Party Groups and our Liberal identity
When Roy Jenkins left the Labour party in the early 80s rather than defecting to the Liberals, David Steel encouraged him to form the SDP in order to capitalize on a wider base of support for a future alliance. Three decades on the Liberal Democrats are a merged, centrist party in government for the first time. With a hugely diverse membership base we are (proudly) the most democratic party in...
Who are the Liberal Democrats?
What are the Liberal Democrats doing in government & what do we stand for? Reflecting on the coalition after 18months am I happy with what my party are doing in government? Do I feel like I am in the right place? Absolutely. I would characterise the fundamental, and often controversial thrust of the coalitions agenda as opening up the state. But it is not just to private providers &...