Liberal Democrat news

Nick Clegg: This opportunity cannot be hijacked

6 hours 51 min ago

Within hours of the momentous decision by the Scottish people to remain in the UK, Westminster found itself once again bogged down in conventional party political point scoring.

I have seen for myself the way in which the vested interests in the two old parties can conspire to block reform - scuppering elections to the House of Lords and a clean up of party funding in recent years.

The beginning of a new, stronger country for us all

Fri, 19/09/2014

After a momentous day, the Liberal Democrats are delighted that Scotland has decided to remain in the UK. This is an exciting time as now we can start delivering more powers to Scotland.

Call Clegg 17 September

Wed, 17/09/2014

Watch as Nick Clegg takes your questions live on LBC for this week's Call Clegg. 

Unemployment falls again

Wed, 17/09/2014

The latest unemployment figures from the ONS have been released showing a fall by 146,000, lowering the total unemployment count to 2.02 million.

The Lib Dem difference in Stockport

Tue, 16/09/2014

Liberal Democrats in Stockport are investing in their area: building and investing while protecting the environment - and giving residents a say, writes Councillor Iain Roberts, Deputy Leader of Stockport Council.

One step closer to enshrining UK aid target in law

Fri, 12/09/2014

Liberal Democrats are one step closer to enshrining the UK aid target in law after winning a crucial vote in the House of Commons today.

In government Liberal Democrats made sure the UK met the UN's international aid target of 0.7%.

Delivering greater powers to communities

Fri, 12/09/2014

Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg, will today set out his vision for decentralisation and devolution for the North of England. 

Nick will speak at event hosted by IPPR North and follows the launch of the Northern Futures project.

Tim Gordon writes: The Scottish Independence Referendum

Fri, 12/09/2014

Whenever I think about the United Kingdom splitting up something inside me breaks. I do not live in Scotland and so I have no vote in the referendum. But I am British and so have every right to a say.

Nick Clegg's vision for the Northern Futures Project

Fri, 12/09/2014

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will speak today at an event hosted by IPPR North in Sheffield, where he will set out his vision for decentralisation and devolution for the North of England. 

Call Clegg 11 September

Thu, 11/09/2014

Watch as Nick Clegg takes your questions live on LBC for this week's Call Clegg. 

Shake up of child maintenance to benefit 50,000 children

Thu, 11/09/2014

Changes to child maintenance rules are set to benefit up to 50,000 children.

Under changes to the system, single and separated parents who have previously received no maintenance from their former partner could start receiving payments. 

Call Clegg

Thu, 11/09/2014

Nick Clegg takes your questions every Thursday from 9am on live LBC.

Watch the latest episode here. 

Liberal Democrats Home Rule plan for Scotland

Wed, 10/09/2014

On Thursday 18 September, Scottish voters will go to the polls to decide whether Scotland should remain part of the UK or become an independent country.

Liberal Democrats across the UK are campaigning to keep Scotland part of our family of nations because together we are stronger, safer and more prosperous.

How you can help keep Scotland part of the UK

Wed, 10/09/2014

There are just days until voters in Scotland go to the polls to decide if Scotland remains part of the UK or to go it alone.

Your support will help us to spread the message further that we are better together as a family of nations. 

David Laws launches Talented Leaders programme to transform struggling schools

Wed, 10/09/2014

Liberal Democrat Education Minister David Laws has today launched a new scheme to recruit 100 top school leaders to turn around struggling schools. 

The Talented Leaders scheme aims to recruit the best headteachers in the country and place them in schools facing the toughest challenges.

Nick Clegg unveils a "manifesto for the next generation"

Mon, 08/09/2014

Today, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg unveiled a "manifesto for the next generation" launching the party’s pre-manifesto, an 80-page document that will form the backbone of the party’s 2015 election platform.

The document includes a host of policies aimed unapologetically at realising the potential of children and young people.

Liberal Democrats launch 2015 pre-manifesto

Mon, 08/09/2014

Liberal Democrats have today unveiled the party's pre-manifesto, which sets out out vision for Britain in the next Parliament 

The policies in the pre-manifesto, which has spreading opportunity for the next generation at its heart, will be debated and voted on by our members at the upcoming Party Conference in Glasgow.

Under-21s to get bus pass discount

Mon, 08/09/2014

All 16-21 year olds in England will get a 66% discount on bus travel under plans unveiled by the Liberal Democrats today. 

The proposal, which forms part of the pre-manifesto launched today, would see all 16-21 year olds would be given a Young Person’s Bus Pass. It would help young people with the cost of travel by offering a minimum two thirds discount on bus travel in England. Bus companies would then be able to add their own discounts on top of that.

Protecting your privacy online with a digital bill of rights

Sun, 07/09/2014

A Digital Bill of Rights to protect people’s privacy and give them more control over their data online would be introduced as part of a Liberal Democrat manifesto for the next election.

The plans also include outlawing ‘revenge porn’ and the posting of intimate or pornographic photographs of a person without their consent. 

Lib Dems win vote to reform the bedroom tax

Fri, 05/09/2014

The Liberal Democrats have taken the first step in reforming the bedroom tax by winning a crucial vote in Parliament. 

Under the proposals, which were passed today in the House of Commons, existing tenants will not be penalised when they cannot move into smaller accommodation because this is not available or where there is a serious medical reason for an additional room.