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  • Article: Apr 18, 2019

    Local election campaigns around the country are going well with just under two weeks left. Like many of you, our home has moved into our regular election machine, and our driveway is the Watford garden poster factory!

    If you haven't yet, make sure to ask your local team for a garden poster (or window poster if you cannot have a garden one) and show your friends and neighbours that the Lib Dems are winning here!

  • Article: Apr 18, 2019

    Whether it's young people taking time off school or the Commons' naked protestors: they are right. We face a climate crisis.

    Liberal Democrats should provide the emergency plan. In 3 parts.

    • UK-wide action to green ourselves.
    • Action to decarbonise capitalism - starting with the City of London.
    • And an international green new deal - where richer countries support poorer countries.
  • Team of Chelmsford Lib Dem candidates
    Article: Apr 17, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats are standing candidates in every one of the 24 wards across the district of Chelmsford in the local election on 2nd May. In every ward the real contest is between Conservative and Lib Dem. In fact, in some wards there are only Lib Dem and Conservative candidates.

    The Lib Dem candidates come from a wide range of backgrounds including teachers, engineers, scientists, finance experts, surveyors, local business-people, charity workers and musicians. There are more female than male candidates and they cover all ages and all backgrounds.

  • Article: Apr 17, 2019

    Today, 50 years on from the UK extending the franchise to 18-year olds, British politics is still blighted by democratic inequality. This is particularly stark in the case of the 3.6 million EU citizens living in the UK. In just under three weeks these nationals will have a vote in local elections, but this is a right they are denied in General Elections and referendums. Fifty years on from giving more people the vote we still have a long way to go.

  • Barbara Gibson, Eastern region candidate, Welwyn Hatfield PPC
    Article: Apr 17, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats are the first party to announce their list of candidates for the European elections in the East of England. The candidates were elected by Liberal Democrat members, who each had an equal vote in the selection.

    The list is led by Barbara Gibson from Hertfordshire (pictured), who said:

  • Article: Apr 17, 2019
    By Vince Cable

    The Liberal Democrats will fight these elections as an unapologetically pro-European Party campaigning hard for People's Vote with an option to remain in the the EU.

    We are determined to give a voice to the millions of people who demand better than Brexit Britain.

    Today we've announced a strong, diverse mix of candidates, from those who've joined the Liberal Democrats recently to those with long experience of the European Parliament.

  • Article: Apr 16, 2019
    By Layla Moran

    I want to talk about something that we shouldn't have to talk about in 2019.

    It should be a given that our schools have the funding they need to give our children the best start in life.

    But that's not the case. The Conservatives repeatedly tell us that schools have never had more money. That they've never had it as good.

  • Jennie Lardge
    Article: Apr 16, 2019

    Jennie Lardge and Eleanor Sampson are standing as Chelmsford City Council candidates for the Lib Dems in Waterhouse Farm ward. Here, they explain why they want to be city councillors.

  • Article: Apr 15, 2019

    Summary

    On 2 May this year we, the people who live in Tendring, will elect our representatives for the next four years. Who we elect will determine what kind of council we get. Many people are fed up with the council and politics. But the answer isn't to stay at home and not vote. That gives a free run to councillors who do little and don't listen to you.

  • Article: Apr 15, 2019

    When my son Gabriel was born, I didn't imagine that he'd have quite such an active political career before his first birthday.

    But now he's experienced one anti-Trump march, two People's Vote marches, one debate in the House of Commons chamber and one very infamous breach of the pairing arrangements in Parliament. He's probably the most politically active baby in the country.