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Buckingham Liberal Democrats

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  • Petition: Jul 14, 2021

    Scrap the Tip Tax

    Fly tipping is blighting our area.

    Many residents have told the Lib Dem team that fly-tipping is on the rise. That's why we want to scrap tip fees brought in by the Conservatives.

    Back our campaign to scrap the Tory tip tax and reduce fly tipping.


  • Petition: Jul 14, 2021

    More Car Charging Points

    Electric cars are on the rise. They can play an important role in protecting our environment and keeping our air clean.

    Many electric car drivers struggle to find charging points. And many charging points are too slow.

    Sign this petition if you want to see more charging points, and let us know where they are needed.

  • Petition: Jul 14, 2021

    Cyclepath from Haddenham to Thame.

    A cycle path between Thame and the station in Haddenham is urgently needed. The A418 is a dangerous road for cyclists.

    Haddenham and Thame Liberal Democrats have launched a campaign to get the Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Councils to provide a safe, dedicated cycle route.

  • Petition: Jul 14, 2021

    Buckingham Liberal Democrats are campaigning for Buckinghamshire Council to review speed limits.

    We believe places such as Winslow, Wing, Newton Longville, Quainton, Edlesborough and Tingewick should have a 20mph speed limit.

    A slower speed limit in select places would improve safety for pedestrians and other road users.

  • Aylesbury Spur EWR
    Article: May 1, 2021

    The Buckingham Liberal Democrats have always supported the Aylesbury - East West Rail (EWR) link and the prospect of a new (or re-opened) station at Quainton.
    We are deeply disappointed that the Aylesbury Link is in the balance and want to urge the Government to reconsider this decision and secure funding for this branch line.
    Buckinghamshire Council have written to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps urging him to confirm government support and funding for the Aylesbury Spur of the East West Rail Project.

  • Risboroughs Candidate
    Page: Apr 30, 2021

    Introducing your candidate for the Risboroughs Ward

    Liberal Democrat candidate for the Risboroughs ward, covering Princes Risborough, Monks Risborough, Longwick-cum-Ilmer.

    Matthew lives in the ward and makes a pledge that, if elected, he will stand up for your interests.

    To find out more about our campaigns email us at info@buckinghamlibdems.org.uk
  • Stone & Waddesdon Candidates
    Page: Apr 30, 2021

    Introducing your three candidates for the Stone & Waddesdon Ward

    Liberal Democrat candidates standing in the Stone & Waddesdon ward for the Buckinghamshire Unitary Council election on May 6, 2021.
    The Ward area includes the villages of Ashendon, Berryfields, Cuddington, Dinton, Ford, Fleet Marston, Nether Winchendon, Bishopstone, Stone, Upper Winchendon, Waddesdon, Westcott

  • Bletchley Landfill
    Article: Apr 30, 2021
    By Malcolm Newing in also published on Newton Longville Parish Council website

    Bletchley Landfill - Public Meeting - Tuesday 4th May 5 to 7 pm

    The Newton Longville Parish Council webpage about the appeal and public meeting is now live on their website, www.newton-longville.com. The page includes the most recent map (as below but in PDF, so easier to navigate) and aerial picture they have had from FCC. The public meeting is on Tuesday 4th May from 5 to 7 pm - whilst not designed as a drop-in, there is no fundamental reason someone could not join at any time. Newton Longville Parish Council will be having a formal parish council meeting at 7 pm (or whenever the public meeting finishes if later) to make a decision on what stance NLPC is going to take on the appeals. If you are a member or supporter in the local area and you are affected by this development, we would suggest you attend the Public Meeting.

    The planning application was refused by Milton Keynes Council. An appeal has been lodged and ten day public inquiry is due to start on 6th July. Any representations (comments) to Planning Inspector MUST be made by 6th May. This date is fixed and cannot be changed. Representations may be submitted online to the Planning Inspectorate. There is also an appeal against the refusal of a separate application for the "Construction and operation of a surface water attenuation lagoon", both will be considered at the same Public Inquiry.

  • Shirley
    Article: Apr 28, 2021
    By Mark Roberts, Liberal Democrat Unitary Candidate for Amersham & Chesham Bois

    During my growing years in the 1970s, Shirley Williams was already one of the 'big beasts' of politics so when I started getting interested in politics she became a huge influence on me.

    I started following political events during the 1970s: during the miners strike, joining the EEC, the '74 elections, the economic struggles of the Labour government, the winter of discontent, the election of Thatcher in 1979. And throughout that she was a constant voice of wisdom and sense.

  • HS2 works small
    Article: Apr 21, 2021
    By Paul Harding, Unitary Candidate for Chiltern Ridges and Asheridge Vale Candidate for Chesham Town Council

    HS2 sometimes seems like an unstoppable juggernaut powering through our valleys and our communities. Controversy has followed the project since it was conceived, and even before it first broke ground, the initial justifications had shifted and were dissolving.

    If those calculations were already in doubt back then, how much more so now? Part of the justification for HS2 was to do with Heathrow. HS2, it was argued, would negate the need for a third runway and all the extra air traffic that a third runway would imply. In addition, HS2 connecting to central London in Euston would mean that high-speed rail would run from Manchester to Paris (and beyond). Much of the revenues from HS2 passengers were projected to be from premium fare business travellers, travelling for face-to-face meetings. The project would be well regulated, ensuring that the environment would be respected through oversight from the Environment Agency (EA) and Natural England, as promised to Parliament through HS2's Environmental Statement. Risks and pressures on aquifers, local communities, and animal habitats would be dealt with responsibly under the law. Budgets would be controlled.