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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: May 26, 2019
      By Dan Schmeising

      So as you may have heard - Vince is stepping down. That means a leadership contest has been triggered. Here's how to have your say on the future of our party!

      But who can vote for the next Lib Dem leader?

      The answer is simple - to vote, you need to join the Lib Dems as a member.

      Who's standing to be leader?

    • Article: May 24, 2019

      As you know, Vince has now formally announced his resignation, and, as your President, I am triggering the process for the election of his successor as Leader of the Liberal Democrats.

      I'd like to take a moment to thank Vince for all he's done since he was elected leader in 2017. He's been a steadying influence when it was most needed - and that's led to us gaining new MEPs (exact number to be announce tomorrow evening!) and almost 800 councillors. Thank you, Vince.

    • Article: May 24, 2019

      Last night, the British people finished voting in the European elections. The fallout is there for all to see, with the Prime Minister finally conceding this morning that she has reached the end of the road.

      Our campaigning over the last three years has kept the cause of remaining in the European Union alive, and I now believe we have a strong chance of stopping Brexit. When the votes are counted on Sunday, I expect us to do well.

    • Article: May 24, 2019
      By Vince Cable

      This morning, Theresa May conceded defeat and announced her resignation as Prime Minister.

      This will undoubtedly be spun by hardline Tories as a failure on her behalf. They'll tell us that a true Brexit believer would have been able to do it.

      But a new Prime Minister won't solve Brexit. Neither will a General Election. Leaving the EU without a deal will cause our country untold harm and widen the gap between the richest and poorest in society.

    • Article: May 23, 2019
      By Dan Schmeising

      That's that - polls for the European elections are now closed!

      We've fought so, so hard - I'm incredibly proud of each and every single one of our candidates, campaigners and voters. 💛

      In the last 6 weeks, we've:

      🔶 Fought a large-scale campaign that went toe-to-toe with Labour, the Conservatives and Nigel Farage's Brexit Party
      🔶 Delivered over 12 million letters
      🔶 Reached over 2.5 million people via social media - on polling day alone
      🔶 Knocked on 225,000 doors
      🔶 Nearly tripled our standing in the polls - from 7% to 20%:

    • Article: May 23, 2019

      We've had an amazing campaign - and now it's nearly over. You've got until 10 tonight to get out and cast your vote for the Liberal Democrats to stop Brexit!

      We're the biggest, strongest Remain party - and we're on course for an amazing result. These European elections are your chance to send a message to the pro-Brexit Labour and Conservative parties - we just want it to stop.

    • Article: May 22, 2019

      Tomorrow, my first ever vote is going to be a vote for the Liberal Democrats to stop Brexit.

      Just in case the 'Bollocks to Brexit' campaign slogan didn't make it clear enough; every vote for the Lib Dems is a vote to Stop Brexit and remain in the European Union. They're the biggest remain party and were the first to call for a People's Vote back in 2016.

    • Article: May 22, 2019

      I'm proud to have been the anti-Brexit Spokesperson for a party that has been unequivocal about Brexit for three years.

      Meanwhile, like many people, my colleagues and I have attempted to decipher Corbyn's riddles and work out exactly what the Labour position is on Brexit.

      Labour, Conservatives, UKIP, or the Brexit Party: they all want Brexit.

    • Article: May 22, 2019

      1. Lord Heseltine, Tory peer

      The former Deputy PM endorsed us in the Sunday Times. He immediately had the whip suspended, which as Twitter pointed out was a bit suspect:

    • Article: May 22, 2019
      By Wera Hobhouse

      Throughout our history, the Liberal Democrats have lead the way on green issues. The 1979 Liberal/SDP manifesto called for a "war on waste and pollution" and highlighted "the need to reserve the natural environment for future generations."

      Forty years later, our 2019 European manifesto is no less radical. Just last week, Vince Cable announced our commitment to campaign for an EU-wide ban on fracking.