Latest local and national Lib Dem news

  • Article: Oct 14, 2021
    By Greg Foster

    In collaboration with the Liberal Democrat European Group, the Federal Policy Committee are organising regional events giving members a chance to shape our policy on Europe. We want to hear your thoughts on what our priority areas should be, what solutions you might have to problems raised and how we can continue to promote a close relationship with Europe.

  • Article: Oct 13, 2021

    The autumn party conferences traditionally mark the start of the new political season. They are a time to reflect on the past year and set out plans to succeed in the coming year.

    Both politics and coronavirus have made it a tough time since the last round of conferences. But we can look forward to this new political season with confidence that if we continue to raise our game, we can prosper. We've seen signs of that already, including with Sarah Green's fantastic win in Chesham and Amersham and also with the latest net favourability leadership polling from Savanta ComRes:

  • Article: Oct 13, 2021

    The Federal Conference Committee recently met to discuss the Conference format for 2022.

    We considered a number of options for next year's conferences and took the difficult decision to hold Spring Conference as an online conference and only returning to an in-person event for Autumn Conference. The dates of Spring Conference will be 11-13 March 2022 and we will announce the dates and venue for Autumn Conference in due course.

  • Article: Oct 13, 2021
    By Mark Pack

    On Monday 18th of October the Board will hosting a surgery for all Party members.

    This is an open invitation to everyone, whether you have a burning question for us, would just like to get to know the Board a bit better, or have an issue you'd like to raise. We are all ears.

    The session will run from 18:00-19:00, please feel free to drop in and out as best fits your day, and you can register here.

  • Event: Oct 27, 2021 6:30 PM

    Details TBA

  • Article: Oct 8, 2021

    As seats begin to elect new Parliamentary election candidates, now's the time to get your stationary stocked up.

    After requests from a number of new candidates, we've worked with Election Workshop to put together a fantastic deal to ensure your candidate has a well stocked supply of letterheads for responding to casework.

  • 2021 Liberal Democrat Conference Agenda
    Article: Oct 8, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats Autumn Federal Conference is this weekend and in LGBT+LD we have a series of events across the four days.

    Here is information about those and some of the most relevant other parts of the conference agenda.

    Friday 17 September: 2.30pm - 3.10pm. Motion: Ban Conversion Therapy.

    Friday 17 September: 5.35pm-6.45pm. Banning Conversion Therapy fringe meeting.

  • Wera Hobhouse (Wera Hobhouse)
    Article: Oct 7, 2021

    We've waited long enough says Lib Dem equalities spokesperson Wera Hobhouse MP.

    Today she tweeted "LGBT+ people are being let down by this Government. Conversion therapy is abusive and harmful.

    It should have been banned many years ago.

    There can be no more delays.

    No more empty promises.

    Government must introduce a ban on conversion therapy *now*", following her remarks in Parliament: