Neil Fawcett, County Councillor for Abingdon South, writes with some good news about the South Abingdon Children's Centre, which was closed as a result of cuts by the Conservatives.Read more
Over a thousand homes in the Vale of White Horse, Cherwell and Oxford City are empty, with some stood vacant for ten years or more, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.Read more
Labour-run Oxford City Council have removed a homeless man's sleeping bag and other possessions, in a new power that has been backed up with a £2,500 fine.Read more
The House of Commons voted to give Parliament a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal last night, by a narrow margin of 309 to 305.Read more
Kidlington Liberal Democrats branch held their inaugural AGM on Friday 6th October, with a speech from Layla Moran MP.Read more
Their submission to the Planning Inspector points out the plan created by the Conservative administration is unsound, does not provide suitable infrastructure for the proposed new homes and does nothing to make housing in the Vale affordable for people on average or low incomes.Read more
Liz Leffman, county councillor for Charlbury & Wychwood and district councillor for Charlbury, highlights a poor state of affairs in Oxfordshire:
"How often have you driven from Oxfordshire into Gloucestershire and noticed a visible improvement in the road surface on the dividing line?Read more
Layla Moran MP, Education Spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats, spoke to Autumn Conference.
Oxford West & Abingdon MP Layla Moran, asks the Prime Minister about Brexit.
Layla Moran, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson and MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has been appointed to the House of Commons’ Public Accounts Committee.Read more
Oxford leading the way in AV for an accessible bus service for all
Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran has welcomed the introduction of audio-visual (AV) announcements on buses in Oxford and has asked the Secretary of State to extend AV across the country.Read more
Pressure from local residents in the Begbroke and Yarnton Green Belt Campaign, as well as residents in Wolvercote, Cutteslowe and Kidlington, supported by Layla Moran MP, have resulted in Cherwell District Council agreeing to double the consultation period for its local plan involving 4,400 new homes on the edge of Oxford.Read more
The Liberal Democrats have raised concerns following news that 52 inpatient beds will be moved from the Trauma Unit of the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford due to fire safety fears.Read more
A fully electric version of the Mini will be built in Cowley, Oxford, BMW has confirmed.Read more
Abingdon's MP Layla Moran has welcomed the announcement of £9.45 million for the A34 Lodge Hill junction but is pressing for the scheme to be completed before housing developments go ahead.Read more
Ambitious for our country. Ambitious for our party.
Vince Cable MP, new leader of the Liberal Democrats, sets out his manifesto.Read more
Layla Moran has made an impressive start as the brand new MP for Oxford West & Abingdon. From a well received maiden speech to leading a Westminster Hall debate on education, her first few weeks have seen Layla make her mark on Parliament.
Watch for yourself!Read more
The Liberal Democrats have accused the government of insulting teachers and of having a 'tin ear' to public opinion after giving a below inflation pay-rise to teachers.Read more
Government plans to axe free school lunches have been dropped in another humiliating u-turn.
Commenting on the news, Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Secretary Layla Moran MP, said:Read more
Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce that Layla Moran has been elected as the MP for Oxford West & Abingdon in the 2017 General Election.Read more
The Liberal Democrats beat the Conservatives by a margin of 10% of the votes cast in the County Council elections on Thursday.Read more
Layla Moran, Parliamentary Candidate for Oxford West & Abingdon, has welcomed the decision by the Green Party that they will not field a candidate in the constituency and instead back the Liberal Democrats.Read more
The Liberal Democrats have committed to ending the scandal of rough sleeping in Britain, as the Homelessness Reduction Bill enters into force today.Read more
Open Britain, the European Movement and Britain for Europe have endorsed Layla Moran, the Liberal Democrat general election candidate in Oxford West and Abingdon.Read more
The Oxfordshire County Council elections are on 4 May 2017. Your vote could make all the difference to the lives of people in Oxfordshire, so make sure you vote in the most critical local elections in a generation.Read more
President of the European Parliament says Britain would be welcomed back if voters changed their minds about Brexit on 8 June
Stunning victory in West Oxfordshire District Council by-election
Kieren Mullins, who joined the Liberal Democrats only last year, has overturned a massive Conservative majority to become a new district councillor in the West Oxfordshire seat for Hailey, Minster Lovell & Leafield.Read more
Commenting on the news the Royal Marines are going to be cut by 200 posts, ex-Royal Marine and former Liberal Democrat Leader Paddy Ashdown commented:Read more
Food prices saw the biggest increase for three years in the year to March, figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed.Read more
Risky it may be, but at least it is not lacking in ambition. When some of Oxford's roads - as well as those across the county - are in such a poor state, creative solutions are needed.
