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  • fightback
    Article: Oct 9, 2015

    We will shortly be electing our Regional team of Officers and Committee members for 2016.

    The Regions A.G.M. takes place at our Regional Conference in High Wycombe on 17th October (Registration form available here).

    We are always looking for new people to play an active role on the Executive Committee or the other Regional Committees (listed below). If you are interested you can chat to existing committee members at the Regional stand on the day or make contact with Vanessa McPake by email southcentralld@btconnect.com

  • Tim Farron
    Article: Oct 1, 2015

    Today, revenge evictions have been outlawed after a long campaign by the Liberal Democrats. This news has been heralded by Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron.

    The law, which was passed in March as part of the Deregulation Bill, will make any eviction invalid where the tenant has made a complaint about housing conditions that the landlord did not respond to adequately. Where a landlord gives notice seeking possession through a 'Section 21 notice' following a complaint about the condition of their home, it will no longer be possible to evict that tenant and a court must strike out any attempt to evict under those circumstances.

  • Tim Farron
    Article: Sep 26, 2015

    Commenting on the news that Drax are to abandon a £1bn project to introduce carbon capture technology to cut emissions Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron MP said:

    "The Tories are proving to be the most effective poison to the UK's green industry.

    "We could- and should- be leading the world in tackling climate change, boosting jobs in the renewables industry and playing our part in making sure other countries take action too.

  • Tim Farron refugee demo
    Article: Sep 25, 2015

    We have the perfect solution!

    Our one day #LibDemFightBack conference takes place on the 17th October in High Wycombe.

    There will be debates on NHS, Transport and Housing. Training on Connect and Nationbuider and a special fringe event for new members.

    Delighted that we have Tim Farron MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats speaking as well as Party President Baroness Sal Brinton and Tom Brake MP.

  • European campaign
    Article: Sep 25, 2015

    Liberal Democrats believe in an open, modern and inclusive Britain that stands tall in the world, and doesn't hide from it. We are a modern, free, prosperous country, respected the world over. This is Britain's time to lead.

    Find out how to help our campaign by visiting here

  • car fumes
    Article: Sep 25, 2015

    Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder is calling for EU diesel emission rules to be properly enforced, after it emerged that Volkswagen is being investigated by the US Environmental Protection Agency and could face a fine of up to $18 billion for breaching US standards.

    The news comes after a report last week by campaigning group T&E found that 9 in 10 diesel cars in the EU are breaching EU pollution standards.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2015

    Tim Farron delivered his first speech to a Lib Dem Conference as leader of the party.

    In it he called on the millions of liberals in Britain to become Liberal Democrats and join the party.

    Full text of the speech

    When I was growing up my school didn't have a sixth form. I guess that's because most of us didn't do A levels. So I went to a separate sixth form college - Runshaw in Leyland - and, in my first week, I joined the Liberal Party.

  • John Howson - 2
    Article: Sep 23, 2015

    Lib Dems have accused the Conservatives of forcing the poorest in society to carry the heaviest burden of austerity and cuts. Cllr John Howson, who fought Banbury for the Lib Dems in the general election, said,

    "Since replacing the Coalition in May, the Conservatives have announced £12 billion of benefit cuts will go ahead. When we were part of the Coalition Government, Liberal Democrats refused to allow benefit cuts of this scale to go ahead. "

  • John Howson - 2
    Article: Sep 21, 2015

    Plans by the Conservative Government to cut subsidies to the green energy sector could mean less investment in clean energy and job losses, claim Liberal Democrats in Banbury. The Conservative Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd, has announced that she wants to end the Renewable Obligation in April 2016. That will mean energy companies will not be required to buy green electricity at a pre-agreed price.

  • Article: Sep 21, 2015

    A 'Male' or 'Female' tick-box on official documents should be phased out or replaced with an 'X' option, the Liberal Democrats said today.

    The move is part of a package of measures to cut discrimination against transgender and intersex people.

    Current practices make it difficult for a transgender person to have their gender recorded accurately.