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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: Mar 12, 2022
    By Munira Wilson

    Teachers have been off for over 267,000 days due to Covid since the return of school in September, meaning children have lost out on the equivalent of 1.5 million teaching hours in just this school year.

    They have suffered enormous disruption to their education and spent months isolated from their peers.

  • Article: Mar 11, 2022

    Air pollution is to blame for nearly 40,000 deaths each year in the UK.

    Everyone has the right to clean air, but it's a right many people in the UK are unable to realise. The Conservatives have repeatedly failed to take meaningful action to address this killer.

    1 in 4 pupils attend schools in areas over air pollution limits.

  • Article: Mar 11, 2022

    This country is built on the simple mantra, that it doesn't matter how high and mighty you think you are, the rules are the rules. If you break the rules, you get punished. Yet Boris Johnson and many Conservative MPs think the rules don't apply to them.

    Conservatives' actions have created a sense of 'one rule for them, another rule for us', eroding the trust of the public they are meant to be acting in the best interest of.

  • Article: Mar 11, 2022

    The UK has lost nearly half of its biodiversity since the Industrial Revolution. We're ranked in the bottom 10% in the world and the worst among G7 nations for biodiversity.

    The UK should be leading at COP15, but the lack of action at home undermines our credibility

    Conservative ministers claim to be close to the target of protecting 30% of the land and sea for nature, but are completely undermined by a lack of management measures and enforcement.

  • Article: Mar 11, 2022

    As a child I learned basic sign language.

    My parents' had a friend whose mother had been deaf since birth and just loved looking after and playing with me.

    Part of that was teaching me her language so we could chat about the TV we were watching, what I was doing at school or just whatever flitted through my happy little head.

  • Baroness Judith Jolly, with Claire and Gemma Roulston, at the LDDA stall at Southport conference (John Russell)
    Article: Mar 8, 2022

    Liberal Democrats from across the UK - and beyond - will come together for our Spring Federal Conference this weekend.

    LDDA will not be holding a fringe meeting at this conference, but we would highlight the Federal Policy Committee consultation session at 17.40 on Saturday.

    This is the More Caring Society Working Group Consultation.

  • Article: Mar 8, 2022

    I'm proud of the strides our country has made towards gender equality, and of the role Liberal Democrats have played in delivering that progress. Yet there is still so much more to do.

    Far too many women still face violence, sexism and discrimination - a reality that has been brought into sharp focus by the pandemic and Sarah Everard's murder last year.

  • Article: Mar 7, 2022

    It was a shocking and sobering sight just a few days ago to wake up and see a photo of Kira Rudyk, the leader of a sister liberal party of ours in Ukraine holding a gun and preparing to fight.

    It was also a reminder of the importance of our liberal values - and the need for internationalism to support fellow humans, rather than to try to hide away within our own borders as if the rest of the world doesn't exist. Viruses, climate change and dictators don't stop at borders, and nor should our compassion for other people.

  • Wendy Chamberlin with Julie Adnams Hatch
    Article: Mar 5, 2022
    By Katharine Macy

    Following an invitation to Westminster from Chloe Smith MP, our interim Chair, Julie Adnams Hatch, attended the launch of a paper on Improving Disabled Representation in Parliament on Tuesday, 1st March 2022. It was reasonably well-attended, despite the travel difficulties caused by the tube strike, and was a great opportunity to also meet with a variety of other disability activists, including Barry Ginley, Chair of the Conservative Disability Group.

  • Article: Mar 3, 2022

    Around the world, populism and nationalism are on the rise. There is a battle for Liberal Britain and to win it, Liberal Democrats must offer a clear vision for the future of our country.

    But people constantly ask me: "what do the Liberal Democrats actually believe?" I don't think our party has answered that question - or in recent years, even asked it of ourselves.

    We have always been the innovators in British politics. From developing the NHS and the welfare state, to introducing the Human Rights Act and same-sex marriage legislation, it has long been liberals who take on the establishment, right wrongs and overturn antiquated conventions.