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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

  • Myles Saker
    Article: Jan 21, 2016

    We're sorry to announce the passing of a much respected colleague in the Liberal Democrats, Myles Saker. Myles, who was 84, had been ill for some time. He died at his home in Buckinghamshire earlier in January 2016. We would like to extend the condolences of the local party to his wife Carolyn and their family.

  • 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.

  • Article: Sep 15, 2015

    Message from new chairman, Gareth Davies

    I am writing as the new chairman of the Buckingham Constituency Liberal Democrats. I joined the Liberal Party in 1979, and I've seen many changes, but few reversals compare with the recent General Election. Others will say why we lost so much support, and so many MPs and councillors. I prefer to look forward to the next five years.

  • 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


    Monday 8th June 7.30pm


    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.