Northern Ireland Liberal Democrats

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Northern Ireland Liberal Democrats
Chair John O'Neill
Headquarters Belfast
Youth wing Liberal Youth Northern Ireland
Ideology Liberalism
Social democracy
Political position Radical center to Centre-left
Colours Yellow
Politics of Northern Ireland
Political parties
Elections

The Northern Ireland Liberal Democrats is a local party of the Liberal Democrats that operates in Northern Ireland. [1] Unlike its counterparts in England, Scotland and Wales, the Northern Ireland party is not a state party within the federal Liberal Democrats but a local party, similar to constituency parties in the rest of the UK.

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The Liberal Democrats do not presently contest elections in Northern Ireland but there is a strong history of support to the Alliance Party, some people mistake this for the two being the same entity.

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Several individuals, including Alliance Party leader David Ford, hold membership of both parties. Alliance members of the House of Lords take the Lib Dem whip on non-Northern Ireland issues. Current Alliance Party MP Naomi Long has not taken the Liberal Democrat Whip in the House of Commons as she is not a Liberal Democrat member [2] and sits on the opposition benches.

A former Chair of the Northern Ireland local party was Michael Carchrie Campbell, a Liberal Democrat activist from Belfast. [3]

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