Article: Jul 3, 2022
It's been a very successful time for the Liberal Democrats overall, with the local and regional election results being tremendously positive for the Liberal Democrats and showing great dissatisfaction with the Government.
Overall, Liberal Democrats have gained 224 councillors. This is fantastic - and it's important to recognise the different areas where our gains were made. We've gained in places like Kingston-Upon-Thames - but also taking over in Kingston-Upon-Hull. We've gained in Scotland (30% gain in councillors) - but also London. We've not only gained in rural areas but also cities and towns such as Woking and Gosport. We won from both Labour and the Tories - and so it is important to ensure we are not monolithic in our approaches to winning further seats. We have gained 3 more majority councils and taken control of many other areas, including Hull City Council - winning it from Labour.
Article: Apr 6, 2022
New faces - and how to get involved!
Firstly, congratulations to the new members on the Executive - Jill Hope has joined us as Secretary and Cllr William Houngbo has joined us as an Exec Member.William is Lib Dem Councillor for London Bridge and West Bermondsey (where he is re-standing for election) and Deputy Opposition Leader. He is originally from the Benin Republic in West Africa and was raised in Paris.
Article: Sep 15, 2021The last few months have been extremely busy for LDCRE.We have been working with HQ, with Parliamentarians and councillors, working for Conference. As if to highlight the importance of centreing race equality in the Party, we then had to sadly work on how to reclaim the race equality narrative nationally after the appalling comments coming out of the recent Torbay scandal.
Article: Jul 9, 2021By Chris Annous
Following on from the party's sensational election of Sarah Green in the Chesham & Amersham by-election there has been a lot of debate about the lessons that can be learned from this victory.
Lessons about what worked in the campaign, about how fragile the Conservatives' popularity really is and how this fits into the wider realignment of British politics have all been acknowledged and hotly debated.
Article: Jul 8, 2021
What is UK Black Pride?
UK Black Pride is Europe's largest celebration for African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Caribbean-heritage LGBTQI+ people. It took place last weekend and, in this article, I wanted to detail the history of the event and its importance to those of us who live in the LGBTQI+ and Minority Ethnic intersection.