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Welcome to the Forest of Dean Liberal Democrats

We are the local Liberal Democrat Party covering the Forest of Dean Parliamentary Constituency. We campaign to promote Liberal Democrat values and work towards the election of Councillors and a Member of Parliament.

Besides the central Forest of Dean, the Parliamentary constituency also covers a part of Chepstow (Tidenham, Sedbury and Beachley) and stretches from the borders of Herefordshire to Newent, Redmarley and Highnam.

There are 38 Councillors elected to the Forest of Dean District Council, which covers roughly the same area as the Constituency.

The Gloucestershire County Council covers the six constituencies of Gloucestershire. The Forest elects eight Councillors to the County Council.

At the most local level villages elect Parish Councils and the four towns of Coleford, Cinderford, Lydney and Newent elect Town Councils

Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a

fair, free and open society,

in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of

liberty, equality and community,

in which no-one shall be enslaved by

poverty, ignorance or conformity


  • Article: Mar 5, 2019
    By Peter Brown

    Representing the Forest of Dean Liberal Democrats Dr Anthony Lynch and myself attended the funeral of Ian King at the "Our Lady of Lourdes" Catholic Church in Newent on Friday February 8th. Ian was an enthusiastic member of the constituency party and was its chairman until a few months prior to his death. The requiem mass was attended by several hundred people with the church being full to bursting point.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2018
    By Jonathan Gault

    A report in The Times on Saturday announced that Councils have spent about £100 million on fighting parents seeking support for their disabled children and losing nine out of ten of the cases that went to tribunals.

    I have two comments to make on this news.

    The stress and work this process puts plaintiffs through is enormous and the cost horrendous. When The Times states that local authorities have allegedly lied they do not exaggerate. Parents of disabled children go through enough agony already without having to fight for their rights and make a home for their families often in circumstances that would be a nightmare for most people.

  • Article: Jul 19, 2018
    In BBC

    NO DEAL BREXIT will require International Driving Permits

    After Brexit, British drivers will need International Driving Permits following a NO DEAL Brexit.

    In one of the many benefits taken for granted as members of the European Union, along with Roaming Mobile contracts, reciprocal medical benefits and visa free travel, driving on the continent will no longer be as simple and inexpensive as it is now, says the National Audit Office (NAO)

  • Article: Jul 19, 2018
    By Terry Tull in The Independent www.independent.co.uk

    With Boris Johnson resigning as Foreign Secretary over Brexit, it's worth remembering how embarassing he has been to the UK.

    At any other time he would have been sacked for these mistakes, but in the crazy world we now live, he is still regarded by some as a future PM.

    Here is a list of some of his mistakes:

  • Article: Jul 18, 2018
    By Terry Tull in Daily Express, BBC

    With the recent electoral commission finding that the official Brexit campaign group, Vote Leave and a second leave group, BeLeave broke the electoral law, Conservative MP Nicholas Soames (Winston Churchill's grandson) has demanded that Brexit be "blown up and started all over again" to maintain the trust of the British People.