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The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

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  • kennedy c
    Article: Sep 17, 2014

    The Scottish independence referendum is tomorrow Thursday 18 September If we lose the vote there are no second chances.

    Together, our family of nations has achieved great things. I don't want Scotland to walk away from all we have achieved together. From everything that we have built without borders.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2014
    By Shirley Williams in The Guardian - Comment is Free

    England and Wales need to harness the civic spirit seen in the Scottish independence referendum and devolve powers to the regions

    The Scottish independence referendum, whichever side one is on, has demonstrated the civic spirit of this country. Engaging in a mobile debate on the main street of Dunfermline or Inverness, hearing a heartfelt plea for the union from a 15-year-old schoolboy speaker at the town hall of Kirkwall, in Orkney, forceful comments on trains and trams, are testimony to the rebirth of democratic politics. Turnout at this passionate election may well exceed 80%, a figure not reached in general elections for over five decades.

  • Liberal History
    Article: Sep 16, 2014
    By Duncan Brack and Mark Pack in Liberal Democrat Voice

    On 3 March 2013, the Liberal Democrats marked their twenty-fifth birthday. The story of the party since 1988 has been a dramatic one, from near-extinction, through a failed realignment of the left, a period of rapidly changing leaders, and then into government, for the first time for a third party for sixty years. The latest issue of the Journal of Liberal History (issue 83, summer 2014) is a special edition looking at the key factors contributing to the party's survival and success, up until entry into coalition.

  • EdDavey
    Article: Sep 16, 2014
    By Fiona Harvey, Environmental Correspondent in The Guardian

    Reducing emissions can generate better growth than old high-carbon model, says co-author of report, Lord Stern

    The energy and climate change secretary, Ed Davey, told the Guardian that the UK has already seen benefits from focusing on clean development, and was committed to helping developing countries do the same. He said: "It has required UK business and international investors to recognise the costs of failure and the benefits of change and it has been sustained by a strong, vocal and committed network of NGOs, pressure groups and activists who have been instrumental in sustaining political will and public acceptance."

  • Martin Garnett PPC Erewash
    Article: Sep 16, 2014

    Martin Garnett was duly selected as Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for the Erewash constituency at a meeting at Petersham Hall, Long Eaton, on Monday 1st September.

    Martin is an experienced candidate having previously fought the Erewash seat four times.

    At his hustings speech Martin particularly noted his job as an Associate Professor in Pharmacy . This gives him experience in dealing with large public meetings, and also a scientific background.

  • Launchpad Training at Matlock
    Article: Sep 16, 2014

    Michael Mullaney provided training for the General and Local Election Campaigns in Matlock last Saturday

    The training will be repeated this Saturday 20 September 2014 at 1030-4pm at the Danesholme Community Centre Motala Close Corby NN18 9EJ

    Richard Cole leading member of ALDC will be helping run the training.

  • Article: Sep 15, 2014
    By Stephen Tall in Liberal Democrat Voice

    What do MPs want from voters? Well, knowing the name of their man in Westminster would be a start. What do voters want from their MPs? To come from the area they represent is the single most important requirement - 80% want that, far more than wanting more female (50%) or more working class MPs (58%).

  • Article: Sep 15, 2014
    In Liberal Democrat Voice

    Nick Clegg has made the following statement about David Haines' murder:

    "The barbaric murder of David Haines is a crime of the most horrendous kind.

    "My thoughts at this time are with the family of David Haines who have experienced something no family should ever have to go through.

    "This murderous organisation calls itself Islamic State.

    "But it is not a state, it is a brutal terrorist outfit whose actions are an affront to every peace loving Muslim around the world.

    "No religion could possibly justify such grotesque acts.

    "The British Government will not rest until these killers face justice."

  • Free School meals
    Article: Sep 15, 2014
    By Jay Rayner in The Observer

    The party's £1bn policy allows all pupils in all infant classes to get a daily hot meal. Nick Clegg took a lot of flak when it was announced - but how is it working out? Jay Rayner joins him in the school dinner queue.

    The first day of the autumn term at Walnut Tree Walk Primary School in Lambeth and there are some special people queuing for lunch: the 30 or so new reception year pupils, a wide-eyed, open-mouthed trail of baffled-looking four- and five-year-olds. There's also the deputy prime minister, his speech writers, handlers and security detail, but they're used to Nick Clegg and his entourage here at Walnut Tree Walk. When politicians need to visit an educational establishment they cross the river to Lambeth. Clegg was last here for Christmas lunch. I ask him if he's getting his usual table, and he grins. "The food's good here," he says, perkily.

  • candidates
    Article: Sep 14, 2014

    The Local Party Executive of Grantham & Stamford Liberal Democrats invites applications for selection as Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the constituency of Grantham & Stamford

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