Welcome to the website of Skipton & Ripon Liberal Democrats
The Liberal Democrats are working for a stronger economy in a fairer society enabling every person to get on in life - locally and nationally
In May 2010 we increased the Liberal Democrat vote in the constituency by around 4,000 votes to increase our overall share of the vote by 5.8% to 32.4%.
The Liberal Democrats do not underestimate the difficulties of coalition government but for the first time in over 70 years our fair policies are being put into practice and we have managed to stop some of the most egregious Tory policies, such as the inheritance tax give-away to the wealthiest families. We have delivered on our flagship policy of lifting the income tax threshold up to £10,000 benefiting the working poor, many pensioners and giving the average family £700 in their pocket. We have made a massive difference to the education of the poorest through the pupil premium AND we re-established the link between inflation and earnings for pensioners - meaning that throughout this parliament, pensioners have received an increase each year. These were Liberal Democrat manifesto pledges and branded unaffordable by the Conservatives.
The constituency is currently (as of October 2013) in the process of selection a new Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) and details of this selection will be posted on the website shortly.