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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

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    Article: Nov 19, 2014

    The pay gap between men and women has fallen to a record low, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

    In April, the difference in pay between men and women stood at 9.4 per cent, compared with 10 per cent the previous year.

    When records began in 1997, the pay gap was 17.4 per cent, the ONS said.

  • Article: Nov 19, 2014

    Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is calling on businesses to revolutionise what they are doing to support family friendly working.

    Nick's call for action follows the results of a survey by Mumsnet which reveals that 39 per cent of dads have had to use their paid annual leave just to take time off after the birth of a child.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2014

    Liberal Democrats are committed to stamping out the stigma around mental health. We want to see mental health care put on equal footing with physical health.

    In the Political Slot on Channel 4, Norman Lamb talks about the work Liberal Democrats in government are doing to improve mental health care including introducing the first ever mental health waiting times.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Transport Minister Baroness Kramer has today (November 18) announced that all of the stations on the Crossrail project will have step free access.

    The facilities will be enabled through £14m of investment and will make it easier for passengers to board and alight trains once the services begin in 2019.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2014

    Inflation figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) provide further evidence that the economy is recovering.

    In October, UK inflation rose to 1.3 per cent, up from 1.2 per cent the previous month.

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

  • 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.