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Welcome to the Lib Dem's Basingstoke website. Given the recent results in the election the party members in Basingstoke are determined to carry on, and we would like you to join us. We shall continue to work for Basingstoke all year round. Please contact us about incidents you see in and around Basingstoke. We have an on-line form to complete please see the navigation panel on the left hand side of the screen. Got a Problem? We are here to help. Please note you will have to be a registered user with this site to use this. This is to ensure we have the correct contact details. We shall undertake the appropriate action.

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Recent updates

  • Sarah Olney
    Article: Dec 2, 2016

    Speaking at the count following her shock victory in the Richmond Park by-election, newly elected MP Sarah Olney said:

    "Let me start by thanking the other candidates for a hard-fought campaign - and to Zac Goldsmith in particular, I wish you well and assure you that I will continue your fight against the expansion of Heathrow.

  • Tim Farron arriving at Autumn 2016 Conference (Liberal Democrats on Flickr)
    Article: Dec 2, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats have won the Richmond Park by-election following a swing of 21.7%.

    Folllowing the victory Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:

    "The message is clear: The Liberal Democrats are back and we are carrying the torch for all of those who want a real opposition to this Conservative Brexit Government.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2016

    Today MEPs approved a review of the National Emissions Ceiling Directive (NECD) which sets targets for EU governments to cut premature deaths from air pollution by 50% in 2030.

    The Parliament originally called for a higher level of ambition which would both have saved more lives and been more cost-effective to achieve. But after lengthy negotiations, EU governments forced the European Parliament to come down to the current targets.

  • CB
    Article: Nov 25, 2016

    Tax authorities have been given new powers to investigate money laundering activity.

    This is part of the Commission's drive against tax evasion and avoidance in the EU.

    But UKIP MEPs voted against the proposal. Tory MEPs abstained.

    Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder said:

    "The public will be outraged that the Tories and UKIP did not support these excellent proposals.

  • Catherine Bearder MEP
    Article: Nov 25, 2016

    Today MEPs have voted for tough measures to combat the growing trade in illegal wildlife products which is destroying the planet's ecosystem.

    The report by Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder makes the following recommendations to tackle wildlife trafficking:

    • Minimum prison sentences for wildlife traffickers across the EU by listing wildlife crime as a "serious crime" in accordance with the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC).
  • Article: Nov 23, 2016

    Following Lib Dem pressure to help renters afford a home and reduce upfront costs, the Government has announced a ban on letting fees for tenants in the Autumn Statement.

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    Liberal Democrat Peer Olly Grender has been promoting the campaign and is the author of the Renters' Rights Bill, which was debated just five days ago in Parliament.

  • Article: Nov 23, 2016

    This is a Government that is just about managing. The official figures have revealed a £220 billion Brexit black hole- hundreds of billions taken out our economy when we need it most. Given how bad the outlook is, it's no wonder the Chancellor doesn't want to have to do another Autumn Statement.

  • Article: Nov 21, 2016

    Our Demands for the Autumn Statement

    This Autumn Statement comes at a time when our economy is in turmoil, our public services are in crisis and people and businesses are struggling to keep afloat.

    Liberal Democrats want to see a statement that seeks to provide confidence and reassurance- to our health services, to workers and to businesses. The Government needs to show it will support these vital institutions, not leave them high and dry in its drive for a hard Brexit.

    Our key demands for the Autumn Statement are:

  • Article: Nov 18, 2016

    Today is the 50th anniversary of the ground-breaking BBC film Cathy Come Home, the gripping and controversial 1966 film about poverty and homelessness.

    The film motivated me to get involved in politics when I saw it as a teenager, and I was pleased to mark today's anniversary by hosting Ken Loach and homeless charities in Parliament for a discussion on tackling homelessness

  • TimFarron
    Article: Nov 17, 2016

    Commenting on reports that the government is scrapping requirements for nurseries to record the nationality and place of children's births for 2 to 5 year olds Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:

    "The government has now accepted that the principle of asking pupils' nationalities is wrong, bureaucratic and unnecessary for 2 to 5 year olds. Quite what changes upon a child's fifth birthday I don't know - the prospect of being added to some kind of government nationality database is hardly what most children want for their fifth birthday.

    "The government should now scrap this practice for all school pupils and instead focus on the issues that really matter in our schools by reversing cuts to schools' budgets, ending the public sector pay freeze that hits teachers and working to make sure that all pupils have a chance to get on in life."