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Lib Dems announce London Mayoral candidate

by Liberal Democrats on Wed, 21 Nov 2018

"I am delighted to have been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of London.

I will show the Lib Dems can offer a fresh alternative

I will show the Lib Dems can offer a fresh alternative to London's tired two party politics.

Sadiq Khan isn't delivering the right solutions to violent crime and only the Liberal Democrats can provide a genuinely public health approach. The Tories have shown how out of touch they are with London's values by selecting an illiberal, pro-Brexit candidate.

Only the Lib Dems have truly stood up for Londoners against Brexit and we will continue to be a strong, liberal voice for our city." Siobhan Benita

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Celebrating local government

by Wera Hobhouse on Tue, 20 Nov 2018

Local government is the bedrock of our communities. It is central to people living happy, healthy and productive lives, and if properly funded, has the potential to solve some of the biggest problems in our society.

Local government is the bedrock of our communities.

Local government faces many challenges.

I’ve argued repeatedly in Parliament and in the press that local government has experienced deliberate and systematic destruction over recent years, and I see this as one of the great political tragedies of our time.

But #OurDay is a day for positivity. I want to focus on the potential that local government has to tackle some of the biggest issues in our society.

Let’s take the housing crisis. The private sector has proved beyond doubt that it’s incapable of building housing that people can genuinely afford. The task now lies with local government. Our policy of building 50,000 to 100,000 new homes for social rent every year is a project for the good of the nation. The local state has a role here in securing the wellbeing of its citizens, and ensuring they reach their full potential by providing everyone with a home.

They know what's best for schools serving their communities.

This responsibility goes further than housing. Local government has a key role to play in the shaping and delivery of social care and public health services. And it also should have full responsibility for the start of people’s lives.

Local government is accountable to local people, and they know what’s best for schools serving their communities. Local government can solve the Tories failed education policies, if they are given the responsibility to do so.

Local services, for local people, delivered locally is how our country should be structured.

#OurDay is a celebration of the people who dedicate their lives to doing this.

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Rally for a final say

by Vince Cable on Fri, 16 Nov 2018

Within hours of Theresa May speaking to Parliament about the deal she negotiated, hundreds of Lib Dems gathered on Parliament Square to make clear they opposed it.

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New Brexit Campaign Pack

by Claire Halliwell on Fri, 16 Nov 2018

We're closer than ever

by Jo Swinson on Fri, 16 Nov 2018

Briefing: May's Botched Brexit

by Liberal Democrats on Wed, 14 Nov 2018

Vince Cable closes out a chaotic day with an anti-Brexit rally

Support for Brexit is fading

Let's send Theresa May a message

We're going to rally tonight - 6pm at Parliament Square - to give the people the final say on this Brexit deal, and the option to remain in the EU. Find out more here

What contingency planning is the PM doing for no-Brexit? - Vince Cable

"It's not possible for this deal to go through Parliament" - Vince Cable

As the Brexit chaos unfolds, people are realising that the Liberal Democrats are the only party who have been absolutely committed to fighting Brexit since day one. You can join them too, and be part of a movement to stand against this embarrassing Brexit. Join up today.

The Conservative Government is in meltdown and it's clear the Conservatives are now driving the country off a cliff - Vince Cable

There is no way to prevent Brexit from leaving our country worse off.

"The Tories are finally realising what we have always known. There is no way to prevent Brexit from leaving our country worse off."

"A People's Vote on the final Brexit deal, where they can choose to remain in the EU, is the only route out of this uncertainty. It is time people had the power to end this mess." Vince Cable on the chaos erupting from the cabinet resignations on Thursday morning.

Thursday did not start well for the PM...

"A People's Vote is now the only way to escape from this mess" - Vince Cable

Any Brexit deal will leave the UK weakened and the public poorer.

“And before the ink is dry, the Conservative Party will tear into what little Theresa May has been able to agree. The Prime Minister now faces a defeat in Parliament, as a majority will be hard or impossible to secure for what she has come up with."

For two years, the Liberal Democrats are the only party who have consistently fought to give the people the final say on the deal. As we see the chaos that is now unfolding, it is more important than ever to give power over the country's future back to the people.

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Sal Speaks: November 2018

by Sal Brinton on Tue, 13 Nov 2018

This week is Transgender Awareness week, and if you haven’t had a chance to read my blog on the importance of supporting and standing alongside our transgender friends and colleagues, you can read it here:

Transgender and intersex communities are too often marginalised, and many forget that in the fight for equality, trans rights are human rights. We must, and we are, endeavouring to ensure that a vulnerable group of people are able to live as they are entitled to under our laws.

Please sign up to support our campaign here:

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Trans rights are human rights

by Sal Brinton on Mon, 12 Nov 2018

Across the Atlantic, Trump and his cronies are doing their very best to rewrite the definition of transgender out of existence. An agenda of social cleansing that feeds into his administration’s insular and antagonistic narrative. We may like to think that Trump’s views are in isolation, that his fear of difference does not seep to our shores, but it does.

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Corbyn says "We can't stop Brexit"

by Vince Cable on Fri, 09 Nov 2018

Johnson resigns to back final say on Brexit

by Liberal Democrats on Fri, 09 Nov 2018

Today, Jo Johnson quit as a Conservative government minister over the Brexit deal Theresa May is putting together - a deal which gives people the worst of both worlds. 

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Happy 20th birthday to the Human Rights Act!

by Liberal Democrats on Fri, 09 Nov 2018

20 years ago today the Human Rights Act became law, incorporating the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law.

The Liberal Democrats had been campaigning for the Human Rights Act ever since we were founded, but our fight to protect people’s rights and freedoms didn’t end when it passed...

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The Government is failing to meet post-Grenfell promises

by Wera Hobhouse on Thu, 08 Nov 2018

A group including representatives of major pharmaceutical companies have written to the Health Secretary to state that if urgent action is not taken the UK will not have a medicine supply that will suffice in a no deal Brexit.

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A stunning victory!

by Liberal Democrats on Thu, 08 Nov 2018

A Liberal Democrat amendment by Tavish Scott MSP has committed Holyrood to “providing unequivocal support for a public vote on the final terms of the Brexit deal”.

It passed convincingly in the Scottish Parliament, with 66 votes for the amendment, 28 against and 21 abstentions. 

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Happy Diwali

by Vince Cable on Wed, 07 Nov 2018

Millions of EU citizens in the UK have been living under a cloud of uncertainty for more than two years. After being quizzed by MPs on two separate occasions, the Immigration Minister has utterly failed to offer them any clarity.

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We must end the uncertainty on EU citizens rights

by Sir Ed Davey MP and Tom Brake MP on Mon, 05 Nov 2018

The result of the EU referendum changed an awful lot: the Prime Minister, the economic outlook, Britain’s political discourse and our standing in the world. But there are 3.6 million people whose lives have been affected more than most. These are the citizens of other EU countries who live in the UK.

There are 3.6 million people whose lives have been affected more than most.

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Liberal Democrats call for Women's Equality Day

by Liberal Democrats on Fri, 02 Nov 2018

Liberal Democrat MPs Layla Moran and Stephen Lloyd are calling on the Government to create a ‘Women’s Equality Day’ to fall on the Spring Bank Holiday.

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Reorganisation at Lib Dem HQ

by Nick Harvey on Fri, 02 Nov 2018

In common with both other parties we have seen a dip in our income in the year after an election, made all the more acute after two elections (and a referendum) in two years. Donation fatigue and lower revenues are understandable at this point.

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Lib Dems demand more police to tackle violence epidemic

by Edward Davey on Fri, 02 Nov 2018