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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.

  • C&W Herald Covid-19 Support April 2020
    Article: May 3, 2020
    In The Cumberland and Westmorland Herald

    As our local paper is still in full production it is serving the public well by providing an accessible source of information about the Covid-19 crisis. As attached article, Eden District Council is providing information and help. Please check out the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EdenDistrictCouncil or the council website https://www.eden.gov.uk/ .

  • Article: Apr 11, 2020

    Emergency Support Helpline

    It's been just over a week since Cumbria County Council and partners launched an Emergency Support Helpline for vulnerable or isolated people in need of urgent help. The emergency helpline has already taken over 1,000 calls (120 in Eden), receiving around 200 calls a day but seeing slightly less on weekends. The helpline exists to provide support to people at 'high risk' who aren't able to rely on neighbours, friends or family members, and may be struggling for food, medicines or other essential supplies. The requests for help are matched with local support which is being offered by a network of community groups, volunteers, redeployed council employees, and local businesses.

  • Soulby Bridge Cumbria
    Article: Mar 29, 2020

    In the days before the Corona Virus lockdown no area of Eden was safe from the prospect of a LibDem leaflet or survey. So here to remind ourselves of the normal life of a Party interested in the views of local people is the last report made for the Eden area before tumbleweed started rolling along the High St.

  • Cumberland & Westmorland Herald Offices (Google)
    Article: Feb 5, 2020
    By Lorna Baker

    On Monday 3rd Feb Lee Cain, the Prime Minister's senior communications advisor, asked selected journalists to leave Downing Street before an official government briefing. The journalists denied entry to the briefing were from the Independent, the i, the Mirror, PoliticsHome and the Huffpost plus some others. The Telegraph, Express, Mail, BBC, ITV and friends were asked to stand on the other side of the rug in the hall of 10, Downing St so that they could be ushered into the briefing. However on this occasion the MSM stood together and all the journalists left.

  • Stormy seas
    Article: Jan 31, 2020
    By Lorna Baker

    On Friday 31st Jan 2020 the United Kingdom left the European Union. The Liberal Democrats believe that simply leaving the EU will not solve every one of the UK's problems and that to tackle the big issues like climate change, terrorism and globalisation of industry and money we need to work across borders with many other countries, but particularly our neighbours.