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Latest News from the Liberal Democrats

  • Volunteer
    Article: Sep 7, 2019
    By Charlotte Power

    All the signs are currently showing that we are fast approaching the calling of a General Election . It appears that we have been given some breathing space as the Prime Minister continues to box himself into a corner. However, it is difficult to see how a General Election cannot take place within the foreseeable future.

  • Article: Sep 6, 2019
    By Jo Swinson

    The Liberal Democrats stand ready to do everything we can to prevent not only a No Deal Brexit.

    We are leaving no option off the table when it comes to preventing the UK crashing out of the E.U.

    As I outlined in my letter to Jeremy Corbyn below, my door is open to any Parliamentarians who wish to work together to prevent a disastrous No Deal. Equally, we are eager to work with any Parliamentarians who seek to stop Brexit itself, because there is no version of Brexit that will leave our country better off.

  • Article: Sep 5, 2019

    Twitter plays an important part in modern political discourse. It's often the medium through which news breaks (or leaks).

    On Twitter, there are 3 main ways we interact with a tweet.

    • Liking the tweet
    • Replying to the tweet
    • Retweeting, or retweeting a tweet with a comment

    Beyond this, the twitter algorithm doesn't differentiate between interactions.

  • Article: Sep 5, 2019

    Along with so many friends, colleagues and supporters, I find myself in the fight of a lifetime. Our democracy is under threat. A Prime Minister who behaves increasingly like an autocrat is trying to push through a no deal Brexit against the will of Parliament and the people.

    The Prime Minister is trying to push through a no deal Brexit against the will of Parliament and the people

  • Article: Sep 5, 2019
    By Ed Davey

    I'm thrilled to have been elected as the Liberal Democrats' Deputy Leader by my parliamentary colleagues.

    It's a really exciting time to be taking up the role. In the last few months, we've gained:

    Millions of people up and down our country are tired of disastrous two-party politics.

    ✔︎ 30,000 new members

  • Article: Sep 5, 2019
    By Luciana Berger

    This is a moment of national crisis.

    Leaving the Labour party after being a member for almost 20 years was one of the hardest decisions of my life. But Labour has changed beyond recognition. It is now institutionally antisemitic, overtaken by the far left and consumed by a Brexiteer leadership.

  • Article: Sep 4, 2019

    Thank you, Mr Speaker.

    May I start by paying tribute to my predecessor, Mr. Chris Davies.

    He worked hard for our local communities, raising awareness on the difficult issue of mental health and suicide in our farmers.

    I thank him for his service.

    Chris followed hard on the heels of the highly respected Liberal Democrat MP, Roger Williams. Roger's are large boots to fill and if I can even partially match his passion, service and commitment, I shall be very pleased.

  • Article: Sep 4, 2019

    Last night we defeated the Government on Brexit for the 23rd time in the Commons.

    The vote, which passed by 328 to 301, allowed MPs to take control of parliamentary business today.

    This is a quantum leap in the right direction to stopping Brexit altogether.

  • Article: Sep 3, 2019

    After a great deal of thought, I have reached the conclusion that it is not possible to serve my constituents' and country's best interests as a Conservative Member of Parliament.

    Over 27 years ago I joined the Conservative & Unionist Party led by Sir John Major. Since 2010 I have had the privilege of representing the Bracknell Constituency. The Party I joined in 1992 is not the Party I am leaving today.

  • Alison at Cairneys BIstro
    Article: Sep 3, 2019
    By Phil Page

    At a meeting of Liberal Democrat campaigners in Crediton, Thursday August 29th, Lib Dem candidate for Central Devon constituency Alison Eden called for profound change to the running of our country.

    " It's too easy to see how the Conservatives have and continue to fail the people of South West Devon. Our children's schools don't receive the funding that children in other counties receive. Our public services, our transport and our healthcare services are collapsing meanwhile this government and its PM are heralding tax cuts for the richest, buying support from the DUP and cutting essential support structures for the weakest. This must stop."