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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 21, 2019

      Tim Farron, Layla Moran and Vince Cable spoke at our last rally of the EU elections in London this evening. And they were joined by a special guest - Andrew MacKinlay, former Labour MP for Thurrock.

      Read their barnstorming speeches and catch up on the action here:

      TIM FARRON

      What you do in the last few hours matters massively.

    • Article: May 21, 2019

      Theresa May got up and gave another Brexit speech earlier and confirmed what we already knew. She's going to put the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to Parliament - with some minor changes.

      Amongst those, she offered a vote on a People's Vote - but only if the bill passes its second reading.

      Liberal Democrats are clear. We want to stop Brexit. We won't vote for any deal that doesn't promise to give the people the final say.

    • Article: May 21, 2019
      By Vince Cable

      On Friday 17th May, I visited Gibraltar with our lead South West England candidate, Caroline Voaden.

      Gibraltar's part of the South West of England constituency in the European elections. We've always had strong support there, receiving over 67% of the vote there last time around in 2014.

      We're set for a strong result - sending both Caroline Voaden and Anthony Hook, our first and second South West candidates, to the European Parliament

    • Article: May 21, 2019

      Corbyn's catastrophic Brexit strategy is plodding on. Rather than acting in the interest of the country, he's working to stitch up a Brexit behind closed doors with the Tories.

      He's ducking his commitment to a People's Vote. When asked today, he wouldn't even rule out abstaining on Theresa May's Brexit deal when it goes through the Commons in June. That's voting with the Tories without having to say he did.

    • Article: May 20, 2019

      There's been a clear pattern emerging in recent opinion polls. Labour is sinking lower and lower - and the Lib Dems are on the up:

    • Article: May 20, 2019
      By Greg Foster

      We've release a whole range of new resources for local parties, covering everything from template emails, digital campaigning resources, template press releases and recruitment materials.

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    • Article: May 18, 2019

      It's been an exciting few weeks for the Lib Dems. Fresh off the back of our big local election wins, we're going into the European elections polling higher than we have in nearly a decade, and our campaigns around the country have well and truly taken off.

      And what's even better, is we have loads of new members to share the joy with!

    • Article: May 17, 2019

      Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

      But we fight every day against discrimination and inequality.

      The Liberal Democrats have always pushed for a fairer and more equal society. I was the originator and architect of the same-sex marriage act, which legalised same-sex marriage in the UK in 2013 when I was the minister for equalities in the Home Office. We have always fought for equal rights for all LGBT+ members and we continue to do so today.

    • Article: May 17, 2019

      We've seen some incredibly exciting polls on the weeks since the local elections.

      We've got the message, the momentum and the membership.

      It's clear that we are the biggest and strongest Remain party, and we are on course to elect many more MEPs.

      But it is important to view these polls in the context of the D'Hondt voting system.

    • Article: May 17, 2019

      Brexit is a national embarrassment - and it's going to hurt young people more than anyone else.

      It leaves us weaker in the fight against the climate crisis.

      It strips our universities of millions of pounds of funding.

      It takes away our right to live in, work in, travel in and fall in love with the 27 other countries of the European Union.