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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: Oct 23, 2019

      Download the manifestos

      It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. Please click here.

      Voting for the federal board election will open at 9 a.m. on 29th October 2019. You can find out more about all the internal elections here: www.libdems.org.uk/internal-elections

      A note on the manifestos: The order in which candidates' manifestos appear was generated at random using the =RAND() Excel function. The document contains all the manifestos that were correctly supplied by the deadline for candidates supplied by the Returning Officer.

    • Article: Oct 21, 2019

      Download the manifestos

      It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. Please click here.

      Voting for the federal board election will open at 9 a.m. on 29th October 2019. You can find out more about all the internal elections here: www.libdems.org.uk/internal-elections

      A note on the manifestos: The order in which candidates' manifestos appear was generated at random using the =RAND() Excel function. The document contains all the manifestos that were correctly supplied by the deadline for candidates supplied by the Returning Officer.

    • Article: Oct 20, 2019
      By Greg Foster

      We've updated our membership card designs!

      Featuring 16 all-new designs, we think they look pretty slick.

      And they're not just for new members, either. Whether you've lost your card or just want a new one it's really easy to get your hands on one - just fill out the form below:

      I want a new card!

      Not sure which design you want? Want to know more about a particular one? Here's a quick run down of each card (and if you want to order one, just click the image to go straight to the order form!):

    • Article: Oct 20, 2019
      By Mark Pack

      Liberal Democrats love delivering leaflets. (And it's a good thing we do, as the evidence shows that they work.) If you've shared that love, chances are you've delivered ones that use one of our favourite strap lines: 'A record of action… a promise of more'.

      That's what I'm offering in this election for Party President: a record of listening, a record of taking action, and a plan to work with you to achieve even more in the future.

    • Article: Oct 19, 2019

      After today's votes, the fight to stop Brexit continues.

      Hundreds of thousands of people are marching outside Parliament, where I've just finished voting, to demand a final say.

      After today's votes, Boris Johnson must obey the law and send a letter asking for Article 50 to be extended.

      We will use that extra time to secure a People's Vote, to keep Britain in the European Union and to reject this awful deal.

    • Article: Oct 19, 2019
      By Christine Jardine

      There was a question at an early hustings which reminded me of exactly why I am a Liberal Democrat and why I am standing to be your Party President.

      The question itself was about books and what we had been reading recently which, for me, was a special edition of Life Magazine dedicated to Robert Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

    • Article: Oct 18, 2019

      Download the manifestos

      It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. Please click here.

      Voting for the federal board election will open at 9 a.m. on 29th October 2019. You can find out more about all the internal elections here: www.libdems.org.uk/internal-elections

      A note on the manifestos: The order in which candidates' manifestos appear was generated at random using the =RAND() Excel function. The document contains all the manifestos that were correctly supplied by the deadline for candidates supplied by the Returning Officer.

    • Article: Oct 17, 2019

      History is inescapable. It helps define our identity, our culture and our sense of belonging. By connecting to the past, we gain a better understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. Yet, some parts of history are ignored, suppressed or erased altogether. None more so than black history.

      Although black people have been living in Britain as far back as the Roman Empire, their place in our national history has been exiled to the farthest margins.

    • Article: Oct 17, 2019

      It seems Boris Johnson has managed to cobble together yet another disastrous Brexit deal.

      It remains to be seen if he can get the deal passed by the House of Commons, but we already know two things for certain:

      We will use every option available to give you the right to stop Brexit

      1. Whatever deal Johnson proposes, it's not as good as the one we have now as a member of the EU.
      2. We will not stop fighting to stop Brexit.
    • Article: Oct 17, 2019
      By Liberal Democrats

      Download the manifestos

      It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. Please click here.

      Voting for the federal board election will open at 9 a.m. on 29th October 2019. You can find out more about all the internal elections here: www.libdems.org.uk/internal-elections

      A note on the manifestos: The order in which candidates' manifestos appear was generated at random using the =RAND() Excel function. The document contains all the manifestos that were correctly supplied by the deadline for candidates supplied by the Returning Officer.