Welcome to the Basingstoke 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.

Above all, we're here to help so get in touch 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.

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Recent updates

  • Article: Mar 23, 2021

    The killing of Sarah Everard shocked the nation. She was described by family and friends as "bright and beautiful", "kind and thoughtful" and caring and dependable". My thoughts have been with Sarah's family ever since we heard she was missing, and my heart still goes out to them.

    Sarah's death has jolted our society into finally taking violence against women seriously. At the Spring Conference, I delivered a statement reaffirming the Liberal Democrat's commitment to ending violence perpetrated by men and the misogynistic culture allowing it to manifest. While the killing of a woman by a stranger is particularly awful and relatively rare - violence against women and girls is not. On average a woman is killed in the UK every three days. Most of them are killed by their partner or their ex. Male violence has become a normal part of life in the UK. No longer.

  • Article: Mar 22, 2021

    When Liberal Democrats say put recovery first, we mean creating a fairer, greener, more caring society, and at the heart of this plan is ensuring the recovery is green.

    Britain can not only recover but become the world's first green powerhouse."

    A recovery that faces up to the existential threat of climate change. We have all seen the warnings. Floods devastating communities across the UK. Fires burning the Amazon and across Australia.

  • Article: Mar 22, 2021
    By Liberal Democrats

    Our country is hurting right now.

    125,000 lives have been taken by this cruel virus. So many families, mourning the loss of a loved one.

    Even those who have been spared the agony of bereavement are suffering enormous hardships. A whole year of isolation, fear, grief.

    After so much hurt, we need hope. And that is what our wonderful NHS staff and volunteers are injecting into our lives as they work tirelessly delivering vaccines.

  • Article: Mar 22, 2021

    The UK's economic recovery starts with small business.

    Small businesses lay at the heart of every local community, and every local economy, they create the jobs people need. In Government, Liberal Democrats championed small businesses and helped them create two million new jobs.

    Now, during this pandemic, it's been the Liberal Democrats pushing for more action to support small businesses and the self-employed, every step of the way. We know how tough the past year has been, for almost every small business.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2021

    The UK has a proud history of providing sanctuary to those in need, but this Conservative Government has turned its back on refugees - hitting vulnerable children the hardest.

    Today Liberal Democrats members have passed a motion calling for the resettlement of refugee children and families in the UK.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2021

    Good afternoon Conference.

    Our country is hurting right now.

    125,000 have been taken by this cruel virus.

    125,000 mums and dads. Brothers and sisters. Sons and daughters.

    125,000 empty chairs at kitchen tables.

    So many families, mourning the loss of a loved one.

    Even those who have been spared the agony of bereavement… even they are suffering enormous hardships.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2021

    Liberal Democrats are urging the government to fix its response to Covid-19.

    The Liberal Democrats have watched in horror and disbelief as the government made mistake after mistake tackling the Covid-19 crisis.

    We mourn the suffering and loss of life caused by the Conservatives' ineptitude. We demand the Government reassess its approach and address the long term ramifications of the pandemic.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2021

    For too long those with disabilities have struggled to obtain secure employment - a struggle intensified by Covid-19. Even though the huge increase of working from home could have made finding and keeping a job easier, disabled workers have instead been disproportionately impacted by furlough, reduced hours and redundancies.1

  • Article: Mar 21, 2021

    Young people's lives have been severely disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Lockdowns have taken a toll on young people's education, mental health and future prospects - hitting those with fewer resources especially hard.

    The Liberal Democrats believe significant policy changes are needed now to safeguard young people's futures. We want to make up for the opportunities missed in lockdown, giving young people the chance to flourish.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2021

    Students at schools and universities across the country have experienced massive disruption to their education throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

    So many young people have not had access to an adequate computer or internet connection at home, and for those who depend on accessible educational materials, such as large print, audio and Braille - these resources have been severely lacking.

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