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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: Nov 18, 2014

    With just over 500 days to go, Liberal Democrat Pensions Minister Steve Webb has launched a public information campaign to help people understand the historic reforms which will introduce a flat-rate State Pension.

    The Liberal Democrats have made sure that the Government gives today's pensioners a fair deal, while protecting tomorrow's pensioners too by making it easier to save for retirement.

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    Article: Nov 14, 2014

    Liberal Democrat health minister Norman Lamb has welcomed moves by the police and NHS services in the West Midlands to improve mental health care.

    The police force and NHS have signed a declaration to improve mental health crisis care and make the use of police cells for people with mental health issues, a thing of the past.

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    Article: Nov 14, 2014

    Doctors, social services and NHS leaders have been working together to ensure the NHS is prepared for the extra pressures brought on by the cold weather.

    A package of measures including more action to keep people out of hospital, closer involvement of GPs and social services and a public information campaign encouraging people with non-urgent medical problems to use the full range of NHS services, have been put into place to help deal with any extra demand.

  • Article: Nov 13, 2014

    Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge Julian Huppert has today paid tribute to the late George Watson.

    George was a life-long liberal and stood for Parliament in 1959 and from 1978 to 1992 was the senior treasurer of Cambridge University Liberal Club.

    He died in August 2013 and in his will remembered the Liberal Democrats.

  • Article: Nov 13, 2014

    Yesterday I was in Manchester speaking at the RenewableUK Annual Conference, and then on to see a fascinating energy efficiency project led by students in Parrs Wood School in John Leech's constituency.

    My Manchester speech focused on the politics of renewables - both the good news and the bad.

    The good news is that renewables investment is in great shape. Since 2010, an average £7 billion a year has been invested - more than double that under Labour's last term in office. We are now seen as No.1 in the world for attracting investment in offshore wind, wave and tidal.

  • Article: Nov 13, 2014

    The Conservative Party appear to be tearing up their own policy on UK aid spending following comments made by the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on a trip to Sierra Leone.

    The policy to enshrine in law the commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of the UK's national income on overseas aid was promised in both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats 2010 general election manifestos and formed part of the Coalition Agreement.

  • Article: Nov 12, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today (12 November) met with apprentices at a factory in Eastleigh to celebrate a 90 per cent increase in the number of people starting apprenticeships in the South East.

    Records show that in the four years to 2009/2010 around 133,000 people began an apprenticeship programme in the South East, compared to 261,000 under the this government.

  • Article: Nov 12, 2014

    Following his call to the government to make freeing up as much as £1.5bn to invest in the NHS in 2015/2016 an Autumn Statement priority, Liberal Democrat Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb has written the article below.

    "For too long mental health has been seen as a second-class issue in the NHS and I am determined to change that.

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    Article: Nov 12, 2014

    Conservative opposition to onshore wind farms risks undermining the creation of British jobs, Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey has warned.

    Research by RenewableUK shows that 15,400 people are now employed in Britain's wind power industry, an increase of 70 per cent since 2010.

  • Article: Nov 12, 2014

    A record number of people are now in work, according to latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

    There are now 30.79m people in work and from July to September, unemployment fell by 115,000.

    In the same period, the number of people in work grew by 112,000.

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