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Welcome to the website of the Buckingham Constituency 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. We champion the freedom, dignity and well-being of individuals, we acknowledge and respect their right to freedom of conscience and their right to develop their talents to the full. We aim to disperse power, to foster diversity and to nurture creativity. We believe that the role of the state is to enable all citizens to attain these ideals, to contribute fully to their communities and to take part in the decisions which affect their lives

If you are interested in joining us, and perhaps helping us deliver our Focus newsletters, spread our message and consider standing as a candidate at future election, then we would be glad to hear from you.

info@buckinghamlibdems.org.uk; or contact our membership secretary Bette Melling on bmelling@bell-amethyst.co.uk

Recent updates

  • Article: Jun 11, 2015

    It was a great pleasure to welcome Norman Lamb MP to our leadership hustings this week, with Greg Mulholland MP representing his opponent, Tim Farron, who was unable to attend because he had another speaking engagement.

    We held the event in the august setting of Judges Lodgings in the centre of Aylesbury. There was a very good turnout from both the Buckingham and Aylesbury constituency parties, including some of the new members who have joined us since the General Election.

  • Article: Jun 7, 2015

    Leadership candidate Norman Lamb PC, MP for North Norfolk, Minister of State for Care and Support, 2012 - 2015, speaks at husting at Judges Lodgings, Aylesbury, Monday, June 8 7.30pm.

    His opponent, Tim Farron, MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, President of the Liberal Democrats, 2011 - 2014 is unable to attend. But Greg Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West will speak on his his behalf.

  • Article: Jun 1, 2015

    Many important topics were hardly even touched upon in the 2015 general election.

    One was the Liberal Democrats' promise to put nature at the heart of government. Looking at it again, it's hard to see how many voters, including all those "shy" Tories we hear about, could have disagreed with this proposal.

  • Article: May 26, 2015

    NEW LEADER EVENT

    Monday 8th June 7.30pm

    JUDGES LODGINGS, AYLESBURY

    Buckingham Constituency Liberal Democrats

    Following Nick Clegg's resignation, Lib Dem members registered before June 3rd will be selecting a new leader under the one member one vote system.

    We have arranged an event at the Judges Lodgings in Aylesbury on Monday 8th June at 7.30pm, so that local members can exchange views about the leadership election and the potential leaders. (The Judges Lodgings are behind the old County Council buildings with easy access from the Exchange Street car park.)

  • Article: May 17, 2015

    The Labour tribe is beset with anguish and fear for the future. Its defeat was on a scale that no one saw coming, and is marked by an arithmetic that renders the path back to power punishing at best, impossible at worst. Set against what happened to Britain's former third party, however, Ed Miliband's drubbing becomes a smack on the wrist. Where Labour lost 10% of its parliamentary representation, the Liberal Democrats lost 86%. Existential questions confront them.

  • Article: May 12, 2015

    There is no point in harping on about how bleak the result was for the Liberal Democrats in the General Election, and also in the local elections which took place on the same day.

    But within hours there was already one small cause for optimism. At the time of writing (Monday, May 11) 6000 people have joined the party since election night.

  • Article: May 7, 2015
  • Article: May 7, 2015
  • More room for MPs. But is it fair on consitituencies
    Article: Apr 16, 2015

    So, it's confirmed. Voters in the Buckingham constituency will not be able to choose from the full range of candidates from the mainstream parties in this year's General Election.

    For a few days in the run-up to close of nominations on Thursday, April 9th it seemed possible. That after all, we, the local Liberal Democrats, would be able to field a candidate, after we were given very late dispensation from our party hierarchy to break the convention that the main parties do not oppose the Speaker. Buckingham constituency is, of course, the seat held by Mr John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons.

  • Article: Oct 16, 2014

    (Some background: over the past year a growing number of private and public bodies have announced that they are to stop investing in fossil fuels, such as oil and gas. They range from the British Medical Association and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, to Glasgow University and, most recently, the Swedish city of Örebro.)