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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 25, 2016

    The decision to leave the EU has been taken. It is devastating news but now we have to live with it.

    A belief in the positive effects of belonging to the European Union has been a fundamental act of faith of this party and we will continue to hold to those values.

    The Liberal Democrats worked hard nationally and locally to keep the UK in Europe, but we didn't succeed in changing the views of enough people to make a difference, although in Aylesbury Vale the result was very close - 50.5 for Leave, and 49.5 for Remain.

  • Article: Jun 23, 2016

    Antony is chairman of the regional Lib Dems' In campaign.



    BASED ON ANTONY HOOK'S SPEECH (DELIVERED WITHOUT NOTES) PUBLIC DEBATE AT UCKFIELD, 3rd JUNE 2016

    In South East England, we live at the crossroads of Europe. Where the British Isles meet the continent. Where our Channel connects the Atlantic and North Sea, with all the movements of goods, people, ideas and information that has brought.

    Our place at Europe's heart has shaped our history. It will shape our future, for the better, if we have courage and vision to embrace it.

    Do we take our country back, or do we take our country forwards? For me, the issues fall into 3 Ps: Peace, Prosperity and People Peace

    Remember why Europe's story of closer union began. It was in the aftermath of World War Two. Millions of Europeans dead. Cities in ruins. For centuries, roughly once a generation, European countries had gathered together their young people and sent them forth to kill each other.

    The generation of leaders that came after WW2 was one of inspired genius. Churchill and Attlee in this country. Konrad Adeneur in West Germany. Charles de Gaulle and Robert Schuman in France.

    They were determined to remove the causes of conflict.

    Where competition for resources had led to war, we needed a single market, starting with coal and steel and today for all goods because countries that

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  • Article: Jun 13, 2016
    11 days until the big vote...



    Good evening Gareth,


    The latest polls tonight put the referendum still too close to call.



    I am hopeful we will win. I am inspired by all the work Liberal Democrat volunteers have done and the quality of our argument.



    As a barrister, I have sometimes been professionally obliged to argue, as well as I can, for a client with a weak case. Taking part in over 50 public debates for this campaign, my thought to myself has consistently been, "our case genuinely is strong and the leave case is pretty flimsy".



    Two year ago the team effort of our party members secured the re-election of Catherine Bearder.



    She has asked me to send you a message:

  • Article: Jun 1, 2016

    Antony Hook, Chair, Europe Referendum Campaign, sent this today, June 1st:

    22 days until the biggest vote in our lifetime...

    The polls are still too close to call the result of this referendum.

    We can make the difference in this final period. Every day, Liberal Democrats across our region are delivering leaflets, knocking on doors or making phone calls.

    If you don't already have a poster in your window please could you display one?

    People are more likely to come out and vote for a cause after seeing posters for it in their local area.

    If you can display a paper A3 poster please email us.

    If you can display a weather-proof poster (for outdoors, such as the end of your garden or on a balcony) please order them from us, or the main party website below.

    Thank you,

    Antony Hook

    Chair, Europe Referendum Campaign

    South East & South Central Liberal Democrats

    http://www.libdems.org.uk

  • Article: May 30, 2016

    This is our programme for the European referendum campaign.

    On Saturday 4 June we are combining with the Aylesbury party on a day-long event to persuade people to vote to remain in the EU.

    This will probably consist of street stalls in the centre of Aylesbury and leaflet delivery in other places. You are welcome to attend this event.

  • Article: Apr 11, 2016

    This is the latest statement on Europe from the LIb Dems at HQ.

    Europe

    In Europe, Britain can thrive. Together we will be a stronger and more prosperous nation, creating opportunity for future generations, respected all over the world.

    In Europe, Britain can thrive. Together we will be a stronger and more prosperous nation, creating opportunity for future generations, respected all over the world.

    Together we created the world's largest free trade area, we delivered peace, and we gave the British people the opportunity to live, work and travel freely. History shows that Britain is better when it is united with Europe.

    Together we are stronger in the fight against the global problems that don't stop at borders. We can stop international crime, we can fight climate change, and together we will provide hope and opportunity for the future.

  • Article: Mar 20, 2016



    Lib Dem peer, Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted, the former Sharon Bowles MEP, launches the Aylesbury and Buckingham Lib Dems IN Europe campaign at a special members meeting in Aylesbury on Saturday 19th March.

  • County Councillor Mrs Avril Davies
    Article: Feb 19, 2016

    Cllr Avril Davies has told Buckinghamshire County Council members that the council's budget settlement for the next four years included "cruel" cuts, particularly in services affecting young people and the vulnerable. In the wider picture, she said members was being asked "to approve a budget that is highly unlikely to succeed. Too much is left to chance. The risk of service collapse is staring us in the face."

  • Article: Jan 4, 2016

    Grendon and Brill By-Election

    Cameron Branston (Conservative) 326 (43.5%)

    Julian Newman (Liberal Democrats) 275 (36.7%)

    Gary Good (UK Independence Party) 148 (19.8%)

    The Grendon and Brill By-Election, held to fill a vacancy on Aylesbury Vale District Council, took place on 23 December 2015, which is the latest day in the year it is possible to hold elections.

  • Tim Farron recieves a standing ovation at the LibDem Conference in Bournemouth 2015 (Mike Pearce)
    Article: Sep 27, 2015

    Report from Bournemouth Conference, September 2015, by constituency chairman Gareth Davies.

    New leader Tim Farron gave an outstanding speech, at his first Party Conference as leader. I had heard about his oratory and the passion in his delivery, but I hadn't realised how authentic he is, without any of the forced sincerity we see in some politicians.