I would like to go up to some of these rough sleepers and
say ‘you are a disgrace’ - Labour's John Tanner
Could you support us in addressing dangerously high levels of air pollution in Marcham?
District Councillor Catherine Webber and County Councillor Richard Webber need your help to conduct an air quality survey this spring.
The Liberal Democrat group at the Vale of White Horse District Council fully support the proposal for a new, county-wide unitary authority for Oxfordshire.Read more
As the Vale of White Horse District Council decides on its budget for 2017/18, the Vale Liberal Democrats have identified three priorities for the coming financial year that need to be addressed: air quality; children‘s centres; and community leisure provision in Botley.
In yesterday’s Kidlington Exeter by-election, Liberal Democrat candidate Alaric Rose saw a huge increase in support.Read more
Despite Oxfordshire overwhelmingly voting to Remain in the European Union, its MPs have all voted to begin leaving the European Union within three months.
Didcot Liberal Democrats are urging local residents to give their comments to the initial consultation on the Didcot Garden Town before the deadline of SUNDAY 18 DECEMBER 2016.Read more
Speaking at the count following her shock victory in the Richmond Park by-election, newly elected MP Sarah Olney said:
"Let me start by thanking the other candidates for a hard-fought campaign – and to Zac Goldsmith in particular, I wish you well and assure you that I will continue your fight against the expansion of Heathrow.
"I also would like to thank the returning officer, the staff that have worked so hard today and yesterday and of course the police. I want to thank my amazing campaign team led by James Lillis and the thousands of volunteers who have taken time to support me over the course of the campaign. I want to thank my family and friends for the wonderful support they’ve given me – particularly my husband Ben and our children. I want to thank our leader Tim Farron, and all the other party members who could not have been more supportive. And I'd like to thank the Greens, More United, the Women's Equality Party and all the other people beyond the Lib Dems who have supported me in this campaign.
"A year and a half ago, I wasn’t involved in politics. I wasn’t a member of a political party. I’d never been involved in a political campaign. I’d never thought about being a politician. But I knew I was a Liberal – I believed in openness, tolerance, compassion, working with our neighbours at home and around the world – and when I saw what happened at the General Election and I felt I had to get involved.
"I think a lot of people in this community had the same feeling this summer. Richmond Park is full of people like me who felt that something was going wrong. That the politics of anger and division were on the rise. That the liberal, tolerant values we took for granted were under threat. We were seeing the UKIP vision for Britain in the ascendancy – intolerant, backward-looking, divisive; just as we see it in America and across Europe.
"Well today we have said no. We will defend the Britain we love. We will stand up for the open, tolerant, united Britain that we believe in. The people of Richmond Park and North Kingston have sent a shockwave through this Conservative Brexit Government. And our message is clear: we do not want a ‘hard Brexit’; we do not want to be pulled out of the Single Market; and we will not let intolerance, division and fear win."
Building on the success of our campaign in Witney, where Liz Leffman moved from fourth place to second place on a 19% swing in the vote to the Liberal Democrats, we achieved an even more impressive 22% swing to win Richmond Park in a surprise by-election upset.Read more
Lib Dem pressure to help renters afford a home and reduce upfront costs has been successful and the Government has announced a ban on letting fees for tenants in the Autumn Statement.Read more
This is a Government that is just about managing. The official figures have revealed a £220 billion Brexit black hole- hundreds of billions taken out of our economy when we need it most. Given how bad the outlook is, it’s no wonder the Chancellor doesn’t want to have to do another Autumn Statement.Read more
Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, says that the Liberal Democrats will vote against Article 50 unless the British people are given a vote on the final Brexit deal.Read more
Throughout the Examination in Public of the Vale Local Plan, local Liberal Democrats fought alongside community groups to protect the Oxford green belt.Read more
Last night saw the results of the Witney by-election - we started the campaign in 4th place as 50/1 outsiders and thanks to the relentless, positive campaign we ran, dented the Conservative majority and secured one of our best by-election results in decades. This is what you need to know:Read more
Today's the day! Polls are open from 7am until 10pm (check where yours is here) - and this is your chance to elect a strong, local MP who will get things done for our area.
