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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 Lynne
    Article: Oct 17, 2014

    I had a lovely night at the Worthing annual dinner. I was due to be the after dinner speaker but because of the rules for the Presidential elections the other candidates were invited as well. Nightmare journey getting there but it was well worth it. I hope that they have raised a lot of money.

  • Liz Delivering in Richmond Park
    Article: Oct 14, 2014

    Out delivering letters tonight with Chris Maines in Richmond Park constituency for Marilyn Mason who is standing for the council by election in Tudor Ward on Thursday. On the way back to headquarters we bumped into Julian Heather who as usual has been working flat out. It was difficult seeing the addresses in the dark but we stand a good chance of winning if we can keep up the pressure.

  • Liz at Lib Dem HQ
    Article: Oct 14, 2014

    I have been to Liberal Democrat HQ to hand in my nomination forms today. I am delighted that they have been accepted and I am now formally a candidate for the Presidency of the Party. I should like to thank the over two hundred and fifty Conference Representatives who signed my nomination papers last week in Glasgow. It is much appreciated.

  • Liz Reporting Back
    Article: Oct 13, 2014

    We had our conference report back for Mid Worcestershire Party in Throckmorton this weekend which went very well. I am the President and in the picture are PPC Cllr. Margaret Rowley, John Littlechild, Secretary, Cllr. Liz Tucker, Group Leader WCC and Cllr Charles Tucker, Acting Chair West Worcestershire.

  • Liz with the Hinckley and Bosworth team
    Article: Oct 11, 2014

    Great morning campaigning in Hinckley and Bosworth with PPC Michael Malloney and members of the local team. Good to see Paul Holmes former MP for Chesterfield too. A good response on the doorsteps in Burbage followed by lunch at local councillors Keith and Maureen Lynch.

  • Liz Lynne
    Article: Oct 10, 2014

    I am delighted to say that I have well over two hundred nominations for the Presidency. Thank you to all those who signed my nomination forms.

  • Liz Lynne
    Article: Oct 8, 2014

    Another busy day at conference. We had a presidential hustings on the Daily Politics Show at lunchtime. Apart from my Federal Conference Committee duties I also made a speech on the Age Ready Britain motion. I was delighted that my amendment seeking to include Elder Abuse in the policy paper was accepted. Just left the Glee Club where I had a great time. The others are still there but as I have to chair one of the debates in the morning I thought I better get some sleep!

  • Liz with Paralympians, Qassim Afzal and his son Yusuf
    Article: Oct 6, 2014

    It was great meeting some of our medal winning Paralympians who came to our Liberal Democrat Conference today. Pictured here with Qassim Afzal and his son Yusuf.

  • Liz Speaking in Welfare Reform Debate
    Article: Oct 5, 2014

    I was speaking in the Welfare Reform Debate this morning. I am glad to say that the excellent motion put forward by Kelly-Marie Blundell was passed overwhelmingly. It was important that we passed this today to demonstrate that we are still committed to helping people to not only get out of the benefit trap but also to help those who are stuck in it.

  • Team Liz in Glasgow
    Article: Oct 5, 2014

    Some of the team that are supporting me in my bid to become President. Taken earlier today. We had the Rally this evening which was great followed by the first ever disco at Liberal Democrat Conference! Just left as I have to get up early for a very important debate on Welfare Reform in the morning.

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