Tatton Lib Dems Membership Surge

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The Liberal Democrats have had a surge of new members since the election and this is certainly true here in Tatton, where membership has grown by 40% during the election campaign.

Although election result was poor in Tatton we ran a strong campaign on local issues, including victories over hospital parking charges, village overdevelopment, low pay at Cheshire East and improvement of rural broadband services.  As a result many residents of Tatton have joined the Lib Dems during the election period, with the majority of them having never been a member of a political party.

Gareth Wilson, 2015 candidate and the new Chair of the Tatton Liberal Democrats said - "We need Liberal voices now more than ever.  Free of Lib Dems in government the Tories want to scrap the Human Rights Act, give the police the powers to monitor the phone and internet of every citizen and even bring back fox hunting.  There's also the looming threat of the EU referendum, where we'll need the support of every reasonable person to defend the importance of working together in Europe from the rampant right wing press and UKIP."

The Tatton Local party buoyed by new members and under new leadership will be running campaigns to oppose all these policies, as well as continuing our recent successes on local issues.

Membership is £12 a year or just £1 for students and the under 25's - you can join online at www.libdems.org.uk/join or call 020 7022 0988 to join over the phone.  If you join this month you'll be able to vote in the upcoming leadership election which will guide the direction of the party for years to come.

Alternatively please give us a call on 07787 448 337 or reply to this email.

VICTORY! - 4 Hours Of Free Parking Agreed At Knutsford Hospital

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Cheshire East NHS Trust are planning to impose parking charges on visitors to Knutsford Community Hospital from April 2015. The hospital is used by many residents with chronic health conditions that require regular tests, meaning some people could pay large amounts in parking charges over the year. It amounts to a tax for being ill. Furthermore, all revenue from fines imposed goes to ParkingEye, the contractor managing the site, not the hospital.