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Our Values - We're about Freedom, Fairness, Trust and a Greener Britain.

Liberalism means a freer Britain, one in which people and communities are able to exercise real political power on their own behalf.

It means a fairer Britain, where people are not excluded by a lack of income or wealth or opportunity.

And it means a greener Britain, where the environment is valued and protected. It means a country built on trust in its citizens.

Councillor Jamie Capp

Councillor Jamie Capp

Wiltshire Voters support our values and elect Jamie Capp in Amesbury East

May 5th saw a fantastic by-election victory and the election of Wiltshire Authority's youngest Councillor.

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  • Article: May 18, 2016

    Commenting on the Queen's Speech, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said:



    "Only one year in and this Conservative majority is running out of steam.



    "30 announcements, but 28 have been made before. Weekend prisoners, announced by a weakened Government.



    "The Queen's Speech is a stop-gap to give the warring factions of the Tory party a couple of day's respite from the referendum. It does nothing to address the key issues at stake.



    "This country's challenges on education, housing, investment, skills, and the environment are either ignored, or offered nothing more than empty rhetoric.



    "The Conservatives are continuing their dogmatic assault on civil liberties with the ongoing threat of the snooper's charter and an obsession to tear up the human rights act. We will fight them every step of the way.



    "There are enough re-runs on BBC without having to get the Queen to do her own."

  • Cllr David Rendel
    Article: May 17, 2016

    Paying tribute to David Rendel, former Liberal Democrat MP for Newbury who passed away last night, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:

    "I am hugely saddened by the loss of David Rendel. He was a committed, selfless individual who I will remember particularly for his unyielding campaigning over so many years. I will miss him.

  • Article: May 13, 2016

    So much of the debate around Europe has been about financial projections, trading complex cost benefit analyses about what will happen if we stay or leave. And fascinating though that all is, my hunch is that it might not, on its own, clinch the right result.

    Because there is much more to this Referendum than the economy, crucial though that is.

  • Article: May 12, 2016

    Read Tim Farron's speech on June 11, 2016 on why he's voting to remain on June 23rd

    So much of the debate around Europe has been about financial projections, trading complex cost benefit analyses about what will happen if we stay or leave. And fascinating though that all is, my hunch is that it might not, on its own, clinch the right result.

  • Article: May 11, 2016

    Commenting ahead of the publication of reformed EU refugee laws, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said



    "Any proposals to strengthen Dublin regulations are welcome but do not alone do enough to confront the humanitarian crisis in Europe.



    "It will take time to make Dublin more effective and efficient and this is something we simply don't have. That is why the PM must act now and offer safety to 3,000 vulnerable refugee children who are unaccompanied in Europe. Many Conservative MPs are u-turning on their vote against this last week, and it is time for the PM to join them."

  • Article: May 11, 2016

    Commenting on reports that new London Mayor Sadiq Khan is expected to announce the introduction of a 'one hour bus ticket' , Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon said:



    "The Liberal Democrats have been campaigning for a One Hour Bus Ticket for the best part of a decade in London. I welcome our policy being adopted by London's new mayor and hope that he will go further and also implement our policy for half price travel for journeys on the transport network before 7.30am."

  • Sir Graham Watson, Sue Knowles Devizes Constituency Chair and Alexander Kirk-Wilson Marlborough Town Councillor
    Article: May 8, 2016
    By Sue Knowles

    On Saturday May 7th Sir Graham Watson, respected Euro MEP for twenty years in the South West, gave an impassioned plea for the UK to remain in the EU. Sir Graham referred to the threat to legislation which protects workers rights, and the environment, which many fear will be over turned or watered down if we leave. He stated the benefits to us of the collective security which membership of a large block like the EU brings, especially in conjunction with NATO. He pointed out the jitters already emerging on financial markets, as uncertainty over trading agreements and future prosperity grows. Those thinking that such agreements can be readily made with the Commonwealth for example are clutching at straws.

  • Document: May 4, 2016