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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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  • Pint of beer
    Event: Jan 26, 2018 8:00 PM
    Lamb Inn, Enborne Rd, Newbury
    Fri 8 PM Lamb Inn Newbury
  • Walk in country with snow on ground East Ilsley
    Event: Jan 28, 2018 11:00 AM
    Hillside, West Illsley, RG20 7AL

    Time - 10.45am for an 11.00am start.

    Price - £7.50 for adult walk and lunch; £5.00 adult lunch or walk; £1.00 children

    Booking (essential for catering purposes please) - Mavis Greenhalgh, mavis[at]hiddennet.net, 01635 522276

    Meeting place & lunch venue - Anne Butterworth's, Hillside, West Illsley, RG20 7AL.(phone no 01635 280621). There is limited parking at the house, please park in the village. Tony Vickers will lead the walk and Tony is intending to stay in the Valley. Do wear sturdy shoes.The walk will finish at around 12.45pm and we will have our traditional soup and crumbles lunch at Anne Butterworth's. This walk is a way of remembering Nick Channer who led our walks for many years. Nick died very suddenly from Bowel Cancer in July 2017. His Newbury friends didn't know of his death until after the funeral so we couldn't pay our respects in July. We will divide our profit and donate half to a Bowel Cancer charity.

  • Layla Moran
    Event: Feb 10, 2018 7:00 AM
    Chieveley Village Hall

    Speaker: Layla Moran

    MP for Oxford West and Abingdon

    Saturday 10 February 2018, 7 for 7.30 pm Chieveley Village Hall, RG20 8TE ,

    Delicious 3 Course Meal with Complimentary Drinks


    Less than last year just £25 if booked & paid before Dec 31

    £30 if booked later
    Non-members welcome.

    To book: contact pam.lusbytaylor@gmail.com ( 01635 33270)
    Pay by bank transfer to Sort Code 09-01-27, Account No: 40156134, Reference: 'your-surname10218'

  • 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...

  • With your help
    Article: Sep 17, 2017

    On Monday 19th September, Newbury entrepreneur and Liberal Democrat supporter, Tony Harris, is chairing an informal discussion event on the Future of Corporation Tax in the UK at the Liberal Democrat Conference in Bournemouth.

    Tony is co chair of the Liberal Democrat Entrepreneurs Network and sits on the Tax Policy working group. He says: