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Jo Swinson, Lib Dem leader

Jo Swinson, Lib Dem leader

Welcome to Stockton-on-Tees Liberal Democrats

This is the website for the Liberal Democrats based in Stockton-on-Tees covering the Stockton North and Stockton South constituencies. Since the referendum in 2016 we've had a lot of new members join. People who are unhappy with the outcome and the way it was won. People who want to join the Fightback to protect human rights and civil liberties, to protect the NHS, to reform our broken electoral system and to provide a coherent opposition to the Hard Brexit Conservative government.

This website gives you the opportunity to find out more about Lib Dem parliamentary candidates and councillors and our policies and news. We would also love to hear from you and get you involved in campaigning for the party.

While the majority of people in Stockton may have voted to leave the EU many of those did not vote for the extreme form of Brexit that Theresa May has imposed on us after being backed by Labour. And the views of the Remain voters should not be ignored.

For all those who want to protect our local economy by staying in the Single Market and ensure the people have the final say over what comes next, the Liberal Democrats offer you the only consistent, credible party fighting for that.

Brendan Devlin for Stockton South

Aidan King for Stockton North

Why You Should Join The Lib Dems

Our constitution starts with these words... "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're not here to support the privileged or to implement the policies of the trade unions.

We are internationalists who believe in the UK's membership of the European Union and who want to treat immigrants as positively as the British would hope to be treated if we moved abroad. If that sounds like the sort of party you would like to be a member of, then you can join as a member for as little as £12 a year, or as a student from just £1 a year. Click here to join

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Recent updates

  • Article: Nov 8, 2019

    Throughout his career, Boris Johnson has developed a reputation for being less than respectful in the way he speaks (or writes) about women.

    Now, as he faces a general election campaigning against a strong leader and feminist, Jo Swinson, we look back at just a few of the times Boris has shown how he really feels about women.

  • Article: Nov 8, 2019

    Today, Jo Swinson is taking her Leader's Tour of the UK to Scotland to say loud and clear that the Liberal Democrats will protect Scotland's place at the heart of the EU and in the UK.

    A vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Brexit and keep Scotland in the UK. At this general election we're offering voters a real way to stop the chaos.

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    Article: Nov 7, 2019

    Thank you for offering to make some calls for the Liberal Democrats! Before you get started, here are some handy tips and tricks...

    Before the Call

    1. Always smile. A smile can be heard in your voice.

    2. Check if there is more than one person in the household - their names will appear in the boxes marked: "Additional members of the household"

    3. Before you start phoning, click on each person in the household, to check to the age and gender of the people living there. This will give you an idea of who you might be speaking to as soon as someone answers the phone.

    4. If there is no answer, click on "no" against "Were you able to speak to … ", and tick the appropriate box. Please note that you need to record "Not at Home" or "Left message" or "Moved" against EACH member of the household.

  • Article: Nov 7, 2019
    By James Gurling

    As you will know, our Party has long been recognised as the UK's lead Party of Remain.

    Recently we have been working with the independent "Unite to Remain" campaign to maximise the number of Remain MPs elected in this snap General Election.

    Unite to Remain is made up of the 3 parties committed unequivocally to the cause of Remain: The Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Greens. It's really disappointing that Labour would not step up too, but they are simply not a Party of Remain.

  • Article: Nov 7, 2019

    The UK should be leading the world on tackling the environment crisis. Our planet is on the brink of being irreparably damaged and we are responsible for that damage.

    The climate emergency is real and our planet is heating to unsustainable levels. Young people have taken to the streets because they're so worried that the Conservatives are failing to act.

  • Article: Nov 6, 2019

    The NHS is the envy of the world, but our mental health service is not. Waiting times are being missed, people are not being referred for the treatment they need, and often action is taken only when at 'crisis' point, or too late.

    That's why the Liberal Democrats are dedicated to transforming mental health services by treating them with the same urgency as physical health.

  • Article: Nov 6, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats are surging across the UK. We've won hundreds of council seats and 15 brilliant new MEPs - our best election results ever.

    People are tired of the same dreary offers from the Conservative and Labour parties. Whether it's the days of the empire or 1970s socialism, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn want to take our country backwards.

  • Article: Nov 5, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    Today, we're kicking off the Liberal Democrats' Plan for the Future.

    At our general election campaign launch, leader Jo Swinson has declared that a Liberal Democrat government will Stop Brexit and use the £50 billion Remain Bonus to invest in public services and tackle inequality.

    This £50 billion injection to the areas that need it most can only be delivered by a Lib Dem government - we are the only party standing up to stop Brexit.

  • Article: Nov 5, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are running scared.

    That was the message coming across when ITV announced an election debate at the end of last week - but only between the two tired old parties.

    This is a stitch-up by Labour and the Conservatives. Two men having a cosy pro-Brexit debate and shutting out the woman leader of the strongest party of Remain. It's unacceptable, and we want to see it changed.

  • Article: Nov 4, 2019

    I am livid.

    It is unbelievable that the two Brexiteer leaders of the two old stale parties will be debating the politics of the past, meanwhile Jo Swinson the one leader who unequivocally represents remainers and wants to debate how we build a brighter future is left out of the conversation.

    The leader of the strongest party of Remain demanding a People's Vote deserves to be heard. You've already taken the first step towards making sure they #DebateHer.