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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: Oct 20, 2021

      We did it!

      The Vagrancy Bill is a blunt outdated instrument that makes criminals of rough sleepers. It hurts the people most in need in our society.

      Liberal Democrats have been fighting to scrap it for years. And today, the Prime Minister has been dragged kicking and screaming to a point where even he admits it needs to go.

    • Article: Oct 14, 2021
      By Greg Foster

      In collaboration with the Liberal Democrat European Group, the Federal Policy Committee are organising regional events giving members a chance to shape our policy on Europe. We want to hear your thoughts on what our priority areas should be, what solutions you might have to problems raised and how we can continue to promote a close relationship with Europe.

    • Article: Oct 13, 2021

      The autumn party conferences traditionally mark the start of the new political season. They are a time to reflect on the past year and set out plans to succeed in the coming year.

      Both politics and coronavirus have made it a tough time since the last round of conferences. But we can look forward to this new political season with confidence that if we continue to raise our game, we can prosper. We've seen signs of that already, including with Sarah Green's fantastic win in Chesham and Amersham and also with the latest net favourability leadership polling from Savanta ComRes:

    • Article: Oct 13, 2021

      The Federal Conference Committee recently met to discuss the Conference format for 2022.

      We considered a number of options for next year's conferences and took the difficult decision to hold Spring Conference as an online conference and only returning to an in-person event for Autumn Conference. The dates of Spring Conference will be 11-13 March 2022 and we will announce the dates and venue for Autumn Conference in due course.

    • Article: Oct 13, 2021
      By Mark Pack

      On Monday 18th of October the Board will hosting a surgery for all Party members.

      This is an open invitation to everyone, whether you have a burning question for us, would just like to get to know the Board a bit better, or have an issue you'd like to raise. We are all ears.

      The session will run from 18:00-19:00, please feel free to drop in and out as best fits your day, and you can register here.

    • Article: Oct 8, 2021

      As seats begin to elect new Parliamentary election candidates, now's the time to get your stationary stocked up.

      After requests from a number of new candidates, we've worked with Election Workshop to put together a fantastic deal to ensure your candidate has a well stocked supply of letterheads for responding to casework.

    • Article: Oct 6, 2021

      This Autumn, we say goodbye to Isabelle Parasram, our Vice President responsible for working with ethnic minority communities.

      Isabelle has been a tremendous advocate, leader and example in the Party and she will be greatly missed. We wish her all the best in her new role as Chief Executive of Social Value UK, which has led to her making the difficult decision to step back from the demands of the Vice Presidential role.

    • Article: Oct 5, 2021

      The Federal Communications and Elections Committee met this week to discuss some key challenges and opportunities ahead for the Pary.

      Campaign innovation

      The Campaign Innovation Fund team, supported by ALDC and others, presented to us on the results of a set of experiments conducted to test what does, and doesn't, help us win campaigns.

    • Article: Oct 4, 2021
      By Jane Carr

      Nazir risked his life working with the British Forces in Afghanistan as an interpreter from 2009 - 2012.

      In 2021, he and his family were forced to leave behind their former lives in Kabul for fear of Taliban retaliation against him and his loved ones.

      He can't show his face in interviews because it would endanger his relatives who were left behind.

    • Article: Oct 4, 2021

      The President's award

      The President's award seeks to recognise people for their hard work, long service, and demonstrable dedication to the party, at whatever level.

      This year's winner is Cllr Mel Allcott.

      Mel first stood for election to the City Council in 2014 where she received 794 votes, 250 short of the winner. She stood again in the area in 2015 and 2016, increasing her vote share each time, and in 2019, in a by-election, she finally won with 1,307 votes. A fantastic achievement after 6 years of tenacious campaigning, always listening to the voters and focusing on the issues that mattered to them.