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Buckingham Liberal Democrats

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  • Article: Sep 23, 2020
    By Mark Johnston
  • Article: Sep 23, 2020
    By Mark Johnston
  • Article: Sep 23, 2020

    As previewed, the September meeting of the party's Steering Group concentrated on how we can maximise our chances of success in the May elections. Our grassroots campaigners are on the frontline for that, but what we do centrally can help (or hinder!) their chances.

    So as well as agreeing on priorities for next year's budget, we're also ensuring that ahead of that, our financial figures are given a really thorough shakedown to identify if any extra funds can be squeezed out for helping the elections in time to make a real difference.

  • Article: Sep 22, 2020
    By The LGBT+LD Executive

    Grief and despair. That's what a great number of trans, non-binary and intersex individuals in the UK are feeling today. Despite 3 years of promises and consultations by successive Conservative governments, which created a storm of anti-trans hatred and disinformation from the media, the Government has scrapped its plans to reform the Gender Recognition Act. We, along with a majority of respondents to both Govenrment consultations, had welcomed proposals to introduce self-identification, remove the spousal veto and allow non-binary individuals to gain legal recognition. Sadly, these have all now been scrapped.

  • Article: Sep 22, 2020

    As previewed, the September meeting of the party's Steering Group concentrated on how we can maximise our chances of success in the May elections. Our grassroots campaigners are on the frontline for that, but what we do centrally can help (or hinder!) their chances.

    So as well as agreeing on priorities for next year's budget, we're also ensuring that ahead of that, our financial figures are given a really thorough shakedown to identify if any extra funds can be squeezed out for helping the elections in time to make a real difference.

  • Luisa Porritt
    Article: Sep 22, 2020
    By Luisa Porritt

    Building back better must mean transforming London into the greenest capital on earth

    If you are a Londoner, a small guilty part of you probably enjoyed the brief respite from pollution over lockdown. But it should not take a pandemic and large parts of our economy being shut down for us to breathe clean air. We now have an opportunity, while our communities have been strengthened by their response to Covid-19, to design a London that is better equipped to address its challenges.

  • No HS2
    Article: Sep 21, 2020

    Chiltern Liberal Democrats have submitted a motion on HS2 to the party's national conference.

    The conference is taking place online this weekend (September 25-27).

    Local party chairman Walid Marzouk said "so much has changed since the original decision to build HS2.

    "The cost has spiralled, up from an initial £47bililion to over £100billion. The business case gets worse and worse, and thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic railway passenger numbers have fallen off a cliff. The argument that we need HS2 for capacity purposes no longer applies

  • Article: Sep 21, 2020
  • Article: Sep 21, 2020
    By Munira Wilson

    On May 20th, Boris Johnson declared that the UK would have a 'world-beating' coronavirus test, track and trace system in place by June 1st. Instead, four months later the UK is facing a testing crisis.

    The British public are confronting the reality that we may be facing a second wave of coronavirus with a test and trace system that is just inadequate. It is unacceptable.

  • Voting / ballot / election
    Article: Sep 20, 2020

    The Federal Conference Committee has selected and released the following motion for debate and vote at party conference next Sunday, 27 September.


    The UK and Europe

    Federal Policy Committee

    Conference notes with deep concern:

    A. The decision by the Conservative Government not to seek an extension to the post- Brexit transition period beyond 31 December 2020 despite the apparently deadlocked 'future relationship' negotiations between the UK and the EU on economic, transport, migration, welfare, fisheries and security arrangements.