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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.

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 Lynne
    Article: Aug 24, 2014
    By Liz Lynne in Liberal Democrat Voice

    There has been a lot of talk recently about the way the Party nationally is not accountable to the members enough and also that there should be early warning systems in place to pick up on anything that could be going wrong .The Federal Executive whose members are directly elected by the Conference representatives every two years is the body that is in effect responsible for the internal administration of the Party and is chaired by the President.

  • Liz in Salisbury with Reeten Banerji and team
    Article: Aug 11, 2014

    I was invited to speak at a fundraising tea in Salisbury today with PPC Reeten Banerji. It was a very enjoyable way to spend a Sunday afternoon and I believe they raised a fair amount of money towards the General Election campaign.

  • Liz with Ed Davey and Kingston Lib Dems
    Article: Aug 7, 2014

    Out on my travels again, this time taking part in the action day for Kingston constituency. It was a lovely afternoon doing residents surveys in the Old Malden area with Ed Davey MP and his team. I am trying to get around to constituencies to demonstrate that I would be an active President and have the time and energy to do a good job. It is important that anyone who takes on the role is able to devote a great deal of time to visiting constituencies across the country.

  • Thanks from Bob Smytherman
    Article: Aug 4, 2014

    Out campaigning in Castle Ward for Worthing Borough Council by election with candidate Nick Wiltshire, County Councillor Robin Rogers and agent Bob Smytherman. Election is on this Thursday so still time to come here and canvas. Good reception on the doorstep for our hard working councillors.

  • Hackney thank you party
    Article: Aug 3, 2014

    We all had a great afternoon at the Hackney thank you party today. The weather was lovely as was the food. It was good to see Jonathan Fryer again and I am pleased that he said he would support me in my campaign.

  • Liz with Layla Moran
    Article: Aug 2, 2014

    I was out campaigning today with Layla Moran our very good PPC for Oxfordshire West and Abingdon. We started off in South Abingdon dodging the rain and then went on to Dunmore to do a residents survey, where we have a local by election coming up. It was very encouraging the amount of people who completed the residents survey in time for us to collect it half an hour later. They seem to be doing very well.

  • Liz with Edward McMillan Scott
    Article: Aug 1, 2014

    Met up with former colleague at Wood Norton Hall in Worcestershire today. It is now a hotel and restaurant but it used to be the home of the BBC Monitoring Service from 1939 to 1943 and then became a nuclear bunker. I was instrumental in Edward joining the Party in 2010 after his row with Cameron over the EU. I was sad that he lost the Yorkshire & Humber seat after all his and his teams hard work. I am pleased he is backing me in my Presidential bid.

  • Liz with David Hughes
    Article: Jul 30, 2014

    I met up with David Hughes, Chair of Western Counties for a meal last night. It was good to see him again. He has been a friend of mine for many years and I am delighted to say he is supporting me in my bid to become President of the Party.

  • Liz Lynne
    Article: Jul 26, 2014

    I am on my way to Federal Conference Committee where we will be discussing which motions will be on the Conference Agenda for debate at Glasgow.

  • Liz Lynne
    Article: Jul 24, 2014

    I have just got back from a very enjoyable evening at Hammersmith and Fulham Summer Garden Party. Maajid Nawaz was the guest speaker. He not only talked about being PPC for Hampstead and Kilburn but how he set up up the Quilliam Foundation which campaigns against Islamist and other extremism. I asked him how we can provide an alternative for young people who see extremism as an attractive option. He and his foundation are about to launch a new initiative to try and address the issue. He was very impressive and as Hampstead and Kilburn is a three way marginal let us hope he becomes an MP next year.

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