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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

  • Article: Feb 19, 2018

    Brexit continues to dominate the political agenda as we progress into 2018. And there are signs that our campaign is bearing fruit, with, according to the latest polls, a majority now supporting our call for a second referendum.

    But there are other issues and concerns to consider. In January I (chairman Gareth Davies) wrote to the Bucks Herald (see letter below) about the county's pension fund's investment in fossil fuels. You may have your own thoughts about whether divesting from fossil fuels is better than keeping those holdings and trying to influence oil companies as shareholders, but I and other members believe the time has now come to take a firm stand on the issue of funding the continuing extraction of coal, gas and oil if there is to be any possibility of keeping the rise in temperatures below 2°C, let alone the hoped-for 1.5°C.

  • Article: Jan 21, 2018

    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: Dec 18, 2017
    By Gareth Davies, party chairman

    The government is to allow Britain's public-sector pension schemes to dump their shares in oil, gas and coal companies, as part of the fight against climate change.

    This affects us in Buckinghamshire, where the Lib Dems have been campaigning for several years to persuade the county council, which administers pensions investments on behalf of employers across the country, to get rid of its shares in fossil fuels.

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    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.

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