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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.

Graham Neale, GLD Chair

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Gas Flares (GreenLibDems.org.uk) Love Europe (facebook)The Green Liberal Democrats seek to promote the cause of environmentalism within and outside the Party.
The Liberal Democrats have a proud record of being the greenest major political party: we aim to ensure that it stays that way!
Help us campaign to reach a Zero-Carbon Britain by 2050

Lynne Featherstone's Spring 2017 Libdem conference speech about green issues

Recent updates

  • Cllr. Clive English at Wat Tyler Way accident hotspot
    Article: Apr 20, 2017
    By Clive English

    We previously reported that following sustained pressure from Liberal Democrat Councillors the Borough Council finally set up a working group to bring forward measures to improve Maidstone's dire air quality. This group, under the Chairmanship of High Street Liberal Democrat Councillor Clive English ,will deliver its full report in June, but action based on the group's work has already begun to be taken.

  • Article: Apr 20, 2017
    By Barry Holliday

    Sale of Green Investment Bank "politically dubious" - Ed Davey


    Ed Davey, former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has accused the government of engaging in a "politically dubious" act announcing the controversial sale of the Green Investment Bank to an Australian bank in a cut price deal.

  • Sarah Olney and Caroline Lucas
    Article: Apr 18, 2017
    By George Miles in GLD Challenge Magazine (December 2016)

    Book review of "The Alternative (towards a progressive politics), edited by Lisa Nandy (Labour), Caroline Lucas (Green), and Chris Bowers (LibDem). With contributions from members of SNP, Plaid and others.


    In Brighton at the 2016 LibDem Conference Caroline spoke not of a centrally controlled Progressive Alliance but of many alliances of progressives at many levels - local, regional, national, global. Not the old tribal politics where politicians claim their party is perfect and has all the answers and that all politicians of other parties are wrong about everything all the time. I agree with Nick.

    I tried to speed read this book to review it but couldn't; it has dozens of chapters by dozens of authors on so many subjects, including Andrew George, Andrew Simms, Carys Afoko, Chris Law, David Boyle, Duncan Brack, Frances O'Grady, Indra Adnan, John Curtice, Johnathan Edwards, Johnathan Rowson, Katie Ghose, Mhairi Black, Neal Lawson, Norman Lamb, Peter Hain, Ruth Lister, Siân Berry, Stephen Joseph, Steve Reed, Tim Farron, Uffe Elbaek, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Zoe Williams and Neal Lawson.

    Maybe I'll read one chapter a night.

    The Conservative Party are changing electoral boundaries to their advantage and could win the next UK parliamentary elections again with a minority of the vote if the oppositions remain squabbling and fighting: with every party standing in every seat under the unfair First Past the post system. Unless, as is happening this week in the 2016 Richmond By election some parties don't field candidates, for the greater good.

    They are against the small green progress made by LibDems Ministers in coalition, raising house insulation building regulations, encouraging sustainable green power generation etc, they're trashing our planet faster and faster for short term profits.

    Maybe by 2020 many of the disasters of Brexit (whatever that means) will have become apparent and voters will rebel against the propaganda of the cotrollers of the Sun, Daily Express and Daily Mail. But billionaires will again invest millions to get their people elected.

    Would the LibDem (and Labour) constitution have to be amended to allow formal and informal pacts? If in Herefordshire we have a Libdem standing in South Herefordshire and a Green in North Herefordshire (opposing 2 Tories - Bill Wiggin and Jesse Norman) would I in the north be able to got on my bike and deliver leaflets for the green half of our alliance or would that be against party rules, would I have to drive to south Herefordshire or be expelled as a traitor?

    The 'leader' or 'chair' of a Parliamentary Progressive Alliance need not be the one with the most loyal MPs (Diane Abbott / Jeremy Corbyn / Hilary Benn / Dan Jarvis ) but could be a respected mediator like Caroline, Mhairi or even Anna Soubry!

    George Miles dicegeorge@hotmail.com

  • Article: Apr 3, 2017
    By Tim Farron MP

    In this talk, Tim Farron MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, gave his assessment of the UK clean energy sector and put forward the steps the Liberal Democrats will take to work towards a zero-carbon Britain.

    Powering A New Economy: How a Clean Energy Revolution Means Britain Can Lead the World

    It's a privilege to be here at Policy Exchange, following in the footsteps of the great and the good - indeed it was from this very podium that Michael Gove launched his leadership bid.

  • Catherine Bearder MEP
    Article: Mar 31, 2017
    By Catherine Bearder MEP in Liberal Democrat Voice

    Last weekend the Liberal Democrats Spring Conference voted to support Guy Verhofstadt's proposed initiative to allow Brits to keep their EU citizenship (if they want to!). Lib Dems believe that with our country split nearly 50/50 on our EU membership, it would be unfair to allow the process of leaving the EU to completely ignore the wishes of the side that narrowly lost and who want to continue with the EU.

  • Document: Mar 29, 2017
    165.89 KiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    GLD Constitution (March 2017)


    This document contains the Constitution of the GLD (Pages 1 to 4)

    Plus Standing Orders (Page 5) and Election Regulations (Pages 6 to 8)

    The constitution is also available as a web page at:

    https://greenlibdems.org.uk/en/page/constitution


  • Nicholas Belfitt - Isle of Wight Libdem chair ()
    Article: Mar 23, 2017

    Isle of Wight County Press reports:

    "ISLE of Wight Lib Dems have taken their concerns about fracking to the party's national conference.

    Fighting fracking will be one of the party's manifesto pledges at May's Isle of Wight Council elections."

    More at: http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/fracking-a-manifesto-issue-for-isle-of-wight-lib-dems-98041.aspx

  • The hydrogen economy (http://www.green-gas.net/k-h/index.html)
    Article: Mar 22, 2017

    http://www.green-gas.net/k-h/index.html is a translation of Karl‐Heinz Tetzlaff's 2014 website

    In a hydrogen economy energy is utilised and traded at all levels only as hydrogen. In practice this means:

    • Conversion of all forms of energy into hydrogen
    • Distribution of Hydrogen to the end user via the gas grid
    • Decentralised conversion of hydrogen into electric power, heat and transport at the end user