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Welcome to the North Wiltshire Lib Dems

It has been an exciting year so far. This years election results give us much to be proud of:
• We made net gains in the County Elections
• Our vote share in those elections was up.
• Our membership is at a record high.
• Our Candidate's vote share was up 2% against which is above the average we achieved nationally.

We can still do more, and maintain our vigilance as a severely weakened Prime Minister struggles to negotiate with both her own party and that of the DUP.

Recent updates

  • Article: Mar 23, 2018

    Cambridge Analytica worked with Brexit campaign group, according to a former senior member of staff at the company.

    Cambridge Analytica's former business development director told The Guardian that the company had misled the public and MPs over the work the company had undertaken.

    The allegations coming out about Cambridge Analytica are deeply concerning.

  • Article: Mar 22, 2018

    Today is World Water Day, and competition for this increasingly scarce resource is affecting the environmental integrity and biodiversity of our world.

    The undeniable fact is that freshwater ecosystems are the source of almost all the water we use in our cities and in manufacturing, and about half the water we use to grow crops. For many of us in developed countries good water is so plentiful and readily available that we rarely pause to consider what life would be like without it. However, we know that for many of the world's poorest, clean water, on tap, is a dream.

  • A pile of Liberal Democrat posters. Window posters mind. Not the really good ones.
    Article: Mar 22, 2018

    A little over two weeks ago, we asked our members a question. Do you like being a member of the Lib Dems?

    More than 12,000 of you replied - and this is what you had to say:


    80% of you are happy being members - which is great. But we can still do better - and we'll be working hard to raise that number! We also asked you what you want to get out of your membership - and you said:

  • Article: Mar 22, 2018

    Following a working lunch between myself and European Liberal Prime Ministers in Brussels, we have issued a joint statement.

    In that statement, the Prime Ministers said:

    "We regret Brexit, but acknowledge the choice made by British voters for the UK Government to negotiate withdrawal."

    "We further acknowledge and support the Liberal Democrats' call for the British people to have the final say on the Brexit deal.

  • Article: Mar 20, 2018

    Recently YouGov & Queen Mary University, London did a massive survey of the membership of the 4 largest political parties in the UK (us 'obvs', Labour, Conservatives and the Scottish National Party). They came out some pretty interesting stuff, such as...

    1. The Lib Dems are the youngest political party.

  • Computer screen showing lines of code.
    Article: Mar 20, 2018
    By Nick Harvey

    Currently, local parties are either invoiced or debited for Connect and Salesforce. Processing all this and then chasing it up involves significant staff time and pointless bureaucracy.

    Worse still, there are grotesque and unjustifiable anomalies in the sums that local parties, both large and small, are paying for these digital tools. Some are even getting them free.

  • Computer screen showing lines of code.
    Article: Mar 17, 2018

    Today's New York Times alleges that Cambridge Analytica 'harvested' 50 million Facebook profiles in a potentially huge data breach.

    If these allegations against Cambridge Analytica are correct then it is a shocking betrayal of people's personal data.

    If this data was then actively exploited for political gain it is both underhand and immoral.

  • Article: Mar 13, 2018
    By Tom Brake

    Putin is attempting to be the puppet master of the world, it is time we cut his strings.

    The UK must build a coalition of the willing, able to put an end to Putin's murderous adventurism, and show murder condoned or directed comes at a very heavy price.

    Putin is a bully who will not be put back in his box by entreaties from the Leader of the Opposition to have a chinwag over beer and sandwiches.

  • Vince Cable
    Article: Mar 13, 2018

    The Spring Statement was a non-event.

    The OECD gave us the clearer picture - that the economy is bumping along the bottom of the G20, well behind the likes of Australia, Canada and the Euro area.

    The OBR's fresh forecasts are still a long way behind the figures estimated in March 2016 before the EU referendum.

  • Stephen Lloyd.
    Article: Mar 12, 2018

    Ahead of the Chancellor's Spring Statement, I'm calling on the government to reverse cuts to the Universal Credit Work Allowance.

    The Treasury reduced the programme's funding by £3 billion annually after the Liberal Democrats left government in 2015, reducing the amount people can earn while on Universal Credit.