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

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    Responding to Labour's announcement on private provision in hospitals, Liberal Democrat General Election campaign spokesman Brian Paddick said:

    "This is rank hypocrisy from a Labour party totally beholden to the private sector when in government.

    "Under Labour, private providers were paid 11 per cent more than NHS providers for the same treatment and their PFI deals are still costing the taxpayer £1bn a year in repayments.

    Article / Apr 25, 2015
  • In the early hours of 25 April 1915, thousands of soldiers from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps - universally known as ANZACs - landed on the beaches of Gallipoli and began to fight.

    They were part of a combined Allied Force, comprising British, Ghurkha, Newfoundland and French personnel, leading the land battle for Gallipoli.

    Article / Apr 25, 2015
  • The Liberal Democrats have pledged a £10m boost for servicemen and women suffering from mental health problems.

    It would more than double the money currently available to help veterans overcome problems such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

    The investment would also help provide a series of measures including assistance to get people back into work.

    Article / Apr 25, 2015
  • The Liberal Democrats have released a dossier that shows businesses, the City and markets all fear an economic lurch to the right or left.

    The document outlines how the financial markets in the UK have expressed their displeasure with Conservative and Labour plans for the UK economy over the next Parliament.

    Article / Apr 24, 2015
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    The Conservatives are playing a dangerous game of "them vs us" to win votes with English votes for English laws.

    Responding to the Conservatives plans, Liberal Democrat General Election Campaign Spokesperson Brian Paddick said:

    "This is Punch-and-Judy politics dressed up as patriotism from a Tory campaign stuck on repeat.

    Article / Apr 24, 2015
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    The Liberal Democrats have released a dossier that shows businesses, the City and markets all fear an economic lurch to the right or left.

    The document contains evidence from Britain's investment banks, rating agencies and economists expressing fears of a Conservative or Labour Government.

    It shows Britain's markets crave the stability and balanced economic approach fought for by the Liberal Democrats over the last five years.

    Article / Apr 24, 2015
  • It's been revealed that the Lib Dems in government blocked Conservative plans to privatise our motorways and key A-Roads, which would have meant £120 charges for local road users.

    Shocking papers show plans to charge local people £120 just to use motorways and roads such as the A1, A30 and A303 - or be forced to use unsuitable minor roads through our towns and villages. This will mean that roads will be busier and more congested in our towns and villages.

    Article / Apr 23, 2015
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    The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said the Liberal Democrats are the most transparent party when it comes to public spending plans.

    In its analysis of the parties spending plans, the IFS reported that the Liberal Democrats are the most transparent.

    It also said that the Conservatives give a "misleading impression" while Labour give "disappointingly little" information on borrowing and do not provide enough funding for the NHS.

    Article / Apr 23, 2015
  • Liberal Democrats believe that no matter who you are, where you come from and what your circumstances, no one should be denied the opportunity to fulfill their potential.Â

    In order to build a fairer society, we must break down the unfair divisions in our society and in government again, Liberal Democrats will ensure that disabled people get the support and help they need.

    Article / Apr 23, 2015
  • Liberal Democrats have announced a £150m package for the 6.5 million carers across Britain who support their loved ones that are older, disabled or seriously ill.

    The new measures form part of the party's Disability Manifesto.

    Approximately 1 in every 8 adults provide care, unpaid for family and friends.

    Article / Apr 23, 2015