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The Green Liberal Democrats seek to promote the cause of environmentalism within and outside the Party.

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The Liberal Democrats have a proud record of being the greenest major political party: we aim to ensure that it stays that way!

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  • Article: Oct 7, 2016
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    Southampton Liberal Democrats Peter & Karen Galton recently travelled to Sweden and Denmark; here are some of their observations of the similarities and differences between our cultures.

    Being fans of 'Nordic Noir', we visited the cities of Copenhagen and Malmo, as well as crossing the Oresund Bridge which is the focal point of the television drama series "The Bridge". It was also our first time in continental Europe since the EU Referendum.

  • Fly tipping
    Article: Oct 7, 2016

    Liberal Democrat councillors are warning that the Conservative-run County Council's plans to charge the public for using Community Recycling Centres and reduce their opening hours, could lead to even bigger increases in fly-tipping across Surrey. Recent figures show that fly-tipping across the county has doubled in the last two years, from 2093 tonnes in 2013/14 to 4441 tonnes in 2015/16.

  • Article: Oct 7, 2016
    By Peter Galton in Daily Echo

    The Communities and Local Government Committee will be meeting soon to start looking at the responses to the consultation to see if Parks & Green spaces will be properly protected.

    These areas are used by so many of us in Southampton, from the more formal to the less so. We are fortunate to have these Parks and Green spaces in the City. The parks in the City have always been well thought off for many years, and may it continue. Whether you are exercising, walking the dog, with your children, watching other leisure activities, or just going to a park is very positive for us and our wellbeing.

  • Friends of Gosforth Central Park
    Article: Oct 7, 2016

    Local residents have reacted angrily to the news that some facilities in Gosfroth Central Park could swing towards being developed.

    Plans have been revealed that would see a private group take over the tennis courts, which are currently free to use. Under the proposals there would be a charge to use them, with limited free sessions available.

  • Catherine Bearder MEP
    Article: Sep 24, 2016

    The European Parliament has voted to support a global ban on the ivory trade ahead of a major international conference that will discuss how to save elephants from extinction.

    The resolution calls for EU countries to ban all imports, exports and commercial sales of ivory products until wild elephant populations are no longer threatened by poaching.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2016

    The Witney by-election has been set for the 20th October.

    Our candidate is expected to be selected on Tuesday, 20th September.

    The last Parliamentary by-election we had in our region was Eastleigh which we won.

    We will be running a campaign to win but urgently need the funds to do so as soon as possible.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2016

    It's been reported that South Western Energy, who were offered exploration licenses by the Government on a 20km square of land in the Trowbridge - Westbury - Warminster area, will not be accepting the licenses. They say they might want to come back if the economics change, though as Wiltshire doesn't seem to be a good area for gas or oil extraction this is unlikely to happen.

  • Tim Farron
    Article: Sep 24, 2016

    Below is the final version of Tim Farron's speech at the close of the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton today.


    Liberal Democrats are good at lots of things. But the thing it seems that we're best at, is confounding expectations.

    We were expected to shy away from taking power, but we stepped up and we made a difference.

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The Green Liberal Democrats is an Associated Organisation of the UK Liberal Democrat party.

We exist to:

  • Ensure that the Liberal Democrats' proud record of environmental leadership at all levels of government continues
  • Establish and develop links with the wider green movement.
  • Inform and educate party activists, policymakers, candidates and elected representatives on environmental issues.
  • Support individuals within the party who are advancing the agenda of environmental stewardship and generational justice.

Simon Oliver, GLD Chair