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  • Article: Jul 15, 2020

    Let's be clear. As we move into the new decade, away from the roller coaster ride that was the 2010s, the Liberal Democrats need to change, and fast.

    Most polls are placing us at 6-8%. On a good day, we might cheer at a 1% increase in our polling.

    Our country needs a strong and successful liberal party, at every level of government and in every part of the country, and I have a plan to return us to our winning ways.

  • Article: Jul 15, 2020

    When asked by Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey during today's PMQs, the Prime Minister finally accepted his Government will "learn the lessons of this pandemic" and confirmed there will be in independent inquiry.

    Watch the exchange below 👇 👇

  • Article: Jul 14, 2020

    Coming up on Saturday (18 July) is the next meeting of the Federal Board (FB). This is the body which I chair as your President and is, "responsible for directing, coordinating and overseeing the implementation of the Party's strategy and the work of the Federal Party".

    We're a bit like the board of trustees of an organisation, therefore, and Saturday's meeting will be our next quarterly review, where we review progress in the federal party over the second quarter of the year against our overall plan.

  • Article: Jul 14, 2020

    Too many people's lives are blighted by discrimination, inequality and injustice.

    The Black Lives Matter protests demonstrate the urgent need to tackle racial injustice and build trust in the police among BAME communities.

    The Black Lives Matter protests demonstrate the urgent need to tackle racial injustice and build trust and confidence in the police among BAME communities.

  • Article: Jul 14, 2020

    There are hundreds of thousands of people in the UK who do not identify as exclusively male or female. Sadly - like other members of the LGBT+ community - far too many of them experience discrimination, harassment and hate crimes. Many avoid being open about their identity for fear of how others will treat them.

  • Article: Jul 13, 2020

    We have all heard too many heart-breaking stories from those who have lost their livelihoods overnight as a result of the coronavirus crisis and are entirely excluded from the Government's financial support measures.

    It is simply unacceptable that many individuals are ineligible for every kind of support.

  • Article: Jul 10, 2020

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

    For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter:  @LibDemWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 6th July

    Monday 6th July

    There are some two million victims of domestic abuse a year. More than one in ten of all offences recorded by the police are domestic abuse related. In 2017, the Conservative government committed to introduce a bill to transform the approach of the justice system and wider statutory agencies. It has now been 3 ½ years since this commitment, but the Domestic Abuse Bill finally passed through the House of Commons on Monday night with cross-party support.

  • Article: Jul 10, 2020

    On Thursday 16th July, the two candidates for leader of the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey and Layla Moran will be answering questions from a panel of experts in a new hustings format.

    So you want to be leader? Is styled like a job interview. Candidates will get to make their pitch to the panel on why they should be leader and that'll be followed up by questions from the panel on the skills they'll need to make being leader a success.

  • Article: Jul 9, 2020

    Over the last 2 weeks, members have been nominating candidates to stand as the next leader of the Liberal Democrats.

    This is the first time that the system has been run mostly online and also the first time we have published these totals.

    We decided to publish the totals as we felt it gave candidates a chance to demonstrate some of the key skills they'll need as leader.