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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.

  • 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.

  • Cumbria County Council ensures ‘help is at hand’ to make sure no child goes hungry during this half term
    Article: Oct 27, 2020

    The Labour / Liberal Democrat run County Council, working closely with all partners, have put plans in place to support families in hardship over the coming week. This includes those families whose children would normally receive free school meals as well as those who have found themselves facing financial challenge.

  • Autumn Conference 2020 will be 100% virtual
    Article: Oct 6, 2020

    How has the Covid-19 pandemic been for the UK? The story so far:

    "Conference believes that it is becoming increasingly clear that the UK Government failed to prepare properly for a pandemic and has been slow to act; in particular conference believes that:

    A. The level of testing was initially far too low and took too long to ramp up.