Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe Annual Congress in Madrid

On 9-10 November 2018, LDO executive members George Cunningham and Hauwa Usman joined fellow Lib Dems Abroad friends at the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe (ALDE) Annual Congress in Madrid. The British Liberal Democrat Party as a whole fielded a significant 50 person delegation. Lib Dem Leader Vince Cable made a major speech: https://www.libdemvoice.org/watch-vince-cable-tell-europes-liberals-that-brexit-can-be-reversed-59100.html and ALDE adopted its manifesto for the European elections in May 2019. https://www.aldeparty.eu/sites/alde/files/40-Resolutions/2019_freedom_opportunity_prosperity_the_liberal_vision_for_the_future_of_europe.pdf


LDO members get together in Korea

Chair George Cunningham met up with executive member Chris Bonnet along and Korea Country Coordinator Matthew Spencer recently.  They can be seen here in front of the Seoul Tower after an enjoyable evening of dinner and discussing global liberalism!

 


Lib Dems Overseas officially launched!

 

 

Liberal Democrats Abroad officially launched on Sunday 16th September at a well-attended lunchtime event in the Hilton Brighton Metropole.

The party conference was in full swing and many attendees expressed interest in the topics affecting Britons overseasateful if you could illustrate  - especially the need for ‘votes for life’.

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My first Lib Dem Conference

I’ve been a member for almost two years and this month I went to a Liberal Democrat conference for the first time.  In fact, I think it is the first time I’ve been to a political conference since my NUS days at university - too many years ago.

This autumn conference took place in Brighton - not too far from where I grew up.  When I think of the Brighton Centre I remember the excitement of being a 7 year old queuing round the corner in the summer that Star Wars opened.  The LibDem conference didn’t quite have the same glamour or special effects but I was impressed.

 

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Welcome to Lib Dems Overseas

Hello and welcome to Liberal Democrats Overseas - the section of the party dedicated to members and supports who live outside Europe.  We welcome Brits from all across the world to join us.

 


Join MP Wera Hobhouse for our global liberal event

Join us for a Facebook Live Event with Lib Dems Spokesperson for Communities and Local Government and MP for Bath, Wera Hobhouse.  

Bath's first female member of parliament, Wera will be speaking on a range of subjects including Brexit, immigration, and the future of the party.  Wera will undertake a Q&A taking questions live over Facebook.

Details:

Date: Thursday 4th October

Time: 7.30am - 8.30am EST | 12.30pm - 1.30pm BST | 8.30pm - 9.30pm KST

Facebook page: *** Confirmed as @LibDemsOverseas ***

There will be events held in New York and Seoul - details to follow shortly!

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Lib Dems Overseas officially launching at Autumn Conference!

Come and join us for our official launch at the Liberal Democrat Autumn conference in Brighton on Sunday 16th September from 1pm to 2pm in the Clarence Room, Hilton Metropole, Brighton.  5.5 million Brits live outside the UK. The Tory Government intends to enfranchise all of voting age. We will campaign for those votes and overseas constituencies.  Liberal Democrats Overseas will be launched by the party's Chair, Baroness Sal Briton.

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