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South Central Region

Welcome to the web site of South Central Region Liberal Democrats.

South Central Region covers the counties of Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and this site contains information about the Liberal Democrats across the region.

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  • Chris Hall in his Newbury studio with visitor, Margaret Bunting
    Article: Aug 18, 2016

    We have been saddened to hear about the sudden loss of life-long Liberal activist, Chris Hall. Chris was a staunch local campaigner, always ready to put shoe leather in service of his principles.

    Chris was elected as Borough councillor five times and Mayor of Newbury, back when he was only 36 years old. In later years, he often worried about how to get younger people more interested and active in politics. As a Councillor in the 60s Chris worked to preserve many of Newbury's old buildings and was responsible for planting the avenue of Poplar trees at Stroud Green. He was still actively involved in our election campaigns until he was well into his eighties and was the current Vice President of Newbury and West Berkshire Liberal Democrats.
  • Thatcham Priory
    Article: Aug 16, 2016

    Thatcham people want The Priory

    Thatcham Vision, which was put together by the community, said the town badly needed a central, public facility for a variety of uses.

    In response, when West Berkshire Council decided it no longer needed The Priory, the Liberal Democrats who then were in control of Thatcham Town Council, fought hard to buy it as a resource for the community. They developed a business plan which showed how The Priory would house a range of community uses right in the heart of the town. They included:

  • Article: Aug 4, 2016

    Commenting on the high court ruling that NHS England can fund the pre-exposure prophylaxis (Prep) drug, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Norman Lamb said:

    "The Liberal Democrats warmly welcome the Court's decision, which is a landmark moment in the fight against HIV. PrEP is a revolutionary treatment which has the potential to save thousands of lives, and it is absolutely right that this should be funded by NHS England.

    "I am now urging the Government and NHS England to work together to ensure that PrEP is made available to all individuals at the highest risk of infection without any further delay."

  • Document: Aug 4, 2016
    171.52 KiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    Registration form for Regional Autumn Conference 22nd October 2016

  • Books
    Article: Aug 3, 2016

    The Liberal Democrat Group on West Berkshire Council have welcomed the fact that the decision on the future of libraries in the district will now be made at a meeting of the full council after public consultation.

    Previously stakeholders had been told that the decision would be made by the Council's Executive Committee made up of ten Conservative councillors.

  • Judith Bunting
    Article: Aug 3, 2016

    Judith Bunting has been unanimously selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Newbury constituency.

    Following reports that the new Prime Minister might go to the country early, before a possible recession and to take advantage of Labour in-fighting, Liberal Democrat candidates are now in place in key seats all across the country. This means the party is ready to fight a general election whenever it comes.

  • Thatcham Priory
    Article: Aug 1, 2016

    Please sign the petition to Save the Priory.

    Please attend the special meeting at 6:30pm, this Wednesday, 17th August. Let Thatcham Councillors know what you think.

    Conservatives on Thatcham Town Council are putting Thatcham Priory on the market for a second time.

    They first tried last year and were jubilant about finding a buyer for this historic building that local organisations and Liberal Democrat councillors badly wanted to keep as a community facility. Now the buyer has pulled out of the deal and this week the Tory councillors have decided to put it back on the open market.

  • Dominic, Lord Addington, in action on the pitch
    Article: Jul 21, 2016

    Excerpt from a speech given by Dominic Addington, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Special Educational Needs, captain of the Commons and Lords Rugby and Football team, and a West Berkshire resident.

    14th July 2016.

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    The fact is that if someone has a hidden disability - I am thinking primarily about dyslexia but it could be many other hidden disabilities: dyscalculia, autism, you name it - they can have a problem engaging properly with the state. It is very difficult to access the benefits that the state can offer. We always think of ...

  • Judith Bunting, Parliamentary Spokesperson, NWB Liberal Democrats
    Article: Jul 12, 2016

    Theresa May is the second female leader of the Conservative Party and in 48 hours she will become Britain's second ever female Prime Minister. That is something people across the political spectrum should welcome.

    In terms of her policy outlook, however, Liberal Democrats have serious concerns that stem from May's time at the Home Office and some of the deeply illiberal policies she implemented and pursued.

  • Summer Extravaganza
    Article: Jul 11, 2016

    We would love to see all members, friends and supporters at this year's Summer Party, details below. RSVP.

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