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Buckingham Liberal Democrats

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  • Tweet about Green Party and Lib Dems Merger
    Article: Aug 15, 2020
    By Joe Dodd

    The Lib Dems and the Green Party famously joined an alliance in the 2019 General Election to stop Brexit and prevent a Tory majority government. As we know, this wasn't successful.

    Nevertheless, last week the journalist Nick Tyrone argued in The Spectator that "if Layla becomes leader, it will simply be a matter of time before the Lib Dems and the Greens formally merge". This followed with John Rentoul asking in his column in the Independent whether there is "something to" Tyrone's argument.

  • A pile of Liberal Democrat posters. Window posters mind. Not the really good ones.
    Article: Aug 15, 2020
    By Joe Dodd in Green Alliance Inside Track

    The Vice-Chair of Communications, Joe Dodd wrote a blog post this week for the environmental think tank, Green Alliance's Inside Track blog. The blog post analyses how green issues have risen up the agenda in the Liberal Democrats during the leadership election between Layla Moran and Sir Ed Davey.

    Joe argues that even though the party is divided on a number of issues, there is a "consensus within the party that the climate and ecological emergency should be at the forefront of the Lib Dem platform". This is, of course, a welcome development from the perspective of the Green Liberal Democrats.

  • Article: Aug 14, 2020

    On Thursday 13th August, Mike Dixon and Mark Pack sat down with Mimi Turner and 150 activists for a quick run-through of the party's response to the Thornhill review, party objectives and strategy.

    If you missed it, you can catch up on the webinar here.

  • Article: Aug 14, 2020
    By Tim Farron

    This week the country has seen harrowing images from the English Channel. Desperate people in tiny plastic dinghies, some desperately emptying water from their sinking boat, forced into a perilous journey as they flee their homes to escape war and persecution.

    It's a disgrace that the Government has chosen refugees as their next distraction from their mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, an impending economic crisis, and failure to protect jobs.

  • Article: Aug 13, 2020

    Due to the coronavirus crisis, young people have not only had to adapt to a new system of at-home learning, but many have also missed out on sitting crucial exams that would decide their university fate.

    Now, many of these students across England have been left rightly worried about their futures over the government's decision to use a botched grading system in their A-level results.

  • Article: Aug 13, 2020

    Back in July, Boris Johnson finally agreed to our demands to hold an independent inquiry into the Government's response to coronavirus.

    The Prime Minister accepted his Government will "learn the lessons of this pandemic" and confirmed there will be in independent inquiry.

  • Article: Aug 13, 2020
    By Simon McGrath

    the combination of a higher poverty rate than the rest of England, Brexit, COVID-19 and an ineffectual Mayor have presented Londoners with huge challenges

    Nearly nine million people, 300 languages, the second largest financial centre in the world, a power house of culture, media and business and the driver of the UK economy: London is a fantastic place to live and work. But the combination of a higher poverty rate than the rest of England, Brexit, COVID-19 and an ineffectual Mayor have presented Londoners with huge challenges.

  • Article: Aug 12, 2020

    Following the elections in July we're pleased to announce that a new Executive has taken office. A big thank you to everybody who took part in these elections.

    We are pleased to announce that your new Exec is:

    • Chair: Gareth Lewis Shelton
    • Vice Chair: Stephen Lambert
    • Secretary: Andy Hinton
    • Treasurer: Vacant
    • Membership Secretary: Jasmine Joséphine Sakura-Rose
    • Ordinary Members:
      • Charley Hasted
      • Em Dean
      • Fraser Graham
      • George Rice
      • Jennie Rigg
      • Lucy Tonge
      • Natasha Chapman
  • Article: Aug 11, 2020

    On the 1st of August, we notified both Leadership Campaigns of a proposal from the Radical Association to conduct an event.

    An agreed Chair wasn't then identified before Saturday 8th. At this stage, we were advised that the Layla Moran campaign could no longer attend the event.

    The Returning Officer's team believes both campaigns acted reasonably and in good faith, indeed they have been notably helpful and flexible with the shifting arrangements throughout this campaign.

  • Article: Aug 10, 2020

    The past few months have been incredibly difficult for pupils and teachers. We must ensure no child's opportunities are diminished due to this terrible pandemic - that means getting children back to school safely.