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The 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, and in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

We champion the freedom, dignity and well-being of individuals, we acknowledge and respect their right to freedom of conscience and their right to develop their talents to the full. We aim to disperse power, to foster diversity and to nurture creativity.

We believe that the role of the state is to enable all citizens to attain these ideals, to contribute fully to their communities and to take part in the decisions which affect their lives.

We believe the UK is better off in the EU, and we will fight the next election on a clear and unequivocal promise to restore British prosperity and role in the world, with the United Kingdom in the European Union, not out.

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    • Article: Jun 18, 2021

      Liberal Democrats showed that we are a force to be reckoned with.

      Last night Liberal Democrats gained a 25% swing in Chesham and Amersham electing our 12th MP, Sarah Green.

      We struck at the heart of the Conservatives' blue wall and took one of their safest seats.

      Liberal Democrats showed that we are a force to be reckoned with. We have a team to match anyone.

    • Article: Jun 18, 2021

      Sky and the BBC have led with our story all day, we are cutting through.

    • Article: Jun 17, 2021

      Chesham and Amersham

      I'm writing this month's report before we know the result. But we do already know that we've had the best candidate in Sarah Green, run the best campaign and had an awesome amount of help from people all around the country.

      That would all be impressive even in normal times, but coming off the back of the huge May elections and while we're all still dealing with coronavirus and lockdowns, that's been an amazing achievement.

    • Article: Jun 16, 2021

      Chesham and Amersham

      I'm writing this month's report before we know the result. But we do already know that we've had the best candidate in Sarah Green, run the best campaign and had an awesome amount of help from people all around the country.

      That would all be impressive even in normal times, but coming off the back of the huge May elections and while we're all still dealing with coronavirus and lockdowns, that's been an amazing achievement.

    • Article: Jun 15, 2021

      At the weekend we met with old friends and new from our European sister parties for ALDE Congress, albeit via a Zoom link, as the Congress was online for the first time. It was my privilege to lead a diverse Lib Dem delegation of around 40, which in addition to the official categories for diversity, included several UK nationals resident in the EU and a few EU citizens resident in the UK.

    • Article: Jun 15, 2021

      Priti Patel says refugees should come to the UK through safe and legal routes, and is threatening to punish any who don't.

      The Conservative Government is failing to provide any safe and legal routes for refugees to take.

      But at the same time, the Conservative Government is failing to provide any safe and legal routes for refugees to take.

    • Article: Jun 11, 2021

      Many congratulations to Nick da Costa who has been elected as the new chair of Federal Conference Committee (FCC), following Geoff Payne's decision to stand down earlier this year.

      Nick is a councillor in Haringey as well as an experienced FCC member, bringing to the role a great understanding both of how conference works and of what we need to do as a party to win.

    • Article: Jun 11, 2021
      By Ed Davey - Leader of the Liberal Democrats

      People looking after their loved ones too often feel forgotten.

      Yesterday, I spent some time meeting with a wonderful group of unpaid carers.

      We had been brought together by Carers UK and a number of other carers' organisations as part of Carers Week, so they could share their experiences directly with me and we could discuss what changes might make their lives better.

    • Article: Jun 4, 2021

      We want your views on how to improve the party's independent complaints process.

      Any organisation with a hundred thousand members will have conflicts: what matters is how we deal with them. Wherever possible the process needs to be quick and effective - and it must always be transparent, fair and independent of political influence. It is key that if someone actions are damaging to other party members or members of the public, they can't expect to be protected by who they know or what role they hold in the party.

    • Steve Spoerry at Wheatley Lane Greenbelt that is under threat.
      Article: Jun 3, 2021

      The Green Belt and Green Spaces around Ben Rhydding are under real threat and the Liberal Democrat candidate in the June 24th Ben Rhydding By-election Steve Spoerry is already campaigning hard to defend them.

      Over the next few months, Labour-led Bradford Council is finalising its 'Local Development plan' the final document will set out the land the Council wants to use for housing development. In the current draft, the fields along Wheatley Lane will no longer be protected Green Belt.