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

  • 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.

  • Petition: Jul 13, 2018

    Back the campaign to reverse the decision to introduce car parking charges on Sundays & Bank Holidays.

    We the undersigned call upon Wiltshire Council to reverse their decision to introduce car parking charges on Sundays & Bank Holidays.

    #keepsundaysfree

  • Cllr Josh Charles
    Article: Jul 13, 2018

    Lib Dems in Wiltshire are celebrating following another election victory with the election of Josh Charles to Westbury Town Council.

    The by-election saw the Lib Dems win with over 40% of the vote, ahead of a sitting Conservative Wiltshire Unitary Councillor in second place with Labour trailing in third

  • Article: Jul 11, 2018

    Wiltshire Council this week voted against backing a Lib Dem proposal to advocate a minimum of a 25% canopy of trees be planted in any new housing estate.

    Despite gaining cross-party support, including from members of the Cabinet, the Lib Dem motion to amend the council's core strategy was narrowly voted down by the Conservatives.

    Cllr Pat Aves who proposed the motion was disappointed that it had not been taken forward. Commenting on the decision she said, "This is a sad day for the people of Wiltshire and their future health and well-being. This was an opportunity for the Council, which claims to be for "Everyone", to be genuinely forward-looking and take a lead in promoting and addressing an inspired plan to make life better for all of us, as several other councils have already done."

    "I am especially disappointed in view of the fact that in a recent Freedom of Information request by a leading newspaper, WCC freely admitted to having cut down, 4,778 trees in the last three years. Whatever the reasons they were cut down, justified or not, I know of no plans to replace any of them. A recent experience in which we succeeded in saving a row of poplars in King George V Park in Melksham does not inspire me with confidence," said Lib Dem councillor Aves.

    Cllr Brian Mathew who seconded the motion was equally disappointed he said, "considering that Bristol City Council in partnership with the Woodland Trust are planning to go for 30% tree cover, it's a shame Wiltshire couldn't have been as equally aspirational."