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Welcome to Chiltern Liberal Democrats

Here you will find news from the Liberal Democrats who represent the residents of the Chiltern District. Chiltern District is drawn from four local areas: Chesham, Amersham, The Chalfonts and Great Missenden / Prestwood.

There are currently two Liberal Democrat Councillors on Chiltern District Council, as well as two on Chesham Town Council and one on Little Chalfont Parish Council.

Recent updates

  • Vince Cable MP
    Article: May 10, 2018

    Wokingham Borough Liberal Democrats are hosting a dinner with Vince Cable on Saturday 12 May from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. There will be a buffet followed by an audience with Vince at 7:15pm.

    Since Vince became Party Leader, his top priorities have been:

    • fighting to make sure the UK remains at the heart of the EU;
    • building an economy that works for everyone;
    • investing in high-quality public services and a decent welfare system;
    • building a mass movement that can win elections and make our country more liberal and more democratic.
  • Political map of AVDC
    Article: May 9, 2018

    Congratulations to Scott Raven on winning the District Council by-election for Lib Dems from the Tories in Quainton.

    The figures:

    Scott Raven, LDM: 564 46.4%

    Conservative 492 (40.5%)

    Labour 113 (9.3%)

    Green 47 (4%)

    Spoilt 3

    Total 1219

    Turnout 47.7%

    @PolitiStatsUK helpfully added this: there was no Ind (-23.1), as last ttime; and no UKIP (-22.3) as previous.

  • Scott Raven and pothole
    Article: Apr 26, 2018

    "We need more opposition voices in the council chamber, to hold the ruling Conservative group to account, to challenge them, to ask difficult questions and to scrutinise their proposals, which ultimately are funded by you, the council taxpayer."


    Time and again when we've been canvassing in recent days in the Quainton Ward for the AVDC Council by-election on May 3, voters have been telling us they have yet to make their minds up.

  • Flood protection
    Article: Apr 11, 2018

    You are not likely to hear the answer to this in the mainstream media. Because there are so few LibDem MPs, the party's voice in Parliament is rarely heard, and its views seldom reported.

    So on the major environmental issues of the day, climate change, air pollution, plastic waste on land and sea, most voters have little idea of our policies. Those who voted for us, and studied our literature in elections, will have a rough idea where we stand, which is generally ahead of the other main parties on these subjects.

  • Article: Mar 14, 2018
    Sec of State "minded to implement, subject to Parliamentary approval and further discussions, the locally-led proposal to replace the existing five councils across Buckinghamshire with a single council for the area."
    Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
    Made on: 12 March 2018
  • Lord Ben Stoneham delivering his speech at Spring Regional Conference
    Article: Mar 6, 2018

    The South Central Regional Conference on 24th February was a great success. Region was delighted to welcome lots of new members, attending a Regional Conference for the first time. And a big thank you to all for your excellent donations in the appeal and for purchasing raffle tickets - we managed to raise £285 through the raffle which will help fund our campaigning.

    We had excellent speeches from our MP Layla Moran and Lord Ben Stoneham (pictured left). In addition, we had training sessions on Using Connect on Polling Day, MiniVAN, and Using Social Media. Thank you to Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Ben Dowling and Vanessa McPake who stepped in to lead on various training sessions as, unfortunately, one of our trainers was unable to attend. And thank you to all of you who made speeches at our Speakers Corner. We will be selecting several of the topics submitted to be developed into policy motions to be debated at our next conference on
    Saturday, 13 October 2018 (put that date in your diary now!).

  • Paddy Ashdown
    Article: Feb 27, 2018

    Do you have a big, bold, radical idea to address the problems facing Britain today ? This is the Ashdown (Paddy Ashdown, left, former party leader) Prize. Please read on.

    The Liberal Democrats, Feb 26, 2018

    Lord (Paddy) Ashdown writes:

    Living in Britain today, we all know the scale of the problems approaching us - and yet it seems that no-one has the courage to argue for the radical solutions we need.

    Runaway climate change; an aging population; healthcare and housing both in crisis; the passing of the liberal international order; the commercialisation of our private data; the risks and rewards of automation and AI; one tax system for multinationals and the rich, another for everyone else.

    The list goes on.

    Unless we take firm action we will bow to these pressures, leaving the young and the vulnerable unable to lead the rich, full lives they deserve.

    In the face of such daunting forces, we must find radical new solutions to protect the power of the citizen - over their own lives, over the decisions that affect them, over the world around them.

    This is the Liberalism of tomorrow - the Liberalism Britain so badly needs.

    To that end, the Ashdown Prize for Radical Thought will be awarded to the boldest new policy idea that best empowers the citizen in the Britain of today and tomorrow.

    The deadline for submissions is midnight on Sunday 8th April. My team of judges and I will announce a shortlist of three ideas on Monday 14th May, after which members of the Liberal Democrats will be invited to vote on which of the three ideas should win the Ashdown Prize.

    If you win the prize, you'll get to:

    • Meet with me in the House of Lords to discuss how to take your idea forward.
    • Receive a £500 award donated by Your Liberal Britain.
    • Receive support from the team at Your Liberal Britain to turn your idea into a policy motion for debate at Lib Dem Autumn Conference 2018.
    • Join forces with me at Conference to speak in favour of your idea, if it is selected for debate (which is out of our hands).

    To take part, follow this link:

    https://digitallibdems.typeform.com/to/pXGxXq

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