The Social Liberal Forum exists to nurture and demonstrate progressive liberal values, working with social liberals across all political parties and none.
We challenge current inward-looking, pessimistic narratives, by offering credible solutions to society’s problems. These are based on the founding Beveridge principles that the welfare state should provide a safety net beneath which none shall fall but all can rise.
We take action together and as individuals to increase social justice, to ensure that all citizens have access to the wealth, power and opportunity needed to maximise their talents to the full.
Above all, we emphasise freedom and fairness so that everyone, regardless of background, is free from conformity and social hardship.
The Forum is run by volunteers and is governed by a constitution which is available to read here.
Social Liberal Forum Council
The Social Liberal Forum elects members to its governing council every two years. The most recent elections took place in August 2018.
Members elected to the SLF 2018-2020 Council are listed below in alphabetical order:
|James Baillie||Gordon Lishman|
|Natalie Bird||Geoff Payne|
|Louise Harris||Paul Pettinger|
|Iain Brodie-Browne||George Potter|
|Arif Erdogan||Denali Ranasinghe|
|David Grace||Stephen Richmond|
|Paul Hindley||James Sandbach|
|Neil Hughes||Joe Toovey|
Clicking on a council member's name will take you to the manifesto which they provided as part of their nomination (where available).
The council is also sub-divided into a northern and southern group which each take on specific responsibilities for the SLF, particularly organising events in their respective parts of the UK
Social Liberal Forum Officers
The Council elects officers to oversea the administration of the SLF. At present the elected officers are as follows:
Chair: Ian Brodie-Brown
Deputy Chair: Louise Harris
Vice Chair, North: Paul Hindley
Vice Chair, South: George Potter
Treasurer: Gordon Lishman