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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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    • Sal Brinton speaking at Lib Dem conference.
      Article: Jul 14, 2018

      On 23 June thousands of members and supporters of the Lib Dems joined over one hundred thousand marchers in the People's Vote demonstration to Parliament Square. Your Federal Board curtailed our meeting at HQ to come and join you, and it was a wonderful event! Vince spoke from the platform with strength and conviction, aided with the knowledge that our party is united in wanting both a People's Vote and an Exit from Brexit.

    • Article: Jul 13, 2018

      Donald Trump has claimed that the Conservatives' Brexit plan has killed off any chance of a UK-US trade deal.

      Donald Trump is an enemy of Britain. His vile views and wild outbursts make the whole world a more dangerous place.

      Like his terrible twin Boris Johnson he is consumed by self-obsession and self-promotion. And Trump has the cheek to nominate Johnson as our Prime Minister - in return I recommend ABD (anyone but Donald) for President of our American friends and allies.

    • Palace of Westminster.
      Article: Jul 12, 2018

      Today our MPs had an opposition debate in the House of Commons.

      We asked members and supporters of the Liberal Democrats to vote to decide what our opposition debate would be about: a final say on the Brexit deal, how we will fund the NHS into the future, and Trump's visit to the UK.

      The results of the vote were:

    • Theresa May.
      Article: Jul 10, 2018
      By Liberal Democrats

      Theresa May tried to portray strength as her Cabinet decamped to Chequers to review her Brexit plans. Rebels ministers were warned they would lose their official cars if they resigned, with taxis on standby to shuttle the disloyal back to London.

      This was May's moment to bring her Cabinet in line.

      For a moment, it appeared that May had managed to quietly stifle dissent. Then the dam broke.

    • The union flag flying next to the EU flag.
      Article: Jul 9, 2018

      Bluntly, David Davis' resignation today makes it clear: this government is up shit creek without a paddle.

      It is obvious to all - Brexiters and Remainers alike - that Theresa May cannot deliver on Brexit.

      This is most important issue in a generation and the government has failed.

      "This Government is up s**t creek without a paddle"

    • Article: Jul 8, 2018

      Today is UK Black Pride, a day to hear from and celebrate those of us who live in the BAME-LGBT intersection.

      I am one of these people. nadya-phoenix.png

      My name is Nadya Phoenix and I am on the board of the newly established Liberal Democrat Campaign for Race Equality.

      Coming out was a long, and at times very lonely road for me. It took attending an Arab Lesbian/Bisexual event for me to realise that I was not alone. It was a massive step in accepting my sexuality and myself.

    • Palace of Westminster.
      Article: Jul 4, 2018

      What is an opposition day debate?

      Opposition Days are a chance for opposition party's to decide on a motion for debate in the House of Commons. In most cases the Official Opposition will choose the topic, but this Thursday we will get to set the agenda and debate an issue of our choosing. We only get to lead opposition day debates a couple of times a year, so we want to ensure we use this to debate the issue which is most important to our members.

    • Sal Brinton speaking at Lib Dem conference.
      Article: Jul 4, 2018
      By Sal Brinton

      It's that exciting time of the year again!

      Party awards time!

      Every year at Autumn Conference we hand out prestigious party awards to members who have done some of the most outstanding work in the party. Going above and beyond the call of duty time and time again.

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    • Two computer screens at a desk.
      Article: Jul 2, 2018

      One of our suppliers, Typeform, informed us that on the 3rd May 2018 they suffered a data breach - and data from Liberal Democrat members was among the data affected.

      You will have received an email if your data was affected.

      Typeform have informed us that an external hacker managed to get unauthorised access to one of our recent Member Experience Survey and downloaded the results.

      This survey contained names and email address, so we are asking affected members to watch out for potential phishing scams or spam emails. This survey also contained information about political opinions, such as the campaigns and policy areas that are most important to you.

      The survey did not contain any financial details and no other data held on any other systems has been compromised in this breach.

      We are in communication with Typeform and will be re-evaluating our relationship with them in light of this incident.

      We take the security of your data seriously and if we are not satisfied that sufficient steps have been taken to secure your data, we will terminate our relationship with Typeform.

      We have also voluntarily reported this incident to the Information Commissioner's Office.

      We're incredibly sorry that this happened and if you have any other questions about the data breach, please feel free to contact us by emailing help@libdems.org.uk - we'll do our best to answer any queries you may have.

      Sir Nick Harvey

    • Six medics in discussion.
      Article: Jul 2, 2018

      There have been times this past week when the emotional arguments surrounding the medicinal cannabis debate have threatened to overwhelm me.

      It's an issue that's affected me not just as a politician, but on a deeply personal level too.

      It seemed utterly unbelievable that it took a young boy's life potentially being endangered before the Conservative government accepted the evidence that many have been pointing to for years.