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.
If you agree with us, why not join us today.
Article: May 3, 2022By Liberal Democrats
These elections are your chance to vote for Liberal Democrat local champions who will listen to you and work hard for your community.
Here we answer some frequently asked questions about how to vote Liberal Democrat:
- Who can vote in these elections?
- Where do I go to cast my vote?
- When can I vote?
- What do I need to take with me to vote?
- How do I vote Liberal Democrat?
- I have a postal vote but haven't returned it, what do I do?
- Why are people asking for my number outside the polling station?
- Can I tell you when I've voted?
- Why should I vote Liberal Democrat?
- How can I help Liberal Democrats win?
- Is campaigning allowed on polling day?
- When will we know the results?
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Wherever you live in Shipley, Bingley, Keighley or Ilkley, the Liberal Democrats have a local champion standing to represent you and your community in the Local Elections on May 5th.
For a downloadable/printable version of this list, please click here.
Article: Apr 12, 2022
With nominations now closed for the May elections, many thanks to everyone who has put in so much work to getting candidates approved, selected and safely nominated. From a first look at the numbers, we've seen a good increase in our candidate totals in Scotland and Wales, with the numbers broadly the same in England compared with last time.
Article: Apr 12, 2022
We now have a criminal Prime Minister.
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have both been fined for breaking Covid laws. Laws they wrote, and you followed.
While we made countless sacrifices to protect each other, they were partying in Downing Street. They think they're above the law.
Neither of them are fit to hold office. If Boris Johnson won't resign, Conservative MPs must sack the Prime Minister.
Article: Apr 6, 2022By Liberal Democrats
Life's been tough for lots of people over the past few years. And it's still tough. But with their trademark decency and strength, the British people are rising to the challenge. Raising families. Caring for others. And playing by the rules.
Now more than ever, it's time for a fair deal.
Yet with the rising cost of living, this Conservative Government is letting you down badly and taking you for granted.
Article: Mar 25, 2022
Our focus this year has been squarely on understanding the party's overall political direction, our target voters, and the role our policies can play in helping us to persuade people and win votes. This was the main focus of our in-person awayday at LDHQ at the end of February, and has underlain all our other discussions, with the aim of informing both our current policy development work, and its direction for the future.
Article: Mar 24, 2022
The Spring statement was a Sunak Swindle - hiking up people's taxes today while promising to cut them in future.
Rishi Sunak is following Boris Johnson's lead by not being up front and honest with the country.
Buried in the small print is a tax bombshell that will see the average family paying £1,600 more in taxes over the coming years.
Article: Mar 24, 2022By Alison Suttie
Tim Farron and I are currently conducting a review into the Party's candidate selection processes.
The review has been commissioned by the The Federal Communications and Elections Committee (FCEC), following conversations with the State Parties. Candidate approval and selection is a State Party function within our governance.
Article: Mar 23, 2022By Tim Farron
Over the past month, as more than 3.5 million innocent Ukrainians have been forced to flee their country to escape Putin's war, people across the UK have responded with enormous compassion and generosity.
More than 150,000 have offered to open their homes to Ukrainian refugees.
The Anti-Refugee Bill is an awful piece of legislation that flies in the face of the incredible spirit of the British people.