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Real Liberals (not the LibDems) Fighting for Liberalism

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Real Liberals
(not the LibDems)
Fighting for Liberalism

"The Liberal Party exists to build a Liberal Society in which every citizen shall possess liberty, property and security, and none shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity. Its chief care is for the rights and opportunities of the individual and in all spheres it sets freedom first."

Where We Stand, and Why We are Needed

The Liberal Party first came together as a nationally organised and constituted political party in 1877, although in practical (but rather disorganised) terms it had been in existence long before then. It has its origins in the Whig Party and can thus trace its origins back to the seventeenth century.

The Liberal Party was frequently the principle party of Government in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These governments were radical, reformist and far sighted, they backed the masses against the classes, swept away vested interest and privilege, and secured increased rights and freedoms for the people.

The following are not Party Policy but are documents which are designed to encourage debate and responses from members and the general public. We are keen to hear your views on the discussion documents, the Liberal viewpoint or our policies which can be found on this website. Please contact the person indicated at the document.

When will politicians learn? Politicians ‘promise the earth’ and then do not even attempt to deliver. Most politicians try to say what the public want to hear. Thus they all become the same. The logic of these two approaches is “there is no point in voting”. Let me lay out some Liberal ideas. You judge if they are different.

Charles Bradlaugh was a leading classical Liberal, atheist and republican, opposed socialism and Marx, and promoted universal suffrage, trade unionism and campaigned for birth control and family planning. He was a controversial figure, but the electors of Northampton supported him with great enthusiasm.

Liberal Gains

A former Labour Seat in Tuebrook & Stoneycroft returned to the Liberal Party with a resounding 67.96% of the vote to local Community Charity Tuebrook Hope Group Trustee, Joe Dunne.

Tuebrook & Stoneycroft - results

Election Candidate




Councillor Joe Dunne

Liberal Party


67.96% Elected

Rona Ellen Heron

Labour Party


25.44% Not Elected

Martin Sydney Dobson

Green Party


2.96% Not Elected

Jenny Goulding

Liberal Democrat


2.61% Not Elected

Luke Andrew Hingley-Smith

Conservative Party


1.02% Not Elected

In Liverpool the Liberal Party out polled the Tory Party city wide.

Campaign Trail
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Cllr Steve Radford & Joe Dunne visit four local schools look at fund raising.

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Joe Dunne leads clean up campaign in Tuebrook and Newsham Park.

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Cllr Steve Radford & Joe Dunne visit four local schools look at fund raising,

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Cllr Billy Lake & Joe Dunne lead information campaign to promote recycling

Liberal Gains

The Liberal Party gain a further seat in Ryedale and majorities rise in all wards.

Pickering East - results

Election Candidate



Joy Andrews

Liberal Party

630 Elected

Charles Henry Hopinson

Independent Party

376 Not Elected

Paul Littlewood

Conservative Party

345 Not Elected

Douglas Sutherland

Labour Party

122 Not Elected

Clive Miller Wass

Liberal Party

396 Elected

Clive Miller Wass

Conservative Party

285 Not Elected

Peter Nicholas Winter

Liberal Democrat

109 Not Elected

Pickering West - results

Election Candidate



Carrie-Anne Brackstone

Liberal Party

592 Elected

Linda Cowling

Independent Party

297 Not Elected

Philip Robert Hall

Conservative Party

209 Not Elected

Matthew Jonathan Haynes

Conservative Party

206 Not Elected

Michael John Potter

Liberal Party

567 Elected

Cropton - results

Election Candidate



John Samuel Clark

Liberal Party

352 Elected

Richard Adam Dent

Independent Party

167 Not Elected

Truda Lansdowne

Conservative Party

128 Not Elected

An Apology on behalf of the British Liberal Tradition

British Liberalism has a distinguished history going back to Gladstone and Lloyd George with landmark reforms such as elementary education, the secret ballot, pensions, town planning, free school meals and health insurance. Liberalism laid the foundations of our welfare state. This country could do with the good offices of Lloyd George right now because today’s … Continue reading "An Apology on behalf of the British Liberal Tradition"

15th May 2019

Leading Lincolnshire Lib Dem Councillor joins Liberal Party

“We are delighted one of the leading community campaigners, Cllr Charles Shaw,  in Lincolnshire has joined the Liberal Party after the Lib Dems have nailed their colours to the mast of ignoring and obstructing  the wishes of the British people to leave the EU”. Cllr Steve Radford Cllr Charles Shaw Cllr Charles Shaw is a … Continue reading "Leading Lincolnshire Lib Dem Councillor joins Liberal Party"

9th May 2019

Illiberal Un-Democrats

They call themselves Liberal Democrats, they are neither Liberal nor Democratic in their stance for the EU election. They seek to marginalise UK internationalism in an increasingly federal and protectionist EU, whilst plotting to overthrow the democratic decision of the people under the guise of a ‘People’s Vote’. The key messages in their leaflet are: … Continue reading "Illiberal Un-Democrats"

7th May 2019

Presidents Appeal

Dear Fellow Liberals Can I express a personal view It is vital as a Liberal Party we make everyone welcome irrespective of whether they voted remain or leave The Liberal Party and the Country needs to move  to over  beyond the debate over the EU Any deal was never going to be perfect but the … Continue reading "Presidents Appeal"

10th April 2019

NEC Statement – Small energy suppliers in the UK

The Liberal Party notes with concern this announcement that Brilliant Energy has now entered administration. The company will be the 10th small energy provider to have done so in the last 12 months, which included Spark Energy Supply Limited in November 2018 amongst others. Although the regulator Ofgem will ensure no customer is left without … Continue reading "NEC Statement – Small energy suppliers in the UK"

18th March 2019

Timperley Liberal News

6th February 2019

Liberal Urge Support for Town Shopping Centres

The Liberal Party welcomes the news that the Parliament’s Treasury committee will investigate the issue of Business Rates in this country. Bricks-and-mortar retailers in this country face a perfect storm of rising business rates, unrelenting competition from online retailers and declining footfall. The party welcomes the government previous undertaking of business rates relief for half … Continue reading "Liberal Urge Support for Town Shopping Centres"

5th February 2019

Cllr Jenny Roach RIP

It is with great sadness that we share Cllr Jenny Roach passed away after a short illness. Her loss will be felt so many people in different ways, she was a staunch champion of Liberalism, In Mid Devon Council she was renowned for asking the awkward questions and was known as the one woman opposition. … Continue reading "Cllr Jenny Roach RIP"

3rd December 2018

News from Devon

Lloyd Knight was elected to Cullompton Town Council in a tightly fought by-election in November 2017. Lloyd is the Town Council Deputy Mayor and their representative on the Devon Association of Local Councils. He is committed to giving a voice to the people of Cullompton at both the Town and District level. We are delighted Lloyd will … Continue reading "News from Devon"

29th November 2018

Why Brexit Draft – Article 132 must be deleted

Article 132 provides an instrument for the EU to extend the transition period for the UK’s departure from the EU to 20XX. Whilst the XX is not defined or limited, it could mean we are stuck in the EU until 2099 if negotiations are frustrated. During the transition period, we would not have a voice … Continue reading "Why Brexit Draft – Article 132 must be deleted"

27th November 2018

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