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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.

  • MH Graphic
    Article: Mar 17, 2021

    1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime. Still, the government have yet to treat mental health on the same plane as they do physical health.

    In a normal year, 300,000 people will leave their jobs in response to a mental health issue costing employers up to £42 billion annually. The impact of the pandemic will only increase this number as it has done for children.

  • Young people heads
    Article: Mar 15, 2021

    Youth Unemployment Highest Ever

    Wiltshire needs a plan for recovery, for the sake of our young and those who have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

    Since the start of the Covid-19 crises youth unemployment has increased by 2.1% or an increase of 66,000 people as opposed to before Covid.

    Unemployment is characterised as those seeking work but unable to find it. The number of people claiming unemployment benefit has increased by 120% among 16-24-year-olds.

  • Article: Mar 11, 2021
    By Ed Sawyer in Wiltshire Times

    LIBERAL Democrats have called for a green recovery in Wiltshire.

    The party outlined plans in their manifesto, Leading Wiltshire's Recovery, which calls for a new Wiltshire Climate Strategy to achieve the county's target of a zero carbon Wiltshire by 2030.

    This plan will evolve through consultation with local residents, organisations and environmental groups to make sure it works for everyone.

    Additionally, the party plans to attract businesses to Wiltshire through supporting an enterprise culture, and running programmes to help local people become entrepreneurs.

    The recovery plan is aimed at supporting all communities and ensure they benefit from a skilled workforce, attractive locations, improved transport links and excellent network connectivity.

    Cllr Brian Mathew, the LibDem Wiltshire Climate Change spokesman, said: "Urgency and acting fast is central to our plan for Wiltshire."

    "If elected in May we will kickstart the green recovery that we so desperately need.

    "Campaigners joined by myself and LibDem colleagues across Wiltshire have campaigned and held the Tory-led Wiltshire Council to account since the declaration of the climate emergency two years ago.

    "Now is the opportunity to achieve real change in Wiltshire. Our time to tackle the climate crisis is running out and urgent action is needed.

    "We are the first generation to know that we are destroying the environment and the last generation with a chance to do something about it. Our green recovery will achieve this in Wiltshire."

    Cllr Gavin Grant, LibDem Shadow spokesman for Finance and Local Economic Development, said: "We have a duty to ensure the recovery from the pandemic is one that protects the future of our planet. The current Tory-led Wiltshire Council is failing to do this and it's time for change.

    "In Wiltshire alone, youth unemployment is the highest it's ever been, Universal Credit claimants have ballooned, and 1,000 new children qualify for free school meals. It is clear that something must be done.

    "Securing a green and prosperous economic recovery is vital for the residents of Wiltshire and is at the centre of our plan."

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    Petition: Mar 5, 2021

    Support Wiltshire Lib Dems' plan to bring improve air quality by accelerating the switch to electric vehicles.

    The UK has breached its commitment on reducing nitrogen dioxide. The Tory Government admits that 23,000 people are killed by traffic pollution each year.

    In Wiltshire, there are 20 places where the average levels of nitrogen dioxide exceeded the legal limit. The worst offending location was Masons Lane in Bradford on Avon. Other areas include Calne and Salisbury.