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Welcome to the website of Ashford 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.

Preamble to the Liberal Democrat Constitution

The Liberal Democrats work hard to keep in touch with local people right across the Ashford and Tenterden area.

  • Article: Jun 25, 2016

    Speaking following the referendum result, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said:

    "I'm devastated and I am angry. Today we wake to a deeply divided country.

    "Nigel Farage's vision for Britain has won this vote, but it is not a vision I share.

    "Young people voted to remain by a considerable margin, but were out voted. They were voting for their future, yet it has been taken from them.

  • Article: Jun 24, 2016

    I am devastated and I am angry. Today we woke to a deeply divided country.



    Nigel Farage's vision for Britain has won this vote, but it is not a vision I accept.



    An institution that we built, that delivered peace, that promoted equality, kept us safe and opened the doors of opportunity, will no longer play part of Britain's future.

  • Article: Jun 24, 2016

    Speaking following the referendum result, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said:

    "I'm devastated and I am angry. Today we wake to a deeply divided country.

    "Nigel Farage's vision for Britain has won this vote, but it is not a vision I share.

    "Young people voted to remain by a considerable margin, but were out voted. They were voting for their future, yet it has been taken from them.

  • Article: Jun 17, 2016

    Dear Friend,

    This morning with my kids all I could think about was the family who've woken up with their lives changed forever.

    Yesterday a mum, who left home to do her job to serve her constituents, was cruelly and brutally taken from them. Her husband and their children are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Article: Jun 16, 2016

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron and Paddy Ashdown have paid tribute to Jo Cox MP who was murdered this afternoon.

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:

    "I am utterly heartbroken at the news of the death of Jo Cox. This is a devastating attack on our peaceful society. An attack on an elected representative is an attack on everyone.

  • Article: Jun 14, 2016

    Commenting on the allegations of abuse by Clement Freud, a Liberal Democrat spokesperson said:

    "These allegations are horrific. We are desperately sorry to learn that lives have been ruined by a man whose public face was so greatly at odds to his true character. It has clearly taken a lot of courage for these women to speak out, after a lifetime of having to hide it.

  • Olly Grender, Tom Brake and Letting Fee Rent campaigners
    Article: Jun 10, 2016

    Today Liberal Democrat Parliamentarians pressed the Government to ban letting agency fees and clamp down on rogue landlords in a Private Members Bill debate in the House of Lords.

    Baroness Olly Grender, Liberal Democrat peer and a former senior figure at Shelter, introduced the Renters' Rights Bill to protect the growing number of private renters who currently face huge costs every time they move.

  • Paddy Ashdown
    Article: Jun 10, 2016
    By Paddy Ashdown

    A senior German Minister said to me the other day "Whenever I sit down in a room to negotiate with my British colleagues in a European meeting, their first question is always the same - which way to the Exit? You Brits spend so much time trying to find the way out, that you never have the time to build the alliances which are there to be built, to succeed. But now I realise, you would rather go, then win."

  • Tim Farron & EU
    Article: Jun 6, 2016
    By Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

    Thank you all for being here. And thank you David Cameron, Harriet Harman and Natalie Bennett for what I think you'll agree is an unprecedented - and, frankly, pretty unlikely - showing of cross-party consensus.

    We are about to face the most important decision of a generation, and one that that will determine the future of our country.

  • Article: May 23, 2016
    By Tim Farron in Kent on Sunday

    Kent is Britain's Gateway to Europe. Liberal Democrat Leader, Tim Farron, has written exclusively to Kent News about the forthcoming referendum on Britain's EU membership. Tim provides a strong and compelling argument for Kent residents to vote to remain in the EU.

    To read Tim's article click here.