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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: Jul 18, 2014

    Large companies will be legally required to publish the difference between what they pay men and women, under manifesto plans set out by Liberal Democrats today.

    Liberal Democrats would make it a legal requirement for companies employing more than 250 people to publish the average pay of their male and female workers.

  • Article: Jul 17, 2014

    Today I published the Government's first ever Energy Investment Report. It shows how Liberal Democrats in Government have delivered on jobs and investment in energy - particularly green energy - and shows the plan we now have for this to continue for decades to come.

    Let me be clear - investment in the energy sector has not been a 'nice to have'. We inherited a legacy of energy underinvestment from Labour and we've spent the last four years turning this around. The sheer scale of the investment has already been huge: between 2010 and 2013 we've secured £45 billion of investment in electricity generation and networks alone. The UK's future energy infrastructure investment is larger than transport, communications and water spending combined.

  • Article: Jul 17, 2014

    Nick Clegg takes your questions every Thursday from 9am on live LBC.

    Watch the latest episode here.


    This is LBC Call Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg takes your calls with Nick Ferrari at Breakfast. Call 0345 6060973 tweet at lbc973 text 84850. This is Call Clegg on LBC.

    NC: It's 9 o'clock, on Thursday, 17 July. That means it's time for Call Clegg with me Nick Clegg here on LBC with Nick Ferrari. I'll be taking your questions as ever for next half an hour or so. So get in touch on 0345 6060973 or email at nickclegg@lbc.co.uk or you can watch of course you on the website, lbc.co.uk. So let's go straight to the first caller who is Alex. Alex in Edgware. Hello Alex.

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    Article: Jul 17, 2014

    The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources has doubled since 2010.

    A report released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) assesses the investment in UK energy and the progress being made.

    The report which finds that renewable sources now supply 15% of the UK's electricity was unveiled at the CBI Energy Conference by Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey.

  • Article: Jul 17, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has announced a £154 million investment in research projects to keep the UK as a world leader in aerospace innovation.

    The investment will be used in four areas - which the UK excels in - wings, engines, aircraft structures and radio communications.

    This funding is part of a £2 billion government and industry investment in researching and development for the next generation of quieter, faster and more environmentally friendly planes.

  • Article: Jul 16, 2014

    The Liberal Democrats have said they plan to significantly reform spare room subsidy rules.

    The plans will see those already in the social rented sector only lose their benefit if they are offered a suitable smaller home and turn it down.

    It would also permanently exempt disabled adults.

    It comes after a government report published this week showed changes to how housing benefit is paid are not delivering the outcomes we had hoped despite Discretionary Housing Payments.

  • Article: Jul 16, 2014

    Figures published today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that employment is at a record high.

    More people up and down the country are finding work as we build a stronger economy.

    In the last three months the number of people in work rose by 254,000.

    More than 30.64m people are now in work and over the quarter unemployment fell by 121,000.

  • Article: Jul 16, 2014

    Figures published today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that employment is at a record high.

    More people up and down the country are finding work as we build a stronger economy.

    In the last three months the number of people in work rose by 254,000.

    More than 30.64m people are now in work and over the quarter unemployment fell by 121,000.

  • Article: Jul 16, 2014

    The Pupil Premium is helping to boost the educational prospects of poorer children, it has been announced today.

    Ofsted has published a report on how well schools in England are using the money to help support disadvantaged pupils in reaching their potential.

    Today's report finds that headteachers and governing bodies, overall, are demonstrating a strong commitment to closing the attainment gap and that there is a strong link between a school's effectiveness and the impact of the Pupil Premium.

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    Article: Jul 15, 2014

    On Saturday 12th July I had the huge honour of becoming the first MP to pull on the famous Great Britain white shirt with the red and blue 'V', and play for his country at rugby league.

    I was selected as part of the 20 man GB side who defeated Australia in the over 35s international in Warrington. We won one try to none at Crosfields, Warrington on Saturday - though in the spirit of Masters it was of course nil-nil!

    To play against Australian in their iconic green and gold shirts is the ultimate challenge in rugby league and to beat them and indeed stop them scoring was a great result. The determination of the GB team was etched on all our faces and we pushed our bodies as hard as we could and together did our country proud! After the game I felt every one of my 43 years but every bruise and ache was worth it.

    It was great to be joined by my Leeds Akkies team mate and fellow winger Keith Hill, who I play alongside at Old Modernians sports club in Cookridge, in my constituency. As Club Captain of the Political Animals, a team comprising Lords, MPs and Councillors and Chair of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group, it was great to be able to represent Parliament, Leeds and Great Britain against Australia.

    Masters rugby league is always played in a great spirit and Saturday was no different though at times it was uncompromising. Masters is a fantastic form of rugby league that enables us older players to carry on playing long after we thought we'd have hung up our boots. I am sure as a game it will go from strength to strength on both sides of the world and I thank the Australians for coming over here and hope the rest of their tour is an enjoyable one.