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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

  • Nick Clegg and school dinners (Dave Radcliffe)
    Article: Sep 18, 2013

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg used his speech to Liberal Democrat conference to announce that all pupils at infant schools in England are to get free school lunches from September 2014, with equivalent funding for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    In addition, disadvantaged students at sixth form colleges and further education colleges in England will also be eligible for free school meals also from next September. Money is also being provided for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, but as education is a devolved issue, it will be up to those running schools there to decide whether to spend the money on free lunches.

  • Cllr Avril Davies
    Article: May 5, 2013

    Avril Davies was the only one of our candidates standing in the county elections in the Buckingham constituency to win election - in her case reelection after 12 years on the council.

    We had two near misses in Stone and Waddesdon, where David Vick polled just 30 votes fewer than UKIP; and in Winslow, where Llew Monger finished 112 behind the Conservative.

  • Cllr Avril Davies
    Article: Apr 26, 2013

    The Lib Dems are fighting the election on their record of hard work on local issues and holding the Bucks Tory cabinet to account on the big ones.

    We have a short manifesto at http://buckinghamlibdems.org.uk/en/document/manifesto-2013 from which I choose three priorities.

    • Give children the best start in life,
    • Make it easier to live healthy lifestyles for longer life and better health for all,
    • Support jobs and the economy by investing in our roads.
  • Article: Apr 15, 2013

    Winslow

    This year Llew Monger celebrates forty years as a member of the Party during which time he has contested elections at every level from Parish to Parliament. Llew is currently Chairman of Winslow Town Council and represents Winslow on Aylesbury Vale District Council where he is Shadow Cabinet Member for Strategic Development. At the District Council elections in 2011 Llew topped the poll to win one of the two Winslow seats from the Conservatives. In addition to his Town Council work Llew is also a governor of Winslow Combined School and has been active in successful campaigns to save the local Youth Club and the Community Library. The development of East West Rail will bring a new station to Winslow and Llew is working closely with the EWR Consortium to ensure that the benefits to the community will be maximised and the adverse impact minimised.

  • Page: Apr 14, 2013

    Here are the Lib Dems candidates for the County Council Elections - 2 May 2013

    Bernwood: Bette Melling

    Buckingham East: Richard Gordon Lloyd

    Buckingham West: Lucy Monger

    Great Brickhill: Julian Newman

    Grendon Underwood: Ian Metherell

    Ivinghoe: Avril Davies

    Stone & Waddesdon: David Vick

    Wing Alan: Sherwell

  • Page: Apr 14, 2013

    Here are the Lib Dems candidates for the County Council Elections - 2 May 2013

    Bernwood: Bette Melling

    Buckingham East: Richard Gordon Lloyd

    Buckingham West: Lucy Monger

    Great Brickhill: Julian Newman

    Grendon Underwood: Ian Metherell

    Ivinghoe: Avril Davies

    Stone & Waddesdon: David Vick

    Wing Alan: Sherwell

  • Document: Apr 8, 2013
  • Cllr Avril Davies
    Article: Apr 8, 2013

    Just thinking back over the campaigns I've been involved in as County Councillor. Almost every time I've had to campaign against the County Council, not outside interests.

    Take the speed limit review. It had been in place in the south of the County, but not in the north. It took a full scale residents campaign to reinstate it here. The same with taking enforcement action against excessive lorrymovements at Cheddington Airfield.

    One of the worst instances was in responding to the proposed new flightpaths at Luton. The County response originally featured only the detrimental effects over 'the Chilterns', ie Wendover. Only after much lobbying did they recognise and the adverse effects here and do something about it BUT THEY STILL IGNORE THE FACT THAT IVINGHOE DIVISION INCLUDES THE CHILTERNS AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY.

    It took nearly a year to get the County to agree not to recommend that the High Speed Rail route (HS2) came along the west coast main line. They had no idea that the argument against putting it through the Chilterns also applies here.

    The Tory policies always benefit the south of the County at our expense. There are up to 5 times as many road repair schemes going forward in the south of the County, and where Tory councillors stand up for their residents in the north, such as opposing the incinerator, they have not been reselected to stand for election.

  • David Vick
    Article: Apr 4, 2013

    David Vick, Lib Dem district councillor for Waddesdon, posted this about East West Rail, for which local Lib Dems have long campaigned, on his website:

    The East West Rail upgrade is now included in Network Rails plans for the next five years and first trains are expected to run in December 2017.

    For more click http://davidvick.mycouncillor.org.uk/2013/03/25/east-west-rail-a-rail-project-with-benefits-for-all-of-us/

  • Cllr Avril Davies
    Article: Mar 24, 2013

    Bucks County councillor Avril Davies (Ivinghoe Division, Lib Dem) reports on a typical year

    http://avrildavies.mycouncillor.org.uk/2013/03/24/march-2013-annual-report-from-avril/