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  • Article: Jun 25, 2020

    George Floyd was murdered by police in Minneapolis a month ago today.

    Seeing his last few moments and hearing his final words broadcast across the globe has sparked a renewed revulsion at continuing racial injustice and focused attention on the Black Lives Matter movement.

    For those of us who do not have to confront racism and discrimination every day in anything we do it has been a long overdue wake up call that we still have work to do to wipe out inequality in this country.

  • Article: Jun 24, 2020

    To stand for leader, candidates have to secure a nomination from an MP, as well as 200 members, from at least 20 local parties.

    Any member can nominate a candidate and who you've nominated isn't made public.

    If you'd like to nominate a candidate, here's what to do:

    1: Request your nomination code

    If you'd like to nominate a candidate, you'll need your nomination code. This code is unique to you - so please keep it safe.

  • Article: Jun 23, 2020

    It's been four years since the EU referendum and the UK has left the EU.

    Liberal Democrats are passionately pro-European and while this is a hard pill to swallow for many of us, the issues now at hand are not about Leave or Remain.

    It is unthinkable that the government would rush through a half-heated deal, or worse get no deal at all.

  • Article: Jun 23, 2020

    As shops deemed 'non-essential' start to open for the first time since the lockdown, the new Mayor of Northam, David Chalmers, visited local businesses which have opened their doors again after twelve weeks of lockdown. He reported that about half the shops in Appledore, and a slightly greater proportion in Westward Ho!, were open and ready for business, selling a wide range of daily goods.

  • Article: Jun 22, 2020

    Northam Town Council has chosen its Lib Dem councillor, David Chalmers, to be its next mayor at an online meeting via Zoom on Wednesday evening. Unlike many Town Councils across the country, whose Annual General Meetings have been postponed or cancelled due to the Coronavirus crisis, Northam voted to reinstate all its Council and Committee meetings online in order to maintain democratic oversight of Council activities.

  • Virtual Conference
    Article: Jun 22, 2020

    Many things are of course not running as normal this year but we are delighted that the Lib Dem annual conference will be going ahead in virtual form from the 25th to the 28th of September.

    There will be the same sort of sessions as usual with the aim of replicating as much of the conference experience as possible.

  • Article: Jun 22, 2020

    Seventy-two years ago today, HMS Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. Its arrival marked a significant moment in British History. Many of the passengers on-board came from the Caribbean, by invitation, to support the reconstruction of our country. Their hard work and skills would later bolster the economy, fill labour shortages and help establish our National Health Service.

  • Article: Jun 20, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    World Refugee Day is an important reminder that we must do all we can to protect people forced to flee their homes to escape war and persecution.

    People who've come to the UK having fled war or persecution should be welcomed with compassion and enabled to contribute to our society.

    The UK has a proud history of providing sanctuary to those in need, but now the Conservative Government is turning its back on refugees and failing to live up to our obligations to them.

  • Article: Jun 19, 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.

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    Weekly Whip w/c 15th June

    Monday 15th June

    Despite the promise from Rees-Mogg that Parliament must return physically to get through the huge number of Bills the Government had, there was only one scheduled this week.

  • Article: Jun 19, 2020

    One of the defining features of the Liberal Democrats is that we have a democratic conference with one member, one vote. We discuss and debate policy together and party officers and Parliamentarians are held to account.

    In these extraordinary times, however, we are having to change the way we work as a party.