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Help us build a liberal and social democratic movement in Britain

September 13, 2018 10:09 PM
By Rugby Lib Dems

LD website protestThe Leader of the Liberal Democrats has proposed an ambitious plan to change the face of UK politics - by seizing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a party into a movement.

Vince Cable wants to bring values back into our politics providing a rallying point for those who are committed to defend liberal democracy; challenge extremes of inequality and barriers to opportunity; uphold our civil liberties; maintain an open, outward looking country and protect our environment.

We are not a socialist party concerned with extreme-left entryism, or a right-wing party trying to keep extreme right-wingers out.

We are a centre-ground, pro-European, liberal and social democratic party, welcoming like-minded supporters.

The Lib Dems already have an army of voluntary helpers and deliverers, as well as 200,000 online supporters over and above our 100,000 members, who loosely identify with us and campaign.

The Proposal:

  1. Open up the party; launch a free and inclusive movement open to anyone who believes in a free, fair and open Britain.
  2. Let the movement decide who its leader should be, by allowing all registered supporters to vote on a broad pool of candidates.
  3. Empower this movement to give members and supporters a say over campaigning priorities.
  4. Make it easier for new members to stand for public office and to become involved in community campaigning.

By drawing in a broad range of supporters, encouraging new voices to stand for political office, and re-imagining the leadership of our party, the Liberal Democrats can become a voice for millions of British voters working together in a positive political movement.

We invite all the millions of liberal, centre-ground voters out there who share those values, and who want to change our politics, to sign up on our website today. So that we can fight for liberal values together.

Sign up here: https://www.libdems.org.uk/supporter