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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

  • Article: Aug 11, 2014

    Lib Dems have today announced manifesto proposals to overhaul 'stop and search'. These plans outlined in our pre-manifesto are designed to change community relationships and increase the public's trust in police.

    Under the proposals, laws on 'stop and search' would be tightened and some police officers would be required to wear body cameras when stopping someone.

  • Article: Aug 11, 2014

    During a recent visit to Cardiff, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg met apprentices at British Gas, following the company's expansion of apprenticeship opportunities.

    Watch the video below to find out more about how apprenticeships are helping young people enter the world of work.

  • Article: Aug 8, 2014

    Today Nick Clegg announced the appointment of a new group of Lib Dem peers. The six new peers, three men and three women, all have vast experience in the party. All of them have represented the party in local government and all have made a huge contribution over a number of years.

    Chris Fox

    A member of the Liberal party at the age of 16, Chris was the founder chair of the North Herefordshire Young Liberals working in Roger Pincham's team during the second election campaign that year. In 1994 Chris was elected councillor for Feltham South and went on to fight the new Windsor parliamentary seat for the 1997 General Election.

  • Article: Aug 8, 2014

    Six new Liberal Democrat peers will enter the House of Lords, it has been announced.

    The new peers are:

    Chris Fox - Director of Group Communications for GKN; and former Chief Executive of the Liberal Democrats.

    Cllr David Goddard - elected Member of Stockport Metropolitan Council (Liberal Democrat); former Leader of Stockport Council; former Member of the Greater Manchester Police Authority; and former Non-Executive Director of Manchester International Airport.

  • Article: Aug 8, 2014

    Nick Clegg has announced that the Liberal Democrat manifesto will include a commitment to end imprisonment for possessing drugs for personal use, so that no one is sent to prison, where their only offence is one of possession.

    Under the proposals, users would instead receive non-custodial sentences and appropriate medical treatment.

  • Article: Aug 7, 2014

    A Liberal Democrat government would establish a mental health research fund to support the development of new cutting-edge mental health treatments, Nick Clegg has announced.

    Nick is calling for Britain to lead the world in understanding and treating mental illness, so that it is put on equal-footing with physical health.

  • Article: Aug 7, 2014

    There are still vacancies around the country for the role of Liberal Democrat PPC (Prospective Parliamentary Candidate) and you may just be the person to fill one of them.

    The process is designed to be as accessible as possible and it assesses competences rather than qualifications - so an epic and illustrious track record in the Party is not necessary. The application form is extremely brief so the onus is on the assessment day itself. This way you get to show off in person what you're good at.

  • Article: Aug 7, 2014

    Watch as Nick takes your questions for this week's Call Clegg.

    Transcript

    This is LBC Call Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg takes your calls with Nick Ferrari at Breakfast. Call 0345 6060973 tweet at lbc973 text 84850. This is Call Clegg on LBC.

    NC: And this is Nick Clegg on LBC wit Nick Ferrari, here to take your calls for the next half an hour. And so that number again is 0 0345 6060973 or email at nickclegg@lbc.co.uk and of course you can watch on the website, lbc.co.uk. So let's go straight to the first caller Alistair in Grimsby, hello Alistair. Hi.

  • Article: Aug 7, 2014

    At Federal Conference in Glasgow, we will be debating a proposal to move from the current system where local parties elect their conference representatives who then are able to vote at Conference and also vote for members of the key committees that run the party. Why change what seems to be working?

    It seems odd that the most democratic of the large parties doesn't already have One Member One Vote (OMOV) but much more importantly we are preventing many of our members participating in key decisions which affect party policy and indeed the party itself. The majority of our members now join online and although some of them join following contact by the local party through literature or canvassing, our research shows that most of them join because of our national politics and indeed, to participate in policy making. However if their local party is weak and fails to involve them, or has fewer than thirty members they are not going to get the chance to do this at Conference.

  • Article: Aug 6, 2014

    Leading Tories are happy to sacrifice British jobs and growth to boost their own anti-Europe credentials, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has said.

    His remarks come after Mayor of London Boris Johnson claimed leaving the EU could be an "attractive" option for the UK. But Danny called for Britain to "stay in Europe, lead Europe and reform Europe".