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: Feb 9, 2019
    By Norman Lamb

    When the Liberal Democrats were in Government, I had the privilege of being Minister of State for Care and Support at the Department of Health. As Health Minister I worked to ensure that mental health was treated with the same priority as physical health, introducing the first ever access and waiting time standards for mental health. We also secured more money for children and young people's mental health services.

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    Article: Feb 8, 2019

    Norfolk Liberal Democrats are proposing that this year's £1 million cut to those people who need the minimum income guarantee (MIG) be stopped.

    MIG enables those adults who require care and support to have enough income to cover their day-to-day basic living costs. The Tories want to reduce this figure to the absolute minimum required by law - a figure the Conservative-led government has not increased since 2014/15.

  • Steffan Aquarone
    Article: Feb 8, 2019

    It's often the case that once the majority of the public gives up on a public service, it becomes a 'like it or lump it' situation for those who have no other option. And public transport is no exception.

    Since coming to power in 2016, the Conservative-controlled county council has cut bus transport bit by bit. They've ticked the boxes to make sure they've carried out 'consultations' but these have only talked to the remaining few passengers.

  • Article: Feb 7, 2019

    I am pleased to announce today our new spokespeople who will speak out on the most important issues we face in Britain today.

    While Parliament is consumed by Brexit, we need to remember that people are also affected by a whole host of other challenges.

    We will continue to speak up for them as we continue our fight for the public to have a say on the Brexit deal with a People's Vote.

  • Article: Feb 6, 2019

    As the battle over Brexit in Parliament reaches its final stages, many people are asking me, "what has happened to the People's Vote"?

    Behind the political manoeuvring and procedural wrangles at Westminster, there is still everything to play for. The People's Vote is alive and well.

    The next step to securing it is to narrow the options, by removing a massively disruptive 'no deal' from the table.

  • Ed at school
    Article: Feb 6, 2019

    Liberal Democrats are calling for an extra £1 million to be spent on supporting Norfolk's children.

    As part of their budget proposals for Norfolk County Council, Liberal Democrat councillors want to increase funding for front-line support for families through the new 'Early Childhood and Family Service'. This would reverse a cut that was pushed through by Conservative councillors in January.

  • Article: Feb 6, 2019

    Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

    Back in 2013 when I was a DFID minister, together with campaigners like Nimco Ali and Efua Dorkeeno, we kicked off the original government campaign on FGM. We succeeded in securing the biggest ever spending commitment in the world of £35 million to work towards eradicating FGM worldwide.

  • Article: Feb 5, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats have slammed the Conservative Government for their "hapless treatment" of EU citizens after the Home Office released guidance on the new EU Settlement Scheme.

    The Home Office has confirmed that for the duration of the trial period, until 30 March, EU citizens applying to stay in the UK must either use an Android phone or travel to one of 13 'document scanning' centres instead.