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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

  • Job
    Article: Nov 6, 2017

    South Central Region consists of Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

    We have around 10,000 members, 1 MP and 1 Council where we have majority control.

    Our wish is to grow the capacity of Lib Dems across our region to win elections at all levels and grow the party in all parts of the Region.

  • Article: Oct 16, 2017

    Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable has accused Network Rail and the company behind the HS2 rail link of being secretive at a crucial time for transport infrastructure in Britain.

    He said that a repeated failure to publish the minutes of board meetings amounted to "a growing lack of transparency" at both state-funded organisations.

  • Article: Oct 10, 2017

    The South Central Region of the Liberal Democrats is to hold its next conference in Beaconsfield next weekend.

    The following statement has been received from the Regional Organiser.

    FOCUS COMPETITION - please encourage your councillors and activists to bring along entries for the Focus competition. It will be judged by Neil Fawcett. Members need to bring a few recent Focus examples (with a note on saying which ward, which Local Party and who did the artwork) and put in the box on the Regional Stand.

  • Paddy Ashdown speaking at a conference meeting.
    Article: Oct 2, 2017
    By Walid Marzouk

    Local Liberal Democrats were well represented at the party's Autumn Conference, held recently in Bournemouth.

    Walid Marzouk writes:

    Fight back Phase 2

    More than 4000 attended the 2017 Autumn conference in Bournemouth, the highest number for the last few years. Around 20% were new members which is extremely encouraging and higher than expected. As for the young, their presence was felt and the number attending was encouraging. Every session we attended was packed to the rafters and the main hall, which is often half full for the less "exciting sessions", was full for every session.

    From the Chilterns, there are normally 3-4 people attending. This year it was double that, including Chair, Ruth Juett and Vera Head. The warm welcome Vera received from so many senior people, who still show gratitude for her campaigning skills and helping them win elections, was wonderful.

    Jo Swinson, the newly re-elected MP for East Dunbartonshire, attacked the constant Trumpy - Faragy - shouty - arsey commentary drowning out more normal moderate and liberal voices, which was a wonderful description of the right wing press and Brexiteers.

    Sir Vince's Q&A was a masterly session demonstrating his wide range of expertise, offering solutions to most of our country's problems on the NHS, education, security and the economy, calling again for a grown up approach to politics. Wise yet not afraid of radical solutions and new ideas.

    He reminded people that ONLY the Liberal Democrats said No to the Iraq war and that the party had also warned about the banking crisis and we were right. Now we are once again proudly on our own against Brexit and we are right again. But, we are not UKIP in reverse, we are much more than that.

    Lord Brian Paddick, in a workshop on Community Policing, highlighted that we are in the midst of a severe resources crisis and while more police are needed, community in the form of local councils, village societies and other organisations can help.

    Lord Paddy Ashdown and our latest and brightest MP Layla Moran - who represents Oxford West and Abingdon - were on the panel of a workshop on the young. The recurring theme was for the Liberal Democrats to join the young with more radical and internationalist ideas and find again their intellectual origin.

  • Peter Jones
    Article: Jun 27, 2017
    Commenting on the result of the General Election, Peter Jones says:
    "I'm grateful to the 7,179 that voted for me and the Liberal Democrats, thank you. My colleagues and I were pleased to meet so many local residents throughout the campaign, and we're grateful to everyone that took the time to talk with us about their local concerns.
    "Sadly, I said at the very beginning of the process that this was an unnecessary election, and I think now that even Mrs May would agree with me. This was supposed to be "the Brexit election" but we are hardly any further forward. I sense a mood amongst most people to 'get on with it' - the minor drawback being that nobody can agree what 'it' is!
    "Whenever the next general election happens (not for a while in my opinion, but we'll see...) we in the Liberal Democrats will continue to argue for a society that is open to all, united in support of liberty and tolerant of the opinions of others.
    "Once again, thank you for your support."
  • Article: Jun 26, 2017

    Following Tim Farron's decision to stand down as Leader of the Liberal Democrats, there will be an election for a new Leader, who will take office in time for the Party's Autumn Conference.

    Scottish MP Jo Swinson - who gained Dunbartonshire East from the SNP with a majority of more than 5,000 - has been elected as Deputy Leader.

  • Article: Jun 6, 2017

    ( 6 June, 2017)

    We are sorry there is no Lib Dem candidate in the Buckingham constituency, and that once again electors here have had no proper choice of possible MP, unlike every other seat in the UK.

    We had established with our national party that we had the right to stand a candidate to oppose Mr Speaker, and had in fact appointed one in late April this year. However she was persuaded to stand down by party officials.

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