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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.

If you agree with us, why not join us today.

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    • Article: Nov 21, 2019

      The Liberal Democrats have officially launched our 2019 General Election Manifesto!

      In it, we have outlined a clear plan to build a brighter future, where every person, every community and our planet can thrive.

      Don't have time to read the full manifesto right now? Here, we explain our top 5 steps:

      1. Stop Brexit

    • Article: Nov 21, 2019

      Last night, we held our Liberal Democrat manifesto launch event in Camden, North London, where Jo Swinson laid out our ambitious government plans for both people and the planet.

      In her speech, Jo emphasised that the Liberal Democrats are the only party that can take votes away from the Conservatives, the only party that will stop Brexit and the only party that can build a brighter future for our country.

    • Article: Nov 20, 2019

      Today, we can finally share our full Plan for the Future with you!

      This manifesto is a bold plan to build a brighter future for our country.

      That starts with stopping Brexit.

      The Liberal Democrats will build a brighter future for people and our planet.

      Labour and the Conservatives can't offer the country a brighter future because they both want Brexit. We know that will be bad for our economy, bad for our NHS and bad for our environment.

    • Article: Nov 20, 2019

      For too many people, things aren't working as they should be. The Conservatives and Labour are stuck in the past, failing time and again to deliver a better future.

      Brexit chaos has distracted from the real issues facing our country. While the Tories and Labour are squabbling over the latest Brexit deal, the country is in crisis.

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      Article: Nov 20, 2019

      "Inexplicable and shameful."

      "Inexplicable and shameful." - Hillary Clinton on the UK government's refusal to publish a report into Russian interference in British politics.

      Yeesh. It's almost like she has experience with childish leaders lying to get their own way.

      Hillary Clinton knows first-hand what it feels like to go up against Russian interference into elections. While investigations are still ongoing, many close to Trump are already in jail - for collusion with Russian politicians during the 2016 Election.

    • Article: Nov 20, 2019

      20th November is Trans Day of Remembrance. Every year, we take a moment to remember those in the trans community who have been lost too soon. Too many are killed or are made to feel like they have no choice but to end their lives for simply being who they are.

      We proudly champion the T, alongside the LGB, for a society where no-one is made to feel unsafe or worthless because of who they are or who they love.

    • Article: Nov 20, 2019
      By Liberal Democrats

      Our schools should be world class, helping every child make the most of the challenges ahead. But instead, they are trailing behind.

      The Conservatives have cut school funding to the bone and children have paid the price, especially those with the most complex needs.

      Highly valued, well trained teachers are the most important resource we have in our education system. Liberal Democrats will recruit 20,000 more teachers and give them the pay and support they deserve.

    • Article: Nov 19, 2019
      By Ed Davey

      Today - Tuesday 19th November - is International Men's Day.

      While women bear the brunt of continuing sexism and discrimination, men can also struggle unfairly because of gender stereotyping. Societal expectations of what a man should be - stoic, emotionally distant, wholly independent - can bring their own pressures for some. Such expectations can contribute to poor mental health and isolation.

    • Article: Nov 19, 2019

      "This law needs to change. ITV needs to change."

      "The Liberal Democrats' position in this election and that of our leader is unique: Jo Swinson is the only leader of a national party fighting to stop Brexit.

      "Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn should not be allowed to sidestep debating the issue of Brexit with someone who wants to remain, and ITV should not give them the opportunity to do so.

      "That is why this is an incredibly disappointing verdict. Not just for the Liberal Democrats but also for democracy in this country, and for every Remainer who deserves to have a voice in this debate.

    • Article: Nov 19, 2019

      1. To Stop Brexit

      Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote stop the Brexit mess the that Conservatives and Labour have left us in.

      A Liberal Democrat government will Stop Brexit on day one. Then we'll use the £50 billion Remain Bonus to properly fund our public services and tackle inequality across the country.