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Conclusion
The Liberal Democrats’ identity crisis
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After reiterating the book’s underlying objectives, this concluding chapter discusses the core themes and key issues raised. The second section briefly deliberates on the party’s long-term and short-term goals, such as re-empowering the local, fully embracing local digital campaigning to enhance credibility, and resolving the party’s identity by decisively pitching a socially liberal rather than an economically liberal stance. The final section of the book discusses whether the party has resolved the fundamental contradictions of being an office-seeking party in the Westminster system. As such, it outlines the way forward for the Liberal Democrats and possible trajectories for the party.

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The Liberal Democrats

From hope to despair to where?

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