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Swindon Town Centre, taken from Radnor Street Cemetary

Welcome to the Swindon Liberal Democrats

We are a passionate and vibrant group covering both North Swindon and South Swindon, our town's two Parliamentary Constituencies. We support the work of our Liberal Democrat Borough Councillors and actively campaign on issues that affect residents to make sure we remain their voice in the Council chamber.

  • Article: Feb 3, 2020

    Your local Lib Dem Focus team can report that when the Council listed the roads that will have their lining renewed, most roads in the Eastcott ward that need this work have been ignored.

    This work includes painting double yellow lines to stop inconsiderate parking, and white lines which are important for road safety, which helps car drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

  • Councillor Stan Pajak
    Article: Dec 9, 2019

    The Liberal Democrat candidate for South Swindon has today challenged the local Conservative candidate to rule out a no-deal Brexit in December 2020.

    The challenge, just a few days before polling day, follows Boris Johnson refusing to rule out a no-deal exit from the EU.

    Under the Conservative Party's plan, the UK will have until December 2020 to deliver the second phase of negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with the EU. However, the plans also say Boris Johnson will not seek any extension despite overwhelming evidence showing that time-frame is near impossible.

  • Article: Nov 29, 2019

    The latest figures on NHS vacancies reveal that there was 3,262 vacancies for nurses in the NHS in the South West region in July to September 2019. This means that 10.5% of posts were unfilled, showing the NHS staff shortage crisis to get worse.

    The Conservatives have presided over a staffing crisis in our health service, failing to adequately ensure the NHS has the workforce it needs to care for our loved ones.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats have announced plans to scrap business rates and replace them with a landowner levy, to "breathe new life" into high streets in Swindon

    The party would replace business rates with a commercial landowner levy, based on the value of the land only. This would take the cost off businesses and help support high streets.

    The proposals would cut taxes for businesses by 16% in Swindon

    By taxing landowners rather than businesses, half a million small businesses across the country would be spared the burden of property taxation.

    Liberal Democrat candidate Stan Pajak said:

    "Many retailers and small businesses in Swindon are under pressure from economic uncertainty, the rise of online retail and the burden of business rates."

  • Swindon PPCs Stan Pajak and Katie Critchlow
    Article: Nov 20, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats announce today that they would allow Swindon Council to increase council tax by up to 500% on empty homes that are left empty long-term.

    The latest Government statistics show that there were 484 homes left empty long-term in Swindon in 2018.

    In response, and as part of its plan to alleviate the housing crisis, the Liberal Democrats would legislate to allow Swindon Council to increase council tax by up to 500% where properties are being left vacant long-term. The revenues would then be reinvested to build new homes for the community or to invest in local services.

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