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  • Event: Sep 19, 2018 1:00 PM - Sep 23, 2018 1:00 PM

    Tim Farron's first Autumn Conference as leader of the Liberal Democrats.

    Come and hear him, and participate in some interesting debates, such as Welfare Reform.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2018

    Gina Miller's Speech

    Gina Miller delivered an impassioned speech on the need to continue with a unified fight against Brexit.

    Let's be clear, in the debate we had in 2016 about Europe, there was scant idealism. Lies were told.

    Miller called on people to put the national interest ahead of political divisions:

  • Article: Sep 16, 2018

    Jo Swinson's Speech

    In her keynote speech Jo Swinson declared that the Liberal Democrats are the only party who will put people at the heart of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

    When society demanded better, it was liberals who delivered. The Fourth Industrial Revolution gives us the same opportunity, and Conference - we must deliver again.

  • Article: Sep 15, 2018

    Tom Brake's Speech

    The Liberal Democrat (anti-Brexit) Spokesperson set out a vision for the UK staying in the EU with a real Brexit dividend of getting out of this madness. He also had a few words for some of the individuals responsible for this continued mess:

    On Boris Johnson:

    "If that is our PM's vision of No Deal Brexit Britain, what is the Brexit Britain vision of the man widely tipped to be the future leader of the Tory party, Boris - punishment-beatings, Road to Mandalay, prosecco - Johnson?

  • Brighton and Hove Lib Dems at Pride 2017
    Article: Sep 12, 2018

    This weekend sees the Liberal Democrats' Autumn Conference in Brighton. As usual, LGBT+ Lib Dems will be in the thick of events, with a Sunday evening of campaigning and celebration.

    We will have a stall in the Conference Exhibition throughout the weekend - come to see what we're campaigning on, join us or renew your membership, and meet up with other LGBT+ members of the party.

  • Article: Sep 12, 2018

    The Liberal Democrats are opposing Government proposals to:

    • criminalise "reckless" speech,
    • make it a crime just to travel to certain places,
    • criminalise what you read on the internet,
    • give police more power to hold innocent people's DNA, and
    • allow officers to detain people at airports without suspicion.
  • Article: Sep 12, 2018

    The party expects these reforms to raise an additional £15 billion per year, though this is likely to grow as the rate of wealth passed down increases in the coming years.

    Liberal Democrat members will debate and vote on the proposals at the party's Autumn Conference in Brighton next week.

    Proposals include:

  • Article: Sep 10, 2018

    Over a year ago, I started work on making 'upskirting', the practice of photographs up a person's skirt without their consent, a specific criminal offence.

    I'm absolutely delighted that this bill has just been passed by MPs in the House of Commons.

    This bill will protect everyone who chooses to wear a skirt in a public place and give them an option of recourse.

  • Article: Sep 9, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said "horrendous and heartbreaking" new statistics showing the worst child mental health waits on record overshadow the launch of the First Minister's Programme for Government.

    The ISD Scotland figures show that just 67.8% of children who started their treatment during the quarter ending June 2018 did so within the 18-week waiting time target. The previous low was 71%. It also compares to 81% in the same period a year ago. The target was met for just 34% of children in Tayside, while Forth Valley, Grampian and the Borders all failed to achieve 50%.

  • Organ Donation Card
    Article: Sep 9, 2018

    Between 4-10 September, NHS Blood and Transplant, hospitals, charities and supporters of organ donation is encouraging people across the UK to talk about organ donation with their families.

    Most people support organ donation but a family's support is needed too, so that organ donation can go ahead.

    So we are reminding people that their family won't know how they feel about organ donation, unless they tell them.