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.
Social Liberal Forum Council
The Social Liberal Forum elects members to its governing council every two years. A new election is set to take place in the next few weeks. The candidates in that election, and their manifestos, can be found here.
Social Liberal Forum Officers
The Council elects officers to oversea the administration of the SLF. At present the elected officers are as follows:
Director: Dr Ian Kearns
Chair: Ian Brodie-Brown
Deputy Chair: Louise Harris
Vice Chair, North: Paul Hindley
Treasurer: Gordon Lishman