Advent Day 17 – What do the Lib Dems Believe In (Apart from Santa)?

Source:  Mark Packs Website

‘What do Liberal Democrats believe?’ ‘What does the Lib Dem party stand for?’ Those sorts of questions are often asked, and here you can get the answer in the form of a single sentence, one graphic or one chapter.

What Liberal Democrats stand for: in one sentence

The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

So starts the preamble to the Liberal Democrat constitution and it is a quote which works brilliantly as a one sentence summary of Liberal Democrat beliefs.

However people are sometimes after a little more detail about what Lib Dems believe, and documents such as the Liberal Democrat general election manifestos and policy statements are not always that long-lasting or give much of an explanation for the beliefs which lie behind particular policies. And so…