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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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  • Lib Dem Pint - Newbury 21st July
    Event: Mar 23, 2018 8:00 PM
    White Hart, Thatcham

    This month we are meeting in Thatcham as we continue to campaign to regain Thatcham West.

    Do come and show your support or even link it to a delivery, canvassing or delivery of questionnaires- details will be available of places you can help closer to the time!

  • Thatcham Memorial Hall
    Event: Apr 6, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Thatcham Memorial Hall, Bath Road, Thatcham


    What do Pushkin Choudhury and Jeremy Thorpe have in common?
    What connects Tony Vickers and Dracula?

    Test your general (and specialist) knowledge and stave off dementia with an evening of mental aerobics that is the;


  • Event: Apr 10, 2018 7:30 PM
    Bowlers Arms, Wash Common
  • Couple in Converation by Johannes von Stumm
    Event: Apr 29, 2018 2:00 PM
    Next to Wellhill House, South Fawley, Wantage

    West Berkshire and Newbury Liberal Democrats

    Christine Jardine MP

    Spokesperson on Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    in conversation with Judith Bunting

    Sunday 29th April, 2 pm

    This is your chance to come and hear Christine and Judith discuss how leaving the EU may impact upon our creative industries.

    This event will be held at the inspirational setting of the studio of distinguished local sculptor

  • Campaigners against Sandleford
    Article: Nov 27, 2017
    By Dr Tony Vickers

    Alan Law has put his expected 'spin' on the story of how Sandleford came to be a Core Strategy housing site. But no matter how much you spin the contents of a dirty wash in a broken machine, the smell sticks!

    In my note to Lib Dem colleagues after the Core Strategy was approved in 2012, I shared my impressions of the process: "Tremendously stressful for the Council's planners, great potential for corruption, very expensive for Council's taxpayers. So hard to be objective about 'sustainability' with so many factors to take account of - and such complex inter-relationships between them. Often the evidence base is laughably poor, yet we're told it is adequate for the purpose."

  • education
    Article: Oct 3, 2017

    The next Newbury & HKL Branch Meeting will be on Tuesday 10 October 7:30pm at the Bowler's Arms, Wash Common (Falkland Cricket Club).
    This will be an Open (Discussion) meeting of the Branch, and guests are welcome.

    The subject for debate is Education. Any member who has perhaps a professional interest in the subject and has thoughts to share will be welcome. Please let branch chair Andy Moore know, andy.moore13@btinternet.com).

  • Newbury resident, Lara Onor, with Judith Bunting and Catherine Bearder MEP.
    Article: Oct 2, 2017

    Liberal Democrats expressed astonishment, recently, following the publication of a joint statement by the CBI and TUC condemning the government for playing "human poker" with 4m UK and EU citizens, by failing to agree a right to remain.

    Since the Brexit Referendum, a number of local residents with roots in mainland Europe have come forward to the local Liberal Democrat team in Newbury and West Berkshire to ask for advice and talk about their deep concern. Local Lib Dem Campaign Manager and member of the independent campaign group, West Berkshire Stronger Together, Sarah Lowes, said:

  • Bournemouth Pier
    Article: Sep 26, 2017
    By David Cooper

    A record number of Liberal Democrats, including 21 members from West Berkshire, attended their party's annual conference in Bournemouth last week.

    They helped force debate on a motion to decide whether to call for an "EXIT from BREXIT" at all costs or let voters decide in "a first referendum on the facts", as new Leader Sir Vince Cable put it...