating in the opinion polls than with Iain Duncan Smith before they got rid of him, there's never been a better time to look for an alternative party with fresh ideas.Notes
Tuesday, November 09, 2004
Tories Challenged to Withdraw Leaflet and Apologise for Misleading Local Residents
Harlow's Liberal Democrats have issued a challenge to local Tories to withdraw a misleading leaflet circulated in the town's Little Parndon & Town Centre county division. The leaflet, dated November 2004, claims that there is "no recovery plan following the [council's] 'poor' performance appraisal".
Harlow Liberal Democrat leader Cllr Lorna Spenceley has written to the leaflet's promoter, Tory councillor Simon Carter, demanding that the offending leaflet be withdrawn and an apology issued for misleading local residents.
Mrs Spenceley said:
"The Conservative Group voted unanimously for the council's recovery plan on 14 October. To issue a leaflet in November claiming that the plan does not exist is misleading and untruthful.