• Liberal Democrats launch BAME 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.

Asian business leaders back Liberal Democrats to return to Government

The country and economy would benefit from having Lib Dems in Government again, a letter published by the Financial Times signed by more than 50 business leaders has said.

Liberal Democrats launch BAME manifesto to tackle discrimination and boost job opportunities

Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg has announced today that the party will boost job opportunities and tackle discrimination for Britain’s black, Asian and other minority ethnic (BAME) communities.

“We’ll outlaw caste discrimination” – Clegg

The Liberal Democrats have become the only party to explicitly set out plans to outlaw caste discrimination in their manifesto.

54 BAME Parliamentary Candidates Selected for General Election

The Liberal Democrats have selected 54 Black, Asian or Minority ethnic Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for May’s general election.

Lib Dems new £3.5bn funds will make mental health services more accessible for Britain’s ethnic minorities

The Liberal Democrats would spend £3.5bn more over the next parliament on mental health care in England, thereby increasing accessibility for mental health services for Britain’s ethnic minorities, the party revealed today.

Liberal Democrat MP calls for a flexible cultural approach on term time holiday

The government should not ban children from holiday trips during term time, John Hemming MP has said.

Lib Dems urge Britain’s Black Community to register to vote ahead of general election

Just 59% of Black Africans and 72% of Black Caribbean citizens are registered to vote in the United Kingdom. This compares with 90% of White British voters.

Trio of Liberal Democrat MPs Celebrate Friendship with Tamil Community

Members of Parliament Tom Brake, Paul Burstow and Simon Hughes came together on Saturday evening to celebrate the launch of Tamil Friends of the Liberal Democrats.

Successful training weekend for Young Leaders held

11 young leaders from BAME backgrounds attended a training weekend where they exchanged with Baroness Meral Ece-Hussein and Simon Hughes MP.