Merry Christmas from us!!
We want to say a huge thank-you to everyone who’s been involved over the last year, and made London Liberal Youth a fun and exciting group to be involved with.
A couple of weeks ago now we had a hugely successful event in Parliament with Lib Dem party President Tim Farron (pic above), last week we were protesting against human rights abuses in Belarus, and every weekend we are out in by-elections, action days and campaigning in our local communities.
Go home and enjoy Christmas with friends, families and loved ones and we hope that in the New Year we will see you at a London Liberal Youth event!
…Merry Christmas with lots of #LibDemLove!
Our newly elected Assembly members Caroline Pidgeon & Stephen Knight
We send our congratulations to the excellent Caroline Pidgeon and Stephen Knight who are our two Liberal Democrat GLA members for the next 4 years. Although there’s only two this time, Lib Dems always punch far above our weight and we wish them well as they start their term of office.
Team London Liberal Democrats have sent us a huge thank-you to every London Liberal Youth member who got involved over the course of the campaign. Whilst it was a disappointing result, the campaign showed how vibrant and enthusiastic our activist base is – encouraging prospects for 2014/15.
Our next steps will be to build Liberal Youth across London – starting new branches, linking in with local parties and electing a Regional Executive to take things forward.
Join us for a Regional Action Day with Sarah Teather MP in Brent on Saturday May 19th – find details and sign up here.
So what have London Liberal Youth been up to? Our series of talks examining Liberal Democrat identity and how coalition affects this have now finished – we heard from Deputy Leader Simon Hughes at UCL; Former Chief Sec and key negotiator of the Coalition Agreement David Laws at LSE; and finally Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne at SOAS.
Now we are concentrating entirely on getting out on the doorstep for the Mayoral & GLA elections in only a few weeks time. We’ve also had a number of by-elections, including Dollis Hill where we beat Labour in the ward next door to where Ken Livinstone lives!
This weekend we have been out with Energy Secretary Ed Davey, our GLA Leader Caroline Pidgeon and SW London campaigner Munira Wilson. Recently we took part in an Action Day in Tom Brake MP’s constituency.
Liberal Youth Action Days (and campaigning in general) are not just a good laugh and way of getting practical on-the-ground skills, but also a great way to meet London Lib Dems, and give something back to the party. It’d be great to see you at one soon.
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