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Below you'll find a range of local and national news about the Liberal Democrats

News from the local Liberal Democrats

  • Walid Marzouk
    Article: May 6, 2021

    The Chairman of Chesham & Amersham Liberal Democrats has issued a policy statement highlighting the party's continued commitment to mitigate the impact of HS2 on local communities affected by HS2. Walid Marzouk, Chairman of the local Lib Dem party has pushed to raise awareness of the critical importance of policy to mitigate the impact of HS2 at a national level within the Liberal Democrat party and also through local campaigning activity.

  • Article: May 1, 2021

    Did you know that Lib Dem led Councils are among the top councils for recycling in the country?

    In this video, Lib Dem candidates, Dan Gallagher, Paul Harding, Frances Kneller and Anna Losse talk about our commitment to making Chesham & Amersham a greener place to live.

  • Pednor
    Article: Apr 30, 2021
    By Ruth Juett, Unitary Candidate for Chess Valley

    Ruth Juett, unitary candidate for Chess Valley highlights issues with planning consultations in her area.

    Local people have already told us that the current planning process is not fit for purpose and Covid-19 has led to some issues with recent planning applications.

    During the lockdown, it has been reported by some residents that planning applications are not being advertised effectively. Ruth Juett, standing for Chess Valley and St. Mary's ward on the Town Council received the following comments from a local resident:

  • The 'good' old boys
    Article: Apr 29, 2021
    By Frances Kneller, Liberal Democrat Unitary Candidate for Chesham and candidate for Chesham Town Council

    Frances Kneller, Lib Dem Unitary Candidate for Chesham asks 'Are the British people slowly waking up, and realising that it's not coffee or roses they're smelling?'.

    If the latest opinion polls are anything to go by, they certainly are. An Ipsos Mori poll found that the Tory party's approval ratings had been slashed by five percentage points between March and April, following weeks of revelations about Tory corruption, lobbying and, more recently, the refurbishment of the prime minister's flat. Questionable behaviours and attitudes in Boris Johnson's government are reaching new heights but the seeds appear to have been sown by a previous Tory PM - David Cameron.

  • Shirley
    Article: Apr 28, 2021
    By Mark Roberts, Liberal Democrat Unitary Candidate for Amersham & Chesham Bois

    During my growing years in the 1970s, Shirley Williams was already one of the 'big beasts' of politics so when I started getting interested in politics she became a huge influence on me.

    I started following political events during the 1970s: during the miners strike, joining the EEC, the '74 elections, the economic struggles of the Labour government, the winter of discontent, the election of Thatcher in 1979. And throughout that she was a constant voice of wisdom and sense.