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The Latest Lib Dem National News and Twitter feed

  • Article: Jun 15, 2021

    At the weekend we met with old friends and new from our European sister parties for ALDE Congress, albeit via a Zoom link, as the Congress was online for the first time. It was my privilege to lead a diverse Lib Dem delegation of around 40, which in addition to the official categories for diversity, included several UK nationals resident in the EU and a few EU citizens resident in the UK.

  • Article: Jun 15, 2021

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

    The Conservative Government is failing to provide any safe and legal routes for refugees to take.

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

  • Article: Jun 11, 2021

    Many congratulations to Nick da Costa who has been elected as the new chair of Federal Conference Committee (FCC), following Geoff Payne's decision to stand down earlier this year.

    Nick is a councillor in Haringey as well as an experienced FCC member, bringing to the role a great understanding both of how conference works and of what we need to do as a party to win.

  • Article: Jun 11, 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.

  • John Birch
    Article: Jun 10, 2021

    We have a waste collection crisis in South Hams. There are widespread problems with the new recycling collection service across the district and councillors have been inundated with complaints of non-collection. It has been reported that 4,000 properties have not had their bins collected. Councillors have been receiving many calls and emails notifying them of missed collections throughout the district.

  • Article: Jun 4, 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.

  • Martin Wrigley
    Article: Jun 1, 2021

    Teignbridge Lib Dems have, at today's Teignbridge District Council Executive Committee, branded the Conservative Government's Local Plan housing diktat as a veiled developers' charter.

    Lib Dem led Teignbridge District Council are developing a new version of the Local Plan as proscribed by central government. Today the executive agreed to go to public consultation on potential sites for future development. A set of selected sites will join the set of environment protection and climate change local plan policies that went to consultation last year.

  • Article: Jun 1, 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 29, 2021

    The campaign is growing rapidly and this is a seat with a lot of potential.

    We came a strong second here in 2019. We have lots of local representation and a base of voters we can build on.

    And the reception on the doors has been phenomenal.

    We need you to play your part:

    Come and help

    The biggest way you can make a difference in this campaign is to come to Chesham and Amersham to help by knocking on doors and delivering leaflets.

  • Article: May 26, 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.