To kick off the RDC's 2020 agenda, we've launched a review into the barriers that BAME Liberal Democrat members, approved candidates and PPCs face on the road to election.

The review's aims are as follows:

  • To identify and understand the barriers facing BAME members, approved candidates and PPCs when it comes to joining the approval list, getting selected as a PPC, and successfully winning a parliamentary election.

  • To identify and understand best practice from within the party and outside with respect to building the capacity of candidates from groups protected under the Equality Act to assist with their selection and election.

  • To produce recommendations for an RDC initiative(s) and actions the party can take to address a small number of the barriers identified, inspired by some of the best practice identified (and start executing them!)