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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: Jan 9, 2017

    All County Council candidates have received a letter from the Energy Democracy Project (EDP) asking them to support the campaign to get their local authorities to stop investing in fossil fuels.

    The EDP wants to make this an issue in the local elections in May (2017). It is asking candidates to pledge to work towards their council committing to divest its pension fund from fossil fuel companies over 5 years, and reinvest that money in a more financially and socially sustainable future.

  • Article: Dec 14, 2016
    The deeper we go into December, the more likely people are to have social events that drive out politics.
    And in such a year as this, it is understandable that people want to lighten up. And there was the rival attraction of the Aylesbury party's social evening in a pub just down the road.
    That said, it was very good to see new members turn up to our monthly executive meeting last night and find out about the more formal work we do behind the scenes.
  • More room for MPs. But is it fair on consitituencies
    Article: Nov 28, 2016
    By David Frearson

    Do you feel your point of view is not being heard? Or perhaps there is something important happening in your life and no-one is is taking you seriously?

    Every constituent has the right to contact their MP about issues that are important to them. Your MP must also make due considerations and respond as appropriate. In some cases they may invite you to meet with them to discuss your concerns.

  • Article: Nov 28, 2016

    This in The Times, Monday Nov 28th. This part is freely accessible online, the rest of the article is behind the paywall.

    If true, it could speed up this chronically delayed project.

    NB. It is not "Philip Hammond's planned train route". All he is is the Chancellor who has directed funds to a long established programme. It has all-party support from the councils along the line.

  • East West Rail Map
    Article: Nov 23, 2016

    We applaud Chancellor Philip Hammond's support for the East West Rail project which he announced in today's Autumn Statement.

    His pledged £100 million to ensure the project's delivery. Last year the section between Oxford and Aylesbury and Milton Keynes was pushed back until possibly the end of 2024 following a review, having originally been scheduled for completion in 2017.

  • Article: Nov 22, 2016

    Zac Goldsmith resigned his seat in Richmond Park on a point of principle, when the Conservative government approved the third runway at Heathrow in October (2016).

    Lib Dem policy is quite clear - we voted at Federal Conference in September 2014 to oppose any new runways in the South-East. This was taken forward in the 2015 General Election manifesto.

  • Article: Sep 13, 2016

    Here's the Boundary Commission review for Buckingham and Aylesbury constituencies.

    Note references to transfer of Edlesborough, Pitstone & Cheddington, Oakfield & Bierton, Watermead, and Wingrave from the Buckingham constituency to the Aylesbury constituency.

    63 The Borough of Milton Keynes is currently divided into two constituencies, both of which have electorates above the 5% limit. Additionally, the local government ward boundaries in the borough have also been modified. In order to reduce the electorates of the two Milton Keynes constituencies it is necessary to cross the boundary between the Borough of Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire. We therefore propose to include the Wolverton and Stony Stratford wards of the Borough of Milton Keynes in our proposed Buckingham constituency. We consider these two wards the most appropriate to include in a cross-county constituency due to the communication links between the county and the borough. We did investigate whether to include wards from the Bletchley area in the Buckingham constituency, but considered this would be likely to divide the Bletchley area between constituencies

  • 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.

  • Article: Oct 16, 2014

    (Some background: over the past year a growing number of private and public bodies have announced that they are to stop investing in fossil fuels, such as oil and gas. They range from the British Medical Association and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, to Glasgow University and, most recently, the Swedish city of Örebro.)