Liberal Democrats: News, Policies & What They Stand For

Liberal Democrats: News, Policies & What They Stand For

The Lib Dems were formed in 1988 by a merger of the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party, after seven years of the SDP-Liberal Alliance.

What they stand for

"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. 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."

The Liberal Democrats have just eight MPs after losing most of their seats in the General Election in 2015.