Lib Dems welcome Commuter Court Action against Southern Rail

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. 

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Norman Baker writes Open Letter to Southern Rail

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. 


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Further Lib Dem Victory in Seaford South

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.


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Lib Dem Cheryl White takes Seaford North from Conservatives

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.


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Lib Dems top poll in Two Horse Race

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. 


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Meet your Prospective Town Councillors for Seaford

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

 Eleas, Cheryl, Sarah, Nick and Maggie

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Heathrow decision damning on South East

Liberal Democrats in Lewes have condemned decision to expand Heathrow airport with an additional runway.

The move announced by the Government today, 25th October 2016, will cause problems with infrastructure and pollution across the region. 

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Lib Dems slam Rail Minister Excuses on Southern Rail

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.”

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Lib Dems Oppose Deanland Wood Park Expansion

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.

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Seaford residents speak up for direct London train services

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.

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