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The Green Liberal Democrats seek to promote the cause of environmentalism within and outside the Party.

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The Liberal Democrats have a proud record of being the greenest major political party: we aim to ensure that it stays that way!

Recent updates

  • yorkshire against fracking
    Article: May 23, 2016

    Thirsk and Malton Liberal Democrats


    21st May 2016

    Liberal Democrats across North Yorkshire have vowed to make fracking a major issue at next years County Council elections if councillors pass the controversial application to allow it to take place in rural Ryedale.

    Thirsk and Malton Liberal Democrat spokesperson, Di Keal said:

  • Article: May 22, 2016
    By Simon Oliver

    The following has been received from the GLD Chair, Simon Oliver:

    Dear colleagues
    After much reflection, it is with deep regret that I must tender my resignation as Chair of the Green Liberal Democrats. It has become clear that the irrevocable collapse of one key relationship within the organisation has triggered increasing inertia and undermined Executive morale. As Chair I must assume responsibility and regard my continuation in the role as harmful to the organisation.
  • Catherine Bearder MEP of the year 2016
    Article: May 4, 2016
    By Paul Haydon

    Catherine was awarded in the MEP of the Year category for her work fighting for stronger European targets to tackle air pollution. The judges commended Catherine for generating public awareness of the issue and championing EU action to improve air quality, often in the face of opposition from the UK government.

  • Wind Turbines
    Article: May 3, 2016

    Preserving South Cambridgeshire's rural character in the face of unprecedented demands for housing and infrastructure developments whilst ensuring that its carbon emissions are minimised.

    Our pledges

    protect the green belt from development

    promote renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies on all houses

  • Hands off our Green Belt
    Article: Apr 22, 2016

    Liberal Democrat candidates in the city and parish council elections have joined local campaigners in condemning government plans to build 6,000 homes and business developments on green belt land backing on to Walmley. The loss of green land, on both sides of the A38, will amount to 175 acres.

    In a statement, lead candidate in Sutton Coldfield Jenny Wilkinson and parish candidate for New Hall ward where much of the development will take place, Ann Holtom said:

  • Article: Apr 18, 2016

    Scotland has some of the best green targets in the world but the hard truth is that they have been missed for the last four years. This needs to change.

    If Scotland is going to be the best again we need to start meeting our climate change goals.

    Climate change is one of the greatest threats to the planet's future but neither the Scottish nor the UK Governments seem to want to place the fight against it at the top of the agenda.

  • essex st pedalway
    Article: Apr 7, 2016
    By James Anthony

    Liberal Democrat candidate for Town Close, James Anthony, sent the following letter to the Evening News and EDP, questioning the Green Party account of the recent Pedalways scrutiny meeting.

    Dear Sirs,

    Having attended the Pedalways scrutiny meeting last month, I feel it is necessary to discredit the Green councillors' complaints over how the meeting was run.

  • Tim Farron MP
    Article: Mar 25, 2016

    Tim Farron MP launches Liberal Democrat's Birmingham campaign with a focus on reducing litter and fly tipping and improving recycling rates

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The Green Liberal Democrats is an Associated Organisation of the UK Liberal Democrat party.

We exist to:

  • Ensure that the Liberal Democrats' proud record of environmental leadership at all levels of government continues
  • Establish and develop links with the wider green movement.
  • Inform and educate party activists, policymakers, candidates and elected representatives on environmental issues.
  • Support individuals within the party who are advancing the agenda of environmental stewardship and generational justice.

Simon Oliver, GLD Chair