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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 individual freedom to taxation, health and the environment.
The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") came into force on the 25th May 2018.
The Liberal Party has responsibilities under these regulations as we have gathered personal details from members, supports and members of the public in the form of names, addresses, contact details and e-mail addresses.
As such we have specific responsibility to ensure the information is kept securely, is not used for a purpose you have not given consent for, and is available for you to review and if requested to do so deleted responsibly.
If you have any questions or wish to exercises your rights please contact myself or another member of the Liberal Party NEC who will be happy to address your request.
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The Liberal Party has watched with horror as the unfolding conflict in the Middel East spawned by the brutal Hamas attack on Israel.
The escalating conflict has seen world opinion becoming dangerously polarised between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian camps and this threatens to obstruct moves to end the violence, deliver humanitarian supplies, and create a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.
The party believes that the road to peace in Gaza and the West bank is a long and difficult one, which requires many hard truths to be confronted.
Israel has failed to be magnanimous in victory since 1967 and has progressively eroded the potential for a 2-state solution in the region. It has encouraged a policy of illegal settlements on the West Bank, the eviction of Arab families in Jerusalem and discrimination against Palestinians across the West Bank and Israel.
All of this has fed into a cycle of increasingly violence, drawing in increasing fanatical factions such as Hamas and Hezbollah who have fed on the desperation of ordinary Palestinian’s who only wish to live in peace on their own land.
A conflict which traces its roots back beyond the creation of the Israeli state in 1948 has heaped misery and suffering on all sides for want of tolerance, compromise, and compounded by the failure of the international community to enforce a durable settlement.
The elections for Liberal Party leader and the party NEC are due in the Autumn of 2023 and the nomination window will be open between the 1st November and the 31st December 2023.
A total of 20 nominations from party members will be required for nomination as party leader.
A total of 3 nominations from party members will be required for admission to the NEC for which the party constitution allows 20 members.
Once the tally of nominations has been completed, the Secretary of the NEC will be advised if any elections need to be held and ballot papers distributed.
It is envisaged the newly elected NEC will hold its first open meeting on the 3rd February 2023, with the venue to be announced.
Cllr Steve Radford and other Liberal Party members joined the Liverpool Peace for Palestine demonstration on Sunday.
Following the demonstration Cllr Steve Radford, Leader of The Liberal Party endorsed comments by the Leadership of The Palestinian Authority that only a long term solution involving viable Palestinian State covering the West Banka and Gaza would break the cycle of violence and desperation
Christ Church, C of E, Sandford Close, Leeds
The next open Liberal Party NEC will be held on the 3rd February 2024 at the Christ Church, C of E, Sandford Close, Leeds, LS15 8EY.
It is envisaged this will be the first meeting of the newly elected NEC and will cover party business and is open to both party members and general observers.
A Zoom video conference facility will be available, and a link can be requested prior to the meeting.
Liberal Party leader Cllr Steve Radford thoughts on the recent SNP Election controversy, joined by the chair of the Liberal Party NEC, Cllr Charles Shaw.
Cllr Steve Radford and Cllr Charles Shaw reflect on the war in Ukraine a year on.
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