What we’re all about
We are the student branch of the Lib Dems in Leeds, campaigning for freedom. Freedom from torture, death penalty, spying, state intrusion and freedom to own your own home, get help from the government when you need it, live where you want and do what you want to do. Freedom to say f***k the system and visit this page. Just like you. Way to go, you.
If you're passionate liberalism, a politico who loves a good debate, a seasoned campaigner or just a big Nick Clegg fan (us too) then you'll be welcome with us.
We have a regular schedule of events including campaigning evenings, weekend action days and discussions. Yes, we are a student society, but it's not all drinking! As a society we've done everything from classy brunches to film screenings to trips to party conference.
Our first event is a casual Sunday afternoon film screening of 'In The Loop', a hilarious cult classic film from the makers of The Thick Of It. If you're considering joining us or just want to hang out with some politicos, come along on the 15th October to Union Room 4. We'll have plenty of free pizza and popcorn!
In this year's election we sadly lost our fantastic MP for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland. However that does not mean we are giving up and going home. Far from it! The work now begins to win back the seat and campaign for fantastic local Lib Dem candidates.
We hold regular action days and campaign evenings and weekends, as well as phone canvassing evenings. As we gear up for upcoming local elections, the hard work starts now. If you haven't campaigned before don't worry, full training is provided.
Yeah, we're Lib Dems. But hear us out!
....(whisper it) you might be one too. Yes really. Don't worry about telling your parents just yet, there's a support group for that. If you believe that refugees deserve to be treated with respect, or that we can't be "all in this together" if Theresa May keeps balances the budget on the backs of the poorest, or that the Human Right's Act must remain, or that the Snoopers Charter is a bad thing, or that we need an Exit from a hard and extreme Brexit then guess what? You are a Liberal. Embrace it.
So come join us!
There's lots to get stuck in with. Curry nights. Campaigning evenings. Action Days. Leafleting. Canvassing. MP Q+As. Spirited Discussion evenings. LiberTea coffee mornings. Drinking Liberally nights. Nights out. Classy (or not so classy) cocktail evenings. Trips away. Union campaigns. National demonstrations. Elections. Conferences. It's great. Be part of it.
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