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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: May 6, 2015

    The surprise story tomorrow night will be the Liberal Democrats.

    Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg praised tireless work from activists to deliver a record breaking campaign and reminded voters they faced the "biggest political decision of their lives" on Polling Day.

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    He said:

    "We were written off at the beginning of this campaign - yet when the polls close tomorrow night, we will be the surprise story of the election".

  • Article: May 6, 2015

    On the penultimate day of the election campaign, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg told voters, "you face the biggest political decision of your life".

    With the polls neck-and-neck and no party likely to hold a majority in parliament, voters face the prospect of a new government lurching to the extreme left, the extreme right, or breaking up the country unless they vote Liberal Democrat to anchor Britain to the centre ground.

  • Article: May 5, 2015

    Britain faces a second General Election before Christmas without Liberal Democrats to provide stability in coalition, Nick Clegg has warned.

    Nick said it would be impossible for a minority government to pass key legislation without signing off controversial concessions to the nationalists and Nigel Farage.

  • Article: May 5, 2015

    Treasury figures analysed by the Liberal Democrats show the last Labour government signed off at least 138 Private Finance Initiative (PFI) projects in the hospital sector with private firms during their time in office.

    These controversial deals are the real threat to the NHS and are set to cost taxpayers £11.7bn in repayments over the next parliament.

  • Article: May 5, 2015

    Manatee, as we're calling it, is a piece of technology we've developed to allow us to deliver targeted messages to voters through Facebook and YouTube based on data we have collected from them and stored in Connect.

    This is a huge step forward and something no other party can do, It means we can talk to voters about the issues they're most interested in and hopefully persuade them to support us. Of course, protecting the privacy of the people whose data we hold is our absolute priority. Here's how we're doing that.

  • Article: May 5, 2015

    Newspapers from across the political divide are united in their belief Liberal Democrats have been a force for good in government.

    In their editorials, national titles recognise the Liberal Democrats achievements in government and the stability the party has brought to the country in the last five years.

  • Article: May 5, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg will take the party's battle bus on a marathon 1,000 mile, two day dash taking in seats from Lands End to John O'Groats as Polling Day draws closer.

    Nick will make a final pitch for a stronger economy and a fairer society across the UK from South West England to North East Scotland.

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    Article: May 4, 2015

    Liberal Democrats have outlined the six red lines that must be agreed to as part of any coalition negotiations in the next government.

    The red lines cover education, the economy, tax, health, public sector pay and the environment:

    1. Protecting education funding

    Liberal Democrats want to protect per pupil funding from nursery to 19, in real terms, by the end of the parliament.

  • Article: May 4, 2015

    The Tory claim to need only 23 seats in order to win is a con.

    No party will get an overall majority, and despite desperate claims by the Conservatives, they will not win an outright victory.

    They know they need 323 seats to win a majority-not 23-and are trying to con their way into government.

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    Ashcroft polls show the Conservatives on track to lose at least 56 seats to Labour, the SNP, UKIP and the Liberal Democrats, making it clear that their claim to need only 23 more seats is mathematical nonsense.

  • Article: May 4, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats will use £2.5 million from a fine imposed on a bank for rigging the Libor rate to investment in regional air ambulance services.

    This money could be used to buy an additional helicopter, provide 24/7 emergency, or upgrade helipads at hospitals - although it is up to local groups how they spend the cash.