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Shas Sheehan appointed Parliamentary Campaigns Team lead

New Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has today launched his seven campaigning priorities for Parliament.

Farron visits Calais refugee camp

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron visited the Jules Ferry refugee camp in Calais yesterday (Tuesday 4 August) to learn about the humanitarian work of the UNHCR and Medicins du Monde.

Leading Liberal Democrat ethnic minorities named in spokesperson team to lead party’s fightback

Tim Farron today set about ending the Liberal Democrats’ lack diversity at the top of the party – by naming the most diverse shadow cabinet team in the party’s history.

Tim Farron responds to PM’s “migrant swarm” comment

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has responded to the Prime Minister’s remarks on the Calais migrant crisis. David Cameron said today that the UK will not become a “safe haven” for a “swarm of people coming across the Mediterranean”.

Black and minority ethnic Britons ‘worse off’ after budget

The Conservative budget risks widening Britain’s racial divide by making millions of minority ethnic people poorer at a faster rate than their white counterparts, a study has found.

EMLD Leadership Hustings – 30th June, 2015

   This may not have been the largest audience that Tim Farron and Norman Lamb has faced, but it was certainly one of the most challenging.

Issan Ghazni awarded an MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ethnic Minority Liberal Democrats are pleased to announce that our former Chair, Issan Ghazni, has received an MBE for services to politics and the public.

Clegg emphasises importance of tackling Boko Haram

Nick Clegg has written in the Nigerian Watch newspaper this week, making a robust case for voting Liberal Democrat, showing what we can bring to a coalition – as well as outlining our commitment to international aid.

Liberal Democrats announce £150m carer package

A £150m package for Britain’s half a million black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) carers was announced by the Liberal Democrats today as part of their Disability Manifesto.

“The failure to learn foreign languages undermines business” – Tom Brake

Three-quarters of British adults cannot hold a conversation in a foreign language, research by the British Council has found. In comparison, just over half of Europeans are able to hold a conversation in at least one additional language.