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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: Jan 10, 2020
      By Sir Ed Davey MP

      A happy and peaceful Chanukah to all Jewish people around the world!

      Chanukah is a special time of the year for so many reasons. It's about solidarity with friends and family. It's about overcoming adversity in impossible circumstances. Most importantly, it's about the power of faith and how it can make wonderful things happen.

    • Article: Jan 8, 2020

      Happy New Year!

      Over Christmas and New Year, a team of HQ staff and almost 60 volunteer testers from across the party as well as the team at Prater Raines have been hard at work testing Lighthouse, the party's new Local Party Management tool.

      The feedback from those users has been really encouraging, they've found the system really intuitive and easy to use.

    • Article: Jan 6, 2020

      Today I've announced my team of spokespeople in the House of Commons.

      We'll speak up for the millions of people who voted for the Liberal Democrats in the general election, and the millions more who are dismayed with the actions of this Conservative government.

      The team's portfolios can be found below:

    • Article: Jan 3, 2020
      By Ed Davey

      Iran is governed by a brutal regime which has been openly hostile to the west.

      Donald Trump has yet again radically and recklessly escalated tensions in an area where peace-keeping was already on a knife edge.

      There is a real danger this will stoke further conflict, undermining peace and stability in the region. Given the severity of the crisis, the Prime Minister must make a statement about the UK's position immediately.

      The UK should not automatically follow whatever position the Trump administration takes, but work with a broader group of concerned states at the United Nations.

    • Article: Dec 31, 2019

      As my Presidency draws to an end on New Year's Eve, I wanted to write to you with a final thank you for the extraordinary help that you have given the liberal cause over the last five years.

      To have faced three General Elections and the EU Referendum during these five years - as well as the snap European elections this year - has been unprecedented, draining for everyone who has worked in them. Our candidates and teams, party staff and the many members and supporters who have continuously found that extra bit of energy and effort kept fighting the liberal cause.

    • Article: Dec 31, 2019
      By Liberal Democrats
    • Article: Dec 24, 2019
      By Liberal Democrats
    • Article: Dec 22, 2019

      A happy and peaceful Chanukah to all Jewish people around the world!

      Chanukah is a special time of the year for so many reasons. It's about solidarity with friends and family. It's about overcoming adversity in impossible circumstances. Most importantly, it's about the power of faith and how it can make wonderful things happen.

    • Article: Dec 20, 2019

      Boris' bad Brexit bill is before the House of Commons today.

      So what are we doing to fight the damaging and dangerous effects it will have on democratic scrutiny, workers' rights, the battle against the climate crisis, and more?

      Today, we tabled an amendment to block the Withdrawal Agreement Bill because:

    • Article: Dec 20, 2019

      Voting reform is not about the electoral advantage of any party.

      It is about better democracy.

      As politicians we have a responsibility to ensure voters across the UK do not feel disenfranchised.

      In this election the Liberal Democrats increased their vote share by 4%, more than any other party, but achieved fewer seats in Parliament.