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Devizes Locks

Welcome to the Devizes Liberal Democrats

Devizes Constituency Liberal Democrats, covering the towns of Devizes, Marlborough, Ludgershall and Tidworth, together with the large villages of Bulford, Durrington and Pewsey, led by our Prospective MP Jo Waltham. For more details about goings on in the constituency visit devizeslibdems.org.uk.

  • Alan Rankin Wiltshire Council speech
    Article: May 23, 2018

    Potterne resident and local campaigner Alan Rankin spoke out in support of the campaign to save Oxenwood and Braeside at the full Council meeting of Wiltshire Council on 22 May 2018. To view Alan's speech visit this link, or a transcript is avaliable below.

    A recent National Audit Office report on the financial sustainability of Local Authorities describes the financial background in which Wiltshire Council is making difficult decisions. A background of a real-terms reduction of government funding and increasing statutory service demands and inflationary pressures.

  • Braeside Outdoor Education Centre
    Article: May 22, 2018


    The strength of community campaigning was once again demonstrated with the protest against the decision to close Braeside and Oxenwood at today's full Council meeting. The Conservative administration accepted a Lib Dem amendment that in referring the decision back to cabinet that it should be open and transparent and use every "best effort" to ensure these two sites remain in use for outdoor education.

  • Article: May 16, 2014

    A campaign led by Durrington Councillor Graham Wright has paid handsome dividends. The land to the west of the A345 at Durrington was earmarked for the building of 540 new Army Houses. Cllr Wright, helped by a local working group, the Town Council, MP Claire Perry and over 900 residents, lobbied the MoD and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), to listen to reason. After the second consultation, they have finally made a 'common sense' decision to exclude the large 85 acres of farmland that sits adjacent to the village from their plans for new service family accommodation.

  • Article: May 29, 2008

    Ed Davey MP inspired Lib Dem activists at a Conference in Devizes on Sat 10th May. As Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs he spoke about Iraq and Zimbabwe.

    Graham Watson MEP told us how angry he was that the UK government were taking £79 million of the £110 million the South West should be getting from Europe to pay for 2007's flood damage.