The Liberal Democrats are the only party fighting to keep Britain open, tolerant and united.

Open means open-hearted, open-minded, forward-looking, modern, green, internationalist and pro-European. We believe Britain is at its best when it is creative, innovative and outward-looking, comfortable in the fast-changing modern world and open to the opportunities and challenges of globalisation and the digital revolution.

Tolerant means diverse, compassionate and generous. We will always fight injustice and stand up for the underdog, the outsider, the individual, the minority and the vulnerable against the powerful.

United means we will always put the interests of the whole United Kingdom first. We reject the divisions in society, whether between young and old, urban and rural, leave and remain, or between regions and nations. We believe we are stronger - as communities, as a country and as a world - when we work together in our common interest.

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Latest local and national Lib Dem news

  • Article: Jul 16, 2019
    By Jane Dodds

    It's been equal parts incredible, exhausting and humbling to be at the centre of a massive Lib Dem parliamentary by-election.

    I'm honoured to join a select group of people who get the full national parliamentary by-election treatment, with the best of the best Lib Dem campaigners in the country fighting to get me elected.

  • Article: Jul 13, 2019

    As I write this on Friday, I am about to set off for Brecon and Radnorshire, to help the brilliant Jane Dodds campaign in the by-election. It will be my third visit since the Recall petition first started. Make no bones about it, Jane is a brilliant candidate and our team there is outstanding, but we need more people to help over the next few weeks: we have a tough fight on our hands in a very rural seat. We need more people to help deliver leaflets, knock on doors and help with clerical work. Please, please, come and help. Postal votes land on doorsteps, and we need to call on postal voters this coming weekend, before many voters go on holiday.

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    Article: Jul 13, 2019

    After a time-warp 6 week campaign, an 18 hour polling day marathon and an incredible win on 26 May, the sixteen of us went to Brussels in June to take up our new positions as MEPs. You might have heard about the furore we caused!

    The Liberal Democrat cohort are sworn in as MEPs. If you like our tshirts, you can get your own here

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    Article: Jul 12, 2019

    The five point environmental plan announced on Monday by Norfolk Tories is a derisory gesture.

    Responding to the climate change emergency will take more than a few small measures, but in five points this is what the Liberal Democrats would do differently:

    1. Establish where Norfolk has got to get to. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change made it clear we have 12 years and counting to reverse the current trends if we are to limit global warming to one point five degrees. It's vital any plan knows where it's going. We would set up a Citizen's Assembly to develop a clear strategy for achieving this.

  • Article: Jul 12, 2019

    Conservative-run Norfolk County Council has blocked a move to debate a People's Vote on Brexit at its next full council meeting.

    Liberal Democrat Councillor Steff Aquarone was planning to move the motion but the Council has banned it from being debated.

    Councillor Aquarone says,

    "I am shocked at this blatant piece of attempted democratic suppression. The chairman's role is supposed to be neutral, and yet this stinks of party political interference. Their once-grand party is in absolute disarray, brought to the brink of extinction by a party that's only been in existence for a few months. They'll do whatever they can to get this issue off the table and it's a disgrace.

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    Article: Jul 12, 2019

    The first ever inter-governmental global assessment on biodiversity prepared by 150 leading experts from 50 countries found that human activity is killing species in greater numbers than ever before. It suggests that around a million species now face extinction within decades, a rate of destruction tens to hundreds of times higher than the average over the past 10 million years.

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    Article: Jul 11, 2019

    Liberal Democrat Group leader, Ed Maxfield will raise the critical issue of the Children Services Portage Service at Norfolk County Council's Cabinet meeting on Monday.

    The Portage service is a home-visiting educational service for pre-school children with SEND and their families. It works with families in one to one settings, to help them develop a quality of life and experience, for themselves and their young children, in which they can learn together, play together, participate and be included in their community in their own right.

  • Article: Jul 11, 2019
    By Layla Moran

    World Population Day is an opportunity to put reproductive rights and issues of gender equality firmly on the global agenda. This year, period poverty must be front and centre of the conversation.

    If the UK Conservative government are serious about eradicating period poverty by 2030 then they must use this opportunity to ensure ending period poverty is in the minds of every single world leader. The Conservative government have a duty to do all they can to end the injustice and stigma surrounding periods in the UK and across the globe.