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Welcome - Please vote Liberal Democrat on Thursday 12thDecember 2019, or by Postal Ballot.

GLD postersThe General Election may have been called because of the long-running problems of Brexit, but this election is also about how we deal with the Climate Crisis which threatens the very existence of life on Earth; and about Air Pollution which leads to increased pressure on our NHS service; and about threats to our natural environment from biodiversity losses and so on.

Green Liberal Democrats believe we are stronger in Europe to tackle these big questions, "Bollox to Brexit".
But we also need to look to policies for the longer term once brexit is out of the way.

Liberal Democrats have the most comprehensive set of plans to tackle the Climate Crisis. This policy, agreed recently by the party, commits us to URGENT ACTION to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases of all kinds within the life of the next parliament - the one YOU are voting for now!

Our latest News Articles:

  • Jo Swinson: We're ready!
    Article: Nov 6, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats are surging across the UK. We've won hundreds of council seats and 15 brilliant new MEPs - our best election results ever.

    People are tired of the same dreary offers from the Conservative and Labour parties. Whether it's the days of the empire or 1970s socialism, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn want to take our country backwards.

  • Climate Emergency meeting with Wera Hobhouse MP (Kevin Daws)
    Article: Nov 3, 2019
    By Wera Hobhouse MP

    Lib Dems: Labour have no plan to tackle the climate emergency

    Responding to Labour's promise to make all new-build homes "zero carbon" by 2022, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for the Climate Emergency and the Environment Wera Hobhouse said:

    "This Labour policy is nothing more than a vague aspiration. With no specific commitments and no mention of the 4 million non-domestic buildings that need upgrading too, this is nothing more than a superficial attempt to appear serious about tackling the climate emergency.

    "The Liberal Democrats are the only party with a clear and realistic plan to solve the climate crisis. It is already Liberal Democrat policy to make new homes zero carbon by 2021, cut almost all emissions by 2030 and ensure the UK is net zero by 2045.

    "It is time the Labour Party were held to account on their failure to set out to the British public exactly how they would achieve what they are calling for. Announcements with no plan behind them are unacceptable and the British public deserve better.

    "This election is a once in a generation opportunity; the Liberal Democrat's have a radical plan to build a brighter future for our planet by solving the climate emergency."

  • GLD Stall - visit from Jo Swinson (Kevin Daws)
    Article: Nov 2, 2019
    By Sir Ed Davey MP

    Fracking move won't make up for Tory neglect of the environment

    Responding the Government ending support for fracking in the UK, former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey said:

    "A moratorium on fracking is welcome but it is not a ban. Liberal Democrats back an immediate ban now - given the evidence we are now in a climate emergency.

    "The law Liberal Democrats passed to protect communities from earthquakes and seismic tremors caused by fracking has done alot to prevent the Conservatives pressing ahead with fracking. It is not surprising to me that our brake has now led to this.

    "But this belated, eve of election policy pause won't distract voters from the Tories' shocking record on the environment - not least the Prime Minister's, when he lobbied to relax air pollution laws.

    "With Johnson desperate to please his climate change denier friend, Donald Trump, we know that Brexit would see a bonfire of environmental regulations. The Tories are about as eco-friendly as a dustbin fire.

    "This election gives the public an opportunity to vote for a brighter future. A Liberal Democrat government would declare a climate crisis and introduce a radical new programme of investment in clean, climate technology."

  • Turtles at sea
    Article: Oct 30, 2019
    By Keith Melton

    Turtles at sea

    There is a story about Pacific islanders of old who used to go fishing for sea turtles. It always took a while just to catch one and, if the fishing was good and they were catching plenty, once they had caught at least three, they would attach a rope to each turtle and attach the other end of the rope to a ring. The islanders knew that the natural reaction of the turtles would be to swim away from each other. If they were thus attached, they would expend a lot of energy swimming but, overall, they would get nowhere, so the islanders could leave them untended and keep on fishing, knowing they would hardly have moved in the water, preventing each other from getting away. They could then all be picked up with ease once the fishing trip was complete

