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Young Liberals

I wanted to write this article because I wanted to follow on and add a different view point into the mix about the Young Liberals. I have been encouraged to see many articles by folk who want the very best for the Young Liberals and the party. I feel though that there are a few things that I want to add.

I am going to let you all into a little secret – the Young Liberals are far from perfect. But I will say that everyone who holds a position in YL is trying their best even though we don’t get it right all of the time. Let’s review the last year of Young Liberals activity:

  • Multiple Young Liberals used YL’s Young & Winning fund to help win their seats during the 2019 locals.
  • Viral videos during the European elections with over 20K views on one video alone.
  • Most well attended Young Liberals Conference with new attendees counting for 1/2 of the total attendance.
  • New style guide so good the London Mayoral campaign adopted it.
  • Hosted LYMEC (European Liberal Youth) Conference.
  • Had to deal with the abysmal General election campaign.
  • Elected young members onto Federal Policy Committee, Federal Conference Committee, English Council Executive as well as a host of other YL sympathetic candidates.
  • Increased our grant from the English Party by £4,000.
  • All our delegates present at the English Council.
  • Rolled out a new accreditation scheme.
  • Recently we have held weekly webinars giving our members direct access to our MPs.
  • We were also gearing up to distribute Young and Winning grants to a diverse range of young candidates including women, BAME and LGBT candidates.
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