Welcome to the Basingstoke and Deane Liberal Democrats.

It's an exciting time to be a Liberal Democrat. Membership is at record levels and our message is resonating with the public, as our performance in the 2017 General Election, when we won 50 percent more seats, demonstrates.

Closer to home, the Basingstoke branch now has around 50 percent more members than it had a year ago.

Above all, we're here to help so get in touch, complete our residents' survey or visit our Facebook page if you want us to tackle an issue on your behalf.

We're on our way up, and that gives us an incredible opportunity to make a meaningful difference at both a national and local level. So get on board and help us to #ChangeBritainsFuture.

Recent updates

  • Computer screen showing lines of code.
    Article: Mar 17, 2018

    Today's New York Times alleges that Cambridge Analytica 'harvested' 50 million Facebook profiles in a potentially huge data breach.

    If these allegations against Cambridge Analytica are correct then it is a shocking betrayal of people's personal data.

    If this data was then actively exploited for political gain it is both underhand and immoral.

  • Article: Mar 13, 2018
    By Tom Brake

    Putin is attempting to be the puppet master of the world, it is time we cut his strings.

    The UK must build a coalition of the willing, able to put an end to Putin's murderous adventurism, and show murder condoned or directed comes at a very heavy price.

    Putin is a bully who will not be put back in his box by entreaties from the Leader of the Opposition to have a chinwag over beer and sandwiches.

  • Vince Cable
    Article: Mar 13, 2018

    The Spring Statement was a non-event.

    The OECD gave us the clearer picture - that the economy is bumping along the bottom of the G20, well behind the likes of Australia, Canada and the Euro area.

    The OBR's fresh forecasts are still a long way behind the figures estimated in March 2016 before the EU referendum.

  • Stephen Lloyd.
    Article: Mar 12, 2018

    Ahead of the Chancellor's Spring Statement, I'm calling on the government to reverse cuts to the Universal Credit Work Allowance.

    The Treasury reduced the programme's funding by £3 billion annually after the Liberal Democrats left government in 2015, reducing the amount people can earn while on Universal Credit.

  • An older man with his hand on his head, being conforted by an older woman.
    Article: Mar 12, 2018

    As the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill returns to the House of Commons today, the Liberal Democrats have secured a significant victory following the government's acceptance of crucial amendments tabled by Liberal Democrats peers in the House of Lords.

    Led by Lord Sharkey, the Liberal Democrats campaigned in the House of Lords to end the scourge of cold-calling in relation to pensions, claims management and other financial services.

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  • Sullivan Road pothole
    Article: Mar 8, 2018
    The Basingstoke and Deane Liberal Democrats have called on Hampshire County Council to address Basingstoke's pothole problem.
    As the town's roads are left to deteriorate further, residents' safety is being put at risk. For example, large unrepaired potholes in Sullivan Road have the potential to distract drivers from looking out for pedestrians and cyclists - including children going to and from nearby Chalk Ridge Primary School. The defects are also a hazard to inexperienced motorists taking their tests at the nearby driving test centre.
  • Lord Ben Stoneham delivering his speech at Spring Regional Conference
    Article: Mar 6, 2018

    The South Central Regional Conference on 24th February was a great success. Region was delighted to welcome lots of new members, attending a Regional Conference for the first time. And a big thank you to all for your excellent donations in the appeal and for purchasing raffle tickets - we managed to raise £285 through the raffle which will help fund our campaigning.

    We had excellent speeches from our MP Layla Moran and Lord Ben Stoneham (pictured left). In addition, we had training sessions on Using Connect on Polling Day, MiniVAN, and Using Social Media. Thank you to Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Ben Dowling and Vanessa McPake who stepped in to lead on various training sessions as, unfortunately, one of our trainers was unable to attend. And thank you to all of you who made speeches at our Speakers Corner. We will be selecting several of the topics submitted to be developed into policy motions to be debated at our next conference on
    Saturday, 13 October 2018 (put that date in your diary now!).

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