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  • Article: Aug 12, 2022

    Serving on a committee is one of many great ways you can support the Party, and we are always keen to encourage new talent. The Party website has lots of information in the internal-elections hub.

    We have upcoming Federal elections for:

  • 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.

  • Article: Aug 9, 2022
    By Liberal Democrats

    We need bold and urgent action to help families pay their bills and heat their homes this winter. There is no other choice.

    Families and pensioners across the country are in the grip of a cost-of-living crisis. We have already seen energy bills rise by £700 this year. They simply cannot afford another, even bigger rise of £1,400 in October.

  • Article: Jul 29, 2022

    General Election preparedness

    As is our key focus, in our last meeting we continued to discuss our General Election preparedness and planning.

    In summary, our plan builds on what worked in the 2019 general election (and previous plans), changes what didn't work, and looks to the future for new ideas and approaches.

  • Article: Jul 15, 2022

    When will the next general election be?

    Sorry, I don't know. But I do know that the range of plausible dates is wide open - from only a couple of months away through to January 2025. And that whenever the date is, we also have a massive round of local elections in May.

    Which is why we need to step up our campaigning, capacity building and planning through the second half of this year. Even if this Parliament goes its full term, the benefits of extra canvassing, member recruitment and training this summer will still be considerable.

  • Article: Jul 13, 2022

    The Federal Conference Committee (FCC) met on Saturday, 9th July to start its work on the final agenda for Autumn 2022 Conference, which will be taking place in Brighton, with an option for online attendance.

    If you haven't yet registered for Conference, I would recommend doing so here.

    At the meeting we discussed several items in relation to future venues and the meeting and motions schedule for 2023 into 2024. As previously reported, we will be returning to York for Spring Conference 17 to 19 March 2023.

  • Article: Jul 6, 2022
    By Munira Wilson

    Each year, thousands of grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings and family friends step up to support a child who is unable to live with their birth parents. They deserve more support.

    Yesterday, I introduced the Kinship Care Bill in the House of Commons. This bill calls on the Government to provide all friends and relatives who look after a child who cannot live with their birth parents with an allowance of at least £137 a week: the same level as for foster carers.

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    Article: Jul 4, 2022
    By Francis Thomas

    Last Friday concluded my final week at the Green Lib Dems. This role has been a brilliant one, and I'm excited to share the opportunity with a new Intern.

    Dear Francis,

    I first wanted to thank you.

    My time at the Green Liberal Democrats has been an great experience. In large part due to those of you that have engaged with our work.

    You've taken advantage of our resources and materials, collaborated with us to develop policies and campaigns, and worked hard to get Liberal Democrats elected.


    Your support - and often patience - has made this job what I consider to be amongst the most fulfilling in the party. My special thanks go to our Officers and Executive, who set a strong direction and were always on hand to offer guidance.

    In order to continue this momentum, the Green Liberal Democrats are recruiting for their next Intern.

    Based in the fantastic ALDC Salford HQ, the Intern will be responsible for:

    • Drafting GLD's communications presence: emails, newsletters, topical briefings, blog articles.
    • Producing resources for campaigners: leaflet and digital materials, press releases, council motions, policy guidance.
    • Delivering research support for Liberal Democrat Parliamentarians across both houses, providing our MPs and Peers access to a wider network of environmental organisations.
    If you know somebody who would be suited to this role, let them know to send their CV and cover letter to ALDC's Head of Operations, Ed Stephenson at ed.stephenson@aldc.org and to Keith Melton, chair@greenlibdems.org.uk.
    Read the full job description here
    The closing date for applications is Sunday the 17th of July, whilst interviews will be conducted over Zoom on the 20th.

    I cannot overstate just how engaging my time has been here. For Liberal Democrats looking for a creative, political job, you can't do much better than this.

    Best,

    Francis Thomas

    Political Assistant
    francis.thomas@greenlibdems.org.uk

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  • Article: Jul 1, 2022
    By Wera Hobhouse

    Today, 1st of July, we are marking an incredible 50 years since the first Pride rally took place in the UK.

    We have made incredible strides when it comes to protecting the fundamental human rights of those with LGBT+ identities. I am proud that our party has supported LGBT+ rights since its very conception.

  • Article: Jun 27, 2022

    The Liberal Democrats have made political history by winning in Tiverton and Honiton.

    Richard Foord overturned a Conservative majority of 24,239, the biggest ever!

    Richard polled 22,537 votes, winning a majority of 6,144 with a swing of 29.9%.