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The Green Liberal Democrats promote environmental issues within the party and in collaboration with other organisations.

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.

Checkout our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/greenlibdems/info/

Our latest News Articles:

  • Vince Cable
    Article: May 12, 2018
    By Keith Melton

    Vince Cable

    The programme for the 30th birthday Conference of the Green Liberal Democrats is looking good folks. This last few days has seen the confirmation of our STAR speakers, so Sir Vince Cable MP will be coming along to speak. Vince was one of the co-authors of the Brundtland Commission report back in 1987 which introduced us to the concept of Sustainable development, thus taking the heat out of the growth/no growth debate which had been raging up to then. Perhaps we can anticiapate an up-to-date review of the current status of "Sustainable Development" in 2018 from vince, who is an Honorary Professor of Economics at Nottingham University, the venue for our conference.

  • Article: May 8, 2018
    By Keith Melton

    The short video here is a brief interview with one of the speakers coming to the Green Liberal Democrat conference on Saturday 19th May.

    Click this link for the video >>>> https://youtu.be/93fhHpn3VYs

    Penney Poyzer will be speaking about food poverty and some of the solutions she and her colleagues have put in place in the City of Nottingham. Research has shown that we could provide up to 10% of our food requirements by growing stuff in our cities and towns, but that requires a completely different mind-set for politicians to recognise the possibilities and develop the political will to convert public spaces to achieve anything like this potential.

  • Article: May 8, 2018
    By Keith Melton

    CALLING ALL LIBERAL DEMOCRATS within 20 miles of Nottingham University`s Jubilee Campus...

    We are making available 20 Half-Price tickets for local members for the Green Liberal Democrat 30th Birthday Conference to be held on the Jubilee Campus of Nottingham University on the 19th May, just under two weeks time.

  • Article: May 4, 2018
    By Keith Melton

    CONGRATULATIONS New Councillors!

    Well done to those of you who have made the breakthrough. Some of you may have been councillors already and regained a seat, but some of you will be first time councillors and we have designed something especially for you to make your mark on Environmental issues. We have a training event on introducing GREEN issues into your locality. It is part of our 30th Birthday Bash for the Green Liberal Democrats which was formed in Nottingham back in 1988 when the Liberal Party merged with the SDP to form the Liberal Democrats.

  • Libraries play a key part in the community
    Article: Apr 25, 2018
    By Mark Watkin

    At today's meeting of the Education, Libraries and Localism Cabinet Panel. The Liberal Democrat team voted against the County's plans to outsource their much loved and highly popular Library Service while the Labour Group leader abstained. In spite of this, the Conservative led Panel agreed to the County developing a detailed business case before finally deciding whether to go ahead with the scheme.

  • Palace of Westminster.
    Article: Apr 24, 2018

    The Government has tonight been defeated in the House of Lords on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill.

    An amendment on the customs union supported by the Liberal Democrats, Crossbenchers, Labour, and Conservative peers has passed by 348 votes to 225.

    The defeat forces the government to lay a report before Parliament outlining the steps taken to negotiate a customs union as part of the framework for a future UK-EU relationship, and prevents the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 until these steps have been taken.

    This is a hugely significant moment, the House of Lords has come together to show the government that remaining in a customs union is key to the UK's future prosperity.

    Securing this win on a cross-party basis rams home how out of touch the government have been on this issue and that they drastically need to change tack from the destructive hard Brexit they are pursuing.

  • Palace of Westminster.
    Article: Apr 24, 2018

    Empowering and thought-provoking, this intensive training weekend for aspiring female MPs will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to run as a successful candidate.

    Many current and former female Lib Dem MPs started their journeys at an FWMP event and you could be next!

    The invaluable opportunities, skills and advice you will gain include:

  • Document: Apr 24, 2018
    366.48 KiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    Policy areas for campaigning that should be picked out in any manifesto (national or local) which contribute to particular needs/ improvement at any time, or used to inspire local campaigns :

  • Article: Apr 14, 2018
    By Keith Melton


    YOU may have the opportunity to gain one of ten FREE places at the Green Liberal Democrat conference in May. And the good news is that we have extended the deadline for entry into the competition. The deadline for entering WAS going to be Noon on Friday 20th April, but we have extended the deadline to Noon on Monday 30th April - so you have ten extra days to get that short essay written.

  • Article: Apr 9, 2018
    By Keith Melton

    Take advantage of this promotion

    In order to reduce the stresses of making sure I am at the conference venue promptly on the morning of 19th May I just decided to book myself into the De Vere Hotel on the Jubilee Campus for the night of Friday 18th May. Early breakfast, two minute walk to the conference venue along the lakeside walkway, Hey Presto, I am onsite. I do not have to worry about last minute traffic jams in Nottingham, even though I only live near Newark, less than an hour away on a good day.