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Baroness Walmsley

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Affiliation: Liberal Democrat
Join Date: 15 May 2000
Will Corbyn stand up to the Tories and their chaotic Brexit? Can Theresa May provide any clarity about what a real Brexit deal might look like?No, and no.Labour's Conference was riven with divisions over Brexit. Keir Starmer said he wanted to give the ...
The leader's consultation on proposals for party reforms is still running for the next 2 weeks - and we want to make sure as many people as possible can take part.That's why we've produced a consultation pack for your local party to use. You can see th...
If you couldn't make the first online consultation session, fear not!We've recorded the entire thing - and you can cactch up now:Sorry, the rest of this article is just for members.If you're a member, log in here:Log inForgotten your password? Reset it...
Saying hello is not difficult. And that is all you essentially need to do if you want to engage with diverse communities and open doors. I was determined to make sure I did that when I started campaigning in West Barnes, Merton.I am the first BAME coun...
This week is National Inclusion week - a week designed to raise awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion.The theme this year is "everyday inclusion" which is looking at the practical ways you can foster inclusion through day to day activi...
I'm often asked why I first joined the Liberal Democrats and I have often answered with the word 'Brexit'. But whilst it was true that devastating result of the EU Referendum in 2016 was the catalyst for me joining the party, it really encompasses many...
If you also demand better from our country - then come and join us.
On Tuesday 18th September 2018, I attended for the first time a party conference in Brighton with the Liberal Democrats. This is all thanks to an initiative set by the Patchwork Foundation which encourages and funds young Black, Asian and Minority Ethn...
Party Conference is over, and we have left Brighton after an excellent four days. Over the Conference we have listened, spoken, debated matters fiercely, and voted on party policy.Over 300 members attended Conference for the first time, and many of the...
The more Theresa May tries to sound defiant, the more desperate she seems.After her weak and rattled statement in Salzburg yesterday, Number 10 had little choice but to send her out for a second take today. But this latest attempt to cast herself as a ...
Gina Miller's SpeechGina Miller delivered an impassioned speech on the need to continue with a unified fight against Brexit.Let's be clear, in the debate we had in 2016 about Europe, there was scant idealism. Lies were told.Miller called on people to p...
Jo Swinson's SpeechIn her keynote speech Jo Swinson declared that the Liberal Democrats are the only party who will put people at the heart of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.When society demanded better, it was liberals who delivered. The Fourth Indu...
Tom Brake's SpeechThe Liberal Democrat (anti-Brexit) Spokesperson set out a vision for the UK staying in the EU with a real Brexit dividend of getting out of this madness. He also had a few words for some of the individuals responsible for this continu...
The Liberal Democrats are opposing Government proposals to:criminalise "reckless" speech,make it a crime just to travel to certain places,criminalise what you read on the internet,give police more power to hold innocent people's DNA, andallow officers ...
The party expects these reforms to raise an additional £15 billion per year, though this is likely to grow as the rate of wealth passed down increases in the coming years.Liberal Democrat members will debate and vote on the proposals at the party's Aut...
Over a year ago, I started work on making 'upskirting', the practice of photographs up a person's skirt without their consent, a specific criminal offence.I'm absolutely delighted that this bill has just been passed by MPs in the House of Commons.This ...
We returned this week from Parliament's long summer recess.I used the break to give some thought as to the role my party should be playing in the British political system.The country is bitterly divided over Brexit and the politics of the main parties ...
THE PROPOSITIONWhat are the proposed reforms?The introduction of a supporters' scheme. This is expected to be free of charge and supporters will have the right to vote in leadership elections.Dropping the requirement for people to have been a member fo...
Letting fees are an unfair cost pushed onto tenants by greedy landlords.Today a bill to abolish letting fees achieved third reading in the House of Commons and I spoke in favour of the billThe leading cause of homelessness is the ending of a private re...
In an interview with The Guardian, I set out our ambitious plan to fix the UK's broken immigration system, end the Conservatives' hostile environment and celebrate the positive impact immigration has had on the United Kingdom.Our policy paper, A Fair D...