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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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  • 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:

  • Newbury and West Berkshire Lib Dem members at supper at the Autumn party conference 2017
    Article: Sep 17, 2017

    This weekend a record number of our local Liberal Democrats are attending the Party Conference in Bournemouth, which runs from Saturday 16th - Tuesday 19th September.

    Twenty one members from West Berkshire are among what is expected to be the largest gathering of Liberal Democrats ever seen from across the UK. Members are here to take part in lively debates, speeches, policy discussions, fringe events and a range of social events.

  • Judith Bunting
    Article: Sep 14, 2017

    Judith Bunting, who was Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Newbury in 2015 and June 2017, has told the local Lib Dems that she wishes to return to her career as a producer of TV documentaries. She is therefore resigning as Parliamentary Spokesperson, although she will remain politically active locally.

  • Demonstrators from Newbury Party at Exit from Brexit
    Article: Sep 10, 2017
    By David Cooper

    Tony Vickers let a group of demonstrators from Newbury Station to join the Exit from Brexit demonstration to Parliament. The Newbury & West Berks contingent is pictured here at Hyde Park Corner, where Vince Cable gave a speech to assembled supporters.

  • 2017 boundary proposal map west berkshire
    Article: Aug 31, 2017
    By Tony Vickers

    Shock as Commission scraps Council's proposals.

    Local Liberal Democrats are studying the draft recommendations for new District Council wards in West Berkshire carefully, having made their own proposals in July. Hardly any of the proposals of either the Council itself or the Lib Dems have been adopted by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE), published on 29 August.