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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: Nov 23, 2018

      The latest report from Shelter has revealed that 1 in 52 people living in the capital are homeless.

      That's thousands of vulnerable people forced to go without food, warmth and a roof over their head.

      The report also shows that around 320,000 people are now homeless across the country.

      It's an absolute disgrace.

    • Article: Nov 21, 2018

      "I am delighted to have been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of London.

      I will show the Lib Dems can offer a fresh alternative

      I will show the Lib Dems can offer a fresh alternative to London's tired two party politics.

      Sadiq Khan isn't delivering the right solutions to violent crime and only the Liberal Democrats can provide a genuinely public health approach. The Tories have shown how out of touch they are with London's values by selecting an illiberal, pro-Brexit candidate.

      Only the Lib Dems have truly stood up for Londoners against Brexit and we will continue to be a strong, liberal voice for our city." Siobhan Benita

    • Article: Nov 20, 2018

      Local government is the bedrock of our communities. It is central to people living happy, healthy and productive lives, and if properly funded, has the potential to solve some of the biggest problems in our society.

      Local government is the bedrock of our communities.

      Local government faces many challenges.

    • Article: Nov 16, 2018

      Within hours of Theresa May speaking to Parliament about the deal she negotiated, hundreds of Lib Dems gathered on Parliament Square to make clear they opposed it.

      For over two years now Liberal Democrats have led the fight to give people the final say on the Brexit deal in a People's Vote, with the option to remain in the EU. And Thursday was a big day. It was the day that turned a People's Vote from a possibility into a probability.

    • Article: Nov 16, 2018

      For over two years now Liberal Democrats have led the fight to give the people the final say on the deal with the option to remain in the EU.

      Parliament has seen the deal that Theresa May has cobbled together. We have a real chance to derail the Conservatives' damaging and chaotic Brexit.

      So this Autumn, I'm are asking you to do three simple things:

    • Article: Nov 16, 2018
      By Jo Swinson

      It's taken us two years of negotiations with the EU to get a deal.

      But what we now have in front of us is a very bad deal for the United Kingdom. We are left rule takers not rule makers.

      The Liberal Democrats won't stand idly by and watch a Tory Brexit wreck our NHS, endanger our security and damage our economy

    • Article: Nov 14, 2018

      "A People's Vote is now the only way to escape from this mess" - Vince Cable

      Any Brexit deal will leave the UK weakened and the public poorer.

      "And before the ink is dry, the Conservative Party will tear into what little Theresa May has been able to agree. The Prime Minister now faces a defeat in Parliament, as a majority will be hard or impossible to secure for what she has come up with."

    • Article: Nov 13, 2018

      This week is Transgender Awareness week, and if you haven't had a chance to read my blog on the importance of supporting and standing alongside our transgender friends and colleagues, you can read it here: libdems.org.uk/trans-rights-are-human-rights.

      Transgender and intersex communities are too often marginalised, and many forget that in the fight for equality, trans rights are human rights. We must, and we are, endeavouring to ensure that a vulnerable group of people are able to live as they are entitled to under our laws.

    • Article: Nov 12, 2018
      By Sal Brinton

      Across the Atlantic, Trump and his cronies are doing their very best to rewrite the definition of transgender out of existence. An agenda of social cleansing that feeds into his administration's insular and antagonistic narrative. We may like to think that Trump's views are in isolation, that his fear of difference does not seep to our shores, but it does.

    • Article: Nov 9, 2018

      Jeremy Corbyn was asked "If you could stop Brexit, would you?"
      His response?
      "We can't stop it. The referendum took place. Article 50 has been triggered."

      But Brexit can be stopped through a People's Vote

      Vince Cable

      This demonstrates, if proof were needed, that Jeremy Corbyn is working hand in glove with the Conservatives to deliver their ideological Brexit.