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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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  • Greenham Common
    Article: May 21, 2015

    The Greenham Control Tower Restoration project has been selected by Waitrose Newbury as one of their three Community Matters projects for the month of May.

    At the end of the month, each of the three community projects will receive a share of £1000, the share being based on the number of green tokens that each project receives.

  • Winning Team
    Article: May 20, 2015

    South Central Regional Liberal Democrats have organised a meeting for members in Woodley to review the General Election and plan the way ahead. All local parties in the region have been asked to ensure they are represented at the meeting.

    In light of a record number of new members joining the party since the General Election the invitation has been extended to all new members who wish to help our fightback. We would be delighted to have your ideas and views. A warm welcome awaits.

  • Judith Bunting at the TVAA stall at Brimpton Airshow
    Article: May 5, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats will use £2.5 million from a fine imposed on a bank for rigging the Libor rate to investment in The Thames Valley air ambulance service.

    This money could be used to buy an additional helicopter, provide 24/7 emergency, or upgrade helipads at hospitals - although it is up to local groups how they spend the cash.

  • ben help to rent
    Article: May 2, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats have announced plans for a new Help to Rent scheme targeting support at young working adults who still live with their parents but want to move out and rent their own place.

    Research shows that around two million young working adults - sometimes dubbed the 'boomerang generation' or 'clipped wing generation' - still live with their parents despite being in paid work.

  • Article: May 2, 2015

    The Conservatives have claimed to have "matched" the Lib Dem £8bn spending commitment on the NHS.

    "Let me be clear. This commitment from the Tories is completely unfunded, so it is no commitment at all

    "Unlike the Lib Dems, the Conservatives have not set out at all how they will finance the extra spending, so this announcement is nothing more than a lazy attempt to grab a headline". says Clive Jones, Liberal democrat candidate for Wokingham.

    The NHS is a crucial issue in this election and the Liberal Democrats remain the only party to have a fully funded commitment to deliver the extra £8bn in spending that the NHS itself says it needs.

    Here's how the Lib Dems will fund our £8bn NHS spending commitment:

    -The additional £1.7bn that the Liberal Democrats successfully secured in the Autumn Statement for 2015/16 will be maintained.

    -In addition to this funding, we will invest a further £1bn in real terms in 2016/17 (£250m of which we secured in this year's budget). This will be paid for by restricting reliefs on Capital Gains Tax and scrapping the Conservative shares for rights scheme.

    -Once we have finished the job of tackling the deficit in 2017/18, we will increase health spending in line with growth in the economy. We are the only party that will increase health spending in line with growth in the economy at this point, because the Conservatives will still be cutting public spending and Labour won't have balanced the books.​

  • Article: May 2, 2015

    Prospective Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton has commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

    70 years ago, British troops entered the German concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen.

    The soldiers who liberated the camp - members of the 11th Armored Division - had already experienced years of battle against Nazi Germany. Yet nothing could have prepared them for what they've found - piles of dead bodies and thousands of sick and starving prisoners. Many could never bring themselves to speak of the horrors they had seen.

  • ben rural
    Article: May 2, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats have set out a package of measures to help rural areas thrive.

    The plans, set out by party leader Nick Clegg in a Countryside Charter, will create over 300,000 new jobs and ensure people living in rural areas have access to the facilities they need to prosper.

    The Charter includes measures to improve high speed internet provision in rural areas, keep local services open and secure the future of the farming industry.

  • Article: May 2, 2015

    Liberal Democrats will give 630 carers in Chesham & Amersham constituency a £250 'Carer's Bonus' for looking after loved ones who are older, disabled or seriously ill.

    The annual payment would be a boost to an army of unsung heroes who work tirelessly to care for their friends and relatives.

    This policy is part of a £150 million package to help make the lives of Britain's 6.5 million carers that bit easier. It forms part of our Disability Manifesto.

  • maidenhead taxi
    Article: May 2, 2015

    On Monday, a group of Maidenhead Taxi Drivers met with Tony Hill, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate, and Mike Holness ex Liberal Democrat councillor and candidate for Boyn Hill ward.

    'The drivers are deeply concerned about the difficulties they face in the station area, and the shrinking of their incomes. I was amazed by some of their costs, ' said Tony Hill. 'They feel ignored by the authorities, harassed because of queuing, traffic and crowding which impact on their customers. And, they more than sympathise with other traffic users, drop off drivers, pedestrians and cyclists who have to use the station area at peak times.'

  • kirsten
    Article: May 2, 2015

    Research published by VoteSmart has shown that Kirsten Johnson of the Liberal Democrats has become the only left of centre candidate who can win in Chesham and Amersham.

    Dr. Kirsten Johnson is calling on the people of Chesham and Amersham to choose the Liberal Democrats when they cast their vote in nine days if they want a progressive voice standing up for their community.

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