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Working for a fairer, greener and better Barnet

"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."

- Preamble to The Liberal Democrat Constitution

Here in Barnet we champion fairness for all and for our environment. From leading the campaign to keep Barnet Libraries open, fighting for our position in a free and fair Europe to defending the protection of our green belt, the Barnet Liberal Democrats are on your side.

Recent News

  • marisha ray lectern
    Article: Apr 23, 2017

    Labour has failed to select a candidate in any of the three Barnet constituencies with the general election just weeks away. The news has been revealed by the Liberal Democrats, who say that it shows Labour has "given up", even in some of its former strongholds.

    There are over 340 constituencies Labour has still not selected for in England, including 27 in London alone.

    In contrast the Liberal Democrats have selected 92% of their candidates in England.

    Liberal Democrat candidate for Chipping Barnet, Marisha Ray said:

    "It seems that Labour have simply given up on places like Chipping Barnet.

    "This election is now clearly a two-horse race between the Liberal Democrats and the arch Brexiteer Theresa Villiers and her extreme Brexit Conservative Party.

    "Labour claimed to be prepared for a general election, but many of their approved candidates are simply refusing to run under Jeremy Corbyn's banner.

    "And who can blame them? They see a leader who is ineffective and a party that is too divided to stand up for local people.

    "Every government needs to be held to account and the Liberal Democrats are rapidly emerging as the real voice of opposition.

    "If you want to ensure our country has a real opposition, the Liberal Democrats are the only choice in Chipping Barnet."

    ENDS

    Notes to editors

    A full list of seats in which a Labour candidate is yet to be chosen can be found here:
    http://www.labour.org.uk/pages/seats-now-open-for-application

    Written, promoted and produced by Sean Hooker on behalf of Marisha Ray of the Barnet Borough Liberal Democrats all at 31 Northumberland Rd, EN5 1EA

  • Article: Apr 22, 2017

    Access to the EU Research Infrastructure and Horizon 2020 funding has been the bedrock of our research output. Over €80 billion of funding is open for the UK to access and the adversarial rhetoric about our relationship with the EU from the Conservatives puts this in jeopardy.

    Many residents of Barnet, particularly those who worked at the National Institute of Medical Research in Mill Hill before the laboratories were relocated to Central London, rely on this funding for their livelihoods and for their ground-breaking research,

  • libdem poster
    Article: Apr 21, 2017

    Membership of the Barnet Liberal Democrats has jumped sharply since May's announcement of the snap General Election on Tuesday.

    There has been a 12% increase in membership in the first 12 hours of the campaign with people moving across from both Labour, Conservatives and people new to politics. New members have cited their dismay at, "Labour's supine opposition and failure to spell out the benefits of the EU" and that, "Liberal Democrats are the only principled party left post-brexit" who have the, "courage to expose Brexit for the economic and social justice disaster it is."

  • LD 2017 candidates
    Article: Apr 18, 2017

    People in Hendon, Finchley and Golders Green and Chipping Barnet should vote for the Liberal Democrats to prevent a hard Brexit and protect the local economy, the party's three Barnet Parliamentary Candidates have announced today.

    The Prime Minister today [Tuesday] called a snap General Election to be held on the 8th June.

    The Liberal Democrats are standing on a clear platform to prevent a hard Brexit by staying in the Single Market, and to give the British people the final say on the Brexit deal through a referendum.

  • reel 5
    Survey: Apr 18, 2017
    6 questions

    A snap General Election has been called for 8th June 2017. If you want to support us in Barnet, please fill in the form at the foot of this page today.

    Commenting on the Prime Minister's call for a General Election, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:

    "This election is your chance to change the direction of our country.

  • Daws Lane clean up
    Article: Apr 4, 2017

    The Mill Hill Liberal Democrats took Spring cleaning to the local park this weekend to make safe the popular playground and preservation area and to highlight the problem of park and street cleaning in Barnet.

    Mill Hill playground, preservation area and the surrounding Daws Lane pathways were cleared with a variety of hazardous materials including broken glass, used nappies and laughing gas canisters found.

  • reel 4
    Article: Mar 9, 2017
    By Councillor Jack Cohen in Barnet Press

    Barnet Council voted on its 2017/18 budget plans last Tuesday.

    What strikes me about the Conservatives is how complacent they are. They claim 75 per cent of residents feell the council is doing a good job. Yet my email inbox is overwhelmed with complaints. Street cleaning, broken pavements, car parking, planning enforcement, housing: the list is endless. Many relate to the council not responding.

  • righttistay_board
    Petition: Mar 5, 2017

    Dear Dr Matthew Offord MP, Mr Mike Freer MP and Ms Theresa Villiers MP,

    We the undersigned call on you, as our parliamentary representatives across Barnet, to publically support the right of EU citizens that live in the United Kingdom to remain here once the UK leaves the European Union, keeping their rights and obligations identical to those prior to the UK leaving the EU.

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