Liberal Youth are very excited to present #WinningHere, our largest ever General Election campaign. We’ll be packing our bags and travelling up and down the country to help elect Liberal Democrat MPs, as well as hitting the phones in the run up to the election. For our action weekends we will be funding accommodation, transport and food to enable young members to travel to target seats to campaign for some of our most brilliant candidates. As well as lots of campaigning, the weekends will all have Saturday night socials – giving members the chance to get to know not only each other but the lovely locations you visit!Our plan for the General Election
This weekend we kicked off our General Election campaigning in Cardiff Central. It was a great weekend and we spoke to over 500 people on the doorstep!Campaigning in Cardiff!
Last Saturday was the Scottish Liberal Democrats autumn conference in Dunfermline. As usual Liberal Youth Scotland was there in force. Young members spoke on a range of issues from internships to a motion calling for the decriminalisation of sex work. This was a motion that numerous LYS members, particularly Jade Holden, had put an incredible amount of work into.LYS at Scottish Lib Dem Conference
On Sunday Oxford University Liberal Democrats, Lib Dem Women and OxWAb Lib Dems hosted a very successful action day in Oxford, including a talk on women in politics from Baroness Susan Kramer.Brilliant Campaign Day in Oxford
Young graduate Ben Fearne is the hip and happening Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for the Derbyshire Dales and he was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to chat to Liberal Youth about what it was like to be a 22 year old PPC.Interview with PPC Ben Fearn
On November 1st, Liberal Youth's new Federal Executive met for their first meeting - which was a roaring success!
A warm welcome to the new executive!
Sheffield Liberal Democrats have handed in their petition to the University of Sheffield to guarantee the University Arms. The petition has been signed by over 1700 students, staff and residents, in response to the University’s Campus Masterplan, which included a proposal to demolish the pub.Sheffield Petition to #SaveUniArms handed in!
This year, Liberal Youth had a great conference! Our two fringe events were a roaring success with some interesting debates surrounding unpaid internships and student voices. All followed by a great social with Julian Huppert MP and plenty of pizza, pasta and politics!Lib Dem Autumn Conference