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Why Liz Lynne should be President

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Rallying the troops

She understands the importance of the President getting out and about - she has an impressive record of visiting local parties and helping in local campaigns. "Mixing with members, not living in the Westminster bubble". As she is no longer a parliamentarian, she has a great deal of time to devote to the Party across the country.

Unique experience

She has been an activist at every level in a variety of Regions - she is unique in having been a campaigner and council candidate in London, a PPC in the East of England, MP in the North West and MEP in the Midlands - fighting rural seats, urban seats, against Labour and against the Conservatives. She has worked hard to improve the involvement of women, people with disabilities and people with different ethnic backgrounds in the Party. Liz has extensive media experience in putting the Party's message across on TV, Radio and in the press including on Question Time and Newsnight.

Understanding the role

She understands that the President is the eyes and ears of the Party - listening to members and feeding their views back to the centre. She knows that it might mean giving the leadership unpalatable news, it might mean working to win over members to support difficult decisions. She is aware that the President, elected by the membership, needs to work with the leader not for the leader.

News from Liz

  • Liz at Lib Dem HQ
    Article: Nov 24, 2014

    Under 48 hours until the ballot closes for the Presidential election. It has been an amazing campaign. I have managed to visit many constituencies up and down the country, winnable and unwinnable seats and have been out on the doorstep with some of our excellent councillors and activists. The one thing that has struck me more than anything else is the unswerving commitment and dedication to the Liberal Democrat cause that everyone has even though things are not easy for us at the moment. The poll closes at midday on Wednesday.

  • Liz at Lib Dem HQ
    Article: Nov 23, 2014

    I was sorry that the West Midlands hustings was cancelled in Birmingham yesterday, it was to be our last official hustings of the campaign. I haven't heard the reasons for cancellation yet but at least the West Midlands regional conference had chance to see videos of all three of us as the conference a couple of weeks ago. It was a shame that we couldn't have attended that but unfortunately it clashed with two other hustings.

  • Liz Lynne
    Article: Nov 19, 2014

    Another hustings meeting this evening, this time at Party HQ in London for Lib Dem staff. Good turnout and again some interesting and challenging questions.

  • Liz at EMLD hustings
    Article: Nov 17, 2014

    I attended the EMLD hustings in London this evening. We had some very interesting questions. The event was sponsored by Liberal Democrat Radio. I am off to the hospital again in the morning to find out how well the operation went. Maybe I shall find out why I am still in so much pain.

  • Liz Lynne
    Article: Nov 16, 2014

    Yesterday was amazing. Thanks to a good friend who took me there and back in the same day, I was able to attend the Welsh Hustings, conference and dinner in Aberystwyth. It was excellent and it was well worth going even though it was extremely exhausting and I was still in a lot of pain.

  • Liz at hustings in Haringey
    Article: Nov 13, 2014

    I was delighted that I managed to get to the Haringey hustings meeting this evening. I am still feeling very battered and bruised but it was great to be back on the campaign trail. It is interesting trying to figure out what you can and can't do with just one hand.

  • Liz at Lib Dem HQ
    Article: Nov 9, 2014

    Thank you everyone for all your good wishes, they were much appreciated. I came out of hospital today after having the operation yesterday to insert the metal plate in my wrist. Still quite painful but will be out campaigning again soon. I am sorry that I missed campaigning in Cambridge on Friday but also the hustings meetings in Cambridge and Maidstone yesterday but I am delighted that Chris Maines and Kelly-Marie Blundell were able to speak on my behalf and I should like to thank them very much.

  • Liz at Lib Dem HQ
    Article: Nov 7, 2014
    By Chris Maines

    Liz was en route to a canvassing session in Cambridge, tripped and broken her wrist. She is in UCHospital where they want to operate and insert a plate. So Liz will miss the hustings tomorrow. After a day off on Sunday - she expects to be back on the campaign trail - albeit with her wrist in plaster !

  • Liz at Lib Dem HQ
    Article: Nov 6, 2014

    Another hustings, this time in London. We are certainly covering a lot of ground. Again it was very well attended and a great evening. Next hustings is Cambridge Saturday morning followed by Maidstone Saturday afternoon.

  • Article: Nov 5, 2014
    By Stephen Tall in http://stephentall.org

    A couple of weeks ago I blogged about the forthcoming election for the Lib Dem party presidency - the post about to be vacated by Tim Farron - between Sal Brinton, Daisy Cooper and Liz Lynne.

    Here's the question I said would ask all three of them (my post offers fuller background about why I'm asking it):

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