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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: Apr 13, 2021

      The death of Shirley Williams is heartbreaking news for the whole Liberal Democrats party.

      Since the sad news was announced, Liberal Democrat members and figures from public life have been remembering Shirley and paying tribute to her.

      We've collected a few of those memories here.

      You can also share your memories of Shirley and add your name to the book of condolence here.

    • Article: Apr 12, 2021

      I want to send my best wishes to Muslims in the UK and across the world as we welcome the Holy Month of Ramadan.

      Ramadan is a time of reflection, renewal and generosity. These are much needed in our communities, our politics and all our lives.

      A second year observing Ramadan with restrictions on meeting together will be difficult. Holding an iftar will be different, loved ones will be missed and celebrations will be muted.

    • Article: Apr 12, 2021

      On behalf of her family, it is with great sadness that we announce that Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby, died peacefully in the early hours of Monday April 12th.


      Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

      This is heartbreaking for me and for our whole Liberal Democrat family.

      Shirley has been an inspiration to millions, a Liberal lion and a true trailblazer. I feel privileged to have known her, listened to her and worked with her. Like so many others, I will miss her terribly.

    • Article: Apr 9, 2021

      "Prince Philip dedicated his life to our country. We will always be grateful for his amazing service, not least the powerful legacy he leaves to millions of young people who have taken part in his unique Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

      "His quiet and steadfast counsel and support of The Queen, is perhaps his greatest if unquantifiable contribution to our nation's history.

      "At this sad time for millions, we should never forget Prince Philip was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. So our thoughts must be with the whole Royal Family, but in particular with The Queen at this difficult time."

    • Article: Apr 8, 2021

      No such thing as Superheroes? Meet our Councillors and Activists!

      This May the Liberal Democrats have one mission - make Britain a fairer, greener, more caring country. And we've been doing an amazing job!

      Watch our new video to find out more about the achievements of our superhero Lib Dem Councillors and activists!

    • Jamie Needle 1
      Page: Apr 7, 2021

      Jamie Needle is standing as your Liberal Democrat local champion in the elections on 6th May.

      Jamie says: "I hope to be elected as your new Councillor at the upcoming Bradford Council elections, so I thought I would tell you a bit about myself. Please find my CV below:"

      If you would like to get in contact with me, either with questions or to support my campaign, I would love to hear from you. My contact details are:

      Phone: 01943 872237

      E-mail: jamieneedlelibdems@gmail.com

      Post: Hawthorne House, Bingley Road, Menston, LS29 6AX

      Priorities

      1 Standing up for the most vulnerable people in society

      • I want to see better road safety at our schools
      • Protecting local services for people who are older or vulnerable in other ways

      2 The environment

      • Highway improvements to encourage walking and cycling
      • Electrified public transport
      • Any new buildings designed for net-zero carbon emissions

      3 Preventing bad development

      • I will work hard to prevent inappropriate housing developments
      Thank you for taking the time to read this and, if you live in the Wharefdale Ward, please vote for me in the local elections!
    • Article: Apr 6, 2021

      Today the Liberal Democrats have launched our campaign for the local elections in England on 6 May.

      Vote Liberal Democrat on 6 May and you'll get a local champion who will get things done in your community. You'll get a cleaner, greener neighbourhood where recovery comes first and local people are listened to.

    • Nick Errington
      Page: Apr 6, 2021

      Wherever you live in Shipley, Bingley, Keighley or Ilkley, the Liberal Democrats have a local champion standing to represent you and your community in the Local Elections on May 6th.

      (In three wards - Bingley Rural, Keighley Central and Wharfedale - there are by-elections taking place so we are standing two candidates in those wards).

    • Article: Apr 3, 2021
      By Wera Hobhouse

      As the Black Lives Matter protests highlighted so powerfully, too many people's lives both in the UK and across the world are blighted by discrimination, inequality and injustice. It is unacceptable.

      There is still so much to do to tackle racial injustice in our country.

      Black and Asian children are more than twice as likely to grow up in persistent poverty as White children. Gypsy, Roma and Traveller, Black Caribbean and mixed-race children are significantly more likely to be excluded from school than other pupils.

    • Article: Apr 1, 2021
      By Katharine Macy, Young Liberals Accessiblity and Diversity Officer

      This motion called not just for support, but for acceptance for autistic people.

      This Autism Acceptance Month comes soon after a Young Liberals motion, Autism Support, was passed at Liberal Democrat conference.

      This motion called not just for support, but for acceptance for autistic people.

      Autistic people are more likely than the general population to have other learning difficulties, mental health illnesses and even physical disabilities.