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  • Newly elected leader Ed Davey
    Article: Sep 2, 2020

    Ed Davey has been elected as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats.

    Ed Davey, the MP for Kingston and Surbiton, won the leadership election this morning, receiving 42,756 votes.

    In his acceptance speech he announced his plans to begin rebuilding the party to national relevance and launched a national listening project, stating that for the Party "it is time to start listening".

    Speaking at the declaration, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

    "I'm determined our Party backs a Britain that works with other countries across the world for peace and prosperity. But it is my love of our party that makes me recognise that we have to change.

    "We have to wake up and smell the coffee. Nationally, our party has lost touch with too many voters.

    "Yes, we are powerful advocates locally. Our campaigners listen to local people, work hard for communities and deliver results.

    "But at the national level, we have to face the facts of three disappointing general election results.

    "Nationally, voters have been sending us a message. But we have not been listening.

    "It is time for us to start listening. As leader I am telling you: I have got that message. I am listening now."

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    Coventry Liberal Democrats AGM Agenda for 2020

  • Jo Swinson Launches Lib Dem Campaign
    Article: Nov 13, 2019
    In Coventry Observer

    Coventry Liberal Democrats today said a vote for their party will help stop Brexit, delivering a "remain bonus" that could transform local public services and boost the economy.

    Speaking as they launched their local campaign, candidates Stephen Richmond, Nukey Proctor and Greg Judge said the Lib Dems are the biggest, strongest remain party in Coventry - and the only major party campaigning to stop Brexit.

  • City Centre Brexit Stall
    Article: Nov 13, 2019

    Thousands of EU nationals living in Coventry have not been offered permanent residency in the UK, official figures have revealed. The Liberal Democrats have accused the government of leaving local families from the EU in "legal limbo" and throwing people's lives into uncertainty.

    Of the 15,940 EU nationals across Coventry who have applied for permanent residency, only 6,830 - fewer than half - have been offered settled status. 5,810 have been granted pre-settled status, which only gives the temporary right to stay in the UK.

    Another 3,250 EU nationals living in Coventry have applied for permanent residency but are still waiting for a final decision to be made.

  • Coventry Liberal Democrats General Election Candidates (from Left to Right - Greg Judge, Nukey Proctor, Stephen Richmond)
    Article: Nov 3, 2019

    Coventry Liberal Democrats today said every vote for a Lib Dem MP is a vote to stop Brexit as the party confirmed their parliamentary candidates in each Coventry constituency.

    With a UK general election widely expected to be called within weeks, Stephen Richmond will stand as the Liberal Democrat candidate in Coventry South, Nukey Proctor in Coventry North East and Greg Judge in Coventry North West.

  • James Morshead and Cov Lib Dems Chair Stephen Richmond
    Article: Sep 6, 2019
    By Kassidy Dawn & Nukey Proctor

    The Liberal Democrats saw our vote share more than double in the Wainbody ward by-election, where a competitive campaign resulted in an increase of +16% from May 2018.

    The significant surge in voters represents the huge strides taken by the Liberal Democrats in Coventry in recent months and comes off the back of vote increases at both the May 2019 Local Elections and European Elections.

  • James Morshead Campaign launch 2019 - behind desk
    Article: Jul 29, 2019
    By James Morshead

    I was pleased to see so many people turn up to the launch of my campaign to be the next Councillor for Wainbody.

    The by-election is being held on 5th September and I will be campaigning on local issues including the proposal to build houses on the beautiful Kings Hill area and issues with Warwick University expansion.

  • Leadership Election 2019
    Article: Jun 11, 2019
    By Atinuke Proctor

    On the 24th May 2019, Sir Vince Cable announced his intention to stand down as Leader of the Liberal Democrats, formally starting the Liberal Democrat Leadership election.

    Nominations for the position of Leader closed on 7th June, with Jo Swinson (MP for East Dunbartonshire, Deputy Leader and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson) and Ed Davey (MP for Kingston and Surbiton, and Home Affairs Spokesperson) formally confirmed as the two potential candidates for the position.

  • Sir Vince speaks to LBC at Birmingham New Street for European Elections 2019
    Article: May 25, 2019

    On Tuesday 21st May, the Coventry Liberal Democrats hosted an "Afternoon of Action" to campaign for the European Elections which took place on Thursday 23rd May.

    The afternoon began with a campaign event where Sir Vince Cable visited Birmingham New Street Station to campaign for the European Elections 2019.

  • Coventry Lib Dems canvassing and leafleting with Phil Bennion
    Article: May 17, 2019

    Over the month of May, Coventry Liberal Democrats have been out canvassing with key West Midlands Liberal Democrat candidates for the European Elections 2019.

    This included Former County and West Midlands Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion (pictured furthest right above). Phillip was MEP for the West Midlands from 2012-14 and played a leading role in introducing tougher safety standards for lorries following concerns about safety of cyclists and pedestrians. He was described as "someone to be reckoned with in the European Parliament" by President of the European Liberals Hans van Baalen MEP. He was also instrumental in blocking some misguided employment legislation working with Lib Dem MP Jo Swinson, who was the UK minister sitting on the Employment Council at that time. Before he was an MEP he orchestrated the successful campaign to introduce environmental criteria for biomass to prevent virgin forest qualifying as renewable energy.