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Welcome to the North Wiltshire Liberal Democrats

POLITICS AND A PINT - LIFE BEYOND BREXIT?

Talking Climate Change at The Lansdowne, CalneDavid Waltham

While Brexit dominates the news agenda, scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about climate change. Professor David Waltham is a professor of Earth Sciences at London University. He was one of the public speakers in the recent successful ‎Lib Dem move to get Wiltshire Council to acknowledge the climate emergency. Dr Brian Mathew moved the resolution that was adopted by four votes as the Conservatives split three ways (sound familiar?) Come and hear Brian and David talk about this literally vital issue, what local communities and individuals, councils, governments and businesses need to do‎ and where the Lib Dems stand.

When: Tuesday 26 March

Where: The Lansdowne‎ Hotel, The Strand, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0EH

Time: 7.30 for 8.00pm

Admission: Free. Drinks and food can be purchased at the bar

Parking: Limited parking at the hotel, but you can park a few minutes away just beyond the Town Hall, turn left entrance to car park between a row of houses

David Waltham on 'The 100 tonne diet': "We can only release another 750 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere if we're to keep global temperature rises below 1.5 °C. That's pretty close to 100 tonnes for every man, womnn and child currently on the planet. Unfortunately, we each produce about six tonnes every year and that number is rising. The arithmetic is therefore terrifyingly simple-without a drastic greenhouse-gas weight-loss regime-we'll bust the budget in 15 years. In this talk I will explain where these numbers come from. I will explain why it's important to keep temperature rises as low as possible. And I will explain the technical ways this might be done. So far, so trivial. The difficult bit is getting action at the necessary speed and scale. And that's about economics, politics and leadership"


'A Plastic Ocean' - Free film screening Malmesbury Town HallPlastic Ocean

When: Wednesday 27 March

Where: Malmesbury Town Hall Cinema, Cross Hayes, Malmesbury, SN16 9BZ

Time: From 7.15pm. Nibbles and drinks available

Join us for Lib Dem drinks and discussion afterwards at the Warden & Freeman hall, next door to the Town Hall

We are thrilled to support the FREE screening of the award winning film, A Plastic Ocean! 🌍🐠🦀🐙🐬

Take a look at the trailer here 👉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zrn4-FfbXw

Organised by Malmesbury Against Plastic, supported by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust Wiltshire Council Movies at MalmesburyMalmesbury Town Council


Booking not necessary, just turn up on the night, but if you are coming to either event, it would be useful to know just to get an idea of numbers - please email hgldorganiser@outlook.com


Recent updates

  • Article: Apr 21, 2019

    Today we join Christians in the UK and across the world in celebrating Easter- a time of reflection, renewal and redemption. Across the globe, Christians will come together to worship and spend time with family and friends in celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Meanwhile as liberals who believe in freedom of worship for all, we stand in solidarity with those Christians who are persecuted for their beliefs.

  • Article: Apr 20, 2019

    Five reasons to vote for the Liberal Democrats in the European elections on 23rd May.

    1. To vote against Brexit

    The Liberal Democrats are the only nation-wide party to have been fighting Brexit since the very beginning.

    We've spent three years campaigning for a People's Vote with an option to remain in the EU.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2019

    I suspect that many people outside the church think that Christmas is the most important date in the Christian calendar. It isn't Christmas, but Easter. While at Christmas we celebrate Jesus, the son of God coming to earth, taking on human form and living like we do. At Easter, we remember he died for us and was brought back to life.

  • gif of printer printing our Euro addressed mailings
    Article: Apr 19, 2019
    By Shaun Roberts

    Our printers are working through the night to create mailings to 2.8 million people across the UK - telling them why they need to vote Liberal Democrat in the European elections.

    We're off to a flying start thanks to your generous donations.

    THANK YOU.

    In both the local and European elections, we have a real story to tell. Your support enables us to tell our story to millions online and offline.

    Our campaigning up and down the country is delivering more Lib Dem voters in the local elections and more votes to stop Brexit.

    But as the EU election has been called so suddenly, it means we don't know if we can raise the funds to keep campaigning at this high level.

    The Liberal Democrats are the ONLY pro-Remain party with the capacity to deliver a European election campaign on such short notice - here's what the papers are saying:

  • Article: Apr 19, 2019

    Whether Brexit ever happens or not, what is certain is this week we will commemorate the original Exodus some 3,332 years ago.

    The evening of April 19th marks the beginning of the eight-day Jewish festival of Passover (Pesach) - a religiously significant period which commemorates the Israelite's journey out of Egypt after years of slavery and bondage under ancient Egyptian rule. An epic journey from slavery to freedom.

  • Article: Apr 18, 2019

    Local election campaigns around the country are going well with just under two weeks left. Like many of you, our home has moved into our regular election machine, and our driveway is the Watford garden poster factory!

    If you haven't yet, make sure to ask your local team for a garden poster (or window poster if you cannot have a garden one) and show your friends and neighbours that the Lib Dems are winning here!

  • Article: Apr 18, 2019

    Whether it's young people taking time off school or the Commons' naked protestors: they are right. We face a climate crisis.

    Liberal Democrats should provide the emergency plan. In 3 parts.

    • UK-wide action to green ourselves.
    • Action to decarbonise capitalism - starting with the City of London.
    • And an international green new deal - where richer countries support poorer countries.
  • Event: Apr 24, 2019 7:45 PM - 9:30 PM
    Warden & Freemen office, Market Lane, Malmesbury, SN16 9BQ

    Lib Dem Drinks

    Our monthly informal get together over a glass and some nibbles.

    This is a free event and the opportunity to discuss important issues with fellow Lib Dem members and supporters and influence future policy in a relaxed atmosphere. All the evening events are led by one of our members and everyone are welcome

  • Article: Apr 17, 2019

    Today, 50 years on from the UK extending the franchise to 18-year olds, British politics is still blighted by democratic inequality. This is particularly stark in the case of the 3.6 million EU citizens living in the UK. In just under three weeks these nationals will have a vote in local elections, but this is a right they are denied in General Elections and referendums. Fifty years on from giving more people the vote we still have a long way to go.

  • Article: Apr 17, 2019
    By Vince Cable

    The Liberal Democrats will fight these elections as an unapologetically pro-European Party campaigning hard for People's Vote with an option to remain in the the EU.

    We are determined to give a voice to the millions of people who demand better than Brexit Britain.

    Today we've announced a strong, diverse mix of candidates, from those who've joined the Liberal Democrats recently to those with long experience of the European Parliament.