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Buckingham Liberal Democrats

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  • SD canvassing, shaking hands
    Article: Dec 2, 2019

    Stephen Dorrell, Lib Dem candidate for Buckingham constituency, answering a question on Expressway at the Buckingham University hustings, 28/11:

    The Conservative County Council and Oxfordshire County Council and the Conservative Government have promoted the East-West Expressway as an important element in the planning of this part of the world. And then suddenly there's an election called and they announce a review.

    I don't think people will be quite as easily taken in. Consider the track record of the current prime minister. It is not many months since he was a candidate for the Conservative leadership. He went round to Conservative associations making all kinds of commitments, which he is now ditching, a few months later. What does it mean when they say they will have a review on the East-West Expressway? What it means is they know that they are unpopular in this part of the world by continuing to promote a policy that they have promoted consistently for many, many months, indeed for years.

    What is wrong with East-West Expressway is what's wrong with a lot of British government, not just in the Department of Transport. That there is a belief that problems can be best solved by clever people in Whitehall. Actually the way you address local problems is by engaging with local communities. It's why I am strongly in favour - Liberal Democrats have been championing this - of stronger local government, addressing the issues in ways that work for local communities. And I'm afraid that the deathbed conversion of Transport Secretary] Grant Shapps at Verney Junction [last week] doesn't persuade me.

  • 191115 Winslow Hustings
    Article: Nov 28, 2019

    This week has been the week of the first two hustings, one in Winslow on Monday night, thanks to St Laurence Church, and the second in Buckingham at the University. Both events were very well attended, the second one so packed that some people couldn't get in, due to the auditorium being at capacity.

    NEXT HUSTINGS:

  • Lib Dems Winning Here
    Article: Nov 12, 2019

    WANTED: People willing and able to help place these stake boards in gardens across the constituency.


    If you are able to help, please contact the Campaign Team on campaign@buckinghamlibdems.org.uk

  • Article: Nov 4, 2019

    The Manifesto for our National Party has been published.

    Read all the details here

  • Stephen Dorrell Triangle Logo
    Page: Nov 4, 2019

    LABOUR AND THE TORIES ARE DYING - THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS ARE THE FUTURE

    The slow-motion disintegration of the Conservative and Labour Parties is the key political fact of 2019. Brexit is the immediate detonator, but the underlying causes run much deeper and create the opportunity to reshape politics.

  • Haddenham Social 15 Oct 2019
    Article: Oct 23, 2019

    You may have noticed an increased activity from the Buckingham Liberal Democrats lately.
    We have revamped our website and there are quite a few events going on at the moment. Of course this is all a direct result of John Bercow announcing that he will be stepping down shortly and this means a guaranteed election in the Buckingham Constituency. We don't yet know whether we will have a by-election or General Election or indeed when this election will take place, but we are building up to be prepared.

  • Ox-Cam Expressway
    Petition: Oct 22, 2019

    Expressway: Give us a say!

    The Conservative Government is ploughing ahead with their Oxford-Cambridge Expressway project before giving local residents the opportunity to have a say on whether the whole concept is right.



    Read more about the project on
    Highways England,
    Gov.uk,
    Bucks County Council,
    BBOWT Berks, Bucks & Oxon WildLife Trust,
    Haddenham.net,
    No Expressway Group and
    No Expressway Alliance



    We call on the Government to consult the public on the principle of the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway before spending millions of pounds of taxpayers' money working up detailed schemes.



    If you wish to help us campaign and support us, please feel free to Volunteer or Donate:
  • Page: Oct 22, 2019

    What's the role?

    The Vice Chair is a position that has strategic value to any party. It involves you in the heart of your local party and is good experience for those who may want to become Chair in the future.

    The Vice Chair can be a kind of 'Minister Without Portfolio', available to take on some tasks not obviously someone else's responsibility.
    It works equally well as a leadership and an advisory role.

  • Page: Oct 22, 2019

    What's the role?

    The Diversity Officer needs to be someone in the local party that has a passion for people and is supposed to bring in diversity to the party with the aim of making the local party more relatable to the community. It needs someone who can reach out to different groups within the community, and who is happy to go to many events to meet new and different people.

    This is a very fun role as you get to learn about your local community and the many different groups that give it its diversity. You will be educated about these groups, but also prepared to learn about their concerns, so that you can help the exec group take them into consideration when discussing and deciding the local manifesto or different policies.

    This role can also be a great help to your local party's fundraising and campaigning activities, as well as your Membership Officer when it comes to organising events. Be open and diverse in your thoughts, and never make an assumption about any of the groups in your community.

  • Page: Oct 22, 2019

    What's the role?

    Each local party has people elected to their Executive Committee as Ordinary Members, who do not hold specific roles. These are people who help by having a say in how the local party is run, and by taking on ad hoc roles and helping with special projects.

    Being a committee member enables you to help guide the party in the best possible direction, and you can do it without taking on a specific functional role. It suits someone who is generally quite competent, and who likes to look at the bigger picture of their local party. It's ideal for somebody who wants to be involved, but who may not want an official position.