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  • Article: Nov 25, 2021

    Today is Carers Rights Day, and the Liberal Democrats are continuing to stand up for carers.

    The Covid pandemic has shown that we are a nation of carers. But it's also shown how, for this Conservative Government carers are nothing more than an afterthought.

    From Ministers' abject failure to protect people in care homes, to their refusal to raise Carer's Allowance when they put up Universal Credit, carers have been forgotten and ignored again and again.

  • Article: Nov 24, 2021

    A Lib Dem motion challenging Derby City Council to take more action on violence against women and girls was moved at the November full council meeting by Cllr Danielle Lind and second by Cllr Ruth Skelton

    The motion call on Derby city council to

    - Stand in solidarity with protestors who oppose violence against women and girls.
    - Support the "Reclaim the Night Derby" march on 27th November.
    - Work with schools and families to tackle toxic masculinity culture.
    - Educate men through campaigns and bring in male allies.
    - Work with Derbyshire Constabulary on improving women's safety in Derby.
    - Call on Derbyshire Constabulary to prioritise investigating crimes against women and girls and ask them to ensure women are treated with the required sensitivity and feel comfortable reporting incidents.
    - Call on Government to make street harassment a criminal offence and call for increased investment in the criminal justice system when it comes to violence against women and girls.
    - Do all we can as a council and in our communities to champion the rights and entitlements of women and girls, and to tackle violence against them. This includes continuing to invest in vital services, listening and responding to women and girls about the action that is needed, and calling out misogyny and sexism where we see and hear it.

  • Golden Brook in West Park where it flows past the children's play area.
    Petition: Nov 24, 2021

    The signatories of this petition demand that Severn Trent Water prioiritse works to the sewer system in Breaston in order to make sewer overflows of raw sewage into the Golden Brook a thing of the past. The Golden Brook which then flows into West Park and past a childrens playground and it is unacceptable that raw sewage should be dumped into this stream.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2021

    Let's Make Lib Dems BME Friendly - It's Not What We Do, But How We Do It That Counts

    Below is an outline of why I am standing for Vice President.

    I am an established Race Equality and Diversity campaigner with a Business Management background and an established record of striving for Race Equity across the Party. In the course of my 25 years as Party member I have served on the Federal Policy Committee, International Relations Committee, been Secretary of the PCA, vice chair of EMLD and served as a Regional Diversity Champion. I am also Secretary of Lib Dem Friends of India. It is this personal history that accounts for my reputation as a Community Champion within the Party and my high profile amongst BME communities nationally.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2021

    Time and time again, we hear that the reality of what ethnic minorities face in our party and in our politics does not match up to the principles we hold, and, as a party committed to equality, it is vital that we apply our values and make a change. I will provide the positive vision and leadership we need to move forward and make that happen.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2021

    A campaigning Vice President, for a campaigning Party

    I was a 100/200m Sprinter. Catastrophe struck in my early 20's when my achilles tendon ruptured. For 20 months I was in a wheelchair. I needed wheelchair-friendly public transport to hospital and the inadequacy of it shocked me. It made me realise that everyone has a choice. When you see something that's wrong, do you leave it for someone else, or do you fight for change?

  • Article: Nov 20, 2021
    By Tahir Maher

    Vision

    My goals for this role are:

    • I want to help provide a platform for better training and promote a programme that supports ethnic minority members to develop their potential, so they are competently able to stand for external and internal elections of office
    • I want to see established an attractive and resilient message that helps to build a strong foundation for the Liberal Democrats to engage and campaign with in Ethnic Minority communities
    • Within the party, I want to establish a better understanding of Ethnic minority issues on housing, education, LGBT+, heath, crime, etc. This will allow us to better serve the ethnic minority communities at a national and local level
  • Article: Nov 20, 2021
    By Marisha Ray

    You, as Liberal Democrat members, have asked me for a diverse, inclusive party that represents all sections of all our communities well.

    I am standing to be your Vice President for minority communities to promote inclusion and to eliminate racism and other discrimination from inside our party, to inspire more and more candidates from under-represented groups to stand and to inspire all of us to engage on a sustained and substantive basis with all of the UK's communities so that we eliminate exclusion and disadvantage.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2021
    By Julliet Makhapila

    Your vote matters and is a Vote for Hope, Action and Transformation.

    From when I arrived in London as a teenager, Sir John Major was Prime Minister and I felt a connection with the city. Firstly at university, and later whilst living in Islington, my political views formed and I joined the Liberal Democrats.

  • Article: Nov 19, 2021

    How the Party is run, by, and on behalf of, every member is fundamental to how successful we are at delivering our liberal vision of Britain.

    The 2019 General Election Review (the Thornhill Review) set out how we must change in order to succeed at future elections. Since its publication, in many areas we have made strides, but there is still much to do.