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Lib Dems Winning Here

Welcome to the website of the Buckingham Constituency Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrats remain a proudly pro-European party. We are the only main party to say this unequivocally.

Liberal Democrats believe that the British people should have their say on the final Brexit deal in a referendum. Voting for a departure is not the same as voting for a destination. British people have a right to have their say on whether the deal they are offered is the right one for them, their families, their communities and our country.

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, please contact us on:

info@buckinghamlibdems.org.uk

Or go to http://www.libdems.org.uk

Recent updates

  • Article: Sep 26, 2019

    With the vote at the County Council today on action on reducing Co2 emissions, and demonstrations by Extinction Rebellion, it might be worth pointing to past action by the Lib Dems on the council, albeit with only a handful of members, in the face of the Tories overwhelming majority.

    In 2014 Lib Dem county councillors Avril Davies and Steven Lambert asked the county council to divest from fossil fuel companies, as part of the fight against climate change. (The County Council administers the Buckinghamshire Local Government Pension Scheme on behalf of 218 public sector employers.)

  • Article: Sep 20, 2019

    Lib Dems to stand candidate for first time since 2005

    As I'm sure you will know by now, our long fight to stand a candidate in the Speaker's seat, which began in 2009, finally came to an end last week when Mr Bercow said he was standing down on October 31st.

    We tried and failed to contest the seat in three general elections, 2010 2015 and 2017. That's over, and there's no point in dwelling on the past. Now we look forward to a likely general election sometime in the next few months . At the time of writing, Thursday September 19th, we still do not know who our candidate will be, or whether we will have a choice in his or her selection. We will update you on this site, and on our Facebook pages as soon as we know. If we are given a choice of candidates by the regional party, we will give you, the members, the opportunity to take part, to listen to the candidates, ask questions and make your choice.

  • Lib Dems' three new MEPs for SE England Region, Judith Bunting, Catherine Bearder and Antony Hook
    Article: May 27, 2019

    European election AVDC area result (May 23 - 26th 2019)

    Aylesbury Vale, Share % (versus 2014)

    • The Brexit Party
    • Liberal Democrats
    • Green
    • Conservative
    • Labour
    • Change UK
    • UKIP
  • Article: May 22, 2019

    This is a message from Antony Hook, second on the list of Lib Dem candidates for SE England.

    May 22nd

    It has been a month like no other.

    Four weeks ago Lib Dem members in the South East selected 10 candidates for the European Elections.

    We are in a strong position. The opinion polls, such as in this morning's Times, putting us on 19%, suggest we have a real chance of electing two or even three Lib Dem MEPs in the South East on Thursday. That outcome, and other Lib Dem results across the country will be a message against Brexit and for a People's Vote that no-one will be able to ignore.

    Thursday will be close. Last Sunday's Observer/Yougov poll suggested we just need 1.2% to take a third seat (at the expense of the Brexit Party).

    Turnout will be key. The most important thing we can do is contact people today and tomorrow to remind them to vote.

    People are far more likely to vote if they are contacted. One piece of research found that Lib Dem supporters are twice as likely to vote if we knock on their door or call them on polling day.

    I am asking every single member and supporter of the Liberal Democrats in the South East to get involved if you are able to do so.

    We will be:

    • Knocking on doors to ask people of they have had a chance to vote yet,
    • Phoning them for the same purpose,
    • Delivering postcards to the letterbox reminding them to vote today.

    So, where and when can you help?

    Buckinghamshire

    MILTON KEYNES - midday till 9pm, base: 11 Ackroyd Place, Shenley Lodge, Milton Keynes, MK5 7PA

    AYELSBURY - from 10am to 10pm, base: 6 Castle St, Aylesbury. Contact Chris Ward, tel 07708196805 or email

  • Political map of AVDC
    Article: May 9, 2018

    Congratulations to Scott Raven on winning the District Council by-election for Lib Dems from the Tories in Quainton.

