Liberal Democrats in Lewes, Newhaven, Seaford and Polegate have welcomed the news that a court has given a Southern commuter permission to sue the train operator for poor service.
Guildford County Court ruled on appeal that Sergei Cristo, who lives in Earlsfield, Surrey, can pursue action against Govia Thameslink, who manage Southern Rail, based on continued delays, changes to timetables and overcrowded trains.
Previous Lewes Lib Dem MP and Rail Minister Norman Baker has written an open letter to Southern Rail, following months of problems with the rail operator, and his own experience with continued delays, lack of planning and staffing issues.
Lib Dems triumph again in Seaford, taking the Seaford South seat from Conservatives.
Nick Freeman, husband of Seaford Mayor Lindsay Freeman, was elected with a clear majority.
Liberal Democrats have triumphed in Seaford with the election of Cheryl White in Seaford North taking the seat from the Conservatives.
Local holistic therapist Cheryl White, who used to be Seaford Town Council Clerk was elected with an overwhelming majority by the residents of Seaford.
As the first Seaford council results come in from Seaford town Council by elections the Lib Dems top the polls, electing Dr Maggie Wearmouth as the new Seaford town councillor.
As Seaford Town hits the polling stations this Thursday, find out more about your Lib Dem candidates for the Town Council.
From left to right; Eleas, Cheryl, Sarah, Nick and Maggie
Rail Minister Paul Maynard MP has come under fire from Lewes Lib Dems for his excuses when tackling the ongoing problems with Southern Rail.
Members of Lewes District Council wrote to Paul Maynard MP about ongoing problems with Govia Thameslink Railway, who manage Southern Rail, and the detrimental affect on residents across the district.
The Rail Minister replied on 19 th October chiefly blaming the Unions for delays;
“The trade union dispute on the Southern network, which has been ongoing since mid-April, is significantly adding to the disruption passengers are facing.”
Building 26 more mobile homes at Deanland Wood is a kick in the teeth for local residents and flies in the face of sensible planning advice.
That’s the message from the Liberal Democrats’ prospective candidates to be MP for Lewes and Wealden, who have each written to Wealden District Council calling on the controversial decision by one of Wealden’s planning committees to be referred to the Secretary of State for review.
Over 1500 residents have already signed a petition against cutting the town’s direct London trains from 2018 launched by the Liberal Democrats last month.
Southern Rail’s 2018 timetable consultation proposes cutting the town’s direct services to London or reducing Seaford-Brighton services at the times when the London trains run.