Future Women's MP Weekend

The Future Women Member of Parliament Weekend is an exciting residential training weekend specifically designed for women who might be interested in standing for Westminster. It is run by the Campaign for Gender Balance (CGB) which is now a part of LDW. Jo Swinson, Tessa Munt and Jenny Willott all started their successful quests for a seat in Parliament at a FWMPs Weekend, and so could you! 


Participants will receive expert training from top trainers and Party representatives on the skills and knowledge needed to stand for parliament, personalised advice and guidance on their political career, and the chance to network with other women interested in standing. If you would like to apply for a place, print off, complete and return the application form to women@libdems.org.uk. You will find the application form by clicking on this tab. Please spread the word about this fantastic opportunity to women members who you feel are strong applicants.

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Join LDW this Saturday at the Women's March

Women’s March on London

On January 21st 2017, the first day of Donald Trump’s Presidency, women-led marches, welcoming all participants, will take place across the world. We call on people of all genders to march in London as part of an international day of action in solidarity. Click here to find out more!

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Join Daisy Cooper at St Alban's campaign day!

The Prime Minister is set to ask Parliament to trigger article 50 by the end of March, but St Albans voted 63% Remain with an 82.5% turnout. In keeping with this, St Albans Lib Dems will be hosting a big campaign day to speak with voters about BREXIT and the upcoming county elections. Campaigning will kick off from 10am. For more information, click on this tab!

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Join LDW at Training for Trainers!

The Diversity Team will be running a two-day Training for Trainers Course from the 7-8th of January 2017. Being a trainer is a tremendously rewarding experience as it allows you to empower other members of the party, particularly women, using your unique skill-set. Are you interested in becoming a trainer for the Liberal Democrats? If so, click on this tab to find out more.

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Do you want to work for an MP?

Calling all Liberal Democrat Women, would you like to work for a Member of Parliament in Westminster Parliament? Greg Mulholland, MP, is looking to recruit a new Parliamentary Researcher. Applications from groups generally under-represented in politics, including people who may define as disabled, BAME, women, will be particularly welcomed. If you are interested in the position please click on this tab to find out more.

 

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FORWARD has been nominated for a Charity Film Award - and we need your votes!

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Click here to find out more about how you can contribute to FORWARD's nomination.

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Winning Women: Jane Brophy

Cllr Jane Brophy is an experienced local campaigner in Timperley and across Altrincham and Sale. She has served as a Trafford Councillor for sixteen years, in Village Ward for eight years and Timperley ward since 2008. She is currently The Woodland Trust Councillor Tree Champion as part of a pilot initiative to protect, restore and create woodlands across the country.

Click on this tab to find out more about why LDW chose her to be our Winning Women.

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Sarah Olney for Richmond MP!

Sarah Olney has been unanimously selected as the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Richmond Park by-election on the 1st of December (just under a month away!) Sarah believes in keeping Britain in the single market, protecting our local NHS and stopping a third runway being built at Heathrow. After our progress in Witney (and many thanks to those who helped there), we can win this seat, we really can. Which would transform our position in Southwark, London and the country.

So click on this tab to find out how YOU can help Sarah win.

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Witney by-election: LibDems slash Tory majority in David Cameron's former seat

Followed by an impassioned, rigorous and dedicated campaign, LibDems' Liz Leffman has leap-frogged over Labour and UKIP candidates into second place in the Witney by-election. This comes as a result of Liz's well-fought campaign against Tories in their 10th most secure seat. Together with her team and thousands of loyal LibDem Volunteers from across the country, Liz successfully managed a 19.3% swing from feeble Tory to pro-EU LibDem. This meant that 20 000 loyal Tory voters, had voted yellow as they felt their party had not done enough in the face of a post-Brexit era.  

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WITNEY BY-ELECTION

WITNEY BY-ELECTION: LDW’s chair, Liz Leffman, has been selected as the Lib Dem’s parliamentary candidate for the Witney by-election. We know LDW members will all be behind Liz at this exciting time, and we encourage everyone to get involved in campaigning and fundraising over the next few weeks.

Click on this tab to find out how YOU can help.

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