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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 7, 2020
      By Ed Davey

      This morning, Acting Leader Ed Davey addressed the Local Government Association's online conference. He spoke about the crucial role of local government - not just in keeping our communities safe during this coronavirus pandemic, but also in building a fairer, greener, more prosperous country as we emerge from this crisis.

    • Article: Jul 6, 2020

      The landmark Domestic Abuse Bill is due to be passed by the House of Commons today.

      Survivors desperately need the new legal protections and support that this Domestic Abuse Bill will bring.

      More than two million people experience domestic abuse every year. Survivors desperately need the new legal protections and support that this Domestic Abuse Bill will bring.

    • Article: Jul 6, 2020
      By Liberal Democrats

      Coronavirus has changed the world we know in so many ways and has highlighted many problems within British society.

      As Liberal Democrats, we've always looked to the future with hope to build a better world - and we want you to be part of crafting our vision for the world after Coronavirus.

      We've launched an exciting new member project - PolicyLab. It's a crowdsourcing forum where members and registered supporters can share their ideas and debate key topics, all within a safe and constructive environment.

    • Article: Jul 5, 2020

      This year marks the 72nd birthday of the NHS.

      The idea, conceived by a liberal - William Beveridge - transformed healthcare in this country. And as a nation, we have been rightly proud of the NHS for 72 years.

      This year we haven't just felt proud however - we have also felt profoundly grateful. Our NHS staff have been incredible.

    • Article: Jul 3, 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 29th June

      Monday 29th June

      It was a darker start to the week, as the city of Glasgow came together after a man stabbed six people at a hotel that was housing asylum seekers. Three asylum-seekers, two members of staff, and one police officer were injured whilst the assailant, who was also seeking asylum, was shot dead by the police.

    • Article: Jul 3, 2020
      By Greg Foster

      1. You'll get to vote for our new leader

      If you join the Lib Dems by 9th July, you'll get a vote in our leadership election

      Until midnight on the 9th of July, if you join the Liberal Democrats you'll qualify for a vote in our upcoming leadership election.

      This leadership election will decide our strategy, our messaging, and ultimately our chances of winning. The leader you choose will shape our movement for years to come. You won't want to miss out.

    • Article: Jun 30, 2020
      By Alistair Carmichael MP

      This new law crushes what was left of the 'one country, two systems' framework.
      It destroys Hong Kong as we know it.

      The UK government must now act swiftly to uphold the promises we made during the Handover.

      The people of Hong Kong must immediately be given the right to live in the UK, with a pathway to citizenship. It is not good enough for this offer to only apply to BNO status holders and their dependents, as the Government have so far suggested. This leaves behind many young Hong Kongers who have been at the centre of the calls for democracy.

    • Article: Jun 30, 2020
      By Christine Jardine

      Today, Priti Patel is pushing her damaging Immigration Bill through the House of Commons.

      We need a fair immigration system that treats everyone with dignity and respect.

      By ending EU free movement, the Conservatives would both make it harder for doctors and nurses to come to work in the NHS and charge them thousands of pounds in fees for the privilege.

    • Article: Jun 27, 2020

      Every year, I spend this day thinking about my dad who fought in Burma during the Second World War.

      Each and every one of us has a connection to the Armed Forces - even if you don't have a family member who served in the past, or who serves now, I can safely say that you will have benefited from the Forces' commitment to our safety.

    • Article: Jun 26, 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 22nd June

      Monday 22nd June

      This was another week where the business was light, although there were a few important UQs and statements.