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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 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.

  • Liz Lynne 2 Win
    Article: Oct 4, 2014

    Had quite a busy day already at Liberal Democrat Conference in Glasgow. It started with speaking at the Presidential hustings this morning. Apart from other FCC duties I chaired a Question and Answer session for Edward Davey MP our Secretary of State for Energy. He was absolutely brilliant as usual. The conference is going very well already and everyone seems very upbeat.

  • Liz Lynne
    Article: Oct 3, 2014

    I am already in Glasgow at the moment for the Autumn Conference. We had so many amendments tabled to motions on the agenda that we had a five hour Federal Conference Committee meeting this afternoon to decide on which amendments should be taken. It just demonstrates how engaged the membership is and it will make for some very interesting debates over the next few days.

  • Article: Oct 3, 2014

    My political priority has to be to secure the base of the Party in what is a very difficult time for us. We have achieved a great deal in Coalition but we have also lost a lot of our support. It was inevitable that there would be consequences from the decision the Party took back in Birmingham to take part in the government. Junior coalition parties always suffer at the hands of the electorate as has been demonstrated by other parties in other parts of the European Union. The Party will face new challenges in the future and it is vital that we maintain a distinct identity differentiating ourselves from the other Parties. An identity that the whole Party can be happy with. What we need to do now, however, is to reinvigorate activists across the country.

  • Article: Sep 30, 2014
    By Liberator Collective in Liberator Magazine

    Questions to all candidates:

    What are you most and least proud of in the party's record in the Coalition?

    Apart from having helped to turn the economy around, I am most proud of the fact that we have taken people on low income out of tax altogether. I am least proud of the bedroom tax. Although it is a good idea to encourage people who are living in accommodation that is too big for them to move to a smaller property, if one is available, the idea that you can force people to move because otherwise they won't be able to live is something I can't support. It wouldn't have been quite so bad if it hadn't been made retrospective.

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