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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.

  • Penrith EA Leaflet - Matt Severn fighting for Penrith and the Border
    Article: Dec 4, 2019
    By Matt Severn
  • Penrith EA Leaflet - Matt Severn the clear choice
    Article: Dec 3, 2019
    By Matt Severn
  • Matt Severn - Campaign Launch
    Article: Nov 15, 2019
    By Matt Severn

    Great to officially launch my campaign with ⁦⁩ for Penrith and the Border last night, with some of our superb councillors and activists. Looking forward to bringing the fantastic Liberal Democrat message to the length and breadth of the constituency!

  • The new Shap Councillor Neil McCall [right] with Leader of the Council Virginia Taylor [left] and Penrith and the Border PPC Matt Severn [centre]
    Article: Nov 15, 2019
    By Lorna Baker

    Last night Thursday 14th November Neil McCall, The Liberal Democrat candidate in the Shap by-election, recorded a 48.5% share of the vote in a decisive win. The previous Conservative councillor stood down for personal reasons only months after the May all-out District elections but Neil was still keen to serve the community so moved into election mode again. It is not easy campaigning in the dark winter months but a team of LibDems trudged around Shap in the daylight hours and were rewarded with some sparkling sunshine showing off the great views to the fells enjoyed in this area.

  • Matt Severn with councillors
    Article: Nov 10, 2019

    Some of our Eden District and Cumbria County Councillors getting to know our recently selected PPC, Matt Severn.