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Help Helen Belcher get elected as MP for Chippenham

There is so much that is fantastic about our great country.

But the Conservative and Labour parties are letting us down.

Brexit has dominated our politics for too long. It's time for it to stop. The only way to do that is to remain as full members of the EU, with our feet under the table, making the laws that affect us. Because of the trade we do in Europe, leaving the EU, whether with or without a deal, means years more of tortuous and divisive negotiations.

Some people accuse me of not believing in Britain, purely because I think we should remain part of the EU.

Let me set out the Britain I believe in:

  • A country which works with other nations, as well as competing economically;
  • A country which cares for the vulnerable, recognising that tragedy can hit any one of us at any time;
  • A country which values opportunity, ensuring that everyone has the education and skills they need to prosper;
  • A country which values individual creativity, not reducing everything to a raw economic value;
  • A country which is fair, allowing everyone access to justice and the right of reply.
  • I am working to be the next MP for the Chippenham constituency because I want to help shape our brighter future.

Helen Belcher for Chippenham

Help us get Helen elected:

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  • Article: Sep 14, 2020

    I've been a member for many years but like many others, I'd never taken the plunge and dived into conference.

    That all changed last year when I went to the 2019 Lib Dem Party Conference in Bournemouth.

    I didn't know what to expect, but before I knew it, I was meeting fellow Lib Dems from across the country, sharing stories, learning new tricks, and feeling at home with over 3,000 like-minded members who share my values.

  • Article: Sep 8, 2020

    Saturday sees the first full meeting of our new Steering Group, created by the Federal Board in a pilot to find ways of improving how we run the party. As the Thornhill Election Review found in frank detail, failing to run the party well hinders our election prospects.

    Elections will be very much on our mind as one of our major items of business is next May's elections. The combination of general elections in Scotland and Wales plus two rounds of local elections in one will make this much more than a usual May. How much normal party activity to put aside so we can focus on the elections will be one of the issues discussed. It's always tempting to stop everything for the next election, but do that too often and many long-term problems build up. Some careful judgements will be needed.

  • Article: Sep 3, 2020
    By Layla Moran

    The new law, aimed at stamping out protests that have racked Hong Kong for the past year, can "prevent, stop and punish any acts or activities" that severely endanger national security." Such charges are often used in mainland China to silence dissidents and other political opponents. It has already been used to silence people.

  • Article: Sep 2, 2020
    By Alistair Carmichael

    Alan, his mum and his five-year-old brother had drowned as they attempted to cross from Turkey to Kos in a small inflatable boat, having fled the violence of ISIL and Assad's civil war.

    The Conservatives voted against providing a safe haven for children who've been forced to flee their homes and separated from their families.

  • Layla Moran
    Article: Sep 1, 2020

    Lib Dem Leader Ed Davey has announced a new team of spokespeople who will hold the Government to account and rebuild our party.

    Layla Moran

    Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs & International Development

  • Article: Sep 1, 2020

    Those who have put their lives at risk for our country are welcome to live in it.

    Like the rest of our wonderful NHS and care staff, hundreds of thousands of people from other countries are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, putting themselves in harm's way to make sure we get the care we need.

  • Article: Sep 1, 2020

    Party Reform

    This month we received a report on progress against the Thornhill Report and we felt that the party was making good progress on some of the key points raised.

    Whilst there is still much to do, there is a feeling that what we are setting in place will be good for the future. The Party is improving its ability to work across different parts of itself (HQ, ALDC, the States and Regions) and, despite the challenge of Coronavirus, is ploughing on with the reforms necessary to elect more Liberal Democrats.

  • Article: Sep 1, 2020
    By Flo Clucas

    Our Party is going through a period of change. The General Election Review was one of the reviews commissioned by the Party, to look at how we organise ourselves for elections and how we can do things better.

    The Party has also asked for a review of Party organisations - known as AOs, Associated Organisations and SAOs, Specified Associated Organisations. These are organisations in the Party that cover everything, from Green Liberal Democrats to Liberal Democrat Women and everything in between. If you are a member of one of the Party's organisations, then this survey is for you. We want your views both on the support the Party gives to your organisation and what changes can and should be made.

  • Article: Aug 27, 2020
    By Sir Ed Davey MP

    I'd like to start by thanking my friend Layla Moran. Layla, you fought a passionate campaign, full of energy.

    I'd like to start by thanking my friend Layla Moran.

    Since becoming an MP, you have inspired so many people, particularly young people. Your future is bright and I look forward to you playing a big role in my team.

  • Article: Aug 26, 2020

    The booklet of party reports for our autumn conference has now been published. It has been an unprecedented year and your help in keeping the party going through those challenges is greatly appreciated.

    These reports give you updates on everything from how conference is run to the latest on our policy-making process, the state of our finances, the working of our complaints system and the Federal Board's work on your behalf.