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  • Article: Dec 11, 2019

    The YouGov constituency estimate (December 10th) puts the Lib Dems in clear second place behind the Tories, with Labour in 3rd place, projected to get half the Lib Dems' vote share. There is no Green candidate.

    Lib Dem Stephen Dorrell's share of the vote is estimated at 28 %, the mid point in a range of 20% (lowest) to 37% (highest)

  • AC Letter to Labour Voters
    Article: Dec 10, 2019
    By Alastair Campbell

    A message from Alastair Campbell....

    click on image to read the letter

    My message to Labour voters living in Lib Dem/Tory marginal seats.

    Your vote can stop Boris Johnson on December 12th - but only if you vote tactically.

    I have been a Labour supporter all my life. I worked alongside Tony Blair in three election victories, and was Director of Communications under the last Labour Government. I worked for Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband in their campaigns. I will be voting Labour this time too, because where I live they are best placed to beat the Tories.

  • Article: Dec 9, 2019

    So what are the tactical voting site recommendations for the Buckingham constituency?

    Jon Worth in his 2019 UK General Election Tactical Voting Guide recommend a vote for the Lib Dems' Stephen Dorrell, as the candidate best placed to defeat the Brexit-supporting Tory here.

    The site tactical.vote lists the five principal sites, and where there is a clear recommendation it is for our candidate Stephen Dorrell. Two sites, People's Vote and Best for Britain, opt for Stephen.

  • Article: Dec 8, 2019

    Britain's transport systems are broken. Away from the major commuter routes, buses, trams and trains are so infrequent and expensive that cars are essentially made a necessity.

    This in turn has made air pollution - mostly caused by cars - one of the biggest causes of preventable illness in the UK, causing at least 40,000 premature deaths a year and costing the NHS £15 billion.

  • Article: Dec 5, 2019

    Hello, I am Stephen Dorrell. I was a Conservative Member of Parliament for 36 years. I served in John Major's Cabinet as Health Secretary, and I later chaired the Health Committee of the House of Commons.

    I left Parliament in 2015 to pursue a life outside politics. I have recently returned to the forefront of politics because I strongly agree with John Major's view that Brexit is, in his words, "a historic mistake." I joined the Liberal Democrats in 2019 and I am the candidate in Buckingham.

    Why is Brexit a mistake?

    It's not just economics - trade and jobs - though, goodness knows, those are important.

    The European Union is the most successful peace project in history; to leave it is to unlearn the lessons of the twentieth century.

    No government has the right to tell us we must do that to our children; after three and half years of argument, only the people can have the final say.

    Climate Change

    In addition, modern science demonstrates that carbon emissions threaten sustainable life on this planet. The only way we can reverse that is through effective international action. The European Union is at the forefront of action both through the political system and through the world trading system to reverse global warming.

    To weaken our position the European Union is threaten the environment we leave to future generations.

    Public Services

    There's another reason as well.

    I believe this country needs a new approach to Public Services. At election time we always hear politicians promising they are going to spend more money on schools or the NHS; they tell us they are going to recruit more doctors, nurses and teachers - and they usually tell us at the same time they are going to spend less on administrators.

    What they don't tell us is how they are going to ensure these extra resources are going to deliver better results for citizens.

    The Liberal Democrats offer something different. Instead of national posturing we believe that public services should be part of the local community. They should engage with local people and they should reflect their changing needs.

    We need sports fields at schools; we need support systems for disabled people; we need extra facilities for our growing elderly population. And we need to listen to the views of the people who use them and rely on them.

    So, use your vote on the 12th of December to help the Liberal Democrats deliver a Brighter Future.