The Wiltshire Liberal Democrats are a political organisation based in Chippenham. We work across and represent the five constituencies in Wiltshire, which include - North Wiltshire, Chippenham, South West Wiltshire, Salisbury and Devizes.

To find more details of our work locally in each constituency please click on the maps below. Or to find out more about the work of our Liberal Democrat group at Wiltshire Council scroll to the newsfeed beneath.

Chippenham constituencyDevizes constituencyNorth Wiltshire constituencySalisbury constituencySouth West Wiltshire constituency

  • Dr Brian Mathew celebrating his selection as North Wiltshire's Lib Dem prospective MP
    Article: Nov 5, 2018

    Local Liberal Democrats have chosen Dr Brian Mathew as their prospective candidate to be North Wiltshire's next MP.

    The result was declared at a packed members meeting at Kington Langley Village Hall on Saturday 3 November.

    The announcement came after Dr Mathew and his opponent Alistair Fernie had spoken to and answered members' questions. The meeting was the climax of a month long, intensive campaign

  • Sunday parking charges graphic
    Article: Nov 2, 2018

    Wiltshire Liberal Democrats have launched a County wide petition to force a full Council debate and vote on controversial new car parking charges.

    The new charges for Sunday and Bank Holiday parking in Wiltshire Council car parks will be introduced from 19th November in the run up to Christmas.

    The Lib Dems hope to get 5,000 signatures on a petition calling for the charges to be dropped. If successful, that will force a full debate and vote on the charges at the next meeting of Wiltshire Council in the New Year.

  • County Hall, Trowbridge (Robert Cutts (pandrcutts) at https://flickr.com/photos/21678559@N06/26911210273)
    Article: Oct 25, 2018
    By Cllr Ian Thorn
    Dear Editor,

    At this month's Council meeting Wiltshire Liberal Democrats raised both our County's preparations for Brexit and tangible recognition for our armed forces and blue light services.

    Predictably both of our proposals were backed by the Lib Dem Councillors and opposed by the ruling Conservatives. However one voice was totally silent, Labour's. The reason was simple. None of their Councillors were there.

    This is not the first time when Labour have "disappeared" on important issues. They failed to show up to the key meeting that would have forced a review of the Conservative's decision to sell off the County's Outdoor Education Centres at Braeside and Oxe‎nwood.

    Perhaps Labour Councillors feel a longer lunchbreak and beating the traffic home is more important than speaking up for Wiltshire's residents. Perhaps they feel that pressing the Tories to act on key issues is a waste of time. If so, then we Liberal Democrats disagree fundamentally with them.

    Holding Wiltshire's Conservative leadership to account and putting forward constructive, alternative proposals is the responsibility of an effective Opposition. We provide that. Labour clearly does not. No doubt residents will remember this when they cast their votes in 2021.

    Yours sincerely,

    Councillor Ian Thorn,

    Leader of the Opposition and Lib Dem Group‎on Wiltshire Council

  • EU/UK flags
    Article: Oct 15, 2018

    Wiltshire Liberal Democrats are calling for a Brexit Summit on the potential impact on local residents, businesses and vital services of leaving the European Union next Spring, in a motion to Wiltshire Council on Tuesday in Trowbridge.

    Last August a Lib Dem Freedom of Information request revealed Wiltshire Council had held no meetings about exiting the EU and had undertaken no Brexit impact assessments.

  • Soldiers
    Article: Oct 15, 2018

    Wiltshire Liberal Democrats want a 20% discount on council leisure services for our armed services and emergency services personnel who carry either the Defence Discount or Blue Light cards.

    The Lib Dems also want these discounts extended also to Wiltshire's looked after children and their nominated carers.

  • 2018 Western Counties conference
    Article: Oct 12, 2018

    Western Counties Liberal Democrats are excited to announce a top line-up of enthusiastic and engaging speakers at our conference in Tiverton on 17/18th November 2018.

    Keynote speakers will include Layla Moran MP, Sir Graham Watson, Wera Hobhouse MP and Vince Cable MP, plus debates, training sessions and workshops for you to learn new skills to support your local party, and much, much more...

    Book NOW to come to the Joint Regional Conference and AGM's

    Draft timetable - a full agenda will be released nearer the time
  • Recycling
    Article: Oct 10, 2018

    Lib Dem Deputy Group Leader Cllr Ruth Hopkinson joined local residents in condemning Wiltshire Council's Conservative Cabinet‎'s decision to close the Everleigh Recycling Centre near Pewsey.

    "Wiltshire Council's Conservative leadership has consistently underspent on capital assets and maintenance. The Everleigh Household Recycling Centre is a victim of that short sighted approach.

  • County Hall, Trowbridge
    Article: Sep 25, 2018

    Wiltshire Lib Dems are warning that ‎the Council is heading for a financial crisis.

    The warning comes as papers published at the Council's Cabinet meeting show less than 60% of these savings are being delivered (£15.6m out of a desired £26.7m). Over £7m of these proposed savings are now "unlikely to be delivered". A further £3m can only be delivered "with risks".

  • Oxen/Brae For Sale graphic
    Article: Aug 2, 2018

    Reacting to the news that Wiltshire Council has received bids for its two Outdoor Education Centres, the Council's Opposition Leader and Lib Dem Group Leader, Cllr Ian Thorn said, "We have fought hard to stop the behind closed doors decision to shut Wiltshire Council's Outdoor Education Centres at Braeside and Oxenwood.

  • Rosemary Brown
    Article: Aug 1, 2018

    It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of former Liberal Democrat councillor Rosemary Brown this week.

    Rosemary was a Lib Dem councillor for 18 years, first being elected to Bradford on Avon Town Council in 1999 when she took over from Minna Gillham. She was elected to West Wiltshire District Council in 2003, along with future Chippenham Lib Dem Member of Parliament Duncan Hames. Rosemary served on West Wilts for six years representing Bradford on Avon South until the council's abolition. From 2009 until last May she was the Councillor for Bradford on Avon North on the newly formed unitary Wiltshire Council.