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LD4SOS amendments passed by Party Conference – now to campaign for them!

We are very pleased that Liberal Democrats’ Party Conference has adopted a modern, compassionate and progressive asylum policy through approving amendments that were drafted by Liberal Democrats for Seekers of Sanctuary. The adoption of this policy means that *Liberal Democrats are committed to expanding the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme to at least 10k a […]


The Party’s Immigration, Refugees, & Identity Working Group has confirmed that the Group has opened a second survey which contains broader questions of principle than the previous , including those that were requested by our friends at Lib Dem Immigrants. Hopefully this will go some way to respond to concerns which were raised (including by […]

Tim Farron’s Speech on Family Reunion Bill

Well worth a read! I will try to be brief, Mr Deputy Speaker, because the most important thing today is that this Bill proceeds. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Angus Brendan MacNeil), and to all hon. Members who, unusually, are here on a Friday. This is my fourth […]