Liberal Democrats

Diversity and Inclusion

Our commitment to Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Our beliefs are founded on the idea of empowering people to live their lives in the way they want, giving them the opportunities and safety they need to flourish.

These two strands of our identity - street level community politics and a deep commitment to empowerment - mean that representing and listening to everyone, from every social identity group is vital for us. These are more than just words; they are part of our values and these principles are deeply rooted in our constitution.

We have achieved amazing things politically standing up for what’s right but we recognise there is more to do with ensuring the party is inclusive to all its members and employees.

April 2022 Update

In the last 6 months there has been a step change in our approach to Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion the impact of which is below:

  • We have a working party made up of volunteers and employees whose role it is to deliver the EEDI action plan
  • We have an EEDI strategy which can be found here
  • Our EEDI policy is here which sets out how we intend to implement our strategy and our responsibilities
  • Whilst we are not obliged to report due to the small size of our organisation our gender pay gap report is here
  • We have updated our employer value statements of which diversity is at the centre of them
  • We have updated our inclusion statements in our adverts
  • We have updated the role of employee reps which now explicitly includes the responsibility of dignity at work champion
  • Our employee engagement surveys now incorporate questions around inclusion
  • We have updated our disciplinary, performance & improvement and grievance procedures to ensure they are fully inclusive
  • We have sent a request to all our members and our employees  to update their diversity data
  • We have developed lighthouse so all local parties can access their diversity data themselves. The geek sheet is here
  • We have improved the collection of demographic data at application stage for employee recruitment
  • It is important that our employees feel they have a variety of routes to raise concerns and so our whistleblowing policy has been updated
  • We have gained the accreditation as a Level2 Disability Confident Employer
  • We have signed up to the Race at Work Charter
  • We have been accepted as a partner to the Business Disability Forum 
  • We have recruited a Diversity and Inclusion Manager
  • The member complaints team have developed their systems so they can now create reports to senior leadership on EEDI related complaints. 

If you want to be part of improving EEDI inside the party please click here to find out more.  

Amna Ahmad is the party's Vice President. Amna works to champion diversity and increase engagement with ethnic minority communities at various levels across the party.

If you have any other queries please do not hesitate and contact us at [email protected]