Equal Rights

Ian and councillor

I'm proud to be part of a local party that has 3 BAME councillors in South Cambs constituency. Here with one, @CouncillorTumi, we stand united against the racist, xenophobic, dog-whistle politics of Boris Johnson and his ex-journalist friend standing to be the Tory candidate.

South Cambs deserves better.

If elected as your LibDem MP I will fight for the right of people to live their lives free from discrimination or intrusion and without fear of having their most fundamental rights violated.

Sadly, this is not the reality in the UK today. The hostile environment has unacceptably trampled on people’s rights and people are still discriminated against on the basis of their gender, race, age, sexuality, gender identity, religion or whether they are disabled.

Inequalities are rife – children from Black households are more likely to be in persistent poverty and both hate crimes and violence against women and girls are far too prevalent.

The Conservatives and Labour have entirely failed to stand up to hatred or combat entrenched inequalities. The Conservatives have been relentlessly hostile in their rhetoric and policy around migration and have failed to take allegations of Islamophobia within their party seriously; Jeremy Corbyn has failed to tackle institutional anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.

For decades, both parties have seen civil liberties as an inconvenience standing in the way of other priorities, which has meant attacks on individual rights and surveillance of citizens conducted outside the law.

Our plan is for a free society where every person’s rights and liberties are protected and where the contribution of migrants to our society is celebrated.