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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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  • Article: Aug 30, 2016

    Four vacancies on Greenham Parish Council are to be filled by four Liberal Democrats.

    When nominations closed at 4.00pm on Thursday 25 August 2016, West Berkshire Council had received only four nominations so those candidates were elected unopposed. They are:

    Jon Gage

    Paul Inman

    Dr Meg Thomas

    Balu Sudra

  • european union flag union jack
    Event: Sep 1, 2016 7:00 PM
    The Oak Room , Memorial Hall , Upper Bucklebury

    In: The Oak Room , Memorial Hall , Upper Bucklebury, RG7 6QN

    Soft Drinks and Nibbles -Free entrance and refeshments .

    All 67 Branch Members will be invited by Email or Post but Members from other Branches are most welcome.

    Let Chris Marriage know you intend to come at -chris.marriage@btinternet.com or 01635 200764

  • Chris Hall in his Newbury studio with visitor, Margaret Bunting
    Article: Aug 18, 2016



    The Funeral Service for Christopher Hall takes place on Tuesday 6th September at 12 noon, at St Francis de Sales Church, Warren Road, Newbury, RG14 6NH. The Burial Service follows at approximately 1.30pm at Acorn Ridge Cemetery, Enborne, RG20 0JN, The Wake will be at Falkland Cricket Club, Enborne St, Newbury, RG14 6TW from around 2.00pm. Please confirm attendance to Andrew Hall on 01635 42340 or Robert Hall at rhall@bloomsburyauctions.com. We look forward to welcoming you.

  • Thatcham Priory
    Article: Aug 16, 2016

    Thatcham people want The Priory

    Thatcham Vision, which was put together by the community, said the town badly needed a central, public facility for a variety of uses.

    In response, when West Berkshire Council decided it no longer needed The Priory, the Liberal Democrats who then were in control of Thatcham Town Council, fought hard to buy it as a resource for the community. They developed a business plan which showed how The Priory would house a range of community uses right in the heart of the town. They included:

  • Books
    Article: Aug 3, 2016

    The Liberal Democrat Group on West Berkshire Council have welcomed the fact that the decision on the future of libraries in the district will now be made at a meeting of the full council after public consultation.

    Previously stakeholders had been told that the decision would be made by the Council's Executive Committee made up of ten Conservative councillors.

  • Judith Bunting
    Article: Aug 3, 2016



    Judith Bunting has been unanimously selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Newbury constituency.

    Following reports that the new Prime Minister might go to the country early, before a possible recession and to take advantage of Labour in-fighting, Liberal Democrat candidates are now in place in key seats all across the country. This means the party is ready to fight a general election whenever it comes.

  • Thatcham Priory
    Article: Aug 1, 2016

    Please sign the petition to Save the Priory.

    Please attend the special meeting at 6:30pm, this Wednesday, 17th August. Let Thatcham Councillors know what you think.

    Conservatives on Thatcham Town Council are putting Thatcham Priory on the market for a second time.

    They first tried last year and were jubilant about finding a buyer for this historic building that local organisations and Liberal Democrat councillors badly wanted to keep as a community facility. Now the buyer has pulled out of the deal and this week the Tory councillors have decided to put it back on the open market.

  • 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 ...