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

  • Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg announced that he will be establishing and chairing a new Mental Health Taskforce, which will include Cabinet Ministers from across the coalition.

    The Liberal Democrats have been campaigning on mental health issues for many years, with a focus on bringing treatment for mental health problems in line with physical health and ending years of discrimination.

    Article / Nov 25, 2014
  • Today, Liberal Democrat Minister for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey answered questions on the DECC Twitter about the impact of climate change and the actions that can be taken.

    Take a look at the questions and answers here:

    Article / Nov 25, 2014
  • Yesterday, Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather's bill to tackle retaliatory evictions was published, ahead of its second reading on Friday.

    Commenting on the bill that will stop landlords evicting tenants who make a complaint about essential repairs or poor conditions in their homes, Liberal Democrat Minister for Communities and Local Government Stephen Williams said:

    Article / Nov 25, 2014
  • A new Populus survey reveals an appetite for action on climate change by the UK public.

    It showed that 73% of people want world leaders to agree a global deal and 66% think action must happen now.

    However, the survey also showed that just 40% of people recognise the potential impact of climate change on their lifestyle.

    Article / Nov 25, 2014
  • Lib Dem MP Sarah Teather's bill to tackle retaliatory evictions has today been published, ahead of its second reading on Friday.

    The Tenancies (Reform) Bill will stop landlords evicting tenants who make a complaint about essential repairs or poor conditions in their homes. It has cross-party support, and the Government is supporting the bill in principle.

    Article / Nov 24, 2014
  • We are please to announce the election results for the Party Committee Elections 2014. The elected candidates (subject to any appeals) are as follows:

    Federal Executive

    Dawn Barnes
    Ramesh Dewan
    Josh Dixon
    Sue Doughty
    Neil Fawcett
    Jonathan Fryer
    James Gurling
    Evan Harris
    Keith House
    Kavya Kaushik
    Caron Lindsay
    Gordon Lishman
    Article / Nov 21, 2014
  • Liberal Democrats have scooped two Green Ribbon Political Awards recognising their outstanding environmental achievements.

    At Tuesday's awards ceremony Baroness Parminter was named Parliamentarian of the Year (House of Lords), recogniding the work she has done in consistently challenging for the environment both inside and outside the House.

    Article / Nov 21, 2014
  • Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Baroness Northover will today announce that Britain has joined global action and pledged £31m to help prevent millions of people dying from illnesses linked to cooking over coal, wood, dung or biomass stoves.

    Figures from the World Health Organisation show that every year year 4.3m people die from illnesses caused by exposure to household air pollution.

    Article / Nov 21, 2014
  • Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has today (20 November) announced that the UK government will invest up to £720m in the Green Climate fund to help poorer countries adapt to climate change and go low-carbon.

    The UK joins other major economies including Japan, Germany, America and France in pledging financial support to help developing countries adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    Article / Nov 20, 2014
  • Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has confirmed he will be taking part in Bite The Ballot's Leaders' Live debate next month.

    Nick said:

    "Leaders Live is a fantastic initiative from Bite the Ballot to get young people involved in the political debate. This project will take the leaders of the main political parties to where young people are already active - through exciting new ways of communicating."

    Article / Nov 20, 2014