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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."

From the Preamble to the Liberal Democrat Party Constitution.

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News Updates

  • Article: Feb 13, 2018
    By Shas Sheehan

    Helen Evans, former head of safeguarding at Oxfam, made damning accusations about the lack of basic processes and disregard of serious concerns she raised, the substance of which were not denied by the Chief Executive.

    The government must now accept that nothing short of a full and far-reaching enquiry into illegal sexual behaviour within Oxfam and across the wider aid sector, will do.

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

    Michel Barnier has warned that a transition period immediately after Brexit is 'not a given' and that he did not understand some of the UK's positions on Brexit.

    When Barnier says he doesn't understand some of the positions the UK government are taking over Brexit, he is not only speaking for the EU but also the entire British population.

  • A cluster of Liberal Democrat balloons.
    Article: Jan 12, 2018

    As GDPR Project Manager for the Liberal Democrats my job is ensure the entire party is in compliance the new Data Protection regulations (GDPR) coming into force in May.

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  • Surgeons operating in theatre.
    Article: Jan 12, 2018

    Patients are dying in hospital corridors because of NHS underfunding, a group of A&E doctors has warned in a letter to Theresa May.

    In their unprecedented warning, the doctors told the prime minister that more than 120 patients a day were being managed in corridors in some hospitals, with "some dying prematurely" because staff were so busy.

  • Care leavers can be a particularly vulnerable group when it comes to council tax. (https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/sites/default/files/care-leavers-web-page_600x300px.jpg)
    Article: Jan 12, 2018
    By Cllr James Wright

    The Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Norwich City Council, Councillor James Wright, has called for an exemption on council tax payments for care leavers under 25, regardless of income.

    Councillor Wright will request the exemption in a motion that will be brought to the next full meeting of the City Council on 23 January. This follows an attempt by Cllr Ed Maxfield to secure the same exemption at Norfolk County Council in December - unfortunately, rejected by the Tories.

  • Nigel Farage MEP and Kate Hoey MP, UKIP and Labour, best of friends | Image: Farage22
    Article: Jan 11, 2018
    By Tom Brake

    Support is now growing on both sides of the argument for a vote on the final deal and the choice of an exit from Brexit.

    In any future referendum, Liberal Democrats will be leading the charge against Nigel Farage to keep Britain in the EU.

    In any future referendum, Liberal Democrats will be leading the charge against Nigel Farage to keep Britain in the EU.

    Tony Blair and Nigel Farage aren't two people I'd normally like to be put in a group with, but on this issue they are speaking sense.

    But Farage shouldn't be so confident of winning, people are now far more aware of the costs of Brexit and the fabrications of the Leave campaign.

    Instead of the promised £350m for the NHS, living standards are in freefall and the health service is in crisis.

  • The flags of EU countries flying.
    Article: Jan 11, 2018
    By Tom Brake

    Brexit could cause the UK to lose half a million jobs and nearly £50bn in investment by 2030, a report commissioned by Sadiq Khan has found.

    The London Mayor said the government should negotiate to stay in the single market and customs union.

    It comes days after Jeremy Corbyn refused to attend a cross-party summit on keeping the UK in the single market.

    This bombshell report should make obligatory bedtime reading for Jeremy Corbyn.

    Half a million jobs could be a lost as a result of the hard Brexit that Corbyn has ordered his MPs to vote for.

    The Labour leadership must listen to the Mayor of London and back efforts to minimise the impact of Brexit by keeping Britain in the Single Market and Customs Union.

    It's also crucial that the option of an exit from Brexit is kept on the table through a vote on the deal.

    We can protect jobs and living standards against a botched Conservative Brexit, but only if Labour comes off the fence.

  • Eight schoolchildren working at a table supervised by a teacher.
    Article: Jan 11, 2018
    By Layla Moran

    There were 3,750 teachers in England on long-term stress leave in 2016/17, up 5% on the previous year, Liberal Democrat research has revealed.

    It means one in 83 teachers is now on long-term leave of one month or more for stress and mental health issues, up from one in 95 three years ago and one in 90 last year.