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Liberal Youth launches Gold Guard

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Today Liberal Youth launched their campaign to ensure Liberal Democrats are elected this May, and begin the foundations for the General Election campaign.

Paddy Ashdown, former Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has been put in charge of running the General Election campaign and we want to help him out.

The Gold Guard is a community of young liberal campaigners, empowering themselves by learning new skills in a fun, welcoming environment.   Liberal Youth recognise that cost is often a barrier to younger members campaigning, that is why each event will help keep those costs as low as possible.  Furthermore in recognising that younger members are also busy around election times, Liberal Youth now has its own connect account to allow phone canvassing from anywhere in the country. More on that soon though!

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Big Lib Dem win in Eastleigh!

A huge congratulations to the new Member of Parliament for Eastleigh: Mike Thornton and the brilliant Liberal Democrat team that came from all over the country to get him elected!

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In a tough fight, with our opponents (and the press!) throwing everything they had at us, the Liberal Democrat grassroots remembered what we do best, and came together to deliver a decisive win in the Eastleigh by-election.

The result broke down as:

Liberal Democrats 32.06%

UKIP 27.8%

Conservatives 25.37%

Labour 9.82%

Others 4.94%