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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: Sep 11, 2014

    Watch as Nick Clegg takes your questions live on LBC for this week's Call Clegg.

    Transcript

    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 11 September that means it's time for Call Clegg with me, Nick Clegg here on LBC. So do get in touch in the next half an hour or so if you want to get involved. Call on 0345 6060973; email at nickclegg@lbc.co.uk and of course, as ever you can watch on the website, lbc.co.uk. So the first caller is Anthony in Kennington. Hello Anthony.

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    Article: Sep 11, 2014

    Changes to child maintenance rules are set to benefit up to 50,000 children.

    Under changes to the system, single and separated parents who have previously received no maintenance from their former partner could start receiving payments.

    As a 3-year process of closing all existing Child Support Agency (CSA) cases begins, as many as 50,000 children will be newly eligible for maintenance.

  • Article: Sep 10, 2014

    On Thursday 18 September, Scottish voters will go to the polls to decide whether Scotland should remain part of the UK or become an independent country.

    Liberal Democrats across the UK are campaigning to keep Scotland part of our family of nations because together we are stronger, safer and more prosperous.

  • Article: Sep 10, 2014

    There are just days until voters in Scotland go to the polls to decide if Scotland remains part of the UK or to go it alone.

    Your support will help us to spread the message further that we are better together as a family of nations.

    Whether you are in Scotland, England, Wales or Northern Ireland, you can still get involved and help get the message out there that we are better together as a family of nations.

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    Article: Sep 10, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Education Minister David Laws has today launched a new scheme to recruit 100 top school leaders to turn around struggling schools.

    The Talented Leaders scheme aims to recruit the best headteachers in the country and place them in schools facing the toughest challenges.

    The programme aims to put these exceptional teachers in schools predominantly based in rural, coastal or deprived areas where it is difficult to attract strong school leaders.

  • Article: Sep 8, 2014

    Today, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg unveiled a "manifesto for the next generation" launching the party's pre-manifesto, an 80-page document that will form the backbone of the party's 2015 election platform.

    The document includes a host of policies aimed unapologetically at realising the potential of children and young people.

  • Article: Sep 8, 2014

    Liberal Democrats have today unveiled the party's pre-manifesto, which sets out out vision for Britain in the next Parliament

    The policies in the pre-manifesto, which has spreading opportunity for the next generation at its heart, will be debated and voted on by our members at the upcoming Party Conference in Glasgow.

  • Article: Sep 8, 2014

    All 16-21 year olds in England will get a 66% discount on bus travel under plans unveiled by the Liberal Democrats today.

    The proposal, which forms part of the pre-manifesto launched today, would see all 16-21 year olds would be given a Young Person's Bus Pass. It would help young people with the cost of travel by offering a minimum two thirds discount on bus travel in England. Bus companies would then be able to add their own discounts on top of that.

  • Article: Sep 7, 2014

    A Digital Bill of Rights to protect people's privacy and give them more control over their data online would be introduced as part of a Liberal Democrat manifesto for the next election.

    The plans also include outlawing 'revenge porn' and the posting of intimate or pornographic photographs of a person without their consent.

  • Article: Sep 5, 2014

    The Liberal Democrats have taken the first step in reforming the bedroom tax by winning a crucial vote in Parliament.

    Under the proposals, which were passed today in the House of Commons, existing tenants will not be penalised when they cannot move into smaller accommodation because this is not available or where there is a serious medical reason for an additional room.