July Executive Committee Meeting

All members are invited to join us at our next Executive Committee Meeting on Thursday 20th July at 7:30pm. Venue: 2 Castle Close, Flax Bourton  BS48 3RG


A massive thank you

Richard Foord and all of us at North Somerset Liberal Democrat HQ would like to say a massive thank you to the people of North Somerset for their support in the General Election yesterday. You helped to move the Liberal Democrats from fourth place to third in North Somerset; a significant improvement on our 2015 General Election result.

And we are, of course, delighted to have increased the number of Liberal Democrat MPs in Parliament by 50% from the General Election in 2015. Including Wera Hobhouse just up the road in Bath.

We would like to thank, in particular, all of our members and supporters who have campaigned so actively on our behalf, as well as to everyone who has taken the time to share with us over the course of the campaign their ideas, their concerns and their hopes for the future.

“I have been truly humbled by the support of the people of North Somerset,” says Richard Foord. “From knocking on doors to participating in election hustings, I have been met with nothing but enthusiasm and a desire to change things for the better. And it is that which will inspire me and my team as we continue to campaign for a better future for the people of North Somerset.”

We would also like to thank the other progressive candidates for their contribution to such an energetic and vibrant campaign. And we look forward to seeing Liam Fox giving the people of North Somerset the representation in Parliament that they have asked for.

We’re now turning our attention to the North Somerset Council elections in 2019. And, given the current hung parliament, to the very real possibility of another general election quite soon. If you’d like to be a part of what comes next, drop us a line at nsomersetlibdems@gmail.com or make a donation today.


Six reasons to vote for Richard Foord and the Liberal Democrats

Richard_with_flag.jpgIt’s decision time. Who do you want to represent the interests of you and your family for the next five years? Do you want more of the same from a Tory government and a Tory MP, or do you want to change Britain’s future for the better?

Here are six reasons why Richard Foord and the Liberal Democrats are the right choice for North Somerset this Thursday.

  1. A local man. Richard grew up in Yatton, went to Backwell School and got married in Nailsea. He has a wife and three children. He knows North Somerset, he knows the people who live here and he understands the issues that we face.

  2. Not a career politician. Richard served for ten years in the British Army, during which time he attained the rank of Major. He served in Kosovo and Iraq. He’s not a career politician. He knows what it’s like to have a real job in the real world.

  3. Working hard to save our schools and our NHS. The Tories are cutting funding to our schools and selling off our NHS. Only the Liberal Democrats have a full-costed plan to provide our doctors, our nurses and our teachers with the resources and support that they need.

  4. Giving you the final say on Brexit. The Tories want a disastrous ‘hard’ Brexit that could cripple our economy and see us isolated in the world. The Liberal Democrats are fighting for the UK to remain in the single market. And we want the British people to be given the final say on a Brexit deal.

  5. A strong opposition. A large majority makes for the worst form of government. Serious scrutiny and challenge of government plans is vital if we are to avoid costly mistakes such as the overpayment of tax credits, the deregulation of the banks and the invasion of Iraq. Only the Liberal Democrats can provide a real and reliable opposition.

  6. The tactical choice. Independent tactical voting websites Best for Britain and Tactical 2017 say that voting for Richard Foord and the Liberal Democrats is your best choice if you want to get rid of the Tories in North Somerset. And the bookies agree. Bookmakers William Hill say that the Liberal Democrats are four times more likely to win in North Somerset than any of the other opposition parties.

It’s decision time.

Vote for Richard Foord and the Liberal Democrats on 8th June.


Richard Foord: Your tactical choice for North Somerset

FLAG_YELLOWCHARCOAL_SOLID_(1).pngYou have the power to send a message to the government on Thursday.

If you have had enough of a Tory government that doesn’t care about you and your family.

If you have had enough of a Tory MP who is more interested in making trade deals with dodgy regimes than in representing you in Westminster.

If you have had enough of a government that has taken your vote for granted.

Then vote for Richard Foord and the Liberal Democrats on 8th June.

Independent tactical voting website Best for Britain says that voting for Richard Foord and the Liberal Democrats is your best choice if you want to get rid of the Tories.

And the bookies agree. Bookmakers William Hill say that the Liberal Democrats are four times more likely to win in North Somerset than any of the other opposition parties.

If you want the Tories out. If you want Fox out. If you want to make your voice heard.

Vote for Richard Foord and the Liberal Democrats on 8th June.


Lend Richard Foord your vote on 8th June

A large majority makes for the worst form of government. Richard Foord, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for North Somerset, explains why serious scrutiny and challenge of government plans is vital if we are to avoid costly mistakes such as the overpayment of tax credits, the deregulation of the banks and the invasion of Iraq.

A 'strong and stable' government is going to need a robust and reliable opposition.

Vote for Richard Foord and the Liberal Democrats on 8th June.