Grants and Support

Chinese Liberal Democrats have over the last decade given financial and other support to candidates of Chinese and SE Asian heritage to stand in local and Parliamentary elections. In addition to grants and donations paid to their local Libdem parties, we provide mentoring, training as well as campaigning support to prepare the candidates for selections and elections.

Should you be interested to become a candidate, please contact us for more information. Email

  • Phil Ling, Paul Kohler and Kirsten Ga lea
    Article: May 1, 2022

    Phil Ling, former Treasurer of Chinese Liberal Democrats is standing in the Council elections for the newly created Wandle ward in Merton Borough. It is a ward which is truly a three way fight between Liberal Democrats, Conservatives and Labour - although in the general election the ward sits in Wimbledon where the Liberal Democrats lost to the Conservatives by just 628 votes, less than 1% in it.

    Phil is standing on a platform to improve the Council's waste management, fight to keep Wimbledon police station open, make more train stations fully accessible, tackle the climate emergency and have a more transparent Council service.

    If you'd like to help him and the Merton Liberal Democrats, especially on polling day, then please contact him on 07545589693.

  • Victoria Collins in Islington
    Article: Apr 24, 2021
    By Victoria Collins in Linked In

    I've thought long and hard about this. I've often tried to keep business and politics separate but the crises we're all facing are too big to ignore. I see this as an important stance in civic engagement.

    If there's any way you can get more involved in helping your local community - do it.

    So here I am, standing to be a local Councillor in the UK.

    ❓ What is a local Councillor?
    In the UK, the primary level of elections takes place across a ward (there are around 10k in the UK each with an average of 5k). Each of those wards has three Councillors representing them.

    🤝 Why local Councillor?
    The more I've got involved in politics, the more I realise the importance of Councillors on the front line. A good Councillor helps local residents get the support they need. They help shape local policies on social support, health, housing, waste and recycling, health, transport, culture and environment.

    🔶 Why the Liberal Democrats?
    No party is perfect. I joined the LibDems in the fight to stop Brexit. Since then I've discovered a group of people who care about helping people and making a difference. We stand for individual freedoms as well as supporting the community. We're about tolerance, fairness and equal opportunity.

  • George Lee
    Article: Nov 3, 2019

    Dear Colleagues and Friends

    Are you ready for 12 December? This is the chance to change the course of history, to stop Brexit and Build a Better Future.

    The Liberal Democrats are ready for the General Elections and Chinese LibDems have a candidate, Dr George Lee, standing in Westminster North who needs your help.

  • Article: Sep 30, 2019
    By Dr George Lee, PPC for Westminster North and member of Chinese Liberal Democrats. in LibDem Voice

    Dr George Lee PPC Westminster North

    I was pleased to be adopted recently as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Westminster North. My journey to this point has been a long one. Through a career in business, the police, another party and all the way from Hong Kong, I have been emboldened to join the fight to demand better for our communities and country than this Tory-Labour mess.

  • Cllr Helen Chuah with Rabina Khan, Roger Lynch, Kishan Devani
    Article: May 31, 2019

    Congratulations, first of all, to Cllr Helen Chuah who has been triumphantly re-elected as Councillor in St Ann's ward on Colchester Council. The LibDems came through strongly holding every seat and even winning one from the Tories. It was great to see Helen Chuah and Nick Cope hold their seats well in difficult circumstances (and Nick will be their Lib Dem Mayor for the coming year).