"The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and
open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values
of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall
be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity."
(Preamble to the Party Constitution).
There is now widespread disbelief about the stated reasons for our participation in the war in Iraq. That disbelief is undermining public trust in the office of the Prime Minister. The way to re-establish that trust would be to have an inquiry which addresses the key questions directly and openly. It does not seem to me that this inquiry will be able to do that.
-- Charles Kennedy on the Butler Report into WMD intelligence
Join the fight back!
Since General Election voting closed at 10pm on 7th May, more than 5,0008,00010,00012,000 new members have joined the Liberal Democrats.
That's a growth of over 25% in Party Membership since voting closed! (Update June 2015: we now have 18,000 new members!)
There's one simple reason for this. The country needs a strong liberal voice, a voice for liberty, equality and community, a voice that will fight to free people from poverty, ignorance or conformity. Those new members want to be a part of that voice.
The Liberal Democrats are a party in which members have real power. The power to shape policy, to choose our leaders, and to improve the lives of the public as a whole.
Dr. Geoff Seeff says Thank you to all those who voted for me on 7th May. Unfortunately we did not win this time, but the fight will continue.
Dr. Geoff Seeff was the Liberal Democrat Candidate for Harlow in the 7th May 2015 General Election.
You can contact Geoff by email at
Geoff Seef or by phone on 078 9423 7158
Dr Geoffrey Seeff undertook his doctoral research at the University of Birmingham on the subject of corporate social responsibility. He trained and worked as a management consultant with two major international firms. Following a period of secondment to the Department of the Environment (now CLG), he joined an interdisciplinary technical services firm where he now heads up its regeneration division. He has twice stood as Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Chingford and Woodford Green constituency. He is married to a psychotherapist and they have two married daughters and two grandchildren.
What do the Liberal Democrats believe?
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Young Graduates better off under the Liberal Democrats
Last night, 184 Labour MPs abstained on the Conservative Government's Welfare Bill - a bill that will cut support for the young and those on low incomes, including working families struggling to pay the rent and feed their children.
Half a million people will see their vital support cut by one third. At the same time, the Conservatives are reducing the taxes paid by millionaires.
The Welfare Bill passed - by 184 votes.
Confirming that the Liberal Democrats were voting againt the Bill, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said: The Liberal Democrats will stand up for families, whether they are hard-working or just desperate to be hard-working. We will not let the Conservatives through choice, or the Labour party through their silence, unpick our welfare system.