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  • Social Care
    Article: Mar 2, 2021
    By Selina Kerr

    Please take our survey about care of the elderly and vulnerable in Buckinghamshire

    We need to hear from as many people as possible, including you.

    The Liberal Democrats understand that quality of care for elderly and vulnerable adults is a key priority for many people and COVID-19 has certainly heightened the importance of this issue. We are conducting this survey to better understand the opinions and priorities for the many people affected by adult social care services including those who receive care, their families, unpaid carers, care professionals and volunteers working in organisations delivering support to the elderly and vulnerable members of our community.

  • iwd
    Article: Mar 1, 2021
    By Rachel Dineley

    A week before International Women's Day (8 March) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala took up her post as the new Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, after working for 25 years at the World Bank (ultimately as managing director) and twice as Finance Minister in her native Nigeria. Her extraordinary story is not only inspiring but serves as a valuable lesson in the importance of education.

  • Apply for a postal vote
    Page: Feb 24, 2021

    What will you be doing on the 6th May?

    Not sure? We're all getting used to this 'new normal' and with ever changing rules about almost everything it's even more difficult to plan ahead.

    Next May Buckinghamshire will see its biggest ever round of local elections. This is the most important local election in a generation being the first unitary election.

  • Brian Gallagher, Campaign Manager, Chesham & Amersham Liberal Democrats
    Article: Feb 17, 2021
    By Brian Gallagher

    The quality of the Government's performance in the face of the Covid pandemic can be assessed by reference to two factors:

    • First the suggestion made at an early stage that the country would be doing well if deaths arising were limited to 20,000;
    • second the success of the vaccination programme.

    If we use the first factor as a reference the performance of the Government has been poor. Its approach has been littered with dither, delay and indecision. There has been confusion and u-turns. The catastrophe of the second wave has left the country locked up, the NHS at the end of its tether and the economy badly shaken. Lives have been lost that might well have been saved. The experien ce of other first world economies such as Japan and Australia suggest there could have been an altogether better and more effective response. Businesses and jobs are very much at risk and so far, no clear path towards economic recovery has been plotted. The nation's health has also been badly damaged beyond the ravages of Covid. The failure to address the Covid crisis resolutely and effectively has diverted scarce NHS resources from the very many other healthcare issues that our population has to contend with. It could all have been very different.

  • Rachel Dineley
    Article: Feb 12, 2021
    By Rachel Dineley ,Diversity Officer, Chesham and Amersham Liberal Democrats

    This article was published in Bucks Free Press as Letter of the Week (5th February 2021)

    In the last week of January we saw the official record of 100k Covid-related deaths in the U.K. There has been much debate about why the U.K. has the worst record in the world, in terms of ratio of deaths to the population. There has also been debate as to how this appalling tragedy should be marked, including the creation of memorials and establishing a memorial day.