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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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  • Sarah Green, Chesham & Amersham
    Article: Jun 18, 2021

    Congratulations to Sarah Green on winning the Chesham and Amersham by-election with over 50% of the vote.

    Thank you to all our members who helped in the campaign.

    In her victory speech Sarah thanked voters and said she was "humbled by the faith you have placed in me".

    "Whether I won your vote or not, I will be a strong and independent voice for all of our communities, I will always put you first and continue to listen to your views while holding this government to account," she said.

  • Sarah Green
    Article: Jun 18, 2021
    By Liberal Democrats

    Across the south, the Tory Blue Wall is beginning to crumble. Here and in great swathes of the country, only the Liberal Democrats can beat the Conservatives and breach their Blue Wall.

    Last night Liberal Democrats gained a 25% swing in Chesham and Amersham electing our 12th MP, Sarah Green.

    We struck at the heart of the Conservatives' blue wall and took one of their safest seats.

    Liberal Democrats showed that we are a force to be reckoned with. We have a team to match anyone.

    Our huge triumph in Chesham and Amersham has shown that the Liberal Democrats are a serious and credible opposition to this Convervative party.

    Their blue wall isn't just on notice; it has been shaken at its foundations by the Liberal Democrats in both the Chesham and Amersham by-election and the last set of local elections.

    To read the rest of the article click here

  • Priti Patel
    Article: Jun 15, 2021
    By Alistair Carmichael

    Just 353 refugees were resettled in the UK last year. The Government must provide safe and legal routes to sanctuary.

    Priti Patel says refugees should come to the UK through safe and legal routes, and is threatening to punish any who don't.

    But at the same time, the Conservative Government is failing to provide any safe and legal routes for refugees to take.

    The Government's latest figures show that just 353 refugees were resettled in the UK in 2020-21 - a drop of 93% since the previous year.

    The UK has a proud history of providing sanctuary to those in need, but now the Conservatives are turning their backs on refugees.

    Their failure to provide safe and legal routes is pushing desperate, vulnerable people into the hands of people smugglers and human traffickers.

    Priti Patel's tough rhetoric and cruel policies only increases their profit margins. "We thank your government for our full pockets," one smuggler told the Guardian recently.

    That's why the Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to make an ambitious, ten-year commitment to resettle 10,000 vulnerable refugees a year from Syria and other dangerous conflict areas. Because that's how we will actually combat these criminal gangs and prevent people from making dangerous attempts to cross the Channel and the Mediterranean.

    To read the rest of the article click here

  • Article: Jun 13, 2021
    By Ed Davey - Leader of the Liberal Democrats

    People looking after their loved ones too often feel forgotten.

    Yesterday, I spent some time meeting with a wonderful group of unpaid carers.

    We had been brought together by Carers UK and a number of other carers' organisations as part of Carers Week, so they could share their experiences directly with me and we could discuss what changes might make their lives better.

  • Article: Jun 6, 2021
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats

    It isn't to late to participate in the National Summer Draw.

    Details can be found in the link below:

    https://leicester-libdems.org.uk/en/article/2021/1406035/support-leicester-liberal-democrats-in-the-national-summer-draw-2021

  • Article: Jun 6, 2021

    We want your views on how to improve the party's independent complaints process.

    Any organisation with a hundred thousand members will have conflicts: what matters is how we deal with them. Wherever possible the process needs to be quick and effective - and it must always be transparent, fair and independent of political influence. It is key that if someone actions are damaging to other party members or members of the public, they can't expect to be protected by who they know or what role they hold in the party.

  • Article: Jun 6, 2021

    Pride Month is a time of LGBTQ+ celebration, activism and commemoration.

    Whilst pride marches across the world have been cancelled for a second year due to Coronavirus, Pride Month is an opportunity to take stock of the march towards LGBTQ+ equality in the UK, while acknowledging and continuing to fight for progress.

  • Article: May 30, 2021

    The Conservatives' Environment Bill will fail to protect British nature and our beautiful landscapes.

    We are already living in one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world. Our waterways are in a poor condition with just 14% in good condition. More than 40% of native species are in decline.

  • Article: May 26, 2021

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has accused the Government of selling out British farming after it emerged that MPs would not get to scrutinise the UK's trade deal with Australia before it is signed.

    Last night the Department for International Trade issued a tweet, saying: "We have always been clear Parliament will be able to scrutinise Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) following signature, rather than at the stage where agreement in principle is reached."

  • Article: May 26, 2021

    Changing policy by stealth is completely irresponsible.

    Changing policy by stealth is completely irresponsible.

    Matt Hancock should have made clear the changes he was making to guidance in advance and communicated it to the public and local officials.

    He needs to make clear the situation immediately to Parliament.

    Clarification on the new rules in these areas is now needed, not only for residents but for those that would normally travel to the affected areas.