LDO Strategy 2020


UK LIBERAL DEMOCRATS OVERSEAS 2020 STRATEGY

SUMMARY

KEY OBJECTIVES

  • Champion the needs of UK citizens living overseas within the UK party and by lobbying the UK government
  • Contribute to promoting liberal democracy worldwide, in association with Liberal International. 
  • Increase the profile, membership, services and activities of Lib Dems living overseas. 

CHAMPION THE NEEDS OF UK CITIZENS LIVING OVERSEAS 

  • Provide input from an overseas perspective to relevant Liberal Democrat policies.
  • Develop policy proposals that directly support the unique needs of UK citizens living overseas.

o    Pensions - the ‘unfreezing of overseas state pensions’ and building on the work undertaken in the 2019 Lib Dems in Europe and Lib Dems Overseas policy proposal paper.

o    The right to vote in the UK elections for UK citizens living overseas – we are focussed on working to obtain and protect the right to vote for life

CONTRIBUTE TO PROMOTING LIBERAL DEMOCRACY WORLDWIDE 

  • Create a political diplomatic network of active Lib Dem members in as many countries as possible outside Europe.
  • Current focus of activity is concentrated in the Asia-Pacific, including Afghanistan.
  • Active participation in Liberal International as well as the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe (ALDE).

INCREASE THE PROFILE, MEMBERSHIP, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES OF LIB DEMS LIVING OVERSEAS

  • Use comprehensive communication tools and tactics to reach our members and share our activities with UK citizens overseas.
  • Help grow the newly formed Liberal think tank ‘Paddy Ashdown Forum’ to develop strong Lib Dem policies and ideas.
  • Provide ad-hoc Duty of Care to those members in need on request. 




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