"The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity."

From the preamble to the party's constitution

What the Liberal Democrats stand for:

  • We champion the freedom, dignity and wellbeing of individuals
  • We aim to disperse power, foster diversity and nurture creativity
  • We support each citizen contributing to their community and to decisions which affect them
  • We respect the basic rights of all people, and hope to see all cultures develop freely in peace
  • We believe that we are all responsible for the future of our planet and of all life
  • We reject prejudice and discrimination, and oppose entrenched privilege and inequality

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What the Lib Dems believe

Reproduced with permission from http://www.markpack.org.uk/libdem-beliefs/