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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 5, 2021

      As you may have noticed, this Conservative Government doesn't like to be challenged.

      Just look at how angry and red-faced Boris Johnson gets at Prime Minister's Questions every week. Just listen to how often Ministers rail against lawyers and the courts, because judges sometimes rule against them. Just remember how they refused to do interviews with journalists who might dare to ask difficult questions.

    • Article: Jun 29, 2021
      By Christine Jardine

      Why support them for this long and then not see them through to the end?

      Furlough is beginning to taper away and the business rates holiday is also coming to an end on July 1st. However, restrictions are set to remain in place until 19th July.

      This Government seems incapable of hearing the many voices telling them loudly and clearly how desperately small businesses need support to help them cope with the extra period of restrictions, and beyond.

    • Article: Jun 18, 2021

      Liberal Democrats showed that we are a force to be reckoned with.

      Last night Liberal Democrats gained a 25% swing in Chesham and Amersham electing our 12th MP, Sarah Green.

      We struck at the heart of the Conservatives' blue wall and took one of their safest seats.

      Liberal Democrats showed that we are a force to be reckoned with. We have a team to match anyone.

    • Article: Jun 18, 2021

      Sky and the BBC have led with our story all day, we are cutting through.

    • Article: Jun 17, 2021

      Chesham and Amersham

      I'm writing this month's report before we know the result. But we do already know that we've had the best candidate in Sarah Green, run the best campaign and had an awesome amount of help from people all around the country.

      That would all be impressive even in normal times, but coming off the back of the huge May elections and while we're all still dealing with coronavirus and lockdowns, that's been an amazing achievement.

    • Article: Jun 16, 2021

      Chesham and Amersham

      I'm writing this month's report before we know the result. But we do already know that we've had the best candidate in Sarah Green, run the best campaign and had an awesome amount of help from people all around the country.

      That would all be impressive even in normal times, but coming off the back of the huge May elections and while we're all still dealing with coronavirus and lockdowns, that's been an amazing achievement.

    • Article: Jun 15, 2021

      At the weekend we met with old friends and new from our European sister parties for ALDE Congress, albeit via a Zoom link, as the Congress was online for the first time. It was my privilege to lead a diverse Lib Dem delegation of around 40, which in addition to the official categories for diversity, included several UK nationals resident in the EU and a few EU citizens resident in the UK.

    • Article: Jun 15, 2021

      Priti Patel says refugees should come to the UK through safe and legal routes, and is threatening to punish any who don't.

      The Conservative Government is failing to provide any safe and legal routes for refugees to take.

      But at the same time, the Conservative Government is failing to provide any safe and legal routes for refugees to take.

    • Article: Jun 11, 2021

      Many congratulations to Nick da Costa who has been elected as the new chair of Federal Conference Committee (FCC), following Geoff Payne's decision to stand down earlier this year.

      Nick is a councillor in Haringey as well as an experienced FCC member, bringing to the role a great understanding both of how conference works and of what we need to do as a party to win.

    • Article: Jun 11, 2021
      By Ed Davey - Leader of the Liberal Democrats

      People looking after their loved ones too often feel forgotten.

      Yesterday, I spent some time meeting with a wonderful group of unpaid carers.

      We had been brought together by Carers UK and a number of other carers' organisations as part of Carers Week, so they could share their experiences directly with me and we could discuss what changes might make their lives better.