We are pleased to announce on behalf of Lib Dem Women and the Campaign for Gender Balance our 2017 General Election initiative for women candidates.
We are encouraging supporters around the UK, old and new, experienced or not, to give some of their time this election to supporting a woman candidate in a winnable seat. All you have to do it go to the #LevelUpLibDems map, pick your candidate and fill out a short form about how you will support her: tiny.cc/leveluplibdems
One of the long-held aims of both groups has been to support women candidates to be elected, and we think giving members the chance to chose to spend some or all of their time campaigning in these seats will give the party a great chance to 'level up' our parliamentary team in terms of gender. The snap election selections have put the party in a stronger position to achieve this than perhaps it had ever had before.
Once you decide which candidate you want to help #LevelUp, don't forget to shout about it! With less than a month left the key to success is getting the word out and getting volunteers to these seats. Please follow @LevelUpLibDems on twitter and tweet your support to your candidate, post on facebook on your page or in groups or pass a link to this page by email to your fellow local party members and friends. Help us achieve critical mass in these seats and show that as a party we're serious about giving some extra support to see our women elected.
Flo Clucas, Alice Thomas, Candy Piercy, Julia Cambridge and Kat Bavage