What’s being debated in our members’ forum this week?

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Ed Miliband’s speech: tricky message, poor timing

I've quite a lot of time for Ed Miliband. Politics needs intelligent, thoughtful folk with ...

RIP Cllr Jo Stephenson, Lib Dem leader in Cumbria

Jo Stephenson, Deputy Leader of Cumbria County Council and Lib Dem group leader, has died. ...

Social Liberal Forum Conference – a belated report of an enriching day

This time last week, ...

Lord Rennard: Lib Dems continue investigation into peer while party official apologises for lapse

The Guardian reports today on the latest developments in the Lord Rennard case, specifically: A ...

Ed Davey writes… Delivering on climate change & delivering on fuel poverty

I write this while on a visit to ...

By-election update: Staplehurst gain by 6 votes

There were eight principal by-elections this week in Blackpool, Doncaster, Maidstone, Northumberland, Reading, Rhondda, Walsall and Windsor. The Liberal Democrats made two gains, Labour held ...

Careers Guidance and Education in Schools

The 2011 Education Act made a radical change in provision for careers advice for young ...

GDP above pre-crash level; strongest growth in G7

Today's figures from the Office for National Statistics show growth of 0.8% in the second quarter of 2014, bringing UK GDP above the ...

Opinion: It is the end of the two-state solution that will bring peace to Gaza

There are many times throughout history where man has stood by and allowed inhumanity to win the day. One of few positives that can be ...

LibLink: Charles Kennedy: Why our destiny must lie with the F word

The Independence Referendum campaign continues to be depressing. The only really good things associated with ...

Opinion: Gaza – can anyone recall the root causes?

Israel’s current actions – indeed its actions since 1948 ...

Nick Clegg: The more men speak out against FGM, the sooner we can stop it

Cosmopolitan magazine caught up with Nick Clegg at the Girl Summit ...

Ukip may well win a seat in May 2015. But the least likely person to get elected is Nigel Farage

This week saw the latest in Lord Ashcroft's polls of ...

LibLink: Tim Farron – Where have all the political giants gone?

Over on politics.co.uk, party president Tim Farron has ...

Good news: Voters places themselves and the Lib Dems in the centre. Bad news: that doesn’t mean they’re liberals

"There's no future for the Lib Dems as a party of the centre," goes the cry from radicals on both wings of our party. So ...

Nick Clegg: I want to hardwire LGBT rights into our entire human rights agenda

The Commonwealth Games opens in Glasgow in a couple of hours and ...

Ayoub Khan selected as Liberal Democrat candidate for West Midlands Police and Crime Commisioner by-election

A by-election is to take place on 21st August for the post of West Midlands ...

Opinion: Alice vs the System: Lessons from a lifetime of “help” from public services #2

This is the second article in the series about Alice ...

David Ward apologises for his tweet and calls for more action by world community to end humanitarian crisis in Gaza

David Ward has apologised for last night's tweet,  saying that he does not condone ...

Full steam ahead on infrastructure

One thing that struck ...

The Gender Agenda #3: Is there such a thing as “Women’s Policy”?

I was long-winded last time so let’s try brevity: yes, and no. When people talk about ...

Ed Davey: Non-nuclear energy approach is “negligent” and “risky” #slfconf

On Monday, I summarised the appearances of Ed Davey ...

Opinion: Beware conflating offence with racism – Don’t demand David Ward’s expulsion

I recently saw for the first time the new monument commemorating the sacrifices paid ...

David Ward: “if I lived in #Gaza would I fire a rocket? – probably yes”

A year ago David Ward, Lib Dem MP for Bradford East, had the party whip temporarily withdrawn after he accused "the Jews" of "inflicting ...

In Full: Nick Clegg’s speech to the Girl Summit

It's hard to imagine the event that took place in London today happening 20 ...

Paul Burstow writes … Depression touches all of our lives

Depression affects as many as 1 in 4 of us in ...

Julian Huppert writes … The first Girl Summit

Today London hosts the first Girl Summit. Liberal Democrats in Government across every department have ...

The Right Hon Norman Lamb MP

No, that isn't an error. Norman Lamb has just been made a member of ...

Lord Sharkey calls for convictions for homosexuality to be posthumously disregarded

While the attention yesterday evening was on the Lord's debate on revenge porn, Lib Dems were also supporting another amendment ...