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  • Tim Farron
    Article: Mar 19, 2017
  • Lord Jonathan Marks QC
    Article: Mar 18, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have put forward ground-breaking proposals to reduce overcrowding in prisons, including overhauling sentencing policy and decriminalising the possession of drugs for personal use.

    The party has also called on the Government to increase the number of prison officers beyond the 2,500 Liz Truss has promised.

  • Lord Brian Paddick
    Article: Mar 18, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats reaffirmed their commitment to the decriminalisation of sex work, as well as the quashing of past sex work convictions.

    The party has also called for additional support for people trying to leave sex work including increased education and training, the involvement of Local Housing Authorities and healthcare services.

  • Tim Farron
    Article: Mar 18, 2017

    So, never let it be said that I don't play fair.

    My daughter Gracie went on Spanish exchange to Madrid last month to stay with her friend Alba, and her Parents took them to Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium.

    This week it's our turn to host Alba, and where have we taken her in return?

    That's right, we've brought her here to Liberal Democrat party conference.

  • Tim Farron
    Article: Mar 16, 2017

    I recently revisited an article that I wrote ahead of Autumn Conference in 2015. My article opened with the line, "Another Lib Dem conference and we find ourselves talking about our nuclear deterrent once more."

    And they say politics has changed in the last eighteen months!

    In York this week, we will again debate the future of the UK's nuclear deterrent. At conference's request, the FPC has commissioned a policy paper on nuclear weapons (pdf). The paper, written by party members after long consideration, advocates a step down the nuclear ladder by moving to a medium-readiness posture, and proposes an end to continuous at-sea deterrence. It also calls on the UK to become a leader in the disarmament and control of nuclear weapons. This position reflects the UK's continued need for a minimum nuclear deterrent, suitable for the 21st century, which sits alongside the Liberal Democrats' commitment to working for a world free of nuclear weapons, working within international institutions, particularly the UN.

  • Norman lamb speech
    Article: Mar 16, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have today published the interim report by the independent panel of health experts commissioned by Norman Lamb to set out a new deal for Britain's Health and Social Care Services.

    The panel is independent of the party and is making recommendations based on the experience and expertise of its members which they hope are considered by all political parties.

  • GLD Leaf 300 pixels (GreenLibDems.org.uk)
    Article: Mar 15, 2017

    Green Liberal Democrats Fringe 3pm to 5.30 p.m.
    Novotel, Riverside Room
    How to build a pathway to a Carbon Free Britain

    GLD is hosting a consultative session on this issue with Baroness Lynne Featherstone chairing.


    Members interested in sustainable energy and reducing energy consumption are encouraged to attend and offer their views on the policy way forward for the Party.

  • pints
    Article: Mar 15, 2017

    East Mids Drinks @ York Conference

    Rose and Crown, York

    Saturday March 18 at 7.30pm

  • ballotbox1
    Article: Mar 15, 2017
    By Arfan Bhatti in Liberal Democrat Voice

    With snap election candidacy expiring at the end of May, the selections for 2020 are drawing ever closer.

    Returning Officers [RO's] are the little known but crucial role to enable this. They're the link that makes open selections possible and the more we have now the faster we'll be able to get a full slate of candidates in place for 2020.

  • Brexit banner
    Article: Mar 14, 2017
    By Antony Hook in Liberal Democrat Voice

    I'm really proud to be the Liberal Democrats' Brexit Spokesman for the South East. Working with Nick Clegg, our national Brexit spokesman, to hold the government to account and fight for the true national interest could not be more important.

    One of the most successfully ways to communicate a message is visually. Pictures speak loudly.