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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: Jul 31, 2020

      A complaint has been made about Layla Moran's campaign's use of data gathering tools ('Cookies') in their official website.

      The Party has considered carefully and has taken representations from the Campaign.

      The party's found that a technical breach had occurred in relation to the specific consents relating to these Cookies.

    • Article: Jul 31, 2020
      By Liberal Democrats

      What are the Liberal Democrats calling for?

      We're calling on the Government to grant indefinite leave to remain in the UK - the right to stay - to all foreign nationals currently working in the NHS and social care, and their families.

      How many people from other countries work in the NHS and social care?

    • Article: Jul 31, 2020
      By Munira Wilson

      Throughout this crisis, the Government's communications have been an utter disaster.

      Yet more mistakes reveal how necessary it is for an inquiry to be launched now

      To announce a regional lockdown of millions of people not only just hours before it's enforced, but with no clarity on the new rules coming into place, is beyond comprehension.

    • Article: Jul 31, 2020

      On behalf of the Liberal Democrats, I would like to send best wishes to all Muslims celebrating Eid al-Adha.

      Eid al-Adha commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim's test of faith. It also marks the end of Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.

      I hope that all of us will take this opportunity to reflect on those values of selflessness, charity and community which are at the heart of Islam

    • Article: Jul 30, 2020

      Voting opens today for the Liberal Democrat Leadership Election!

      You might get your ballot by either email or post and it might take some time on the 30th or 31st to be sent, as delivery is being staggered through the day. Postal deliveries may take longer, especially if you're overseas.

      If you haven't had a ballot by 10am on Friday 31st July, please feel free to drop elections@libdems.org.uk an email. Votes have to be cast by 1pm on Wednesday 26th August 2020.

    • Article: Jul 29, 2020

      Let's be honest with ourselves - we're in a tough spot. Our average polling figure currently stands at 8%, a far cry from the late teens or early 20s we previously enjoyed as recently as last year.

      I won Oxford West & Abingdon from the ground up. Nobody knows the potential of Liberal Democrat activists like I do.

    • Article: Jul 29, 2020
      By Greg Foster

      Postal Votes

      Postal votes have gone to print on the 27th July 2020. The initial run was around 5,000 voters. These will be sent to Royal Mail on the 29th July 2020.

      We expect paper ballots to land between the 30th July and the 2nd August in the UK. We expect this to take up to the 14th August for non-UK postal ballots.

    • Article: Jul 24, 2020

      In our Democracy the Prime Minister and Government are accountable to Parliament, not the other way round, and yet Boris Johnson has been systematically unpicking the vital checks and balances which moderate his powers. Without these, it is a slippery slope towards an elective dictatorship.

      Boris Johnson's attempt to prorogue Parliament was ruled 'unlawful'.

    • Article: Jul 24, 2020

      Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

      For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemWhips

      Weekly Whip w/c 20th July

      Monday 20th July

      The final week of Parliament before the summer recess kicked off with the Foreign Secretary coming to the House to give a Ministerial Statement on China. After the imposition of a new security law in Hong Kong, the U-turn decision to ban Huawei from 5G infrastructure, and the serious concerns of human rights abuses in Xinjang, the China-UK relationship is under strain to put it lightly.

    • Article: Jul 23, 2020

      A complaint has been made by an individual about Ed Davey's 2020 campaign's use of data gathered in his 2019 leadership campaign for direct marketing.

      The party has taken legal advice and received representations from the campaign.

      The party's advice concludes that a technical breach has occurred in relation to specific consents. We have advised the campaign of the issues, and have required the campaign to cease using the affected data now and to gain new consents before using it again.