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Welcome to the Witney Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrats stand for freedom and fairness in politics. As the preamble to our Constitution says:

"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 shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity."

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Recent news updates

  • Article: Sep 20, 2014

    Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats are pleased that Oxfordshire infant schoolchildren are now receiving their free school meals. This initiative which was introduced by the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg has been welcomed in schools around the county. The aim of this policy is to drive up education standards across England, and came with additional funding from central government.

  • Article: Sep 19, 2014

    In order to achieve the growth for Europe which will benefit generations to come we need to place sustainability at its heart.

    This letter, to Commission President Jean Claude Juncker, aims to outline the need for this and the ways in whcih it can be done.

    Download the letter, signed by Catherine here.

  • Catherine Bearder in the European Parliament
    Article: Sep 19, 2014

    Liberal Democrat MEP, Catherine Bearder, has welcomed the news that Scotland has voted to remain part of the United Kingdom.

    The South East MEP is now calling for steps to be taken to renew the structure of the UK political system, ensuring Scotland is granted more devolved powers along with regions within England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  • Looking at Trugs
    Article: Sep 18, 2014

    Catherine Bearder is encouraging makers of traditional British products to tell the European Commission why they deserve the types of protection already there for many of our foods and drinks.

    The Commission has launched a public consultation on the protection of geographical indications for non-agricultural products.

  • Jenner Institute Malaria Lab
    Article: Sep 17, 2014

    Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder has today called for EU funding to help further an Ebola vaccine trial that was launched today in Oxford.

    Speaking in a debate at the European Parliament with EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Kristalina Georgieva, Mrs Bearder said it was important to provide funding to build up stockpiles of the vaccine if the trial is successful.

  • Article: Sep 15, 2014

    Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder has called on the European Commission to step in and help dairy farmers hit by Russian ban on agricultural products from the EU.

    Following a debate today in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on what the EU can do to respond to the Russian embargo, Mrs Bearder said that it was especially important to take action to help stabilise the price of milk following a collapse in the dairy market.

  • Catherine Bearder
    Article: Sep 10, 2014

    European Commission President Juncker today announced that Lord Jonathan Hill will be assigned the portfolio of financial services once he takes up his post as Britain's EU Commissioner.

    Commenting, Liberal Democrat MEP, Catherine Bearder, said:

    "Today's appointment demonstrates that Britain continues to wield significant influence in Europe.

  • Norman Lamb at Jenner Institute
    Article: Sep 9, 2014

    Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder has called on the EU to secure future funding for an international Ebola vaccine trial being led by the Jenner Institute at Oxford University.

    During the trial, which was launched last week, the vaccine will be tested on 60 healthy volunteers at the Oxford Vaccine Centre at the Churchill Hospital. If successful, the vaccine will then be distributed to high-risk communities in African countries currently suffering from the deadly outbreak.

  • Article: Jul 25, 2014

    Liberal Democrats have helped to restore the UK economy to pre-crash levels, figures released today show.

    The UK economy has grown by 0.8% over the last quarter, ensuring that the UK economy has now returned to the same level it had before the banking crisis in 2008.

    Commenting Cllr. ZoƩ Patrick, Liberal Democrat Leader said:

  • Pupil Premium
    Article: Jul 16, 2014

    Thousands of disadvantaged schoolchildren across the South East are reaping the benefit of the Pupil Premium, Local Euro MP Catherine Bearder said today.

    Figures show that more youngsters from poorer backgrounds in local authorities across the region achieved five or more GCSEs at A* to C grade than those in 2012.

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