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Responding to the conclusion of the disciplinary process against Lord Rennard, the Liberal Democrats have released the following statements:Read more
Following the conclusion of the disciplinary process against Lord Rennard, Liberal Democrat Party President Tim Farron has written the article below.Read more
Today Nick Clegg announced the appointment of a new group of Lib Dem peers. The six new peers, three men and three women, all have vast experience in the party. All of them have represented the party in local government and all have made a huge contribution over a number of years.
There are still vacancies around the country for the role of Liberal Democrat PPC (Prospective Parliamentary Candidate) and you may just be the person to fill one of them.
At Federal Conference in Glasgow, we will be debating a proposal to move from the current system where local parties elect their conference representatives who then are able to vote at Conference and also vote for members of the key committees that run the party. Why change what seems to be working?Read more
This autumn the party will elect a new president. This is your opportunity to meet the declared candidates and have the opportunity not only to hear what their plans are, but to question them over those plans and other issues.
All members welcome.
10.00-11.30, Saturday 4 October. Argyll Suite, Crowne Plaza Glasgow.
This week The Electoral Commission published the 2013 accounts for all the major political parties. These reveal the party’s finances but also other interesting things like membership and staffing numbers. This is exactly the sort of thing that, frankly, only political geeks get excited about, so obviously the team was downloading them the moment that they were published.
Kate Cairns was elected in a landslide victory in the Berwick constituency ward of Longhoughton last week, called after the passing of a much respected longstanding independent councillor. From a standing start - we didn't field a candidate in the county council elections last year - we took almost 50% of the vote, with the Tories coming a poor second with less than half our vote, an independent and UKIP followed the Tories and Labour were nearly wiped out with 3%.Read more
The recent elections that we went through were tough – both for those who stood and lost their seats but also for all those who worked hard, all across the country, to fight the election. We owe a huge thanks to everyone involved – whether member, candidate, activist or staffer. Nick appointed a review group, headed by James Gurling, to look into the lessons that we could draw from the campaign. This report, based on feedback from hundreds of people across the Party, is available here.