Influencing Liberal Democrat policy through Liberal Youth

Over the last few years, Liberal Youth has been lobbying and consulting on issues that matter to our members with Liberal Democrat MPs, peers, MEPs, federal party committees, working groups and HQ staff.

Examples of this process are our campaigns to try to stop the proposed cut to Housing benefits for the under-25s and to make sure that more internships are being created in this government than in any other, so that opportunities can be widened for young people.

Liberal Youth is also sticking up for human rights all around the world, such as our Bears for Belarus campaign.

As Liberal Youth’s new policy officer I want to widen the chance for ordinary Liberal Youth members (LD members who are under 26 or Full/Part time students) to start writing policy that will hopefully become adopted by the Liberal Democrats. Liberal Youth has launched an online private Facebook poll to let our members have a big say in what they want to see Liberal Youth fighting for at conference. If any Lib Dem members want to contribute or offer any advice then email me and the Liberal Youth Policy Committee (aged between 14 and 24!) at [email protected].

Liberal Youth’s proudest policy achievement is that we are able to fight for young people on the conference floor. We write, amend and speak on policy motions at conferences and also offer advice and training both at and outside conference to help our members do so.

At Liberal Youth we want to widen the chance for ordinary Liberal Youth members to start writing policy that will hopefully become our party’s policy in the future.

Liberal Youth (as an Specified Associated Organisation) can support policy motions to help get them debated at conference, if it is in line with our own policy. If you have a policy motion that you would like to see debated at conference but you do not currently have the support for it, then drop me a line on [email protected]

* Will Dyer is the PPC for Bethnal & Bow and a former London regional executive member

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