Liberal Democrats
Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol

Libearal Deamocratach

Leader Nick Clegg (pending election of a new leader)[nb 1]
Deputy Leader Vacant
President The Baroness Brinton
Founded 3 March 1988 [1]
Merger of Liberal Party

Social Democratic Party

Headquarters 8–10 Great George Street,

London, SW1P 3AE [2]

Youth wing Liberal Youth
Membership  (3rd June 2015) 61,456 [3]
Ideology Liberalism

Social liberalism

Political position Centre
International affiliation Liberal International
European affiliation Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
European Parliament group Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Colours Yellow/Orange
House of Commons 8 / 650


House of Lords 102 / 786


London Assembly 2 / 25
European Parliament 1 / 73


Local government 1,809 / 20,252


Scottish Parliament 5 / 129
National Assembly for Wales 5 / 60
Police & Crime Commissioners 0 / 41
Politics of the United Kingdom

Political parties

The Liberal Democrats (often referred to as the Lib Dems) are a social liberal political party in the United Kingdom.[8][9][10][11][12]

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