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  • Article: Jun 24, 2022
    By Liberal Democrats

    Richard Foord will be our Liberal Democrat candidate for the upcoming Tiverton & Honiton by-election.

    I was proud to serve my country in the Armed Forces for ten years and now want to serve my community in Westminster.

    Richard Foord

    Richard lives in Uffculme with his wife and family. He grew up in the West Country and served for ten years in the army after graduating from Sandhurst, reaching the rank of Major and receiving three campaign medals for service in Iraq and the Balkans.

  • Article: Jun 17, 2022

    We saw last year what a huge boost it gave to the party getting two new excellent MPs elected in Parliamentary by-elections. It's good for their constituents and also good for the party's prospects across the whole country.

    We've also seen this month how Conservative MPs have failed to do what our country needs - to remove Boris Johnson from 10 Downing Street.

  • Final Note Header
    Article: Jun 9, 2022
    By Keith Melton

    The world we know is in serious trouble and needs our help.

    We are at A Turning Point.

    Green Liberal Democrats take the view that we need to tackle all the problems we face with a sense of vigour. But also with a different, more holistic approach than politicians will usually take.

    Just look at some of the most significant threats we face:

    • Putin's war of aggression on Ukraine
    • Crushing cost of living increases
    • Deepening concerns about Climate Change
    • The speed with which tipping points are likely to be breached
    • Devastating biodiversity loss
    • Air and water quality
    • Waste management and the problems of plastics
    • 'Forever chemicals' polluting our environment
    There are many linkages between these, making it difficult to resolve one without another.

    We seek, as environmentally concerned politicians, to find ways of allowing and encouraging people and communities to thrive.

    We need to set ourselves some targets to communicate how we propose to tackle these problems.

    And that is what provides the framework for our Summer School and Conference this coming weekend.

  • Article: Jun 8, 2022

    It's Carers Week - a chance to recognise, celebrate and, most of all, listen to the stories of unpaid carers.

    People looking after their loved ones are doing a remarkable job in difficult circumstances. As a carer for most of my life - first for my mum, then for my gran, and now for my disabled son, John - this is something I know all too well.

  • Article: Jun 1, 2022

    We all have our own special memories of the Queen's Jubilees. For me, they have spanned my entire life. So it is with great pleasure that I will join the entire nation in celebrating seventy years of Her Majesty's reign - on this Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

    In her coronation speech, the Queen said: "Throughout all my life, and with all my heart, I shall strive to be worthy of your trust." I think the whole country will agree that our Queen has more than fulfilled her promises made to our nation.

  • Save the Date Header
    Article: Jun 1, 2022
    By Green Liberal Democrats

    Next Saturday, 11th June, the Green Liberal Democrats are running our 2022 Summer School & Conference!

    Come along for the day in Nottingham! Or - join us online!

    Here's what you'll be missing if you don't save the date:

    • 'Green Debut' training sessions for new and experienced councillors
    • Keynote speeches from our MPs.
    • Panel discussions on topics ranging from windfall taxes to 'no-mow' policies.
    • Special Interest Groups to draft conference motions.
    • Campaign planning.
    • Networking opportunities.
    • A vegan lunch!
  • 20:22 deal
    Article: May 30, 2022
    By Keith Melton

    Get your colleagues to sign up for the 20:22 Deal!

    You're fortunate to be a Green Liberal Democrat. It gives you exclusive access to our resources, campaign packs, message briefings, and Special Interest Groups.

    It also gets you the member's rate to A Turning Point, our Summer School and Conference.

    However, we don't want to limit the opportunity to those of us who are already in the fold.

    That's why we're offering the 20:22 deal - a conference ticket and membership bundle - one year of £20 GLD membership and £22 entry to our Nottingham Summer School.

    Share this email now!

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    Here's what you'll get with your ticket:

    • 'Green Debut' training sessions.
    • Keynote speeches.
    • Panel discussions.
    • Special Interest Groups.
    • Campaign planning.
    • Networking opportunities.
    • A vegan lunch!
    Get the 20:22 deal!

    Warm regards,


    Keith Melton

    Chair, 2022
    chair@greenlibdems.org.uk

    P.S: That's only £22 for access to our Nottingham Summer School!
    Book here
  • ALDC Conf
    Article: May 30, 2022
    By ALDC

    The Green Liberal Democrats Summer School & Conference - A Turning Point is now a hybrid event!

    In light of those unable to join us in Nottingham still wanting to attend training, policy discussions, and campaign planning, the Green Liberal Democrat events team have worked to make their Summer School & Conference fully hybrid.

  • Online Launch
    Article: May 30, 2022
    By Keith Melton

    Summer School & Conference Online Tickets Launched!

    Dear Members,

    Our Green Liberal Democrats Summer School & Conference - A Turning Point is now a hybrid event!

    In light of many of you unable to join us in Nottingham but wanting to attend training, policy discussions and campaigning panels, we have worked with the conference team to make our Summer School and Conference a fully hybrid event.

    Our online-only ticket costs just £10 and provides access to participate in the virtual Summer School & Conference, attending training, watching keynote speeches, responding and contributing to discussions.

    Get your online Summer School ticket now!

    Here's what you'll be able to attend with your ticket:

    • 'Green Debut' training sessions.
    • Keynote speeches.
    • Panel discussions.
    • Special Interest Groups.
    • Campaign planning.

    Warm regards,


    Keith Melton

    Chair, 2022
    chair@greenlibdems.org.uk

    P.S: We know that the best value you can gain from our Summer School & Conference is if you join us in Nottingham, and I hope you can make it.

    But if not, we're pleased to provide an alternative!
  • Levy Briefing
    Article: May 26, 2022
    By Francis Thomas

    On the 26th May 2022, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced a new tax on the profits of oil and gas companies operating in the UK and the UK Continental Shelf.

    At 25%, the so-called 'Energy Profits Levy' is positioned as similar to the Windfall Tax that the Liberal Democrats first called for on October the 24th of last year.

    Great news, right? The Conservatives bowed to our pressure, recognising that we had won the argument?

    Well.

    Not all is as it seems.

    Rather, the Levy finances the increased production and dependence on fossil fuels.

    Christine Jardine MP, our Treasury spokesperson, said:

    "This is more a levy lite than a windfall tax. The Chancellor could have raised double the cash from oil and gas companies if he had the bottle."


    In this Green Liberal Democrat Briefing, we will cover all you need to know about today's 'Energy Profits Levy'.

  • Article: Aug 12, 2022

    With our Brighton conference approaching (agenda and registration here), I've recently written the latest report back to conference on the Board's work. Here is a slightly expanded and updated version of that report.

    The next general election

    With a new Conservative Party leader nearly upon us, the range of plausible dates for the general election is wide open. As it now may well be much sooner than seemed likely at the time of our last conference, the Federal Board has been reviewing our general election plans.