Our Values

The Liberal Democrats are the clear alternative to the Conservatives in the Cotswolds with a large and vibrant local party and councillors elected at every level of local government.

We stand for:

Getting things done

Fairness and justice

Challenging complacency and standing up to those in power

Standing up for the underdog

You can download the national party's 2015 Liberal Democrat manifesto here.

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. We champion the freedom, dignity and well-being of individuals, we acknowledge and respect their right to freedom of conscience and their right to develop their talents to the full. We aim to disperse power, to foster diversity and to nurture creativity. We believe that the role of the state is to enable all citizens to attain these ideals, to contribute fully to their communities and to take part in the decisions which affect their lives.

Preamble to the Liberal Democrat Constitution (you can read the constitution in full here)

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