Liberal Democrats

Diversity and Inclusion

The Liberal Democrats believe in a modern Britain of genuine openness and equality without exception. We champion a society where everyone is treated with dignity and respect irrespective of their background, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or any other part of an individual's identity.  

We have a long and proud history of standing up for what’s right; we are the party that successfully fought for same-sex marriage, gender pay gap reporting and ensured that upskirting was outlawed. But the fight doesn’t stop there, today we are challenging the gender price gap, fighting to prevent another Windrush Scandal and proudly standing up for Trans rights. Diversity and inclusion are right at the heart of our constitution, which you can read here: www.libdems.org.uk/constitution.

Members and Staff

Our organisation welcomes and encourages diversity within our membership and staff. Our aim is that our membership is truly representative of all sections of society and each member feels able to contribute and participate in whatever way they wish to. We are therefore committed to being inclusive in all aspects of the work that we do, whether that is formulating policy, organising Party conferences, providing support for candidates, or running local campaigns.

Isabelle Parasram is the party's Vice President. Isabelle works to champion diversity and increase engagement with BAME communities at various levels across the party.

Step up & Stand 

We know that the Party needs to reflect the people and communities that it represents, and that is why we are focused on improving the diversity of our MPs in ParliamentSo, If you are member of an underrepresented group and are even half-considering becoming a candidate we want to hear from you. You don’t have to have years of political experience just a passion to change things for the better. Here's how you can become a candidate.

Get in touch

To find out more about diversity in the party, please contact our Diversity Team, part of Party Services at diversity@libdems.org.uk.