Conservative MPs just voted to prevent Owen Paterson from being suspended despite abusing his position.
It's clear that Boris Johnson believes that he and his colleagues shouldn't have to face the consequences of their actions. His Government has laid the groundwork for a crony committee of Conservatives to protect each other from the consequences of sleaze.
The merits of standing in a council by-election we have a chance of winning are obvious. So too for wards which we might hope to win in the future and where the by-election is a chance to accelerate that progress.
But there are also huge benefits in standing even in wards that we are not likely to win for a very long time yet (if ever).
We're calling out Conservative MPs that voted in favour of dumping sewage into rivers.
Rivers should be safe for swimming, fishing and sustaining wildlife. They are a precious source of drinking water for some. So why are theyfilled with raw sewage and human waste,destroying them for decades to come?
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.
In collaboration with the Liberal Democrat European Group, the Federal Policy Committee are organising regional events giving members a chance to shape our policy on Europe. We want to hear your thoughts on what our priority areas should be, what solutions you might have to problems raised and how we can continue to promote a close relationship with Europe.
The autumn party conferences traditionally mark the start of the new political season. They are a time to reflect on the past year and set out plans to succeed in the coming year.
Both politics and coronavirus have made it a tough time since the last round of conferences. But we can look forward to this new political season with confidence that if we continue to raise our game, we can prosper. We've seen signs of that already, including with Sarah Green's fantastic win in Chesham and Amersham and also with the latest net favourability leadership polling from Savanta ComRes:
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