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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

  • Winning Candidate Imogen Shepherd Dubey
    Article: Feb 20, 2017
    On Friday, 17 February, the Lib Dems scored a great success by winning the Emmbrook ward, Wokingham Borough Council by-election and taking it off the Tories.
    Result:
    Lib Dem Imogen Shepherd Dubey 1575 (59.7%, +22.3%)
    Conservative 879 (33.3%, - 4.5%)
    UKIP 104 (3.9%, - 11.7%)
    Labour 79 (3.0% - 6.1%)
    Turnout: 39.57%
  • May 4th Buckinghamshire Banner
    Article: Feb 17, 2017

    CALLING ALL UK & EU CITIZENS OF BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

    May the 4th Be With You!

    It's Not Just Star Wars Day This Year...

    But Also County Council Election Day As Well!

    Please Remember to Register to Vote

    And YES, in this election EU Citizens CAN vote.

    (and you will be very welcome to as well)

    To Register Visit:

  • Article: Feb 15, 2017

    We've had an unprecedented surge in membership over the past few months, and it has continued until the last few days. Indeed since the General Election in 2015 our membership has grown fourfold.

    We welcome those who made this commitment. Some new members, we know, have left another political party. We welcome these people, but not in a spirit of triumphalism. It isn't easy for people to leave a party, with which they may have been associated for some years. We know this is been happening nationally, with people coming to us both from Labour and the Conservatives.

  • Article: Feb 14, 2017

    The Lib Dems 2017 South Central Region spring conference will be held in Theale, Reading, on Saturday, February 25. Key speakers will be Tom Brake MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs; and Baroness Jenny Randerson, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport.

    The all day event will include training sessions, (on for example, using social media and software used in fighting local and national elections - Connect and MiniVan). There will also be an opportunity for members to speak on a topic of their choice. And an Ask an Expert session.

  • Article: Feb 14, 2017

    Commenting on a report by the Education Select Committee which found the government has failed to demonstrate how expanding grammar schools would help close the gap between rich and poor children, Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Secretary John Pugh said:

    "All the evidence suggests expanding grammars would increase inequality and hurt the prospects of poorer pupils.

    "Instead of ploughing ahead with these divisive plans, Theresa May should address the £3 billion funding black hole facing our schools over the next five years.

    "Spending millions expanding grammars while schools are facing devastating cuts would be a damaging and costly distraction.

    "Pupils and parents across the country do not deserve to be let down by this government's ideological obsession with grammar schools."

    ENDS

    Notes to Editors

    The report by the Education Select Committee can be found here

    A report by the National Audit Office found schools will have to find £3 billion of savings by 2020 while spending per pupil is set to fall by 8% (National Audit Office, 14 December 2016, link)

  • Article: Feb 10, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have hit out at reports that the Conservatives are to push for a new generation of grammars to be "super-selective" that would only take the top 10% of children. This is even lower than for existing grammars, which typically take the top 25% of children.

    John Pugh, Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson, said:

    "The Conservatives are determined to keep out all but a tiny, tiny few from their new generation of grammar schools. If you exclude 90% of the population, what are you doing to improve the life chances of kids who don't come from privileged backgrounds?

    "Parents want the best for their children. But all the evidence shows that children on free school dinners have very little chance of getting into existing grammars, let alone this new generation of super-selective ones. Meanwhile, schools that the vast majority of children go to are facing cut after cut after cut.

    "The involvement of prime ministerial advisers shows that the school system is being used as a political football, with policy driven not by evidence but by ideology.

    "You won't keep Britain open, tolerant and united if you divide children at the age of 11."

  • car fumes
    Article: Feb 7, 2017

    Poor air quality costs British business 6 million lost workdays every year

    Today the European Commission has published an "Environmental Implementation Review" package which assesses how well each EU country is doing in terms of applying EU environmental legislation.

    In the UK specific report it says that the UK's air quality "continues to give cause for concern".

Mo 20 Potty Potholes Local Economy IN Europe

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