Real Liberals (not the LibDems) Fighting for Liberalism
(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.
Liberal Party policy is agreed on by party members at the annual assembly. The statements included here contain the Liberal Party’s agreed policy on a wide range of issues, from indlvidual freedom to taxation, health and the environment.
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.
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The Liberal Party adopts Sir David Attenborough's vision of a sustainable life for future generations.
Sir David Attenborough has worked throughout his adult life to keep us in touch with nature, he has identified the real dangers the planet will face in our immediate lifetime unless we change our ways of living, he has spelt out his vision and the realistic and achievable things we must do to save our planet and build a sustainable life for future generations.
Read the book 'A Life on Our Planet' watch the video which has the same title on Netflix.
Our time to take action is now!
The Liberal Party adopts his vision to guide the establishment of policies that support the delivery and promotion of practical solutions.
As we revise our green and environmental policies to reflect the current scientific consensus, come and join us, help us to make our planet a safe place for future generations and all species.
The Liberal Party is proud to announce the publication of:
"A Manifesto for Interim & Post Pandemic Recovery & Renewal"
...with a forward by our party President Cllr Steve Radford it articulates the Liberal response to the immediate and future challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The document covers 11 key areas, with a list of key points and actions and is the product of an intense period of thought from the parties Policy Development Committee and NEC.
It covers our thoughts and insight into the challenges and future direction for the NHS, care industry, the economy, and the opportunities to build a recovery embracing green initiatives and technology.
With the continued restrictions on travel, meeting and social distancing due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Liberal Party will conduct the assembly over Zoom, computer software which allows video conferences to be conducted between multiple participants.
The meeting will commence at midday and anybody wishing to attend should contact myself to obtain a meeting invite.
Members of the Liberal Party as well as the general public are welcome to attend this meeting.
The party welcomes the submission of motions to debate and would request they are forward to myself for inclusion.
Historic England think again – Open Letter: Having been brought up on Rugby and having a profound disinterest in football I think I could be considered a more than objective member of the Planning Committee hearing the case by Everton to move to and develop the Bramley Moore dock site. In the presentation, I was … Continue reading "Bramley Moore Dock"
24th February 2021
During the Covid Crisis, Liberal Party Councillors in Tuebrook used their neighbourhood funds to supply 115 local young vulnerable families with a food hamper. Another example of leading effectively from the front.
22nd February 2021
Stephen Graham, NEC members and Liberal Party Nominating Officers were recently invited to give an interview on the party, its origins, policies and how it stands apart from other parties:
11th January 2021
The Liberal Party is confident that the period after December 2020 will be more hopeful for the UK, than at any period since the UK definitively voted to leave the EU. We must now turn our attention to actions we can take independent of the EU. We must encourage investment to return manufacturing and diverse and sustainable agriculture and horticulture … Continue reading "Liberal Party Policy Statement – Post Brexit UK"
18th December 2020
Below is a copy of our ward newsletter and on a more personal basis can we thank everyone who supported us in the Community Awards by the People’s Republic ( Facebook site), it was a pleasure to accept the award on behalf of all the volunteers who have supported our Tuebrook Hope Good Neighbour Hamper … Continue reading "Community Award and Ward Update"
9th November 2020
The Liberal Party notes with dismay the defeat of the Parliamentary motion to extend free school holiday meals for disadvantaged children. We believe that such privation should be dealt with throughout the pandemic and therefore call on government to commit the public purse until after Christmas to provide holiday meals for the 2.2 million children who currently … Continue reading "Liberal Party calls for APWG to deal with Food Poverty"
28th October 2020
In September 2011, the Palestinian Authority applied for membership of the United Nations. Since then the threat of further illegal settlements and now annexation of their lands has continued unabated. We call upon the United Kingdom government to send a clear message against illegal settlements, forced evictions and failure by Israel to give genuine recognition … Continue reading "UN should accept Palestinian application"
3rd August 2020
31st July 2020
The Liberal Party notes with grave concern increased media reports that the Israeli Government intends to annex sections of the West Bank as early as July of this year. Such a move would effectively end any prospect of a viable Palestinian state by reportedly taking control of 30% of the disputed area and thus deny Palestinians … Continue reading "The consequences of the Israeli annexation of the West Bank"
1st June 2020
Liberal Party president Cllr Steve Radford sums up Liberal Party thoughts on political behaviour during the COVID-19 crisis. “Some of the criticism of the government about not clarifying an exit strategy is little more than obscene point-scoring. Why on earth would any government have a policy and make it public when all the conditions needed … Continue reading "Be a Part of the Solution"
20th April 2020
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