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Welcome to Stockton-on-Tees Liberal Democrats

This is the website for the Liberal Democrats based in Stockton-on-Tees covering the Stockton North and Stockton South constituencies. Since the referendum in June we've had a lot of new members join. People who are unhappy with the outcome and the way it was won. People who want to join the Fightback to protect human rights and civil liberties, to reform our broken electoral system and to provide a coherent opposition to the Conservative government voted for by only 36% of a 66% turnout.

This website gives you the opportunity to find out more about Lib Dem parliamentary candidates and councillors and our policies and news. We would also love to hear from you and get you involved in campaigning for the party

The Battle Against Brexit

The LibDems are united on fighting to stay in Europe. With Labour in meltdown and the Conservatives run by a new Prime Minister without a mandate, stating "Brexit means Brexit" only we can represent the 48% - if you're one of those 48% find out more and register your support by clicking this link or truly get involved and join us

Why You Should Join The Lib Dems

Our constitution starts with these words... "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're not here to support the privileged or to implement the policies of the trade unions.

We are internationalists who believe in the UK's membership of the European Union and who want to treat immigrants as positively as the British would hope to be treated if we moved abroad. If that sounds like the sort of party you would like to be a member of, then you can join as a member for as little as £12 a year, or as a student from just £1 a year. Click here to join

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Recent updates

  • Article: Sep 23, 2016

    Two weeks ago, Jeremy Corbyn suggested Britain should give up its membership of the EU's Single Market - a position he shares with only the most hardcore Brexiteers.

    The single market means it as easy to trade between London and Berlin as it is between Edinburgh and London. Within the Single Market, goods, people, services and capital can move freely, meaning there's no lengthy customs checks, borders to cross and goods can move freely and cheaply.

  • Article: Sep 22, 2016
    By Maureen Rigg

    Dear Theresa May,



    I am a grammar school girl. I left at 16 and went to work in an industrial lab.

    I took day release and evening classes and then eventually went to the local polytechnic.



    I left industry and moved into teaching, in a secondary modern school which today would be in special measures or even closed down..



    18 months later that school became a comprehensive with a new head teacher who expected everyone of all ages, including the teachers, to do their best.



    Even the children previously written off were now praised for their achievements, stretched to do better and praised again for trying. And not just in English and maths, but in art and football and cookery and metalwork.



    By the time the first comprehensive year worked through to exam age we were celebrating with those who passed O levels with flying colours and would go on to 6th form college, as well as celebrating those with less traditional achievements:



    "Maria", who at age 13 couldn't read more than simple 3 letter words without stumbling, but at age16 passed her CSE in English and had the confidence to stand up and read in public.



    "Vince" who hated school with a passion at 11, but then discovered a talent for cookery so learned to read in order to follow the recipes and eventually landed a job as a sous chef in a rather posh hotel.



    The little group who "couldn't do mental arithmetic" but managed to do it faster than me when I took a dart board into class.



    These are the kinds of things that mean a rounded education to me - not going to a selective school and getting lots of high marks in exams while forgetting the 70% (or whatever number is chosen) who don't get selected and don't get those chances.

    Mrs May - I, along with thousands of Liberal Democrats throughout the UK really do believe that every child matters and that every child deserves the chance to be the best they can be. Please look at the evidence and make policy accordingly - forget about grammar schools and put the resource into bringing all of our schools up to the standard of the best.

  • Tim Farron
    Article: Sep 20, 2016

    Below is the final version of Tim Farron's speech at the close of the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton today.

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    Liberal Democrats are good at lots of things. But the thing it seems that we're best at, is confounding expectations.

    We were expected to shy away from taking power, but we stepped up and we made a difference.

  • Article: Sep 20, 2016

    Sal Brinton, President of the Liberal Democrats, will give a speech today to members on the final day of the party's Autumn Conference.

    She will say

    Good morning, Conference. Here we are, constitutional amendments concluded - how will we all manage next week without the excitement?

    But seriously, I want to thank you for your involvement and responses to the challenge I put to you over a year ago to think how we could improve our Federal structures, and how we can work more effectively as a party. The thousands of suggestions and comment that you made to the Federal Executive have truly helped shape what came to Conference, and your contributions to the debates over the last four days has been genuinely helpful.

  • Article: Sep 20, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats are today launching a National Consultation exercise on the impact of Brexit on local communities.

    All Lib Dem parliamentary candidates will contact businesses, health and educational institutions and civil society organisations in their constituencies to discuss their Brexit concerns.

  • Alistair Carmichael
    Article: Sep 20, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats have urged the government to play its part in resettling refugees, in particular unaccompanied children, in an emergency motion at their Autumn Conference.

    The demand comes as Theresa May addresses a special UN meeting on migration in New York. Yesterday the Prime Minister resisted calls to take in more vulnerable refugees from Syria.

  • Lynne Featherstone
    Article: Sep 19, 2016

    Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Spokesperson Lynne Featherstone has accused the Conservatives of trashing the coalition government's green legacy, including by slashing subsidies for renewable energy while spending billions subsidising Hinkley Point.

    The Government's own impact assessment has predicted up to 19,000 job losses in the wind and solar sector.

  • Willie Rennie
    Article: Sep 19, 2016

    This afternoon, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie will give a conference speech on how the party will provide a progressive alternative to the Conservatives and SNP, the "terrible twins of divisive politics."

    Willie Rennie will say:

    On May 5th this year, in Scotland, Liberal Democrats started winning again.

  • Tim Farron in Whitehall
    Article: Sep 19, 2016

    Tim Farron has rejected Jeremy Corbyn's suggestions that supporting continued membership of the Single Market is 'Free Trade Dogma', saying that free trade is vital to our economy and to millions of jobs.

    He also called on Liam Fox to apologise for calling businesses too 'lazy' to export, and said that neither Labour not the Conservatives are now willing to stand up for business.

  • Susan Kramer
    Article: Sep 19, 2016

    Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Baroness Susan Kramer has called for a 45 billion pound investment in house-building, enough to build 150,000 homes a year for five years.

    This would form part of a wider fund to deliver on the infrastructure the country desperately needs - on roads, rail, broadband, schools and hospitals.