We store cookies on your device to make sure we give you the best experience on this website. I'm fine with this - Turn cookies off
Switch to an accessible version of this website which is easier to read. (requires cookies)

Join UsThe 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.

If you agree with us, why not join us today.

Local News

    All News

    • Palace of Westminster.
      Article: Apr 18, 2018

      Empowering and thought-provoking, this intensive training weekend for aspiring female MPs will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to run as a successful candidate.

      Many current and former female Lib Dem MPs started their journeys at an FWMP event and you could be next!

      The invaluable opportunities, skills and advice you will gain include:

    • Theresa May.
      Article: Apr 17, 2018

      The Windrush scandal has exposed the brutality of the Home Office and the Conservatives more clearly than a multitude of other immigration and asylum scandals.

      The reason?

      The Windrush Generation are British citizens. People who've lived here for decades - working, raising families, part of Britain.

      Even the Daily Mail has been forced to back their case.

    • Colour rosette
      Article: Apr 16, 2018

      The Liberal Democrats in Shipley and Keighley are fielding a full set of candidates in the Local Election taking place on May 3rd.

      If you want to know who your candidate is, you can find them all here

    • Vince Cable in Twickenham
      Article: Apr 14, 2018
      By Vince Cable

      Riding the coattails of an erratic US President is no substitute for a mandate from the House of Commons.

      The Prime Minister could and should have recalled Parliament this week and sought the approval of MPs before proceeding.

      Liberal Democrats stood ready to assess the evidence and objectives for any action and if it were properly planned and justified, to support a military response.

      At this moment our thoughts are with British and allied troops. But the Government's decision fatally undermines the integrity of this mission.

    • A cluster of Liberal Democrat balloons.
      Article: Apr 13, 2018

      Next month more than 100 local parties are facing council elections. If yours isn't one of them, you can still make a huge difference to the party's overall local election effort - and help us elect more Liberal Democrats in May.

      Sorry, the rest of this article is just for members.

      If you're a member, log in here:

      Log in

      Forgotten your password? Reset it here.

      If you'd like to become a member, you can join today from just £1 a month:

      Join today

    • Article: Apr 13, 2018

      There is a secret phenomenon in British politics.

      It is occurring in by-elections all over the country, week in, week out, to local authorities from Sunderland to Somerset. Against the Tories. Against Labour. In Leave areas. In Remain areas.

      Since the general election in 2017, the Liberal Democrats are up 15 seats, double Labour's increase of 7, while the Conservatives are tanking - they have lost 18 seats.

    • Vince Cable
      Article: Apr 11, 2018

      I am certain that many Britons are as appalled as I am about the horrific scenes coming out of Syria.

      The use of chemical weapons is barbaric. It is a crime against humanity and it is a clear violation of international law.

      The Liberal Democrats are an internationalist, outward-looking party - and part of that is being willing to play our part in upholding international law.

    • Palace of Westminster.
      Article: Apr 6, 2018

      1. Working to end homelessness being criminalised.

      Vagrancy isn't a word we often use in the 21st Century. That's why the law that makes homelessness a crime dates back to the 19th century. Layla Moran MP, our excellent MP for Oxford West and Abingdon has brought forward a bill to repeal this draconian law and stop people being arrested just for not having a roof over their head.

    • Article: Apr 5, 2018

      There is a secret phenomenon in British politics.

      It is occurring in by-elections all over the country, week in, week out, to local authorities from Sunderland to Somerset.

      Against the Tories. Against Labour. In Leave areas. In Remain areas.

      Since the general election in 2017, the Liberal Democrats are up 15 seats, double Labour's increase of 7, while the Conservatives are tanking - they have lost 18 seats.

      These real votes in real ballot boxes show Liberal Democrat support at double our national opinion poll rating.

    • Article: Mar 30, 2018

      Millions of Jewish families and friends across the world will come together tonight to celebrate Passover.

      They will reflect on the struggle of the Jewish people to be free.

      For people of all faiths and none, the story told at Passover is a reminder of the importance of freedom, and standing up for the oppressed.