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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.

  • Window Wanderland 1
    Article: Jan 18, 2021

    You will have noticed the unusual window displays in houses and shops across Eden and up as far as Alston.

    Well it was not just a Christmas display and it is not too late to join in!

    Get involved in the Eden Window Wanderland event, Officially launched on 5th December 2020 the event runs until Feb 28th 2021.

  • UK - Europe
    Article: Jan 2, 2021
    By Adrian Waite in The Cumberland and Westmorland Herald

    UK - European Union Deal - Outcome with no upsides not much better than "no deal"

    This letter was published in the 'Cumberland & Westmorland Herald' on 2nd January 2021.

  • Settle - Carlisle Line 1
    Article: Dec 2, 2020

    Penrith and the Border Liberal Democrats have written to Grant Shapps, the Secretary of State for Transport, to support the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line in their campaign to gain Community Rail Partnership status.

    This would give the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line the right to be consulted by Northern on any changes to the services or timetables on the Settle-Carlisle Line.

  • Zoom
    Article: Nov 17, 2020

    Penrith and the Border Liberal Democrats elected a new Chair at their Annual General Meeting on Friday 6th November. Adrian Waite, who is the prospective candidate for the Lib Dems in Kirkby Stephen in next May's County Council election, was elected unanimously by the meeting.

    Former Chair, Lorna Baker, who stood down after three years in the role, was thanked for all her work, especially her contribution to the successful district elections in 2019 that saw a Lib Dem led administration elected at Eden District Council. During Lorna's tenure, the committee has grown in numbers and more social events have been organised. Lorna has supported councillors, organising selection committees for both district and county elections. All of this has been doubly difficult during the pandemic.

  • Gold Club Oct 20
    Article: Nov 2, 2020

    The old zoom draw technique was brought into action again with the folded tickets in an ideologically sound woven basket overlooked by the Gold Club committee.

    Looking forward to the days when we can all meet up in what our Prime Minister would call 'a public indoor space selling alcohol' so that you can all supervise the draw.