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: May 12, 2022

    We're winning

    What an amazing outcome from this May's local elections:

    • Three more Liberal Democrat majority councils, taking us back to where we were before going into Coalition in 2010;
    • A net gain of 224 councillors, making this the fourth set of net gains in a row, something we've not achieved since the Iraq war;
    • 19% vote share (the national equivalent vote share, i.e. what it would have been if there were elections everywhere); and
    • The lovely bonus of seeing our sister party in Northern Ireland, Alliance, gaining seats and votes to move up to such an impressive third place.
  • Article: May 9, 2022

    The Federal Board will be holding another surgery, a chance to come along and ask us your questions, on Monday 16th of May. You can register to join us here!

    Interested in our plans for Tiverton and Honiton? Want to know drove success in the Local Elections? Have an idea for how we can improve? This is an opportunity to talk to us.

  • Article: May 3, 2022
  • Article: Apr 12, 2022

    Thank you

    With nominations now closed for the May elections, many thanks to everyone who has put in so much work to getting candidates approved, selected and safely nominated. From a first look at the numbers, we've seen a good increase in our candidate totals in Scotland and Wales, with the numbers broadly the same in England compared with last time.

  • Article: Apr 12, 2022

    We now have a criminal Prime Minister.

    Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have both been fined for breaking Covid laws. Laws they wrote, and you followed.

    While we made countless sacrifices to protect each other, they were partying in Downing Street. They think they're above the law.

    Neither of them are fit to hold office. If Boris Johnson won't resign, Conservative MPs must sack the Prime Minister.

  • Article: Apr 6, 2022
    By Liberal Democrats

    Life's been tough for lots of people over the past few years. And it's still tough. But with their trademark decency and strength, the British people are rising to the challenge. Raising families. Caring for others. And playing by the rules.

    Now more than ever, it's time for a fair deal.

    Yet with the rising cost of living, this Conservative Government is letting you down badly and taking you for granted.

  • Article: Mar 25, 2022

    Our focus this year has been squarely on understanding the party's overall political direction, our target voters, and the role our policies can play in helping us to persuade people and win votes. This was the main focus of our in-person awayday at LDHQ at the end of February, and has underlain all our other discussions, with the aim of informing both our current policy development work, and its direction for the future.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2022

    The Spring statement was a Sunak Swindle - hiking up people's taxes today while promising to cut them in future.

    Rishi Sunak is following Boris Johnson's lead by not being up front and honest with the country.

    Buried in the small print is a tax bombshell that will see the average family paying £1,600 more in taxes over the coming years.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2022
    By Alison Suttie

    Tim Farron and I are currently conducting a review into the Party's candidate selection processes.

    The review has been commissioned by the The Federal Communications and Elections Committee (FCEC), following conversations with the State Parties. Candidate approval and selection is a State Party function within our governance.

  • Article: Mar 23, 2022
    By Tim Farron

    Over the past month, as more than 3.5 million innocent Ukrainians have been forced to flee their country to escape Putin's war, people across the UK have responded with enormous compassion and generosity.

    More than 150,000 have offered to open their homes to Ukrainian refugees.

    The Anti-Refugee Bill is an awful piece of legislation that flies in the face of the incredible spirit of the British people.

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