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We are the Liberal Democrat Regional Party covering Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancaster, Merseyside and Greater Manchester.

North West Spring Party Conference in 2022 is on February 26.

  • Article: Nov 1, 2021

    Local MP Tim Farron is calling on the Department for Transport and Cumbria County Council to press ahead with plans for a northern relief road in Kendal after traffic bedlam once again brought the town to a standstill.

    Heavy traffic was diverted through the centre of Kendal yesterday after the M6 was closed due to a lorry catching fire.

  • Bernard Greaves
    Article: Nov 1, 2021

    The Viv Bingham Lecture is an annual event, part of our regional Autumn Conference on Saturday. Past speakers have included Baroness Liz Barker and Gordon Lishman CBE.

    This year we were delighted to welcome Bernard Greaves, one of the authors of The Theory And Practice of Community Politics.

    It is an honour and a great pleasure to deliver the Viv Bingham Memorial Lecture; appropriate too that it is here in Lancaster. I was born and brought up as a Lancashire exile, heir to a long family tradition of radical non-conformist Liberalism. But that pleasure is tinged by sadness - sadness at the passing of Tony Greaves. It is a tragedy that he cannot be with us. Nobody would be more appropriate to lecture us today. And lecture us he would, for that was his style. Tony was one of the outstanding Liberals of his generation, contributing more to the Liberal and Liberal Democrat parties than most of its leaders, and putting my more modest contribution in the shade. I owe him a great debt of gratitude; it was he, after all, who commissioned Gordon Lishman and myself to write "The Theory and Practice of Community Politics"

  • Clocks change
    Article: Oct 30, 2021

    Don't forget the clocks go back at 2am tomorrow (Sunday 31st) morning to 1am.

    The Fire and Rescue Service also recommend this is also a good day to check your smoke alarms too.

  • Art
    Article: Oct 29, 2021
    By Francis J. Thomas

    On Wednesday, Rishi Sunak's long awaited - and frequently leaked - 2021 budget was revealed in the House of Commons. Let's go over three of the key headlines.

    Tax Cuts for Domestic Flights

    According to a study commissioned by Greenpeace and published on Wednesday, over one third (34%) of the busiest short-haul flights in Europe have viable, less polluting train alternatives. Researchers found that European nations could replace almost all the top 250 short-haul flights and save 23.4 million tons of CO2 per year, equal to the annual CO2 output of Croatia. Aircraft on routes shorter than 700km emit 250grams of CO2 per person per km. In comparison, long haul flights and and even diesel cars look squeaky clean, at 195 and 171g/km respectively. Electrified rail, however? 35g/km. Eurostar? 6g/km. Aviation has been the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in Europe in the last three decades, whilst our trusty locomotive is only gaining in efficiency.

  • yellow bird logo
    Article: Oct 28, 2021

    Our Regional Conference returns to Lancaster this weekend, with a speaker lineup including Bernard Greaves, co-author of "The Theory and Practice of Community Politics". Bernard, who was the first openly gay man to hold public office in a political party in the UK, will give our annual Viv Bingham Lecture.


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