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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.

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  • Tim Farron Leader
    Article: Jul 30, 2015
    By Tim Farron MP in Huffington Post

    This week sees the launch of FreedomToDonate - a massively important campaign to review the discriminatory rules on blood donation in the UK. And I'm thrilled to put my support behind it, because the existing rules - which bar sexually active gay men, along with anyone who has ever injected drugs, or had sex for payment - are scientifically and socially outdated, deeply and unjustly stigmatising, and urgently need to change.

  • Tim Farron MP
    Article: Jul 30, 2015
    By Newshound in Liberal Democrat Voice

    Tim Farron has made the following comment on the Calais issue:

    "If you don't give people hope, they will resort to desperate measures. We are treating this as a security issue, but primarily it is a humanitarian one.

    "We should be big enough to take a lead and accept our fair share of refugees, rather than expecting others to do it for us.

  • Tim Farron vision
    Article: Jul 30, 2015
    By Mary Dejevsky in The Guardian

    The Lib Dems could be the real winners of the Labour leadership contest if it creates a more vacant centre ground

    It is remarkable, is it not, how much "wisdom" about UK politics has been received and then jettisoned in four months. Before the election it was taken for granted that we would have a hung parliament. The rise of Ukip and the SNP apparently made a majority government arithmetically impossible, even though our first-past-the-post system had produced majority governments since the war.

  • Mark pack
    Article: Jul 30, 2015
    By Mark Pack

    In any party, or indeed any organisation, a strategy will struggle if it's seen as something for other people to do. Successful strategies are embraced throughout the organisation, and that's all the more true in organisations heavily dependent on volunteers, let along those, like the Liberal Democrats, which also believe in grassroots power.

  • Article: Jul 30, 2015
    By Paul Reynolds in Liberal Democrat Voice

    By | Mon 27th July 2015 - 6:51 pm

    View image | gettyimages.com

    New members often ask how to find out what current policy is, on a wide range of topics, how to influence or 'input' on policy, and indeed what the party does with its policy once it is established.

    Normally I explain that in policy Conference is supreme, at least in theory. I talk a bit about Policy Working Groups (PWGs), initiated by the Federal Policy Committee, FPC. I also explain that there is a review of policymaking underway, to be discussed at Autumn Conference.

  • ukip
    Article: Jul 30, 2015
    By Jakob Whiten - North West Leicestershire in Liberal Democrat Voice

    I finally decided to leave UKIP in June this year.

    Let me first say, this has not been an easy decision. It has taken me a year of talking to fellow party members, scrutinising Lib Dem party policy and wrestling with my own personal & political convictions. In the end the right choice was for me to join the Liberal Democrats.

  • Thames Valley Police
    Article: Jul 29, 2015
    By Caron Lindsay in Liberal Democrat Voice

    Way back in 2011, the then Federal Executive created, shall we say, a little light controversy by deciding not to fund any Liberal Democrat campaigns for Police and Crime Commissioner on the grounds that we didn't support the idea as it concentrated too much power in the hands of one person.

    After much discussion, the party did eventually contest 24 out of the 36 contests in England and none in Wales.

  • Bosworth Asda printing
    Article: Jul 29, 2015
    By Michael Mullaney - PPC for Bosworth

    Since May 7th Hinckley and Bosworth Liberal Democrats have already printed and delivered over 60,000 leaflets across their constituency.

    Now we are gearing up for a by election caused by a Labour Cllr resigning just weeks after being elected.

    We have also, in the last few weeks printed five batches of leaflets for three other constituencies who are determined to keep up the fight for a better deal for their communities.

    WANT TO PUBLICISE OUR NEW LEADER?

    We can provide cost effective printing for your local Party as well - two colour A3, A4 and A5 leaflet printing is available we can also laser print target letters for you if you provide the text and data.

    Hinckley and Bosworth PPC Michael Mullaney, who gained the best General Election result in the East Midlands Region and one of the best in the whole UK, says "Liberal Democrats who win do so because they keep in regular contact with all the voters in their area. We can help you do this by providing printing services from our well equipped office."

    Contact Michael Mullaney on 07576 289910 or michaeltmullaney@yahoo.co.uk for details on how to get your leaflets printed

    You can download three examples of leaflets here

  • Article: Jul 28, 2015
  • EU flags
    Article: Jul 27, 2015
    By James Cusick - Political Correspondent in The Independent

    David Cameron is set to hold the in-or-out referendum on Britain's future membership of the European Union in June next year and will announce the fast-tracked date as the centrepiece of his party's annual conference in October.

    Although the Queen's Speech in May promised the British electorate would be given its first chance since 1975 to have a say on EU membership, the Government did not name a date for the vote, only that it would be held before the end of 2017. Chancellor George Osborne was believed to be keen for the referendum to be held later rather than sooner to maximise chances of securing the best possible deal for Britain, but the Prime Minister has now calculated that a 2016 vote will give him a better chance of promoting what may end up being a limited package of EU reforms, and of highlighting the economic risks Britain could face if it left the EU.