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.

If this sounds like you too, join us.

Latest local and national Lib Dem news

  • Event: Feb 22, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    2a Douro Place, Norwich, NR2 4BG

    Please join us at the Norwich office to make some calls to local Lib Dem members. There will also be some data entry and other admin tasks to do.

  • The union flag flying next to the EU flag.
    Article: Feb 21, 2018

    It is bizarre that the government was so hasty in its invocation of Article 50, but is now scrambling for extra time in transition due to the scale of the task ahead.

    The government is arbitrarily pushing for us to leave the EU on 29 March 2019, at which point it follows that the UK will no longer have a veto over new EU legislation.

  • Article: Feb 20, 2018

    A hard Brexit will damage this thriving and flourishing industry. A recent study from the Creative Industries Federation (CIF) fears that restriction of freedom of movement may deter high-quality talent, hurting the UK economy overall. Additionally, the British Retail Consortium have estimated that around 10,200 EU nationals were employed in UK retail, with the UK Fashion and Textile Association stating that 70% of all London fashion factory workers are from the EU. Towards the end of last year, a survey revealed that 56% of all EU retail workers are worried about their ability to reside in the UK in the future.

  • Event: Feb 24, 2018 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    61 Grove Road, Norwich, NR1 3RL
    Come along to our first Town Close Action Day of this election season. We will be meeting outside the Trafford Arms at 10:30 am. From there we will be supporting our candidate, Silvia, by knocking on some doors. Whether you are an experienced campaigner or have never knocked on a door, this event is for you. All you need is a can-do attitude and a great liberal spirit.
  • Eight schoolchildren working at a table supervised by a teacher.
    Article: Feb 19, 2018

    In interviews with The Sunday Times and Andrew Marr, new Education Secretary Damian Hinds signalled he would encourage restrictions on pupils' rights to sex education.

    In the former interview, he is reported to have acknowledged he was reversing the policy of his predecessor, Justine Greening.

    Hinds also failed to commit to the reintroduction of maintenance grants for students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds as part of a review of the university system.

    The sexual harassment and intimidation scandals - and the resulting need for the #metoo movement - and the shocking rise in homophobic and transphobic attacks are just some of the reasons why compulsory sex education is vital.

    The new Education Secretary should be pushing for all children to have age-appropriate sex education, not trying to encourage the use of opt-outs that could result in young people struggling to understand the sexual rights of themselves and others.

  • Steff Aquarone
    Article: Feb 18, 2018

    You may have heard that the Conservative-controlled County Council passed its budget yesterday, raising council tax by 6% and putting an unexpected £3m bonus from Central Government into reserves rather than investing it in services.

    The Liberal Democrats proposed a series of costed, pragmatic proposals that put people first, which were dismissed by the Conservatives.

  • Adult Social care
    Article: Feb 18, 2018

    A joint report in September 2016, by the Kings Fund and the Nuffield Trust, looked at the state of social care services for older people in England.

    It found that:

    • Social care for older people is under massive pressure; increasing numbers of people are not receiving the help they need, which in turn puts a strain on carers.
  • Mundesley Childrens Centre
    Article: Feb 18, 2018

    Proposed cuts to Children's Centre Services expose three great contradictions at the heart of Norfolk Conservatives' plan for dealing with funding pressures.

    County Hall officials say they can make £1.25 million of efficiency and 'in-contract' savings under the current contract. But they are being asked to cut £2 million this year and a total of £5 million - half the budget for the service - over the next two years. All of this without a clear idea of how this will affect Norfolk's most vulnerable families.