Liberal Democrat news

The UK is the apprenticeship powerhouse of Europe

12 hours 35 min ago

Liberal Democrats will make the UK the apprenticeship powerhouse of Europe by creating more new apprenticeship places per year than Germany. Central to the ambition is a commitment to double the number of employers offering apprenticeships to young people to 360,000 - as part of a big expansion of apprenticeships.

Employment rate at a new record high

Fri, 17/04/2015

New figures show that the rate of employment is at a new record high of 73.4 per cent.

Vote Liberal Democrat to beat the SNP

Fri, 17/04/2015

Nick Clegg appeals to Labour and Conservative supporters to vote Liberal Democrat to beat the SNP

Business leaders back Liberal Democrats

Fri, 17/04/2015

The country and economy would benefit from having Lib Dems in Government again, a letter signed by more than 50 business leaders has said.

Lib Dem Manifesto well-received by business and NGOs

Thu, 16/04/2015

Trade associations, business groups, NGOs and charities are all praising the Liberal Democrat manifesto, especially the five priorities we put on our front page:

On the Battlebus with Nick Clegg

Thu, 16/04/2015

Trevor York joins the party leader for a day’s campaigning on the Lib Dem battlebus.

Nick Clegg warns of "BLUKIP" right wing threat

Thu, 16/04/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has issued a stark warning that BLUKIP, an alliance of right wing Tories, UKIP, and the DUP, could hold the balance of power after the election.

He said:

“Everyone knows that David Cameron and Ed Miliband won’t win this general election outright.

Liberal Democrats launch BAME manifesto

Thu, 16/04/2015

Liberal Democrats have set out plans to outlaw caste discrimination, overhaul stop and search powers and tackle the BAME pay gap.

Liberal Democrats launch BAME mini-manifesto

Thu, 16/04/2015

Liberal Democrats have set out plans to outlaw caste discrimination, overhaul stop and search powers and tackle the BAME pay gap.

Beware 'BLUKIP' a right wing threat to Britain

Thu, 16/04/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg will issue a stark warning that BLUKIP, an alliance of right wing Tories, UKIP, and the DUP, could hold the balance of power after the election.

Liberal Democrats release ‘manifesto with opportunity at its heart’

Wed, 15/04/2015

The Liberal Democrats have released their 2015 General Election manifesto, describing it as a ‘manifesto with opportunity at its heart’.

A manifesto with opportunity at its heart

Wed, 15/04/2015

The Liberal Democrat manifesto puts opportunity at its heart and sets out a plan to ensure every child has a world-class education.

Nick Clegg's Vaisakhi message

Tue, 14/04/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:

"I would like to send my very best wishes to Sikh communities in the UK, India and around the world as you mark the festival of Vaisakhi and the birth of the Khalsa.

The Conservative Manifesto is a smokescreen

Tue, 14/04/2015

The Conservatives may have published their manifesto, but that doesn't mean they've told people what they're planning to do. 

Liberal Democrats set out plan to build 300,000 homes

Tue, 14/04/2015

Liberal Democrats have announced plans to build 300,000 more homes a year and ensure everyone has a decent place to live.

Five Point Plan to cut costs for consumers and commuters

Mon, 13/04/2015

The Liberal Democrats have launched a package of measures to shift the balance of power back in favour of consumers and commuters to ease the cost of living and save families hundreds of pounds a year. Our "Five Point Plan" comes on the back of the Lib Dem Digital Rights Bill that provides compensation for consumers who have their data misused online.   

Nick Clegg challenges Labour to name date on balancing the books

Mon, 13/04/2015

Nick Clegg has urged Labour to come clean about their plans to tackle the deficit, challenging Ed Miliband and Ed Balls to ‘name the date’ they will balance the books.

Liberal Democrats set out plans to balance the books

Sun, 12/04/2015

The Liberal Democrat plan to balance the books is one with a "heart as well as a brain." 

Tories can't be trusted on any spending commitment

Sat, 11/04/2015

As the Conservatives announce yet another unfunded spending commitment in this election campaign, on thing has become crystal clear: the Tories are trying to pull the wool over people's eyes when it comes to funding public services.

Protecting your data online with a Digital Rights Bill

Sat, 11/04/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg is calling for a new Digital Rights Bill to be introduced within the first six months of the next Parliament.