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  • Witney Group
    Article: Sep 24, 2016

    There was an amazing turnout of members at the first action day in the Witney By-Election.

    Liberal Democrat President Baroness Sal Brinton also came to help and support our excellent candidate Liz Leffman.

    Many of our new members were experiencing the buzz of a by-election for the first time.

    There is plenty more to do so come along as soon as you can.

  • Article: Sep 23, 2016

    Two weeks ago, Jeremy Corbyn suggested Britain should give up its membership of the EU's Single Market - a position he shares with only the most hardcore Brexiteers.

    The single market means it as easy to trade between London and Berlin as it is between Edinburgh and London. Within the Single Market, goods, people, services and capital can move freely, meaning there's no lengthy customs checks, borders to cross and goods can move freely and cheaply.

  • Article: Sep 22, 2016

    Liz Leffman a local councillor and business woman has been selected overwhelmingly by a meeting of local Liberal Democrats in the Witney constituency for the by-election caused by the resignation of former Conservative Prime Minister and local MP David Cameron.

    Tim Farron, fresh from his speech at the Lib Dem party conference in Brighton, made his first visit to the constituency of the campaign to congratulate Liz on her selection.

  • Welcome to Whitchurch
    Article: Sep 22, 2016

    The September edition of Whitchurch Focus is currently being delivered to all homes in Whitchurch. If you haven't received your copy yet you can download it here.

  • Tim Farron
    Article: Sep 20, 2016

    Below is the final version of Tim Farron's speech at the close of the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton today.

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    Liberal Democrats are good at lots of things. But the thing it seems that we're best at, is confounding expectations.

    We were expected to shy away from taking power, but we stepped up and we made a difference.

  • Article: Sep 20, 2016

    Sal Brinton, President of the Liberal Democrats, will give a speech today to members on the final day of the party's Autumn Conference.

    She will say

    Good morning, Conference. Here we are, constitutional amendments concluded - how will we all manage next week without the excitement?

    But seriously, I want to thank you for your involvement and responses to the challenge I put to you over a year ago to think how we could improve our Federal structures, and how we can work more effectively as a party. The thousands of suggestions and comment that you made to the Federal Executive have truly helped shape what came to Conference, and your contributions to the debates over the last four days has been genuinely helpful.

  • Article: Sep 20, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats are today launching a National Consultation exercise on the impact of Brexit on local communities.

    All Lib Dem parliamentary candidates will contact businesses, health and educational institutions and civil society organisations in their constituencies to discuss their Brexit concerns.

  • Alistair Carmichael
    Article: Sep 20, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats have urged the government to play its part in resettling refugees, in particular unaccompanied children, in an emergency motion at their Autumn Conference.

    The demand comes as Theresa May addresses a special UN meeting on migration in New York. Yesterday the Prime Minister resisted calls to take in more vulnerable refugees from Syria.

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