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Liberal Democrats for Electoral Reform

More on Spring Conference - and a new blog

March 5, 2023 10:30 PM
By LDER executive



There are less than two weeks to go now before our Spring Conference, the first to be held in person since the pandemic. We are looking forward to seeing many of you there.

Our Fringe Events

Together with our campaigning allies, we are co-hosting two fringe meetings:

Closing the Democratic Deficit

Closing the democratic deficit fringe event in York

Friday 17th March, 20:15-21:30: Novotel, Room 6, with the Electoral Reform Society.


LDER President Wendy Chamberlain MP

Cllr Susan Murray, PPC for East Dumbartonshire

Glyn Preston, ALDC Cymru

Ian Simpson, Research Officer, Electoral Reform Society

Learn how PR works for local Councils in Scotland and why it's needed in England and Wales. Click here to download the flyer.

How can we restore trust in our politics?

How can we restore trust York fringe

Saturday 18th March, 18:15-19:15: Novotel, Meeting Room 3, with Unlock Democracy, Make Votes Matter and Labour for a New Democracy.

The weaknesses of our outdated political system have been ruthlessly exposed. Trust in politics is at an all time low.


Layla Moran MP

Klina Jordan, Chief Executive of Make Votes Matter

Tom Brake, Director of Unlock Democracy

Zack Polanski, Deputy Leader, Green Party of England and Wales and London Assembly Member

Joe Sousek, Labour for a New Democracy

Discuss how we can change things for the better. Download the flyer here.

Conference Exhibition

You can find us at stand 10 in the exhibition hall throughout the Conference. LDER badges (pictured below) and stickers will be available free to members - only £10/£5 for non-members, with free membership thrown in 😊

badge with LDER logo and fair,equal votes now

We're looking for members willing and able to spare an hour or two to help staff the stand. It's great fun and don't worry if it's your first time - we'll make sure an experienced member is there with you. If you'd like to be involved, click here to let us know your availability.


People first: from an event with the Danish-UK Association and DJOEF

Last month, LDER Chair Keith Sharp spoke at an event hosted by the Danish-UK Association and the London branch of the Danish Union of Economists, Lawyers and Social Scientists (DJOEF), setting out how and why our UK political system is broken, and making the case for changing the voting system as a first essential step to repairing it. You can read the blog based on his remarks here.