Here's a few more reasons to vote for Liz today:Read more
‘WE WON’T TELL YOU UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION’ SAY CONSERVATIVESRead more
Liz Leffman was joined by former Olympic athlete and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ming Campbell to highlight the damaging effects of cuts to local bus services by the Consevative Council.Read more
This is the most important by-election in my lifetime.
If people get behind the Liberal Democrats in Witney, it will send a very powerful message to the Prime Minister that West Oxfordshire will not stand for her yanking Britain out of the Single Market. That would endanger local jobs and be a quite extraordinary act of economic self-harm.Read more
If you're voting for the first time, this is what you need to know:Read more
This by-election can’t change the Government. But you can use it to make them listen - and change their plans.
Three reasons why Liz is the best option to hold the Government to account on Brexit:Read more
It's becoming clearer and clearer that only the Lib Dems can beat the Tories in West Oxfordshire - some bookmakers even put Labour's chance of winning at 100/1.
Voting Labour on the 20th October will just let the Conservatives back in.Read more
Tim Farron and Liz Leffman have visited SS Tube Technology in Eynsham to highlight the importance of F1 to West Oxfordshire and the risk that leaving the Single Market would place on the sector. There are fears that some teams will re-locate to mainland Europe putting at risk local jobs if Britain goes ahead with a hard Brexit.Read more
Over 500 Liberal Democrat volunteers have supported by-election candidate Liz Leffman in Witney this weekend.
Postal votes are landing on doormats across West Oxfordshire. Here's a quick & easy guide on how to complete yours:Read more
Adam Knight, a successful venture capitalist and a former managing director of Goldman Sachs, and candidate in the Witney by-election, has endorsed the Liberal Democrat Liz Leffman.Read more
A dozen peers are descending on Witney over the weekend to campaign for Liz Leffman, Liberal Democrat candidate in the by-election.Read more
After much speculation, the Conservative candidate in the Witney by-election has admitted he voted to Leave the EU.Read more
The President of the Liberal Democrats will be in the Witney constituency tomorrow (Thursday) to highlight problems faced by rural people due to the decimation of local bus services.Read more
The bookies are suggesting the Witney by-election is getting ever closer, with momentum moving behind local businesswoman and health campaigner Liz Leffman of the Liberal Democrats.
Tim Farron cut the ribbon with Liz Leffman at the Liberal Democrats new headquarters in Witney today, cheered on by a huge crowd.Read more
The Liberal Democrats secured a huge swing against the Conservatives to win a council by-election in an area bordering Witney, which is seeing a keenly fought parliamentary by-election.Read more
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has challenged Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn to a debate in Witney about the upcoming by-election and state of the nation.Read more
Renault’s F1 team in Enstone near Witney is just one of the motor sports companies in the region threatened by Brexit, according to a study by the Liberal Democrats.Read more
The mystery of how the Conservative candidate for Witney voted in the European referendum has become an issue in the Witney by-election.Read more
Local Councillor Liz Leffman is writing to the chair of the national Post Office to seek urgent reassurances for Charlbury Post Office.Read more
AC Grayling, the celebrated Oxford University philosopher, has thrown his weight behind Liz Leffman, the Liberal Democrat candidate in the Witney by-election.Read more
Mike Thornton, who pulled off a stunning victory in the Eastleigh by-election in the last parliament, is visiting Witney today to pass on his top tips on winning a by-election.Read more
Good news! We have a temporary headquarters booked for tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, ready for anyone who is able to come and help: Woodstock Community Centre, 32 New Road, Woodstock, OX20 1PB.Read more
The odds on the Liberal Democrats in the Witney-by-election are tumbling following leader Tim Farron’s conference speech.Read more
The Vice Chancellor of Oxford University – which has just been declared the best in the world – has warned that Brexit will result in an exodus of academics.Read more
Last night, Liz Leffman a local councillor and business woman was selected overwhelmingly by a meeting of local Liberal Democrats in the Witney constituency for the by-election caused by the resignation of former Conservative Prime Minister and local MP David Cameron.
Today, Tim Farron, fresh from his speech at the Lib Dem party conference in Brighton, made his first visit to the constituency of the campaign to congratulate Liz on her selection.
