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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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  • Didcot power station
    Event: Apr 4, 2017 7:30 PM
    The Dolphin, 113 Bartholomew St, Newbury

    An event by Newbury & West Berkshire Liberal Democrats.

    The quality of air we breath is already below legal requirements in some local areas.

    • How can we improve our air quality?
    • How can add further development to the area without making things even worse?

    Come and debate the issues for Newbury & West Berkshire

  • Cllr Drummond, Julie Foster Needham a resident and Cllr Meg Thomas, with the hard won yellow lines.
    Article: Mar 8, 2017

    Residents on the 'Deadman's Lane Estate' near Tesco on Pinchington Lane have good reason to be pleased with their new parish councillor Dr Meg Thomas. They have been concerned for several years over potentially dangerous parking on Deadman's Lane by the Honda garage.

    A row of up to twelve parked cars was normal every working day from well before the school run time. This restricted access to the whole estate to a single lane and obscured visibility. There were concerns about safety and access of emergency vehicles, not to mention long delays at peak times.

  • Liz Leffman, Ivan Massow, Tim Clement-Jones (Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Mar 7, 2017

    If you have views to share or questions to ask, please come and join our panel discussion event in East Garston Village Hall, please come and join our discussion on:

    Brexit: Racing and Rural Affairs

    Tuesday 11th April

    East Garston Village Hall

    Doors open - 19:00, Event begins - 19:30

    All are welcome. This event is free.

  • Cllr Lee Dillon: project will deliver for our young people
    Article: Mar 7, 2017

    In 2017 we are once again in a desperate position of seeing a budget being proposed by West Berkshire Council that sees cuts to vital public services because of a Conservative Government which does not recognise the important functions that a Council provides in delivering services to its residents.

  • Document: Mar 1, 2017
    308.98 KiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    See below for the report on the discussion about Housing that took place in the recent Facebook Q&A. Thank you to everyone who took part. Lee Dillon and Judith Bunting

    At the sharp end, we had Lee Dillon, Councillor for Thatcham North and Leader of the Liberal Democrat Council Group, and Judith Bunting, our Parliamentary Candidate for Newbury constituency taking questions. Discussion kicked off with social housing:




    We opened proceedings, with a question from Sue Farrant asking:

    "How many affordable homes do West Berks Council say they have provided in, say, the last 5 years and how many have they actually provided?"

    Lee Dillon replied that ... please refer to the document below to read the full discussion.

  • Tony Vickers, Lt Col (Ret’d) Newbury
    Article: Mar 1, 2017

    On Tuesday, we learned that former Thatcham Liberal Democrat Mayor, Gary Johnson, has joined UKIP.

    Asked for his reaction as Chair of Newbury and West Berkshire Lib Dems, Tony Vickers told the Newbury Weekly News (NWN):

    "The news was no surprise to me. Gary resigned from the Liberal Democrats after the 2015 election and cited our policy on the EU as the reason. This shows more integrity than our MP, who seems happy to help implement UKIP's manifesto while at the same time admitting it will be worse for his country and his constituents than remaining in the EU - which he still believes in! [Read more]

  • Coffee cup on table with flowers and jug
    Event: Apr 6, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    46 Chestnut Cres RG14 1LE

    Branch coffee morning, £2.50 for coffee & £1 raffle, at 46 Chestnut Cres RG14 1LE . All branch members welcome.


  • Tom Brake talks to Chris Marriage
    Article: Feb 25, 2017
    By David Cooper

    Saturday's South Central Regional Conference at Theale Green School was dominated by Brexit and Boundary Changes. The numbers present were increased by many new members who had joined in the wake of Brexit. In the keynote speech given by Tom Brake MP he confirmed that the Liberal Democrats do not reject the referendum results but neverthess believe that the public should have the right to reject a deal if the government fails to achieve an acceptable result . Given the motley talents of the current negotiating team it's hard to have high hopes of their success!