    The figures:

    Scott Raven, LDM: 564 46.4%

    Conservative 492 (40.5%)

    Labour 113 (9.3%)

    Green 47 (4%)

    Spoilt 3

    Total 1219

    Turnout 47.7%

    @PolitiStatsUK helpfully added this: there was no Ind (-23.1), as last ttime; and no UKIP (-22.3) as previous.

  • Scott Raven and pothole
    Article: Apr 26, 2018

    "We need more opposition voices in the council chamber, to hold the ruling Conservative group to account, to challenge them, to ask difficult questions and to scrutinise their proposals, which ultimately are funded by you, the council taxpayer."


    Time and again when we've been canvassing in recent days in the Quainton Ward for the AVDC Council by-election on May 3, voters have been telling us they have yet to make their minds up.

  • Flood protection
    Article: Apr 11, 2018

    You are not likely to hear the answer to this in the mainstream media. Because there are so few LibDem MPs, the party's voice in Parliament is rarely heard, and its views seldom reported.

    So on the major environmental issues of the day, climate change, air pollution, plastic waste on land and sea, most voters have little idea of our policies. Those who voted for us, and studied our literature in elections, will have a rough idea where we stand, which is generally ahead of the other main parties on these subjects.

  • Article: Mar 14, 2018
    Sec of State "minded to implement, subject to Parliamentary approval and further discussions, the locally-led proposal to replace the existing five councils across Buckinghamshire with a single council for the area."
    Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
    Made on: 12 March 2018
  • Paddy Ashdown
    Article: Feb 27, 2018

    Do you have a big, bold, radical idea to address the problems facing Britain today ? This is the Ashdown (Paddy Ashdown, left, former party leader) Prize. Please read on.

    The Liberal Democrats, Feb 26, 2018

    Lord (Paddy) Ashdown writes:

    Living in Britain today, we all know the scale of the problems approaching us - and yet it seems that no-one has the courage to argue for the radical solutions we need.

    Runaway climate change; an aging population; healthcare and housing both in crisis; the passing of the liberal international order; the commercialisation of our private data; the risks and rewards of automation and AI; one tax system for multinationals and the rich, another for everyone else.

    The list goes on.

    Unless we take firm action we will bow to these pressures, leaving the young and the vulnerable unable to lead the rich, full lives they deserve.

    In the face of such daunting forces, we must find radical new solutions to protect the power of the citizen - over their own lives, over the decisions that affect them, over the world around them.

    This is the Liberalism of tomorrow - the Liberalism Britain so badly needs.

    To that end, the Ashdown Prize for Radical Thought will be awarded to the boldest new policy idea that best empowers the citizen in the Britain of today and tomorrow.

    The deadline for submissions is midnight on Sunday 8th April. My team of judges and I will announce a shortlist of three ideas on Monday 14th May, after which members of the Liberal Democrats will be invited to vote on which of the three ideas should win the Ashdown Prize.

    If you win the prize, you'll get to:

    • Meet with me in the House of Lords to discuss how to take your idea forward.
    • Receive a £500 award donated by Your Liberal Britain.
    • Receive support from the team at Your Liberal Britain to turn your idea into a policy motion for debate at Lib Dem Autumn Conference 2018.
    • Join forces with me at Conference to speak in favour of your idea, if it is selected for debate (which is out of our hands).

    To take part, follow this link:

    https://digitallibdems.typeform.com/to/pXGxXq

  • Article: Feb 19, 2018

    Brexit continues to dominate the political agenda as we progress into 2018. And there are signs that our campaign is bearing fruit, with, according to the latest polls, a majority now supporting our call for a second referendum.

    But there are other issues and concerns to consider. In January I (chairman Gareth Davies) wrote to the Bucks Herald (see letter below) about the county's pension fund's investment in fossil fuels. You may have your own thoughts about whether divesting from fossil fuels is better than keeping those holdings and trying to influence oil companies as shareholders, but I and other members believe the time has now come to take a firm stand on the issue of funding the continuing extraction of coal, gas and oil if there is to be any possibility of keeping the rise in temperatures below 2°C, let alone the hoped-for 1.5°C.