Liberal Democrat news

One million trees planted this Parliament

15 hours 25 min ago

Liberal Democrats are celebrating the one millionth tree being planted this Parliament through the Big Tree Plant.

Supporting female prisoners through training and education opportunities

Thu, 29/01/2015

Liberal Democrat Justice minister Simon Hughes has highlighted the importance of rehabilitating female prisoners.

Going green isn't a luxury extra, it's a necessary investment in our future

Thu, 29/01/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg discusses his vision for a greener Britain and a sustainable economic future.

Growth Deals firing up local economies with £1bn investment

Thu, 29/01/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has today (Thursday 29 January) announced that the government is investing an extra £1bn in local economies by expanding local Growth Deals.

Lib Dems launch Party Political Broadcast

Wed, 28/01/2015

The Liberal Democrats have launched their first PPB of 2015, which outlines how we will cut less than the Conservatives and borrow less than Labour.

Paddy Ashdown writes: 100 days to go

Tue, 27/01/2015

Welcome to the final 100 days of the campaign. For many of you this is the final lap in an almighty marathon that you have been running for months if not years.

UK on track to be the fastest growing G7 economy

Tue, 27/01/2015

GDP figures released today (Tuesday 27 January) shows that Britain's economy is growing.

Nick Clegg's message for Holocaust Memorial Day 2015

Tue, 27/01/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has recorded the following message to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

100 days to go: Register to vote

Tue, 27/01/2015

To vote in UK elections you must be on the electoral register. Make sure you don't lose your vote by ensuring your details are up to date.

100 days to go: How to get involved

Tue, 27/01/2015

There are just 100 days until the General Election and the Liberal Democrat campaign is really heating up.

100 days to go: Don't let Britain take the wrong turn

Tue, 27/01/2015

To mark 100 days until polling day, Liberal Democrats are today (Tuesday 27 January) launching an election poster attacking both Labour and the Conservatives for wanting to veer off course and threatening economic recovery by either borrowing too much or cutting too much.

Doctor conviction is an important step forward ending FGM

Mon, 26/01/2015

Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone has said the conviction of an Egyptian doctor who performed an illegal female genital mutilation operation on a 13 year-old is a step forward in ending FGM across the world.

Baroness Northover announces new humanitarian support for Sudan

Mon, 26/01/2015

Britain is providing extra humanitarian support for millions in need, Liberal Democrat International Minister Baroness Northover has announced today (Monday 26 January) during a visit to Khartoum.

The truth about the Conservatives and tax cuts

Mon, 26/01/2015

The Conservatives are making brazen attempts to take credit for raising the personal tax threshold despite the changes being delivered by Liberal Democrats in government.

Millions of families benefitting twice from Liberal Democrat tax cut

Mon, 26/01/2015

8.3m families will benefit twice from the Liberal Democrat tax cut, new analysis has revealed.

Thanks to Liberal Democrats increasing the personal tax allowance to £10,600, these families will on average be £1,330 better off each year. 

IFS report confirms that the richest have shouldered the highest share of the burden

Fri, 23/01/2015

The IFS report released today (Friday 23 January) confirms that the richest have shouldered the highest share of the burden as we move to repair the public finances.

Ibrahim Taguri named Liberal Democrat Race Equality Champion

Thu, 22/01/2015

Ibrahim Taguri, Liberal Democrat candidate for Brent Central, has been named as the party’s Race Equality Champion.

Crime falls to a record low

Thu, 22/01/2015

Figures released today (Thursday 22 January) by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that the level of crime in England and Wales has fallen to a record low.

Tim Farron writes: Chilcot delay is completely unacceptable

Thu, 22/01/2015

Writing in the Independent, Tim Farron MP calls for an end to the delays in publishing the Chilcot Report. 

Read Tim's article in full below.

Apply to join the Liberal Democrats young people's BAME training weekend

Thu, 22/01/2015

Applications are now open for the Liberal Democrats Diversity Office's training weekend for young people from Black, Asian or other ethnic minority backgrounds.