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“Luton Liberal Democrats are proud to play their part by putting Country before Party” – Councillor Lee Bridgen, Chair Luton Liberal Democrats.

The only National party in the general election with a clear and positive policy of maintaining Britain’s full membership of the European Union is the Liberal Democrats.

The Tories want out at any price and the Labour position is so confused no-one knows what they would do.

There is no conceivable form of Brexit that would not seriously damage Britain politically and financially.

In the general election Liberal Democrats have committed to put country before party and to work with others to maximise the number of Remain MPs in the new parliament.

The Luton South constituency independent candidate Gavin Shuker has made clear his intention to do all he can to maintain Britain’s membership of the European Union. In line with the party’s National position, Luton Liberal Democrats will not be fielding a candidate in Luton South.

Councillor Lee Bridgen, Chair of Luton Liberal Democrats comments: “Research by Best for Britain shows that an effective Remain Alliance can deny Johnson a majority in the new parliament. The agreements emerging in the past few days give real hope we can achieve this and Luton Liberal Democrats are proud to play their part by putting Country before Party.”


“With the Extinction Rebellion movement demonstrating in towns and cities all over the country and Luton high school students protesting in our own town centre it’s time the Council took the threat of Climate Change seriously.” – Cllr. David Franks, Liberal Democrat leader of the opposition on Luton Council.

Liberal Democrat Councillors are calling on Luton’s Labour run Council to declare a Climate Emergency and to take urgent action to reduce the town’s carbon footprint. They have put down a motion for debate at the Full Council meeting on Tuesday 30th July asking the local authority to set up an officer and member Climate Emergency Task Force to research what actions other Councils are taking.
“The Task Force also needs to take evidence from local and wider sources, including local schools, colleges and the University, we need to capture the investment and economic opportunity arising from a low carbon future,” says Cllr. David Franks.

“With the Extinction Rebellion movement demonstrating in towns and cities all over the country and Luton high school students protesting in our own town centre it’s time the Council took the threat of Climate Change seriously.”

“Seeing those protesting high school students with their banners and posters outside the town hall made me feel really proud of our young people. The future is theirs, but only if local, national and international powers that be don’t destroy it.”


“We strongly object to their expansion plans and are determined to preserve our right to say so out loud,”
– Liberal Democrat leader Cllr. David Franks.

With their increased strength in Luton Council chamber after the recent elections, Liberal Democrat councillors have been allocated two places on the board of the Council owned company London Luton Airport Limited. But Liberal Democrat leader Cllr. David Franks told the Annual meeting of the Council on Tuesday they would not be taking up their places.

The two Liberal Democrat former directors on the board of the airport company resigned in January saying they have been told they are not allowed to publicly criticise decisions of the board with which they disagree.

“We strongly object to their expansion plans and are determined to preserve our right to say so out loud,” says Liberal Democrat leader Cllr. David Franks.

“14 Luton schools are either close to the airport or sit under the flightpaths and they plan to have only one air quality monitoring site. That’s a woefully inadequate response. They say the equipment is expensive, we ask what price they put on children’s lungs?”

“Their plans will cover most of Wigmore Valley Park in concrete and make Ashcroft Road & Wigmore Lane major access routes to the airport, we cannot allow ourselves to be associated with this destruction of neighbouring residents’ quality of life.”

“These plans have Labour and Conservative finger-prints all over them, let no-one be in any doubt, we have never supported them and cannot stay silent now.”