From Dan Schmeising, Liberal Democrats <[email protected]>
Subject It's all happening
Date November 21, 2021 6:00 AM
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Liberal Democrats Your November Liberal Democrat Newsletter is here! Read on to
learn more.

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John’s November Briefing from the Liberal Democrats.

Hi John,

Welcome to your November Newsletter from the Liberal Democrats. It's been a
busy month with lots of our activists headed to North Shropshire to help Helen
Morgan get a great result. We've also been consulting on our policy on Europe
and on ways to improve how the party works.

Catch up on all that, as well as the highlights of the LibDems in the media

Lend a hand in North Shropshire

Meet Helen - our candidate for the North Shropshire by-election.

We have a huge task ahead of us. Postal votes drop next weekend and we have
over 6,000 doors to knock on by then. Can you help us secure a great result by
pledging just one day of your time?

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I'll make a donation  ➜ <[link removed]>

In this month's briefing

* North Shropshire
* Shape our policy on Europe
* Liberal Democrats in the press: get the highlights
* Vice-President election - hear from the candidates
* Catch up on the best of Ad Lib
* Climate action swag!
* Latest Party news

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Shape our policy on Europe

Our Federal Policy Committee is consulting on what you think our policy on
Europe should be going forwards.

Make sure that your views are included, take the survey today.

The Survey is open until midnight on Tuesday 30th November, so make sure you
don't miss out on having your say.

Get started  ➜ <[link removed]>

The best of the Liberal Democrats in the Press

Ed Davey backs carbon border tax for UK to force polluting China to cut
emissions 🎉
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Ed Davey for the i

Lib Dems propose independent sleaze and corruption inquiry
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Catch up on Coverage of our calls for an independent inquiry into sleaze

Liberal Democrats celebrate 'stonking' win in Gloucester council by-election.
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Celebrating Liberal Democrat Success!

Call for a new Bank Holiday to honour British troops
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Jamie Stone has led calls for the UK and Scottish Governments to introduce a
new bank holiday.

Call for probe into contract to firm that hired Tory MP
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Jane Dodds on the BBC

Election for new Vice President underway

Nominations closed last week for the Vice President responsible for working
with ethnic minority communities election and six candidates have made it onto
the ballot and are competing for your vote.

Click the link below to see the hustings, or scroll down to hear from each of
the candidates.

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Meet the candidates

Rabi Martins
I want to be Vice President to tackle the BME Deficit within the Party. This
is something I have been striving to achieve ever since I chaired the first
Race Equality Working Group in 2001. As Vice President I will take action to
empower and support BME members.
Read more here ➜ <[link removed]>

Amna Ahmad
As a party committed to equality, it is vital that we apply our values and
make real change now. I will provide the positive vision and leadership we need
to make that happen. Please support me with your first choice vote.
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Roderick Lynch
I am standing for vice-President because Change Can’t Wait and the party needs
a candidate with a track record that demonstrates they have made change happen.
The party must recognise that if we don’t attract ethnic minority support we
cannot win through.
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Tahir Maher
Ethnic minority (EM) population is sizable in parts of the UK. A party that
supports communities, we should serve them better. This party hasn’t developed
and supported many EM’s members to maximise their potential. I have the
experience to work with others to help correct this.
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Marisha Ray
Marisha Ray will work tirelessly to create a diverse party by tackling the
racism, which too many experience, in a liberal proportionate way through
culture change; she has a record of success in remunerated roles; Marisha
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Julliet Makhapila
Julliet Makhapila, Vice President for Liberal Democrats
You vote matters and is a Vote for Hope, Action and Transformation.
Read more here ➜ <[link removed]>

On Ad Lib: Shropshire awaits

North Shropshire, standing more candidates and more - read party president
Mark Pack's November update to members now:

Read more  ➜ <[link removed]>

The best of AdLib

* Join us for a Q&A with Mark Pack and Dorothy Thornhill on how implementing
the Thornhill review is going
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* One rule for the Conservatives, another for the rest of us
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* Time for Conservative MPs to stand against sewage dumping
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* Another step towards scrapping the Vagrancy Act 🙌
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Climate action merch!

COP26 may be over, but the Liberal Democrat campaign against the climate
crisis continues. If 1.5° is to be anything but a pipe-dream, we need climate
action now.

Show your support with our range of Climate Action merchandise - available

Buy now  ➜
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Upcoming Events

The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected people's mental health and
wellbeing in many ways.
Have your say and join us for an in-depth discussion and hot debate on Mental
Health issues with our esteemed panel.

Tuesday 23rd November
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6:00 pm to 7:00pm

Register now  ➜
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Lib Dem Training

Want to hone your campaign skills, learn something new or just have fun? Join
us for Lib Dem Training

Every week!
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6:00 pm to 7:00pm

See training  ➜ <[link removed]>

Latest Party News

Governance Consultation. How we organise our Party is fundamental to how
successful we are at delivering our liberal vision of Britain. Help us get it
right, take part in our Governance Consultation.

The 2019 General Election Review (the Thornhill Review) set out how we must
change in order to succeed at future elections. Since its publication, in many
areas we have made strides, but there is still much to do, particularly to
address the criticism the review made about the role and size of the Federal

The Board is therefore currently running a consultation on its own future.
Based on your feedback, the Board intends to bring at least one option for
reform to the 2022 Spring Federal Conference.

Please do take the time to have your voice heard, to find out more and
respond to our survey here. The deadline for submissions is December 8th.Learn
more and take part here ➜
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Disciplinary Consultation. We currently have various statements governing how
we expect our members to behave - towards each other, online, towards members
of the public and in public facing roles.

We are looking to bring these together into a cohesive set of documents that
talk not just about the things we shouldn’t do, but also about how we can
behave positively towards each other to create a better experience for every

We’ve created a short survey with plenty of room for you have your say
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consultation event with Mary Regnier-Wilson, the chair of FPDC, and Candy
Piercy who heads up the Disciplinary Sub Group of the Federal Board.Do join us
on December 2nd at 1800.
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Thanks for reading - and see you next month!

Best wishes,
Dan Schmeising (he/him)
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Liberal Democrats

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