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Latest News from the Liberal Democrats

  • Ed
    Article: Jul 13, 2020

    Plymouth Liberal Democrats joined other local parties in the region on Monday morning (29th of June), to take part in a question and answer session with acting leader Ed Davey MP.

    The session was Chaired by Caroline Voaden from the South Hams local party, and was attended by many across the region. Ed outlined his ambitions for the party and his leadership campaign, along with details of a Green Recovery Plan. Questions were asked by members on a range of topics from coronavirus response, green economy for the South West, NHS wastage in contracts, membership and diversity, as well as looking at Ed's experience over the last years as an MP.

  • Layla
    Article: Jul 13, 2020

    On Thursday 25th June, Plymouth Liberal Democrats welcomed leadership hopeful Layla Moran MP. The event took place online and Sima Davarian chaired the event, with many people from local parties in the region attending the evening.

    Layla addressed her focuses in the leadership campaign, as well as outlining some of the recent work she has been involved with. Questions were asked from members in regards to diversity, winning seats/elections against the grain, visions for a future society, party response to the covid-19 crisis, education, and the economy. Members were invited to ask further questions to Layla via email and encouraged to give continuous feedback through the leadership campaign.

  • Article: Jul 13, 2020

    We have all heard too many heart-breaking stories from those who have lost their livelihoods overnight as a result of the coronavirus crisis and are entirely excluded from the Government's financial support measures.

    It is simply unacceptable that many individuals are ineligible for every kind of support.

  • cow
    Article: Jul 13, 2020
    This consultation is in response to concerns raised that primary producers, including dairy farmers, tend to occupy positions of relative market weakness in the food supply chain.
    Find out more about this and how to contribute via the following link:
  • awards
    Article: Jul 13, 2020
    Party Awards recognise publicly those who have given the party outstanding service and commitment in the past year. They are presented at Autumn Conference (national conditions allowing) and each winner receives a trophy to keep and a special mention.
    Find out more about this and how to nominate someone here.
  • Leadership Contenders Layla Moran MP & Ed Davey MP
    Article: Jul 13, 2020

    On Thursday 16th July, the two candidates for leader of the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey and Layla Moran will be answering questions from a panel of experts in a new hustings format. Find out more about the panel who will be interviewing them here.

  • mddc
    Article: Jul 12, 2020

    At a meeting of the full council of Mid Devon held on 1st July, the Tories in Mid Devon demonstrated that they are not serious about tackling climate change. A motion was presented to council by Councillor Holdman and Councillor Taylor to hold briefings for councillors virtually in future where 'practicable' in order to reduce carbon emissions by councillors attending meetings and to reduce the amount of money claimed by councillors in expenses. Furthermore, the motion sought to lobby government to allow councils to continue to allow councillors to attend meetings virtually if they so wished. The motion passed at council by 21 votes to 18, with every Conservative member voting against.

  • Article: Jul 10, 2020

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

    For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter:  @LibDemWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 6th July

    Monday 6th July

    There are some two million victims of domestic abuse a year. More than one in ten of all offences recorded by the police are domestic abuse related. In 2017, the Conservative government committed to introduce a bill to transform the approach of the justice system and wider statutory agencies. It has now been 3 ½ years since this commitment, but the Domestic Abuse Bill finally passed through the House of Commons on Monday night with cross-party support.

  • Article: Jul 10, 2020

    On Thursday 16th July, the two candidates for leader of the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey and Layla Moran will be answering questions from a panel of experts in a new hustings format.

    So you want to be leader? Is styled like a job interview. Candidates will get to make their pitch to the panel on why they should be leader and that'll be followed up by questions from the panel on the skills they'll need to make being leader a success.

  • Article: Jul 9, 2020

    Over the last 2 weeks, members have been nominating candidates to stand as the next leader of the Liberal Democrats.

    This is the first time that the system has been run mostly online and also the first time we have published these totals.

    We decided to publish the totals as we felt it gave candidates a chance to demonstrate some of the key skills they'll need as leader.