Lib Dem Women Exec Nominations

Our AGM is scheduled for the 15th of January 2022, from 11am-1pm. Click here to RSVP. The following Executive roles are up for election:

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Let's End Violence Against Women and Girls

It was fantastic to see our motion, Ending Violence Against Women and Girls, pass overwhelmingly at Autumn Conference 2021.

Christine Jardine MP gave a powerful proposing speech, setting up the tone of the debate. A number of emotional speeches were given, citing personal experience, statistics, and highlighting different points within the motion. Former MEP Caroline Voaden closed the debate, with a summation drawing out the key elements of the speeches throughout the debate.

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Nominations for the 2021 Patsy Calton Award

Autumn Conference is on the horizon, which means it's soon time to choose this year's recipient of the Patsy Calton Award. 

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Autumn Conference Motion - Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

A couple of weeks ago we organised a working group to help write and edit a submission for Autumn Conference 2021. Over the course of two meetings and conversation in a closed group, the final draft was completed. Having now been submitted, we're pleased to show you the finished product below. A big thank you to all those who contributed and worked hard on it.

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Inspiring Lib Dem Women: Flo Clucas

Flo Clucas, pictured speaking for ALDE in Moscow in 2009, opens our new series profiling inspiring Lib Dem Women. A councillor in Liverpool for 26 years, Flo was deputy leader of Liverpool council and led the fight for significant EU funding which helped transform the city, later chairing the Objective 1 committee. She was appointed OBE in 2005 for services to the community in Merseyside. After 'retiring' to Cheltenham, she found herself on the Lib Dem-run council there two years later, where she continues to serve the residents of Swindon Village and as the cabinet member for healthy lifestyles. 

 

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Launch of Lib Dem Women Fund to support women candidates!

Liberal Democrat Women are excited to announce the launch of our fund to help support women to stand for election.

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Pro Trans Rights Open Letter

The following is an open letter of support written by April Preston. We at Lib Dem Women are displaying it here as a statement of our own support for trans rights. Click here to add your own name to the bottom of the original letter.

Liberal women - pro trans rights open letter

As women and liberals we wish to make clear that we do not believe there is any conflict between women’s rights and trans rights.

In light of the ongoing campaigns against trans people we want to reassert our strength of feeling, which is in line with Liberal Democrat policy, that trans rights are indeed human rights.

We would reiterate that the Liberal Democrats are committed, and have been every time the matter has come before conference, to supporting trans rights. Since 2015, it has been the party’s agreed position (https://lgbt.libdems.org.uk/en/page/transgender-and-intersex-health-charter) that:

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Patsy Calton Award winner 2020 is Anood Al-Samerai

Southwark councillor Anood Al-Samerai has been honoured with this year's Patsy Calton Award for her exceptional contribution to the Liberal Democrats. 

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Our sessions to look out for at Lib Dem conference

Liberal Democrat conference has gone online and we are looking forward to seeing you there! Here are some of our highlights to look out for. 

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Our Conference Motion

Update, 19/9/2020. Despite the hard work to get it accepted and the backing from various MPs, unfortunately our motion was rejected for conference.

Liberal Democrat Women demand urgent action to save women's jobs Post-Covid. Women are more at risk of losing their jobs and experiencing serious financial difficulty as a result of the crisis, and this risk is heightened for Black, Asian and minority ethnic women, disabled women and LGBT+ women. Liberal Democrat Women have developed a set of practical policies that will protect women's jobs and ensure that women are able to benefit equally from Post -Covid economic stimulus. The full motion is laid out below:


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