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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: Jun 16, 2019
      By Jo Swinson

      Over the past three years, I have been proud to help lead the calls for a People's Vote in the belief that the challenge of Brexit required not only the strong leadership provided by the Liberal Democrats but also for us to work together with people of all parties and none.

      I never imagined that I would be able to say that Michael Heseltine and Alastair Campbell voted the same way as me, but our message to stop Brexit brought together voters from all corners of our politics.

    • Article: Jun 15, 2019
      By Sir Ed Davey MP

      I'm running to be Leader of the Liberal Democrats - but your choice could be about far more than simply who leads our Party.

      The tectonic plates of British Politics are shifting, and its the most volatile I have seen it in my lifetime. With the Liberal Democrats on 20% in the polls, two main Parties crumbling from the inside, and a re-alignment of political allegiances across the country, we have a golden opportunity to cement our place as the leading force of Remain.

    • Article: Jun 14, 2019

      This month is Pride month. This year, June is also 50 years on from the pivotal Stonewall riots. We've come a long way, yet still couples in Northern Ireland are still denied the right to marry the person that they love.

      Internationally, huge progress has been made when it comes to the rights and freedoms of LGBT+ people. Just this summer, Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage while Botswana decriminalised homosexuality in a landmark ruling. But we still have so far to go. In the UK many LGBT+ people still face a grim reality in which discrimination, both socially and in the eyes of the law, blights their everyday reality. The shocking image of a young lesbian couple covered in blood having been subjected to violence on a bus in London this month was a stark reminder that bigotry and prejudice persist.

    • Article: Jun 14, 2019

      I went into politics to put something back into the community I am from and to take our country in a progressive direction. My progressive values lead me to strive to work for a fair and open Britain, which has a strong, mixed market economy, in which everyone can achieve their dreams regardless of their background.

    • Article: Jun 14, 2019

      In the UK currently seven million people are carers. That is one in ten people and the figure is only rising as demographics change and people live longer with more disabilities and illnesses.

      Three in five of us will be carers at one point or another in our lives.

      That is why it is so important this week, Carers Week, that we understand and recognise the contribution carers make to society.

    • Article: Jun 14, 2019

      We've had an exception two months, winning elections, breaking records and growing our movement. Get the low down here:

      Local Elections

      We saw our party's best ever local election results, taking control of twelve councils and winning 706 council seats across England.

      We took control of Vale of the White Horse, Hinckley & Bosworth, North Norfolk, Winchester, Bath and North East Somerset, Cotswolds, Chelmsford North Devon, Mole Valley, North Devon, Somerset West & Taunton and Teignbridge Councils.

    • Article: Jun 14, 2019

      I went into politics to put something back into the community I am from and to take our country in a progressive direction. My progressive values lead me to strive to work for a fair and open Britain, which has a strong, mixed market economy, in which everyone can achieve their dreams regardless of their background.

    • Article: Jun 13, 2019

      Leaving a political party is never an easy decision - nor one that one makes lightly. I know that from my own experience nearly 40 years ago!

      Tonight, Chuka Umunna announced that he has joined the Liberal Democrats.

      And I am delighted to welcome him to our party, as the Liberal Democrat MP for Streatham.

    • Article: Jun 13, 2019
      By Dan Schmeising

      We kicked off a series of leadership hustings in London this weekend. Ed Davey and Jo Swinson, contending to succeed Vince Cable as leader of the Liberal Democrats, were grilled on their vision for our party.

      You can read more about the candidates' plans here:

      Ed Davey Jo Swinson

      Or, you can get involved - find your nearest hustings here:

    • Article: Jun 13, 2019

      We are currently looking for members for three new policy working groups on the future of work, the natural environment and utilities.

      The working groups will take evidence and prepare policy proposals to submit to Autumn Conference 2020.

      Working group members are expected to attend meetings (in person or by dialling in), input their ideas for policy, and play a role in drafting the policy paper. The position is voluntary.