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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.

  • Beacon March
    Article: Oct 10, 2019

    In Autumn 2018 the Liberal Democrats were the driving force behind opposing the Penrith Masterplan proposed by the then Conservative Executive of Eden District Council. Construction on the wild and unspoilt Beacon area immediately above the town was particularly strongly opposed. Scrutiny by the Liberal Democrat councillors delayed the implementation of the plan to beyond the May 2019 District Elections at which the Liberal Democrats in Alliance with Independents, Greens and Labour took control of the council and were able to cancel the MasterPlan.

  • Matt Severn all
    Article: Sep 16, 2019

    Our PPC, Matt Severn, being selected in Sept 2019.

  • John Studholme and friends campaigning
    Article: Sep 10, 2019

    John Studholme and friends have been often spotted in the main square of Penrith with our pro-European message.