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  • Article: Jun 30, 2020
    By Christine Jardine

    Today, Priti Patel is pushing her damaging Immigration Bill through the House of Commons.

    We need a fair immigration system that treats everyone with dignity and respect.

    By ending EU free movement, the Conservatives would both make it harder for doctors and nurses to come to work in the NHS and charge them thousands of pounds in fees for the privilege.

  • East Hampshire District Council
    Article: Jun 30, 2020
    On Monday 29th June, the Liberal Democrats of East Hampshire District Council welcome an additional member to their ranks, strengthening their position as the main opposition within the Council from seven to eight members.

    Councillor Neville Taylor, who represents Lindford ward after long and careful consideration has decided to join the Liberal Democrats Group on the Council.

    Cllr Taylor said: "I have been carefully considering my group position for some months now. I have found working with the Lib Dems to be far more effective than acting alone. Nationally and here in Lindford I am aligned with Lib Dem policies and the Lib Dem Group have provided effective and constructive Opposition to the Conservative administration at EHDC."

    "I look forward to playing a role as part of a larger team and giving the residents of Lindford Ward a stronger voice in holding EHDC to account."

    Cllr Steve Hunt, Leader of the Lib Dem Group on EHDC said "Cllr Taylor has found himself more and more in agreement with the Lib Dem Group on EHDC. We warmly welcome Neville who is a hard-working local Councillor and our stronger team will continue to shine a light for an open government and transparent local government. We are an alternative administration in waiting. We look forward to working closer together for the benefit of our local communities. "

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  • Article: Jun 27, 2020

    Every year, I spend this day thinking about my dad who fought in Burma during the Second World War.

    Each and every one of us has a connection to the Armed Forces - even if you don't have a family member who served in the past, or who serves now, I can safely say that you will have benefited from the Forces' commitment to our safety.

  • Article: Jun 26, 2020

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

    For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 22nd June

    Monday 22nd June

    This was another week where the business was light, although there were a few important UQs and statements.

  • Article: Jun 26, 2020

    We've been inspired by some of the tremendous efforts that our party activists have taken over the past few months.

    Coronavirus has hit communities hard across the country. Early on in the lockdown, as a party we decided to turn our traditional campaigning army into a non-political community taskforce, with the aim of helping the most vulnerable during this difficult time.

  • Article: Jun 25, 2020

    Lockdown may mean that we can't march this Pride, but at London Lib Dems we're still determined to celebrate and get together for #PrideInside.

    On 27 June - the day that would have been the day of London Pride - please join us for our very own Pride Inside - open to Lib Dem members across the country.

  • Article: Jun 25, 2020

    It's been a month since the murder of George Floyd. His death has sparked a global conversation about the discrimination faced by black people every day.

    Other times, you struggle to find words to explain the deep hurt, so you stay silent.

    Black women have had to deal with both gender and racial discrimination all their lives. To us, the current discussion is nothing new; it is our everyday experience, often only discussed when amongst your black friends. These forums are where we talk about the constant policing and judgement of everything from our hair, our clothes, our body and of course, the tone of our voice. Dealing with microaggressions (covert, subtle slights which demean, belittle and ridicule marginalised groups) is normal for us. The list is endless; from being mistaken for another black woman at work and at Party Conference, to being told "you're pretty... for a dark-skinned woman" or that you should stand for election in a posh area because "you speak quite well".

The Liberal Democrats are the only party fighting to keep Britain open, tolerant and united.

Open means open-hearted, open-minded, forward-looking, modern, green, internationalist and pro-European. We believe Britain is at its best when it is creative, innovative and outward-looking, comfortable in the fast-changing modern world and open to the opportunities and challenges of globalisation and the digital revolution.

Tolerant means diverse, compassionate and generous. We will always fight injustice and stand up for the underdog, the outsider, the individual, the minority and the vulnerable against the powerful.

United means we will always put the interests of the whole United Kingdom first. We reject the divisions in society, whether between young and old, urban and rural, leave and remain, or between regions and nations. We believe we are stronger - as communities, as a country and as a world - when we work together in our common interest.

If this sounds like you too, join us.