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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: 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.

  • 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 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 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 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.