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 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

  • Article: May 7, 2019

    Ramadan (or Ramzan) is the ninth month in the Islamic Calendar and this year will start around the 5th May and will end around the 4th June.

    Ramadan lasts for 29 or 30 days depending on the sighting of the moon. During this period, Muslims fast from dawn until sunset, meaning they do not consume food or drink and abstain from smoking and sexual relations.

  • Article: May 7, 2019
    By Naomi Farhi

    Did you see the local election results last week? We absolutely smashed it. 1351 new and returning Lib Dem councillors won seats - that's over 700 more than 2015. We now have a real opportunity to convert that momentum into EU Parliament seats - will you come along and help us do that?

    We're hosting a series of phonebanking events at Lib Dem HQ over the next 3 weeks. You don't need any experience - just come along with your own laptop/tablet and phone if you have them (we can provide if you don't) and we'll walk you through the rest:

  • Article: May 7, 2019
    By Tom Brake

    The Liberal Democrats made 703 gains in last week's local elections - our best results ever. Given our nearly 3 years of campaigning for a People's Vote, if you were Labour or the Tories, what Brexit lesson would you take from that?

    I'm going to guess it wouldn't be "push Brexit through faster". And yet, losing nearly 1500 seats between them, that's exactly what they're trying to do. What?

  • Article: May 6, 2019

    Fired up by Thursday's local election result and want to make it happen in your area too?

    Here's what you can do:

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  • Article: May 6, 2019

    Where can I vote?

    You can choose whether to vote in your home country, or in the UK.

    If you want to vote in the UK - keep reading!

    Who's eligible?

    The Liberal Democrats are THE voice for all those who wish the UK to remain a member of the EU.

    You're eligible to vote in the elections if you're a UK resident over 18 by polling day, and either:

  • Article: May 6, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    Just three short weeks has passed since the European Union granted the UK a Brexit extension (a "Brextension", if you will). The new cliff edge will fall on the rather spooky date of 31st October - whether the leaders of the EU27 were giggling when they suggested this is not known.

    Parliament here in the UK has responded by taking its foot off the pedal, as MPs dispersed for their Easter holidays. Indeed, the Prime Minister seems to have had a lovely time schlepping around the Welsh countryside.

  • Article: May 5, 2019

    Today we join the millions of Muslims in the UK and across the world in welcoming the Holy Month of Ramadan.

    Across the country, British Muslim communities will be taking time aside to engage in acts of charity, prayer and self-reflection.

    The contributions of British Muslims to Britain are ever-growing; adding to the richness and diversity of our nation. However, we are witnessing a worldwide resurgence of exclusionary, right-wing nationalism that has led to acts of terror against the Muslim community. We demand better.

  • Article: May 4, 2019

    How do I stop Brexit?

    So you're a remainer - and you want to use your vote in the European elections send a message - that you want to stop Brexit.

    How do you do that?

    Well, there's only one remain party with the strength to beat the Brexit parties, elect a huge group of remain MPs and send a message that can't be ignored.

  • Article: May 4, 2019

    Our performance in last night's local elections defied even our most optimistic expectations. We made a net gain of 12 councils and over 700 councillors - and the press noticed. We were pride of place on the Guardian's homepage:

    The BBC couldn't ignore the huge gains we made in previously Tory heartlands:

  • Article: May 3, 2019

    What. A. Day.

    1271 (and counting) Liberal Democrat Councillors elected. 647 Councillor gains.

    We held control of every Council we were defending. We won control of twelve more.

    That officially makes this local election our best ever - smashing through the previous record by a country mile.

    Just as good - hundreds of people have joined the Liberal Democrats. It's our fastest day of membership growth in almost two years.

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