  • Carlisle Station by Richard Sutcliffe (Richard Sutcliffe)
    Article: Oct 30, 2019
    By Fiona Southern

    "As MP for Carlisle, I will work for better, affordable and greener public transport throughout Carlisle and to Newcastle and the West Coast." - Julia Aglionby

    Better Public Transport for Carlisle

    Carlisle is fortunate to have good rail links along the west coast mainline but our cross-country services to Newcastle and Leeds, and the coastal service, are not fit for purpose. Rolling stock is outdated and inadequate for demand, whilst journey times are too slow. Good public transport is essential for business, giving opportunities to deepen the labour market and get significant numbers of people to and from our city centres. It is also fundamental in our fight against climate change - people will only reduce car journeys if there are viable alternatives.

  • Article: Oct 30, 2019

    The Early Parliamentary Election Bill has just passed the Commons. It's full steam ahead for an election on the 12th December.

    It's likely to be the most important General Election in our lifetimes. And the Liberal Democrats are going into it as the only party that will stop Brexit on day 1.

    We're ready for this. We have an ambitious plan for the future of our country, where every single person and community can thrive. But we need your help if we're going to win - and here's how you can make that happen.

  • GLD posters
    Article: Oct 25, 2019
    By Keith Melton

    Please cast your votes for....

    Graham Neale >>> 1st Pref for Federal Board;

    Keith Melton >>> 1st Pref for FCC & FPC

    Let`s "walk the walk" as well as "talk the talk".

    We believe we are living through a defining moment in politics. The absolute threat of the climate crisis will change the way politics works. We need to fully embrace the Environment, for our planet, and for the electoral advantage it will bring. Liberal Democrats stand out from the crowd because we have taken it seriously for many years now.

  • Rate of UK emissions of CO2, megatonnes per annum (Steve Bolter)
    Article: Oct 2, 2019
    By Steve Bolter
    In 2007, our Lib Dem policy paper 82, "Zero Carbon Britain - Taking a Global Lead", led the way by setting out how we would achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

    In the Coalition years Secretaries of State for Energy and Climate Change, Lib Dems Chris Huhne and then Ed Davey, were in constant battle with the Tory controlled Treasury, yet made significant progress towards our goal, and continued to do so until 2015.

  • GLD Stall - visit from Jo Swinson (Kevin Daws)
    Article: Sep 30, 2019
    By Kevin Daws

    Green Liberal Democrats at the 2019 Autumn Conference in Bournemouth


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    Article: Sep 22, 2019
    By George Miles

    Climate Debate on Monday 16th September 2019 at the Liberal Democrat Conference, Bournemouth

    The Policy Paper PDF Tackling the Climate Emergency - Policy Paper 139
    can be found from the LibDem website here

    Facebook discussion here

    The wording of the motion,
    copied from https://www.libdems.org.uk/conference-autumn-19-motions


the "environmental conscience" of the Liberal Democrats

We regard climate change as one of the biggest challenges of our generation. Countries around the world urgently need to implement the commitments made in 2015 at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. Some countries are making significant progress but the UK is currently failing to demonstrate clear political leadership to address the urgent environmental problems facing the planet. The Green Liberal Democrats seek to influence political policies, both within the Liberal Democrats and across the wider political spectrum.

Our objectives are to:

  • promote a green approach to policy formation within the Liberal Democrats.

  • provide information and political education from a green perspective to party activists and elected representatives.

  • establish and develop links with the wider green movement.

  • welcome those that share our aims into the Green Liberal Democrats, to encourage participation in its activities and to ensure equality of opportunity for all members.

We seek to build support within the electorate for the transition to a green economy. If you would like to become involved there is a wide range of opportunities to contribute your skills, knowledge and enthusiasm. Join on line here.

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Welcome to the Green Liberal Democrats…
the "environmental conscience" of our Party

GLD AGM 2019

Sat 23rd November
at LibDemHQ George St,
(1pm Refreshments, 2pm Speaker, 3pm formal AGM)

Nomination forms have been emailed to all paid up members Libdem Spring Conference York 2019 GLD Fringes (Graham Neale (c))

GLD Events at Bournemouth LibDem Conference September 2019.