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Penrith and Border - Views of our constituency"The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community and in which no one will be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity. "

We believe that we are equal in the community of the European Union. A union with free and open borders and which safeguards the liberties and wealth of its citizens.

The world is changing and the old organisation of politics between left and right is breaking down. The new groupings can be considered as dividing between Open and Closed both in economic and social attitudes. The Liberal Democrats strive to be Open espousing free trade, free movement and tolerance of difference.

  • Autumn Conference 2020 will be 100% virtual
    Article: Oct 6, 2020

    How has the Covid-19 pandemic been for the UK? The story so far:

    "Conference believes that it is becoming increasingly clear that the UK Government failed to prepare properly for a pandemic and has been slow to act; in particular conference believes that:

    A. The level of testing was initially far too low and took too long to ramp up.

  • Gold jumper
    Article: Oct 6, 2020

    In the latest exciting draw we had a complete dominance of the single digit with the winners being:

    • 1st - 7
    • 2nd - 9
    • 3rd - 2

    And with no 2 getting a prize for the second month in a row. We need new competitors to challenge this 2!

    £5 a month with the winner taking 25% of the total takings. Contact Andy at andy@baker6.org.uk to beat the man who is 2. Good Luck!

  • Yellow Flowers
    Article: Sep 26, 2020

    The long and happy life of former Eden District Councillor Marjorie Cook, who has died aged 97, demonstrates that retirement can be a new beginning. After teaching careers, Marjorie and her husband Harry settled in Penrith, where they were enthusiastic members of the United Reformed Church, Lowther Street, and of the local branch of the Ramblers' Association. Always liberal in her outlook, Marjorie, wh0o also found time to be a school governor, was elected to Eden District Council as a Liberal Democrat in 1991, serving for 16 years before stepping down in 2007. Well into her eighties she continued to deliver leaflets and canvass, and the Cooks' bungalow in Parklands often hosted local party meetings. Her kindness, good humour and optimistic, no-nonsense approach to whatever responsibilities she undertook earned her widespread respect and affection.

  • Adrian Waite
    Article: Sep 20, 2020

    Adrian Waite plans to stand for Kirkby Stephen for the Cumbria County Council elections in May 2021.

    Adrian has lived in Cumbria since 1993 and is married with three children and two grandchildren. In his spare time, he likes to enjoy the Cumbrian countryside, study history and follow Carlisle United.

  • Article: Sep 10, 2020

    Ask the Prime Minister about this! As he says:

    "Winston Churchill identified what he saw as the special genius of the English-speaking peoples.

    For my part I think we must be careful to avoid any such conceit or complacency that English-speakers are especially blessed; but it is certainly true that there is a series of interconnected ideas that have been highly successful, and that I certainly believe in.