The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society.

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. 

We believe that each generation is responsible for the fate of our planet and, by safeguarding the balance of nature and the environment, for the long term continuity of life in all its forms. 

We champion the freedom, dignity and well-being of individuals, we acknowledge and respect their right to freedom of conscience and their right to develop their talents to the full.

We aim to disperse power, to foster diversity and to nurture creativity. We believe that the role of the state is to enable all citizens to attain these ideals, to contribute fully to their communities and to take part in the decisions which affect their lives

Policy in Focus

Find out about our policy in more depth
Woman sitting, stressed

Our plan for mental health

Churchill barrier in Orkney

Supporting island communities

Dentist's chair

Saving NHS Dentistry

Loch Leven

A Clean Water Act


Dealing with RAAC


Past Manifestos

Find out more about our previous manifestos


Where our members can make new policy for the party