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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.

  • 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!

  • Lib Dem Draw - 2020
    Article: Aug 4, 2020

    Penrith and the Border need local money in order to make a decent attempt at running local campaigns. Hence we have set up a Gold Club, a sort of mini lottery! In return for a monthly ticket payment the members get the exciting chance of scooping 25%, 15% or 10% of the money collected for that month. And at much better odds than the National Lottery, even if for a 'slightly' smaller amount!

  • Ed Davey and Layla Moran
    Article: Aug 3, 2020
    In POLITICO London Playbook

    LIB DEMISTRY: The Lib Dem leadership race is finally out the blocks after voting opened this week, giving members until August 26 to cast their ballots. Playbook asked the two candidates to make their pitch to the Lib Dem faithful in a quick-fire Q&A. They appear in alphabetical order to avoid squabbles.