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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 1, 2014

    We had a good Devon and Cornwall Hustings meeting this evening in Exeter. I have now just arrived in Leeds so that I am here for the hustings in the morning and then off to Hinckley in the afternoon for another hustings. We are certainly getting around!

  • Liz Campaigning in Mevagissey Ward
    Article: Oct 30, 2014

    Good response on the doorstep for council candidate Chris Maynard for by election in the Mevagissey ward in Stephen Gilbert's St Austell and Newquay constituency. Polling day is a week today.

  • Liz Leaflet
    Article: Oct 30, 2014

    The Royal Mail has collected the voting pack, ERS are about to press the button to send the e-ballot to all members the has email addresses for.
    Vote once ..vote for Liz Lynne . Vote for a strong, independent, credible candidate. With the energy and time to be a full time President.

  • Liz Lynne
    Article: Oct 30, 2014

    Continuing my series of guest posts from candidates to succeed Tim Farron as Liberal Democrat President (of whom there are now three, after Linda Jack dropped out), here is Liz Lynne setting out her plans to reform the party's structures.

    It has become even more apparent to me over the last few months that the structures of the Party need to be radically reformed. I have been taking soundings from different people from all sections of the Party about the problems and what needs to be changed. The main problem that everyone has highlighted is that no one seems to know how each body of the Party relates to the other and who is responsible for making which decisions. Nobody seems to have a strategic overview of how it works.

  • Liz in Swansea
    Article: Oct 29, 2014

    I was out and about campaigning today in Swansea with our candidate Janet Thomas for the Upland by election. We were only ten votes behind Labour last time so there is all to play for. Janet was a former councillor for the ward so was well known by people on the doorstep. There is an action day on Saturday if anyone can make it.

  • Liz in Cheadle
    Article: Oct 26, 2014

    We had a good afternoon campaigning for Jeremy Meal for the Bramhall South and Woodford ward by election in Mark Hunter's Cheadle constituency. We managed to cover a fair amount of ground and had a very good response on the doorstep.

  • Liz Lynne
    Article: Oct 25, 2014

    Very good hustings meeting for the Party President elections today in Lancaster. It was very well organised and very well attended. It is one of a series that we are having around the country.

  • Liz at Brent Annual Dinner
    Article: Oct 22, 2014

    Everyone had a very enjoyable evening at the Brent Liberal Democrats annual dinner tonight. It was a celebration of the fantastic work that Sarah Teather has done over the years as MP and a rallying call to make sure that PPC Ibrahim Taguri succeeds her next year. Danny Alexander was the main speaker and called for us all to celebrate our achievements in Government.

  • Liz at Lib Dem HQ
    Article: Oct 21, 2014

    Published by Mark Pack on October 21, 2014 - 3:55 pm

    Continuing my series of guest posts from candidates to succeed Tim Farron as Liberal Democrat President (of whom there are now three, after Linda Jack dropped out), here is Liz Lynne setting out her priorities for the first months in the job.

    What I will do as President from January to May - Liz Lynne

  • Article: Oct 20, 2014
    By Alex Wilcock in Love and Liberty: http://loveandliberty.blogspot.co.uk

    Ten days ago I emailed all four of the declared contenders to be the next Liberal Democrat President with questions (below) about their personal political philosophy and our shared Lib Dem values, to be published today. I received Liz Lynne's answers last week, and here they are now.

    The Liberal Democrats exist to build a society where everyone has equality of opportunity, regardless of their background, gender, age, disability, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

    We believe everyone has the right to be themselves and we work to make sure that no one is enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

    I believe passionately that we are the only party who genuinely want to stand up for people who can't stand up for themselves. People who don't have a voice. That is why I became a Liberal and then a Liberal Democrat to change the lives of people, to work to make sure they have somewhere to live, ability to work, a decent healthcare system, a good education for all regardless of background and a fair social security system so that if they are unable to work they are not pushed into poverty. Everyone should have the right to be who they are without anyone trying to change them. Genuine tolerance of all who do not have the same beliefs as ours.

    That is why I am proud of what we have achieved in Government. Turning the economy around, taking people out of tax at the bottom, raising pensions by at least 2.5% and putting the triple lock in, the pupil premium, a massive increase in apprenticeships, equal marriage, protecting peoples civil liberties. We have achieved a great deal but we could have achieved a great deal more if we had been governing by ourselves. We still have a long way to go before we have created a fair society and a stronger economy but by voting for us you will ensure that you will have people who are working towards that goal.

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