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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.

  • 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.

  • Gold Club 1st draw
    Article: Sep 2, 2020

    Undaunted by virtual meetings the Gold Club made its first draw over zoom with the Chairman of the Club committee, Roger Dobson, keeping a watchful if distant eye on the Treasurer, Andy Baker, organising the draw. It was back to the usual paper tickets drawn from a wooden bowl, as a suitable high-tech but scrupulously impartial system was not available at short notice.

  • Ed Davey New Leader
    Article: Aug 28, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats have elected a new leader but an old hand. Someone who has spent a lifetime involved in environmental causes and actually implemented legislation on this as a minister in the often mocked coalition government. A government that maybe does not look too bad now when compared with our current masters!