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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.

Recent updates

  • Article: May 17, 2016

    Newbury and West Berkshire Liberal Democrats are mourning the loss of David Rendel who died peacefully at home on Monday 16 May 2016 after a battle with cancer.

    David was MP for Newbury from 1993 to 2005, having been elected at the historic by-election. His majority of 22,055, the product of the unpopularity of John Major's Conservative government and the energy and determination of David's campaigning, remains the highest ever majority in the history of the Liberal Party and Liberal Democrats. The President of Newbury and West Berkshire Liberal Democrats, Christopher Marriage describes the result as "David putting the Liberal Democrats on the map".

  • EU Action Day 16May16
    Article: May 14, 2016

    Today (Saturday) Liberal Democrats across the South Central Region held street stalls and made the positive, progressive case for remaining in the European Union.

    Liberal Democrats are internationalists because we understand that by working together countries can achieve more than they can alone. We want Britain, and England, to stay in Europe because that is how we keep our country strong, prosperous, safe and green.

  • Portsmouth Winning 2016
    Article: May 10, 2016

    Commenting following the final declaration of results in the local elections, Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:

    "Now that all votes have been counted, it's incredible to see that it is the Liberal Democrats who have made the greatest gains in the English local elections. We have increased our share of seats more than any other party and are the only ones to increase their number of councils.

  • Clive Jones winning photo 2016
    Article: May 7, 2016

    CLIVE JONES won the Hawkedon ward of Wokingham Borough council for the Liberal Democrats on 5th May 2016.



    " I am delighted to be the new Lib Dem Councillor for Hawkedon ward.

    "I have led the campaign to have a quieter M4 motorway and the electorate have recognised this. I have got a quieter road surface coming and an acoustic fence by the motorway. We want the fence to be higher and longer.

    "The Conservatives plans to spend £139m on the town centre in Wokingham was very unpopular. Residents saw it as a waste of money. This was the case in other parts of the Borough as well where the Lib Dems came close to winning.



    "Primary and Secondary school pupils not getting their first choice of school and the awful under funding of schools in Wokingham were big issues.



    "We have produced regular Focus newsletters and residents read them. We keep in touch with them all year round and we have knocked on hundreds of doors." said Clive Jones.



    Contact:

    Cllr. Clive Jones

    07720275212



    Notes:



    The last time the Lib Dems won this ward was in 2003.



    Clive was the Lib Dem PPC for Wokingham at the 2015 General election.

  • The River Kennet at Victoria Park, Newbury
    Article: May 6, 2016

    In yesterday's by election for Newbury Town Coucil our Liberal Democrat candidate Elizabeth O'Keeffe gained a seat from the Tories by a convincing margin. Results were:-

    Elizabeth O'Keeffe (Liberal Democrat) 487

    Craig Hughes (Conservative) 307

    Steve Wallis (Green) 173

    Gary Puffett (Labour) 142

    David McMahon (UKIP) 118

  • Vote Elizabeth O'Keeffe on 5th May 2016
    Article: May 4, 2016

    Vote for Elizabeth O'Keeffe, Thursday 5th May, Newbury Victoria.

    If you live in Victoria Ward in Newbury, this Thursday is by-election day, please vote for Elizabeth O'Keeffe, a Champion for Newbury.

    • If you have a couple of hours to come and help get Elizabeth elected on 5th May 2016, please contact Martha Vickers on: martha.vickers@phonecoop.coop
    • If you have issues that Elizabeth or her colleagues on the Town Council can assist with, please contact Elizabeth by email on: elizabeth44ok@gmail.com
    • If you tweet - please share your thoughts with Elizabeth on Twitter at @eliz44ok and follow campaign activities on
  • CB
    Article: May 4, 2016

    Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder has won the Green Ribbon Political Award recognising her outstanding environmental achievements.

    Catherine was awarded in the "MEP of the Year" category for her work fighting for stronger European targets to tackle air pollution. The judges commended Catherine for generating public awareness of the issue and championing EU action to improve air quality, often in the face of opposition from the UK government.

  • Elizabeth O'Keeffe
    Article: May 3, 2016

    * If you would like to join the team to help get Elizabeth elected on 5th May 2016, please contact Martha Vickers on: martha.vickers@phonecoop.coop

    * If you have issues that Elizabeth or her colleagues on the Town Council can assist with, please contact Elizabeth by email on: elizabeth44ok@gmail.com

    * If you tweet - please share your thoughts with Elizabeth on Twitter at @eliz44ok and follow campaign activities on

  • Judith Bunting
    Article: May 3, 2016

    This is the text of a letter from Judith Bunting as published in the Newbury Weekly News on Thursday 28th April:

    Dear Sir,

    I write, in some surprise, to thank Jonny Roberts for his acknowledgement in these pages last week of the Liberal Democrat position at the vanguard of local campaigning against the Council cuts, along with members of the Green Party and other community groups.

  • Elizabeth O'Keeffe - LibDem candidate in Victoria by election, 2016
    Article: May 1, 2016

    Vote Elizabeth O'Keeffe on 5th May!

    A message to the Victoria community, from Elizabeth O'Keeffee, our Lib Dem Candidate in the Newbury Town Council and future user (like so many of us at The Strawberry Hill Medical Centre):

    I would like to congratulate all the staff from the former Northcroft and St Mary's Rd GP surgeries, now The Strawberry Hill Medical Centre. Moving home is said to be one of the most stressful things we do. To relocate two GP surgeries over the space of a weekend, without interrupting the continuity of patient service was an incredible achievement. No doubt there will be some teething problems.

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