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"Women Liberal Democrats, holding firmly to the philosophy and objectives of the Liberal Democrats and to the vision of a fair, free and open society, oppose all entrenched forms of privilege and reject all prejudice and descrimination wherever it is found. In particular we are pledged to eliminate all inequality based upon gender." Women Liberal Democrat Constitution, September 2010.


"To Eliminate All Inequality Based on Gender"

The WOMEN LIBERAL DEMOCRATS are a specified associated organisation of the Federal Party of the Liberal Democrats.

Autumn conference 2012

WLD members with Baroness Sarah Ludford MEP at Autumn Conference 2012

Why should you join WLD?

Because women still do not have an equal voice in Parliament, in our local Councils, nor in the Liberal Democrat Party itself. We are changing this by:

  • Organising seminars, fringe meetings, workshops and training sessions
  • Encouraging women to become and remain active members of the party
  • Supporting women candidates at national and local level
  • Putting forward Policy Motions to Conference
  • Working with CGB so that women have a bigger voice within the party
  • Campaigning on issues which affect women's lives

Find out more about Membership today

Recent updates

  • Football
    Article: Oct 15, 2014

    Liberal Democrat plans to introduce safe standing areas at football grounds would help to cut ticket prices, as new research shows ticket prices have grown by 4.4% in the past year.

    The BBC 'Price of Football' study has revealed that the average ticket to a game in the football league is now £21.49, up 13% since 2011.

  • Unemployment Reducing
    Article: Oct 15, 2014

    Employment figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show further encouraging signs that our economy is recovering.

    In the quarter to August, unemployment fell by 154,000 to 1.97m. This is largest fall in unemployment since records began.

    And the rate of unemployment fell from 6.2 per cent to 6 per cent - its lowest level since 2008.

  • Pensions Changes
    Article: Oct 14, 2014

    Pensioners will benefit from a 2.5 per cent increase in their state pension thanks to the Liberal Democrat Triple Lock guarantee.

    Figures out today (14 October) show that inflation is below target meaning that the basic state pension will be boosted by 2.5 per cent next year.

    The Triple Lock guarantee means that pensions will increase with inflation, earnings or 2.5 per cent - whichever is highest.

  • Body Confidence
    Article: Oct 13, 2014

    Liberal Democrats Women and Equalities Minister Jo Swinson has today launched of a package of guidance and activities promoting positive body image and challenging negative attitudes and actions that lead to low self-esteem.

    Taking Action on Body Image offers a workshop plan, teachers' notes and advice to help young people tackle low confidence and boost their self-esteem.

  • Article: Oct 13, 2014

    As set out in my Report into 'Processes and Culture' within the Party, I would now like to assess progress made against my recommendations.

    Taken together, the recommendations formed a suggested - but by no means exhaustive - blueprint for change over both the medium and long term.

    Less than 18 months has passed since my initial review, so it was never my expectation that all would be resolved by now, rather that the direction of travel be firmly established.

  • Article: Oct 13, 2014

    Commenting on the announcement by broadcasters about negotiations for TV leader debates in the run up to the 2015 election, a Liberal Democrat spokesman said:

    "The Liberal Democrats have long argued that the debates last time round were of huge benefit to our democratic process and engaged millions of voters.

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    Article: Oct 13, 2014

    Liberal Democrats have today branded new schools policy proposed by the Conservatives as half-baked.

    The Conservatives revealed their plans to give school commissioners the power to fire headteachers and introduce new discipline standards in schools ranked inadequate by Ofsted.

    There are currently eight school commissioners in England who have the power to intervene in failing free schools and academies. The Conservatives want to extend commissioners' powers to include state schools, stretching their resources over thousands of square miles up and down the country.

  • Article: Oct 13, 2014

    Responding to the Conservatives manifesto plans to give school commissioners the power to fire headteachers on the spot and impose new discipline codes, a Liberal Democrat spokesperson said:

    "This new Conservative policy on schools seems to have been cobbled together on the back of a fag packet.

    "The idea that you can support and challenge 24,000 schools on the basis of eight Commissioners responsible for covering thousands of square miles of territory in vast regional bureaucracies is a nonsense.

  • Article: Oct 13, 2014

    Responding to former environment secretary Owen Paterson's calls to suspend and then scrap the Climate Change Act, Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey said:

    "The overwhelming majority of scientists agree that climate change exists while most leading British businesses and City investment funds agree with the Coalition that taking out an 'insurance policy' now will protect the UK against astronomical future costs caused by a changing climate.

    "Indeed, the majority of European countries have now come around to the UK's way of thinking and are ready to implement proposals that would see other European countries adopt targets similar to our Climate Change Act in a deal the Prime Minister should seal later this month.

    "With the USA, China and India also now taking the climate change threat seriously and investing in low carbon energy, the global marketplace for green technology Britain is increasingly strong in, should balloon over the next decade so ripping up the Climate Change Act would be one of the most stupid economic decisions imaginable."

  • Article: Oct 10, 2014

    Today, October 10 marks World Mental Health Day 2014, a global celebration of mental health education and awareness - tackling the stigma surrounding mental health.

    Research shows that one in four people will suffer from mental health problems at some point in their lives.

    Back our campaign to help us stamp out stigma attached to mental health.