Tim and Liz then went on to meet shoppers and stallholders at Chipping Norton market.Read more
West Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce that Liz Leffman has been selected as our candidate to fight the Witney by-election.Read more
We believe that the British people should have their say on the final Brexit deal in a referendum.Read more
Oxford West & Abingdon Liberal Democrats hosted a sell-out panel discussion and Q&A session in Botley this week to discuss what happens now following the EU referendum. Local councillor Judy Roberts and prospective county council candidate Jonathan Adcock were joined by Catherine Bearder MEP and Layla Moran, our prospective parliamentary candidate, for a lively and interesting discussion.Read more
Education expert and County Councillor for St. Margaret's in Oxford, Cllr John Howson has written in the Oxford Mail about why grammar schools are not the answer to improving social mobility in Oxfordshire as, in reality, children on free school meals don't get into selective schools.Read more
Oxford West & Abingdon Liberal Democrats have reselected local teacher Layla Moran as their Parliamentary Candidate.Read more
Rival plans to reform local government in Oxfordshire have been rejected by the government and local councils have instead agreed to to work together to come up with a single joint proposal for reform. But with rival studies published today recommending different options, there is still some way to go before there is an agreed position.Read more
Bill Bradshaw calls on Ed Vaizey, MP for Didcot & Wantage, to support local academic, research and medical science institutions affected by Brexit
Bill Bradshaw, LibDem peer and Wallingford resident, has written to local newspapers calling for local Conservative MP Ed Vaizey to campaign on behalf of academic, research or medical science institutions that depend on funding from the EU.Read more
Plastic bag use has plummeted in England since the introduction of a 5p charge last year. This was a LibDem initiative under the previous coalition government.Read more
Liberal Democrat European Union spokesperson and former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has launched the first briefing paper of his Brexit Challenge project, which analyses the options facing the Government if it intends for Britain to retain significant access to the Single Market.Read more
Liberal Democrat County Councillor John Howson comments on the delay in the new National Funding Formula for schoolsRead more
Liberal Democrat Councillor Jean Fooks keeps up the pressure on the County Council to tackle polluting traffic.Read more
Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats continue to support Children's CentresRead more
Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats are concerned that the removal of the fixed grant paid to small primary schools that provide free lunches to pupils in the infant classes will make rural schools financially unviable.Read more
Zoé Patrick, Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Grove & Wantage gave a speech to the County Council Cabinet on 28 June 2016 about improving transport in Oxfordshire. She discussed Local Transport Plan 4 and plans for a railway station in Grove.Read more
Oxfordshire County Council have appointed Grant Thornton UK LLP to consider how local government could be reorganised to reduce costs and protect vital services. As part of that process they are consulting with Oxfordshire residents, businesses and other groups for their views on how best to deliver public services.
Submissions need to be in by 5:30pm on Friday 8 July.Read more
Oxfordshire voted decisively to remain in the European Union, with over 215,000 in favour of staying compared with less than 164,000 wanting to leave.Read more
OMG - we need the Liberal Democrats back!
Councillor Richard Webber, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Oxfordshire County Council, thanks everyone who has given their support to #INtogether and gives his reaction to the EU referendum result.Read more
The referendum tomorrow will determine whether the UK will remain part of the European Union or not. Your vote is vital.Read more
A key report by the Environmental Audit Committee in Parliament has shown that the UK’s environment has benefited enormously from EU membership.Read more
World-leading Oxford University has issued a clear statement setting out the benefits of the UK remaining in the EU.Read more
Catherine Bearder MEP has welcomed the progress being made by the Horizon 2020 project - an EU funded £60 billion research and innovation programme.Read more
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron and Paddy Ashdown have paid tribute to Jo Cox MP who was murdered this afternoonRead more
Liberal Democrats in Oxfordshire believe that we need to make a positive case for the EU.
Oxfordshire Lib Dems are celebrating a great set of local election results across the county this May.
Cllr Richard Webber, leader of the Liberal Democrats on Oxfordshire County Council has written to the Oxford Times about the unitary councils debate.Read more
Local Liberal Democrats are the official opposition on the Labour-run City Council and have been offering positive solutions to Labour's tired administration.
Local Liberal Democrats have called Labour out on their failures over charges for schools use of local parks, handing housing money back, and inability to support reading.
Tory plans to force every school in Oxford to become an academy will put standards at risk and freeze out teachers and parents, say local education campaigners.Read more