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Party Policy Passed: Lifting Barriers to Work for Disabled People

19 March 2021 - read more about it here.


For LDDA members - read more about it here.

  • Article: Aug 9, 2022
    By Liberal Democrats

    We need bold and urgent action to help families pay their bills and heat their homes this winter. There is no other choice.

    Families and pensioners across the country are in the grip of a cost-of-living crisis. We have already seen energy bills rise by £700 this year. They simply cannot afford another, even bigger rise of £1,400 in October.

  • Lib Dem ban conversion therapy now
    Article: Aug 9, 2022

    We are delighted to publish a template motion for use in Town Halls up and down the country.

    In collaboration with ALDC, the Lib Dem Councillors and Campaigners network, this motion is based on a motion from councillors in Portsmouth.

    It, or a locally adapted version, could be put forward by councillors anywhere else. If you're a local Lib Dem councillor we encourage you to table it at your local town hall.

  • Article: Aug 9, 2022

    LGBT+ Liberal Democrats, alongside the LGBT groups of the other main political parties, have today sent a joint open letter about the rapid increase in monkeypox infections in the UK to the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care.

    Monkeypox infections remain disproportionately among gay, bi and other men who have sex with men, and three quarters of known infections in the UK are in London.

  • Article: Jul 29, 2022

    General Election preparedness

    As is our key focus, in our last meeting we continued to discuss our General Election preparedness and planning.

    In summary, our plan builds on what worked in the 2019 general election (and previous plans), changes what didn't work, and looks to the future for new ideas and approaches.

  • Article: Jul 15, 2022

    When will the next general election be?

    Sorry, I don't know. But I do know that the range of plausible dates is wide open - from only a couple of months away through to January 2025. And that whenever the date is, we also have a massive round of local elections in May.

    Which is why we need to step up our campaigning, capacity building and planning through the second half of this year. Even if this Parliament goes its full term, the benefits of extra canvassing, member recruitment and training this summer will still be considerable.

  • Article: Jul 13, 2022

    The Federal Conference Committee (FCC) met on Saturday, 9th July to start its work on the final agenda for Autumn 2022 Conference, which will be taking place in Brighton, with an option for online attendance.

    If you haven't yet registered for Conference, I would recommend doing so here.

    At the meeting we discussed several items in relation to future venues and the meeting and motions schedule for 2023 into 2024. As previously reported, we will be returning to York for Spring Conference 17 to 19 March 2023.

  • Article: Jul 6, 2022
    By Munira Wilson

    Each year, thousands of grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings and family friends step up to support a child who is unable to live with their birth parents. They deserve more support.

    Yesterday, I introduced the Kinship Care Bill in the House of Commons. This bill calls on the Government to provide all friends and relatives who look after a child who cannot live with their birth parents with an allowance of at least £137 a week: the same level as for foster carers.

  • Article: Jul 5, 2022
    By Julie Adnams Hatch

    Process for Supporting Disabled Candidates

    These guidelines are for your information based on our collective lived experiences in life and politics. They are intended to assist and are, necessarily, only intended to provide a framework for the different needs that may be encountered.

    Stage 1

    • A joint meeting has been held between the Liberal Democrat Health and Care Association (LDHCA) and the Liberal Democrat Disability Association (LDDA) to identify an equitable
      and achievable way forward.
      The LDHCA and LDDA will provide a support network to discuss the suitability of different types of constituency, ward or division.
      The candidate should be made aware of any available funding, that can be used, following discussion, for any reasonable purpose to assist their campaign.
      It is the responsibility of the candidate with additional needs to disclose them, should they require reasonable adjustment, so they have equity with their counterparts.
      The following stages will outline how this is to be done.
  • Article: Jul 5, 2022
    By Julie Adnams Hatch

    Candidates with Additional Needs
    A guide for Local Parties

    These guidelines are for your information based on our collective lived experiences in life and politics. They are intended to assist and are, necessarily, only intended to provide a framework for the different needs that may be encountered.

  • Article: Jul 1, 2022
    By Wera Hobhouse

    Today, 1st of July, we are marking an incredible 50 years since the first Pride rally took place in the UK.

    We have made incredible strides when it comes to protecting the fundamental human rights of those with LGBT+ identities. I am proud that our party has supported LGBT+ rights since its very conception.