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Campaign for Gender Balance

It's easy to agree that there are too few women in positions of power, but if you want to change that, what can you do?

The Campaign for Gender Balance provides mentoring, training and support for Lib Dem women seeking election. In 2013 we joined forces with Women Liberal Democrats to create a unified and stronger organisation - 'Liberal Democrat Women (LDW)'. The new organisation will continue to support women candidates, but it will also engage in more campaigns, networking and fundraising. You have to be a member of the Liberal Democrat party to join, and until 8th June there is a special introductory offer of £10 to join LDW. Please use the Donate button on this page in order to make a £10 donation and become a LDW member.

We hope to see some great new talent stand for the Executive so please get in touch if you are interested by emailing diversity@libdems.org.uk in the first instance. Make sure you also check out our Facebook Page!

If you would like to sign up for our monthly email newsletter, including training information, candidate selection updates and tips from senior Party figures, please send a blank email to genderbalance-subscribe@lists.libdems.org.uk

Recent updates

  • Article: Apr 18, 2015

    Liberal Democrats will make the UK the apprenticeship powerhouse of Europe by creating more new apprenticeship places per year than Germany. Central to the ambition is a commitment to double the number of employers offering apprenticeships to young people to 360,000 - as part of a big expansion of apprenticeships.

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    Article: Apr 17, 2015

    New figures show that the rate of employment is at a new record high of 73.4 per cent.

    In the last three months, the number of jobs created increased by 248,000.

    During the quarter youth unemployment fell by 21,000 and 151,000 on the year.

    Commenting on the figures, Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable said:

  • Article: Apr 17, 2015

    Nick Clegg appeals to Labour and Conservative supporters to vote Liberal Democrat to beat the SNP

    In a visit to the Liberal Democrat/SNP battleground constituency of Gordon today, where the race is between Liberal Democrat candidate Christine Jardine and former SNP Leader Alex Salmond, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg will reach out to Labour and Conservative voters who do not want to be represented by an SNP MP.

  • Article: Apr 17, 2015

    The country and economy would benefit from having Lib Dems in Government again, a letter signed by more than 50 business leaders has said.

    A host of leading company owners, employers and entrepreneurs said a stronger economy, a record number of jobs and improved living standards was down to the success of the Coalition.

  • Article: Apr 16, 2015

    Trade associations, business groups, NGOs and charities are all praising the Liberal Democrat manifesto, especially the five priorities we put on our front page:

    Prosperity for all

    "Business will welcome the clear emphasis on economic growth and a skilled workforce to deliver it. The fact this is at the heart of the manifesto shows a clear grasp of what the UK economy needs to propel it forwards." - EEF, The Manufacturers' Organisation

  • Article: Apr 16, 2015

    Trevor York joins the party leader for a day's campaigning on the Lib Dem battlebus.

    Nick Clegg stands up on a wobbly-looking chair in front of a packed south London campaign HQ.

    "This man is an absolute legend!" he says with a glance at a smiling Simon Hughes, who is standing at his side. "I don't know what kind of vitamins he's taking - but he's unstoppable." The Bermondsey and Old Southwark 'war room' - where the veteran MP is waging a determined fight to hold on to his tough inner city constituency - is the first stop on a whirlwind day's campaigning with the Lib Dem leader on his shiny new yellow battlebus.

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    Article: Apr 16, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has issued a stark warning that BLUKIP, an alliance of right wing Tories, UKIP, and the DUP, could hold the balance of power after the election.

    He said:

    "Everyone knows that David Cameron and Ed Miliband won't win this general election outright.

    "That means that someone else will hold the balance of power on 8 May.

  • Article: Apr 16, 2015

    Liberal Democrats have set out plans to outlaw caste discrimination, overhaul stop and search powers and tackle the BAME pay gap.

  • Article: Apr 16, 2015

    Liberal Democrats have set out plans to outlaw caste discrimination, overhaul stop and search powers and tackle the BAME pay gap.

  • Article: Apr 16, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg will issue a stark warning that BLUKIP, an alliance of right wing Tories, UKIP, and the DUP, could hold the balance of power after the election.

    Fears have already been raised about the prospect of a Labour-SNP coalition that would threaten our economic stability with excessive borrowing and put the future of the United Kingdom in the balance.