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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.

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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.

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    • Article: Jul 1, 2022
      By Wera Hobhouse

      Today, 1st of July, we are marking an incredible 50 years since the first Pride rally took place in the UK.

      We have made incredible strides when it comes to protecting the fundamental human rights of those with LGBT+ identities. I am proud that our party has supported LGBT+ rights since its very conception.

    • Article: Jun 27, 2022

      The Liberal Democrats have made political history by winning in Tiverton and Honiton.

      Richard Foord overturned a Conservative majority of 24,239, the biggest ever!

      Richard polled 22,537 votes, winning a majority of 6,144 with a swing of 29.9%.

    • Article: Jun 24, 2022
      By Liberal Democrats

      Richard Foord will be our Liberal Democrat candidate for the upcoming Tiverton & Honiton by-election.

      I was proud to serve my country in the Armed Forces for ten years and now want to serve my community in Westminster.

      Richard Foord

      Richard lives in Uffculme with his wife and family. He grew up in the West Country and served for ten years in the army after graduating from Sandhurst, reaching the rank of Major and receiving three campaign medals for service in Iraq and the Balkans.

    • Article: Jun 17, 2022

      We saw last year what a huge boost it gave to the party getting two new excellent MPs elected in Parliamentary by-elections. It's good for their constituents and also good for the party's prospects across the whole country.

      We've also seen this month how Conservative MPs have failed to do what our country needs - to remove Boris Johnson from 10 Downing Street.

    • Article: Jun 8, 2022

      It's Carers Week - a chance to recognise, celebrate and, most of all, listen to the stories of unpaid carers.

      People looking after their loved ones are doing a remarkable job in difficult circumstances. As a carer for most of my life - first for my mum, then for my gran, and now for my disabled son, John - this is something I know all too well.

    • Article: Jun 1, 2022

      We all have our own special memories of the Queen's Jubilees. For me, they have spanned my entire life. So it is with great pleasure that I will join the entire nation in celebrating seventy years of Her Majesty's reign - on this Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

      In her coronation speech, the Queen said: "Throughout all my life, and with all my heart, I shall strive to be worthy of your trust." I think the whole country will agree that our Queen has more than fulfilled her promises made to our nation.

    • Article: May 20, 2022
      By Liberal Democrats

      Richard Foord will be our Liberal Democrat candidate for the upcoming Tiverton & Honiton by-election.

      I was proud to serve my country in the Armed Forces for ten years and now want to serve my community in Westminster.

      Richard Foord

      Richard lives in Uffculme with his wife and family. He grew up in the West Country and served for ten years in the army after graduating from Sandhurst, reaching the rank of Major and receiving three campaign medals for service in Iraq and the Balkans.

    • Article: May 17, 2022

      Here we find ourselves again. It is now coming up on two years since the Conservatives' first threatened to break international law over the Northern Ireland Protocol. Then, this time last year, we heard the continued threats over Article 16 which threatened to overshadow the G7 summit in Cornwall. And now, we are awaiting a rumoured announcement from the Foreign Secretary regarding legislation which will, reportedly, unilaterally rip up the Protocol.

    • Article: May 16, 2022

      Since Spring Conference, most members will have been focused on the Local Elections which took place in many parts of the country - and rightly so: the hard work has paid off, with some truly fantastic gains made from both the Conservatives and Labour. Particular mention should go to our amazing Chief Steward at Conference, Mike Ross, who is now the Leader of Hull Council! Massive congratulations to Mike and the whole team.

    • Article: May 14, 2022
      By Liberal Democrats

      The Liberal Democrats have selected Cllr Sarah Dyke as their candidate for the Somerton and Frome constituency.

      Sarah lives in the constituency and is from a Somerset farming family which can be traced back over 250 years to the local area. Sarah worked in the agricultural industry and is Portfolio Holder for the Environment on South Somerset District Council where she is spearheading rewilding programmes, investment in electric vehicle charging points and the council's zero-carbon targets.