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 MEP Catherine Bearder has launched the group MEPs for Wildlife, which aims to put wildlife crime at the top of the EU's agenda.

    MEPs for Wildlife is a cross-party initiative comprising members from each of the European Parliament's seven political groups in coalition with a range of NGOs, including the WWF, Wildlife Conservation Society, IFAW and the Born Free Foundation.

    Article / Mar 6, 2015
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    Liberal Democrat plans to introduce a new Nature Bill in the next Parliament will go further and faster to protect Britain's wildlife, Nick Clegg has said.

    Under our plans for the next Parliament, all exemptions for single use plastic bags will be removed.

    Nick visited a seal sanctuary in Cornwall to learn more about the harm plastics do to animals and to see first hand the work being done to protect Britain's marine life.

    Article / Mar 6, 2015
  • To mark National Apprenticeship Week 2015, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is urging young people and businesses alike to draw on the many benefits of apprenticeships.

    National Apprenticeship Week runs from 9-13 March and celebrates the positive impact that apprenticeships have on individuals and businesses.

    Article / Mar 6, 2015
  • Liberal Democrat health minister Norman Lamb has launched the "No voice unheard, no right ignored" programme to strengthen the rights of people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions and ensure that they get the best care possible.

    "No voice unheard, no right ignored" will ask for people's views on a rage of proposed measures, such as the right to challenge decisions about their care, the right to be treated close to their home and family and the right to design and control their care and support.

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    Article / Mar 6, 2015
  • Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced plans to remove all exemptions for single use bags in the next parliament through a new Nature Bill to reduce the levels of litter in our cities and countryside.

    The exemptions could raise significant money for good causes and reduce the costs of cleaning up litter.

    Article / Mar 6, 2015
  • New Liberal Democrat party president Sal Brinton talks to Charlotte Kelloway about her plans for the party, her commitment to diversity in politics and the coming General Election.

    From a young age, it was clear the new Liberal Democrat party president, Sal Brinton, was destined for a career in politics. Inspired by her cousin, Mary Stocks - a suffragist and one of the first Labour women life peers - a young Sal realised that, with a hefty dose of determination, she could do whatever she wanted in life. "I learned early on that it was fine to debate different views," she smiles.

    Article / Mar 5, 2015
  • Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has issued a direct challenge to the Labour Party leader Ed Miliband to a live televised debate.

    Article / Mar 5, 2015
  • Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said that he is prepared to take David Cameron's place in a head-to-head TV debate with Ed Miliband if the Prime Minister refuses to take up his chair.

    Speaking on his weekly radio show on LBC, Call Clegg, Nick said he will assume the role of the only person willing to defend this government's record.

    Article / Mar 5, 2015
  • Liberal Democrats have launched their latest PPB, which outlines how we can work together to build a stronger economy and a fairer society for everyone.

    In the broadcast, Nick says:

    "We want to talk to you about what we can do for you, and for your family, in your street, in your community.

    "So that together we can build a stronger economy and a fairer society, where everybody has the opportunity to get on in life.

    Article / Mar 4, 2015
  • Liberal Democrat Communities Minister Stephen Williams is urging people to safeguard their local pubs by listing them as a community asset.

    As part of the recently expanded Community Rights, people can nominate buildings or blocks of land as 'assets of community value', giving communities a greater say in how their areas develop.

    Article / Mar 4, 2015