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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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  • Summer Extravaganza 2017
    Article: Jun 11, 2017

    Come and join us for our annual summer party in Newbury.

    Lovely food, marvellous music, good company and delicious complimentary drinks.

    Partners welcome and there is lots of space for children.

    Discount price for tickets before June 25th.

    This is a fantastic relaxed opportunity to compare notes on what should happen next.

  • campaign picture 2017
    Article: Jun 11, 2017


    Thank you to everyone who voted with us in the 2017 election,

    especially to everyone who campaigned with us in support of

    a free, fair and open society in Newbury

    The fight goes on.

    For full information and updates about future campaigns,
    join the Liberal Democrats here:


  • Article: Jun 11, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats remain #2 with increased share but not enough to oust Conservatives. All of the main parties experienced an increase in the share of the vote compared with the 2015 election, reflecting the fact that UKIP did not field a candidate in this election.


    Richard Benyon Votes37,399 %Vote 61.5 Net percentage change+0.4

    Liberal Democrat

    Judith Bunting Votes13,019 %Vote 21.4 Net percentage change+6.4


    Alex Skirvin Votes8,596 %Vote 14.1 Net percentage change+5.7

    Green Party

    Paul Field Votes1,531 %Vote 2.5 Net percentage change-1.5

    Apolitical Democrats

    Dave Yates Votes304 %Vote 0.5 Net percentage change+0.1
  • Judith Bunting with Voters at a Gazebo in Northbrook St.
    Article: May 3, 2017

    To comply with election spending rules, for the 2017 general election campaign period (May 4 to June 8) this site will not contain new campaign material relating to the general election. For information about the election click on:


  • East Garston event
    Article: Apr 16, 2017

    On Tuesday 11th April, Newbury and West Berkshire Liberal Democrats hosted a panel discussion at East Garston Village Hall to explore the effect that Brexit is likely to have on rural affairs, including the racing industry.

    Thank you to everyone who came along to join us - and to our speakers for the event who are all top notch in their field.

  • Photos of Newbury people at the March for Europe, March 2017
    Article: Mar 27, 2017
    By Judith Bunting
    West Berkshire was well represented at the March for Europe in London, with members of Newbury and West Berkshire Liberal Democrats and West Berkshire Stronger Together EU (WBSTEU) on the move (see below).

    We joined with many thousands of people to march from Marble Arch, down Pall Mall to Trafalgar Square, then along Whitehall to Parliament Square. We heard rousing speeches from Tim Farron on Park Lane, before the march began. He was in front of the crowd again at Parliament Square with the Guardian reporting (at 14:10) as follows: 'Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron cemented his growing role as the political leader of the Remain movement with a well-received address to the Unite For Europe march in Parliament Square.' [Read more...]

  • 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,

    Back Street, East Garston, RG17 7EX

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