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We are a band of dedicated individuals pledged to keep liberal, democratic values flourishing locally, nationally and internationally; to promote greater equality, environmentalism and to fight for the people of Dudley, Stourbridge and Halesowen. We care about community-based local politics, and we work hard to get individual Liberal Democrats elected to all levels of Government, with a focus on Dudley Council especially. Our aim is to keep in touch with the local communities through residents' surveys and by distributing our local "Focus" leaflets, not just at election time but all year round.

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  • Article: Jan 19, 2022

    The Federal Conference Committee (FCC) met on Saturday, 15th January to start its work on the final agenda for Spring 2022 Conference, which will be taking place virtually via the Hopin platform.

    If you haven't yet registered for Conference, I would recommend doing so here.

    We've had a few departures from the FCC in the last few months and welcomed two new members. Jennie Rigg ceased being the English Party's Representative to the FCC and Jenni Lang stepped down as the Scottish Party Representative after becoming the Convenor of the Scottish Liberal Democrats. I would like to place on record our thanks for their service to the FCC, they will be missed, and we would like to wish them all the very best for the future. We welcomed Matt McLaren as our new English Party Rep and Paul McGarry as our new Scottish Party Rep to the committee.

  • Article: Jan 18, 2022

    The headline "two new MPs so far in this Parliament" is a welcome one. Winning, especially winning with record swings, is what we all want.

    Underneath the headline is a lot of hard work, plenty of tough decisions, and a drive to improve. We should all be thankful to our activists, staff and supporters.

  • Robert Kim
    Article: Jan 17, 2022

    Editor: Welcome to Chinese Liberal Democrats, founded in 2006 to reach out to Chinese, East and SE Asians in the UK. Please tell us a bit of your background and cultural heritage, when you came to the UK and what you are doing at the moment professionally?

    Robert: I am a Korean British and came into the UK in 1995. I have advised the governments and utilities on their preparation and project development as a UK Solicitor specialized in Energy and Infrastructure project development. I have also served for Charities as a trustee, such as Kingston Race and Equality Council, London Korean School.

    Editor: That is so interesting. When did you get more involved in working within your Korean community, and can you share a bit more about the needs and concerns of the people you have been in touch with?

  • Security Alert 13.01.22
    Article: Jan 17, 2022
    By Dr Yeow Poon

    "On the 13th of January, MI5 released a Security Service Interference Alert (SSIA) to the House of Commons followed by some sensational headlines from the UK press, using words such as "alleged Chinese agent has infiltrated Parliament … Chinese secret agent seeking to influence British politics …. suspected Communist spy at the heart of British democracy."

  • Article: Jan 14, 2022
    By Duncan Brack

    You may remember, last November, taking part in a survey on members' views on Brexit and the party's campaigning on the future of UK-EU relations. Thanks to everyone who participated - 6,500 members, more than any previous survey of this type - and thanks to Greg Foster and Dan Schmeising at party HQ who organised it on behalf of the Federal Policy Committee. This article gives you the results.

  • Article: Jan 13, 2022

    After the disappointment and failure of the 2019 general election, an independent post-mortem was carried out into what went wrong. The findings of the Thornhill Review set a broad and challenging reform agenda for the party, which we've made good progress on implementing so far.

    On the role of the Federal Board itself, the Thornhill Review found that:

  • Article: Jan 12, 2022

    LGBT+ Lib Dems are pleased to announce our new Executive lineup for 2022.

    Gareth Shelton remains our Chair, with Charley Hastead as Vice Chair.

    Alan Collins Rosell continues as Treasurer, and Tara Copeland is our new Secretary.

    Guy Benson is our Membership officer.

    The ordinary members of the executive are Luke Allan, Edmund Dean, Andy Hinton, Caron Lindsay, Rachel-lee Mackenzie, Katharine Macy and Jennie Rigg.

  • Article: Jan 12, 2022

    FPC members started the year bright and early with our first meeting last week. We cancelled our December meeting so we could all focus on North Shropshire, so this was our first meeting since November.

    Big areas of focus for FPC this year will be further work on our messages and key policies to support them, leading up eventually to the Manifesto for the next General Election; and our substantial programme of working groups developing policies in politically useful areas, to bring to autumn conference.

  • Article: Jan 10, 2022

    In 2021 we achieved something we've not achieved since 1993: winning two Parliamentary by-elections in the same year off the Conservatives. We start this new year with a larger Parliamentary Party than any of us would have dared dream of a year ago. (A winning run that has continued with the first council by-election of this year too - congratulations to now councillor Andrew Dunkin who won a seat from Labour from third place.)

  • AGM 2022 Graphic
    Article: Jan 10, 2022
    By Green Liberal Democrats

    We hope you all enjoyed a relaxing festive period.

    2022 will be an essential year for the Green Liberal Democrats, the party, and the wider environmental movement.

    Our Annual General Meeting is scheduled for 4PM on Saturday the 29th January.

    Add the event to your Google Calendar here

    The AGM provides a platform to elect our officers and executive and agree on a shared direction of travel in this most vital year.