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  • Document: Mar 16, 2018
    280.38 KiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    Green Liberal Democrats (GLD) Accreditation Process for Candidates/those in post.

    This is for endorsement as a Liberal Democrat who visibly supports 'Green'values & policies
     Benefits to the candidate of a simple way to show their green credentials to voters, to
    enlist support from green Liberal Democrats and be supported by GLD resources. The GLD accredited candidate will have a right to use the GLD logo with their literature
     Benefits to the Green Liberal Democrats of promoting policies internally &externally. GLD will have the right to publish lists of accredited candidates and to promote support for them amongst GLD members and publicly.

    Principle Requirements

    1. To be both a Green Liberal Democrat and Liberal Democrat paid-up member.

    2. To uphold the values of the Green Liberal Democrats and key policies below.

    3. To be able to show their support by some action in these areas (past & ongoing).

    4. To not bring the Liberal Democrats or Green Liberal Democrats into disrepute.

    Accreditation Process

    The applicant should be in the process of seeking councillor, parliamentary or other party post candidature approval or election.
    The accreditation process target is to achieve decision within 3weeks.
    If approved the accreditation lasts for 5years (notwithstanding rights to remove it).

    1. Applicants to fill out a sort application form committing to the above.

    2. Executive Officer to assess the form, interview the candidate by whatever means to sufficient level to achieve their approval. In cases of multiple candidates seeking accreditation the GLD Exec reserves the right to select only one outstanding candidate.

    3. Treasurer to check their membership situation.

    4. Recording of the accreditation on an online database visible to GLD members so that they can look up candidates to support.

    Note the same titular GLD Executive Officer or the GLD Chair can withdraw the accreditation at any point if there is evidence the candidate is not meeting the principle requirements.

    The candidate for GLD Accreditation has a right to appeal to the GLD chair and beyond that to the GLD President whose decision will be final.

    Candidate needs to sign up to the Mission and Objectives below (as in GLD Constitution)

     I shall raise awareness of environmental issues among the electorate and encourage them to support these issues within Liberal Democrat social and economic policies.

     I will promote a green approach to policy formation and implementation.

     I will seek out and provide information and political education from a green perspective to the electorate.

     I will establish and develop links with the wider green movement. 

     I will welcome those that share concern for the environment and encourage their support for green Liberal Democrat policies.

    Candidate name................................................. Date: ..............................
    Seat area/organisation role ..................................................................................
    If this commitment is rescinded by the candidate then GLD must be informed.

    GLD Process for accreditation of candidates Issue1. Approved by GLD Exec 25Feb2018

  • A sponge cake with roll-it-out icing
    Article: Mar 14, 2018
    By Keith Melton

    I made my first ever cake in over seventy years to celebrate our 30th Birthday appearance at the Spring Conference in Southport and we had a competition to guess the weight of the cake for a £1 entry fee. The prize was, of course, the cake PLUS a FREE entry to the Green Liberal Democrat Conference in Nottingham on 19th May.

  • Document: Mar 3, 2018
  • Article: Mar 3, 2018
    By Keith Melton

    Competition for 10 FREE places for YOUNG Lib Dems

    Green Liberal Democrat Spring conference 19th May

    The Green Liberal Democrats (GLD - established in 1988) are holding a major conference at the Jubilee Campus of Nottingham University on 19th May 2018, to celebrate the group`s 30th Birthday. As well as looking back at the greening of Liberal Democracy over the years, the important stuff will be to decide on our current campaigning priorities as the environmental conscience of the Party and looking ahead to the next 30 years, trying to develop a body of sustainable development policies.

  • Ed Davey (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Mar 3, 2018
    By The Voice in Liberal Democrat Voice

    The Government's refusal to grant a licence for the medicinal use of cannabis to 6 year old Alfie Dingley has been in the news this week. His mother says that when he was given the drug in the Netherlands, under the supervision of paediatricians there, his Epilepsy improved.

    Ed Davey called on the Government to look at the evidence and listening to those who know what they are talking about.

  • Article: Mar 3, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron says that new multi-million-pound flood defence schemes along the River Kent could be in vain if the Government fail to hold water companies to a higher standard.

    At the moment, while the Environment Agency's standard for all new flood defences is to withstand a one in 100-year rainfall event, the industry standard for drainage is just to withstand a one in 30-year rainfall event.

  • MN & NN McDonalds
    Article: Mar 3, 2018
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Liberal Democrats are very concerned about a planning application for a drive through McDonalds on the former Gala Bingo Site at Evreux Way and have 'called in' the application to the Planning Committee.

    The site is identified in the existing Town Centre Core Strategy as a major redevelopment site. It is also in the emerging Local Plan as a prime leisure and retail venue.

  • Article: Mar 1, 2018
    By Tom Brake

    If this speech was supposed to offer an olive branch to Remainers, Boris must have picked up the other version.

    A clear majority of Remain and Leave voters oppose the damaging hard Brexit Boris so vigorously advocates.

    They do not want job cuts triggered by tougher trading conditions with our largest export market or life-threatening uncertainty at the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

    Boris's antipathy towards the common rules and standards which apply within the EU, and to trade within the EU, is in stark contrast to Brexiters head-long rush to adopt common standards with the US which would require the UK to accept chlorine-washed chicken, hormone-fed beef, GMO products and potentially open up the NHS to US private health companies.

    If Boris is seeking to establish himself as the standard bearer of liberalism, he should dump plans to come out of the Single Market and Customs Union and campaign to stay in the world's largest free trade area.

  • Norman Lamb
    Article: Mar 1, 2018
    By Katherine Sellgren BBC News family and education reporter in BBC

    Are you concerned about the impact social media and screen-use are having on young people? If so, MPs are looking to hear your thoughts.

    The Commons Science and Technology Committee has announced an inquiry into the impact of social media and screen-use on young people's health.

    The committee says it wants to hear the views of young people themselves, as well as of teachers and youth workers.

  • rats
    Article: Mar 1, 2018
    By Bryan Lewis

    Warnings have been issued about a possible onslaught of rats, mice, and wasps as more cuts are made year on year. Wolverhampton Liberal Democrats say the action has 'hurt the poorest' people in the City.

    New data, released under the Freedom of Information Act, shows that while the Council has kept the service in house since 2013, the budget for pest control has been cut substantially. In the past, members of the public have been able to call out pest control officers from the council for free assessments.