Who We Are
We are a group of enthusiastic, politically engaged students who aim to promote the ideas of the Liberal Democrats, in a fun and friendly environment. We are a relatively new group, having only just come into being this semester and we hope to see lots of new and familiar faces.
We believe in building and safeguarding 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 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.
What We Do
As part of politics and activism, we want to encourage more young people to become politically engaged and stand up for what they believe in. As a society at the university, we think this creates an easy-access platform for people to do this. Following the recent General Election, Bath is yellow again, and we already work closely with the Lib Dems in their offices in town.
Recently we have hosted our local MP, Wera Hobhouse, to speak at the university, campaigned in a variety of local by-elections, the 2018 local elections in Cheltenham (alongside Vince Cable!) and the General Election. This year we are looking forward to pushing for a people's vote on the final Brexit deal, by joining thousand of others to march in London, and preparing for the May 2019 Bath & North East Somerset council elections.
We want to promote Liberal Democrat policy, and help them continue to grow in success, as the party for all people that don't believe in a strong Brexit or in current government policy.
We currently have a gender-balanced committee, and we hope to promote gender equality in politics. As highlighted by our constitution, we have created Liberations officer roles including: Women's, LGBT, BME and Disability Awareness Officer roles.
On a side note, we have had some good socials - we enjoy a good beer in the sun, discussing politics, whilst also giving everyone an opportunity to debate their ideas in a non-judgemental environment.
Make sure to keep up to date with us on social media, please find the links on the side.