The all-member Liberal Democrat News currently in the post to party members includes an update on the party’s Leadership Programme, designed to support candidates from under-represented groups.
The piece says:
Of the first 11 candidates, five are women, three from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, three have disabilities. There is one LGBT candidate and five of the 11 come from low socio-economic backgrounds … [and] we have four candidates on the Programme so far who are under 30.
The Leadership Programme is due to expand to support at least 30 people.