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

  • Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable has today launched a new campaign to encourage more young people to take up apprenticeships.

    The "Get In, Go Far" campaign is being supported by a number of employers across the country and coincides with the introduction of 40 new employer-designed apprenticeships in sectors including engineering, hospitality and the legal profession.

    Article / Aug 20, 2014
  • Responding to the conclusion of the disciplinary process against Lord Rennard, the Liberal Democrats have released the following statements:

    A Liberal Democrat spokesperson said:

    "The Regional Parties Committee met this week to consider whether the party had been brought into disrepute by statements made by Lord Rennard, or on his behalf, following the publication of Alistair Webster's conclusions.

    Article / Aug 20, 2014
  • Following the conclusion of the disciplinary process against Lord Rennard, Liberal Democrat Party President Tim Farron has written the article below.

    Since the allegations against Lord Rennard were first aired on Channel Four News, I've worked hard with members, activists, HQ staff and our parliamentary parties to fundamentally change the way our party treats these matters.

    Article / Aug 20, 2014
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    Figures released today by the Office of National Statistics show that inflation fell from 1.9% to 1.6% in July. The rate fell more than was forecast, with economists expecting it to fall to 1.8%.

    Commenting on the latest inflation figures, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said:

    Article / Aug 19, 2014
  • Liberal Democrat Minister Stephen Williams has called for homophobia on the football terraces to be met with the same zero tolerance as racism.

    The Bristol West MP called for football clubs, the FA and the police to tackle anti-gay abuse with the same vigour as racial discrimination.

    Gay rights charity Stonewall said seven out of ten fans have reported hearing homophobic slurs at matches.

    Article / Aug 18, 2014
  • Liberal Democrats would maintain free access to national museums and galleries under manifesto plans announced today.

    The party would ensure free entry and continue to make this a condition of government funding.

    Museums and galleries play a crucial role in the cultural life of the UK, attracting millions of visitors each year and the Liberal Democrats want to see that continue.

    Article / Aug 18, 2014
  • The Liberal Democrat manifesto will include a commitment to introduce new child poverty measures it has been announced today.

    The manifesto will feature the three child poverty targets which were blocked by the Conservatives: reducing relative poverty, reducing gaps in life chances, and reducing entrenched poverty.

    Article / Aug 16, 2014
  • Liberal Democrats would support carers with a package of measures designed to make their lives easier under manifesto plans announced today.

    Carers save the state tens of billions of pounds a year and the Lib Dems want to give them something back.

    The package includes raising the amount carers can earn before losing their allowance.

    Article / Aug 16, 2014
  • A record number of students have been accepted into university this year, with a greater number of opportunities and choices opening up.

    There has been more flexibility introduced, so universities can recruit more students, making it possible for more young people to access the institution of their choice.

    Article / Aug 14, 2014
  • Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone has welcome news that youth unemployment in her constituency has halved since 2010.

    In May 2010, the youth unemployment rate in Hornsey and Wood Green was 7.1%. Four years on, the figure in June 2014 is just 3.1%.

    Overall unemployment in Lynne Featherstone MP's constituency is also down - from 5.2% in 2010 to 3.2% now.

    Article / Aug 14, 2014