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Newbury and West Berkshire 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.

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    Event: Jul 30, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Frank Hutchings Community Hall

    All party members are welcome to come and discuss the referendum result and share ideas about what we, as a pro-EU Party, should do next.

    Saturday 30th July, from 7.00pm until 9.30pm.

    BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL, by Wednesday 27 July.

    Plougman's supper provided.

    Contact the Organiser: on westberkslibdems@yahoo.com or 01635 47375 (if not in office email or leave a message).

  • Dominic, Lord Addington, in action on the pitch
    Article: Jul 21, 2016

    Excerpt from a speech given by Dominic Addington, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Special Educational Needs, captain of the Commons and Lords Rugby and Football team, and a West Berkshire resident.

    14th July 2016.

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    The fact is that if someone has a hidden disability - I am thinking primarily about dyslexia but it could be many other hidden disabilities: dyscalculia, autism, you name it - they can have a problem engaging properly with the state. It is very difficult to access the benefits that the state can offer. We always think of ...

  • Judith Bunting, Parliamentary Spokesperson, NWB Liberal Democrats
    Article: Jul 12, 2016

    Theresa May is the second female leader of the Conservative Party and in 48 hours will become Britain's second ever female Prime Minister. That is something people across the political spectrum should welcome.

    In terms of her policy outlook, however, Liberal Democrats have serious concerns that stem from May's time at the Home Office and some of the deeply illiberal policies she implemented and pursued.

  • Bunting, Post EU article, NWN 30th June 2016
    Article: Jul 3, 2016
    By Judith Bunting in Newbury Weekly News



    This article was written for the Newbury Weekly News in days following the EU Referendum of 23rd June 2016. Full text appears below:

    The EU referendum result and current uncertainties anger me in many different ways. I am angry with Boris, Nigel and their 'Leave' cronies for running a duplicitous campaign, angry at their abdication of responsibility since the result was announced, angry at the Conservatives who have steadfastly ignored the appalling effect cuts to national and local services are having on people's lives. Last year I heard economists warning that if the gap between rich and poor continued to rise then revolution would be the result. Last Thursday we saw revolution in action.

  • Meri O'Connell
    Article: Jul 1, 2016

    Recently re-elected Reading Councillor Meri O'Connell, the Parliamentary Candidate for the Lib Dems in Reading West in 2015 gave this response to the EU Referendum on Sunday 26th as the dust began to settle.

    As we all reel from the aftermath of the referendum result it's worth noting that the majority of West Berkshire and Reading residents voted to remain, reflecting the outward looking values that make us such great places to live and work in. I know many people share the same sorrow that I feel at us voting to leave, but what has also struck me is how many people who voted to leave who are now regretting their vote.

  • Not My Vote
    Article: Jun 27, 2016

    Join the LIb Dems here

    The outrage around the country, since the EU referendum, has grown not just because Remain lost.

    If the Brexit camp had come forward with a prompt, coherent plan, if they were discussing any well constructed timetable, the situation would be different. As it is, residual anger is fuelled by the clear lack of sense coming from Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and co since the polls closed.

  • Article: Jun 23, 2016

    Remain: 48,300

    Leave: 44,977

    West Berkshire bucks the national trend.

    See the comments of Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats,on the results of the referendum here

    The Liberal Democrats support the United Kingdom remaining a member of the European Union. Find out why here

  • Andy Moore, Newbury
    Article: Jun 22, 2016

    Why do YOU think Britain is better off in Europe?

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    From Andy Moore, OBE for services to MoD, Chair of Newbury Lib Dems

    The UK has been secure and has prospered because it has never been

    insular; remaining part of the EU means this will continue, to the

    benefit of everyone in the UK and reassurance of many both inside and outside