Real Liberals Fighting for True Liberalism
Real Liberals fighting for True 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.
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.
Liberal Party NEC Member & Data Controller
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 next Liberal Party meeting will be held on the 20 November 2021, but will not be located at the Briar Hotel in Birmingham as it is now undergoing refurbishment.
Further details will be available in due course.
The Liberal Party notes the increasing disruption caused to commercial goods deliveries, most publicly fuel due to a national shortage of HGV drivers.
This situation is the combination of Covid related delays to driver training and testing, and long-term issues improving working pay and conditions to retain experienced staff.
Noting the real anguish expressed by both the agricultural sector and the Road Haulier's Association we urge the UK Government to take immediate steps to allow work visa entry for both seasonal agricultural workers and HGV drivers.
The Liberal Party supported Brexit so we could have control over key issues affecting our society and political economy, we did not pursue the policy with an obsessive negative view to the role of none UK citizens coming to work in the UK.
We also need a more flexible approach for those working in the nursing and social care.
Over and above this fuel supplies should be supported by Armed Forces Drivers and driving instructors to assist this critical industry.
We also see merit in a review to merge C and D class drivers into one category (eg Bus and rigid lorry drivers) to provide more flexibility in the workplace.
Not to respond to such immediate needs will aggravate cost led inflation with a detrimental impact on the UK economy.
Whilst these are immediate steps to deal with an immediate problem in the longer term, we will continue to campaign for a system of Industrial Training Boards to be re-established to look at the skills needed for each industry and support training plans and facilities required across their respective industries.
Cllr Steve Radford
President of The Liberal Party
The Scottish 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.
The Scottish Liberal Party is a Classical Liberal centre to centre-right political party in Scotland which is an association of the wider UK Liberal Party.
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The Liberal Party expresses huge concern in regard to the withdrawal of U.S. and Allied troops and support staff from Afghanistan. Once the Taliban had breached the terms of the U.S. led agreement for withdrawal, an immediate revoking of the withdrawal agreement should have been undertaken. Allied forces had little option but to withdraw their … Continue reading "Statement on Afghanistan"
26th August 2021
We are saddened to report Liberal Party Cllr John Clark from Ryedale died on 11th August after being admitted to hospital with breathing difficulties. Our thoughts are with Cathy and family at this time. Cllr Mike Potter, Ryedale’s new Liberal group leader, said it was a “devastating” loss to the community. He said: “John’s been … Continue reading "RIP Cllr John Clark, Ryedale"
26th August 2021
Hi Liverpool City Councillors We would respectfully request your support for this Parliamentary Petition along a cross-party basis as the issues addressed in the Parliamentary Petition affect each and every one of us irrespective of political party bias or persuasion. On 21 May we passed the first target of 10,000 signatures and a response is now awaited from … Continue reading "Parliamentary Petition to Prioritise in law Brownfield Development to protect our Greenbelt Land and Farm Land"
28th May 2021
Dear Liverpool Echo Editor, Can we challenge the current cons4ensus that the Caller report was the font of all wisdom concerning the problems and abuse of power with Liverpool City Council.Firstly, it underplays that effective scrutiny was undermined in that Senior Council officers who should have provided all Councillors adequate and timely information failed to … Continue reading "Case for Proportional Representation"
24th May 2021
The Liberal Party notes the actions of the former Candidate Derek Jackson at the Glasgow Southside Scottish Parliament seat electoral count. Derek Jackson’s acts do not reflect on Liberal Party core values or policies and break our constitutional rules. As of 9th May 2021, Derek Jackson has been expelled from the party and given a lifetime ban on … Continue reading "Derek Jackson"
10th May 2021
The Liberal Party is proud to announce its list of candidates in this May’s regional and local elections. Party President and city councillor Steve Radford will be contesting the mayoral election in Liverpool and well as standing for re-election in the Tuebrook and Stoneycroft ward. The Liberal Party is standing 28 candidates across 27 wards … Continue reading "Liberal Party Local Election Announcement"
15th April 2021
Cllr Radford has a proven track record with nearly 40 years dedicated service to the residents of Liverpool, 30 years experience as a personnel manager & 10 years as a manager of a dynamic community charity. Our election address is accessible here:
23rd March 2021
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
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
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