Liberal Democrat news

Nick Clegg writes: Delivering on The Vow

Fri, 28/11/2014

Towards the end of the Scottish referendum campaign the leaders of the three main parties made a vow that we would deliver significant new powers to the Scottish Parliament. We not only delivered on that vow, on the timetable that we said, we’ve actually over delivered on it. It’s vow max, if you like, and now we will have a Scottish parliament which can raise the majority of the money that is spent in Scotland, as well as gaining significant new welfare powers.

Helping carers to get the support and respite they need

Fri, 28/11/2014

To mark Carers Rights Day, Liberal Democrats are urging people who care for ill or disabled loved ones to find out about the financial and practical support they are entitled to.

Locking up children with mental health conditions must end

Thu, 27/11/2014

Children with mental health conditions who have committed no crime should not be kept in police cells while awaiting treatment.

Supporting struggling schools to raise education standards

Thu, 27/11/2014

More than 2,000 struggling schools could be turned around if they had effective support, Liberal Democrat Schools Minister David Laws has said.

Nick Clegg announces £214m investment in cycling

Thu, 27/11/2014

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has today unveiled the biggest single investment in cycling. 

Bringing empty buildings back to life in the North

Thu, 27/11/2014

Nick Clegg has announced plans to see abandoned buildings brought back to life in a renewed effort to tackle a chronic problem where vast sites in Northern cities become empty and unused for long periods of time, making areas look blighted.

Simon Hughes: As the party of civil liberties, we're on the right track

Wed, 26/11/2014

The rise of the so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq is one of the most serious and dangerous issues we have had to face since we came into Government. Whatever we call this organisation – IS, ISIL or Da’ish – we can’t ignore their brutal activity. The graphic and disturbing images of violence coming from Syria and Iraq show the barbaric way this extremist group has perverted the Muslim faith. 

Nick Clegg announces mental health taskforce

Tue, 25/11/2014

Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg announced that he will be establishing and chairing a new Mental Health Taskforce, which will include Cabinet Ministers from across the coalition.

Ed Davey's climate action tweetathon

Tue, 25/11/2014

Today, Liberal Democrat Minister for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey answered questions on the DECC Twitter about the impact of climate change and the actions that can be taken.

Take a look at the questions and answers here:

Public want urgent global action to tackle climate change

Tue, 25/11/2014

A new Populus survey reveals an appetite for action on climate change by the UK public.

It showed that 73% of people want world leaders to agree a global deal and 66% think action must happen now. 

Sarah Teather’s bill to tackle revenge eviction published

Mon, 24/11/2014

Lib Dem MP Sarah Teather’s bill to tackle retaliatory evictions has today been published, ahead of its second reading on Friday.

Party Committee election results

Fri, 21/11/2014

We are please to announce the election results for the Party Committee Elections 2014. The elected candidates (subject to any appeals) are as follows:

Liberal Democrats win two Green Ribbon Political Awards

Fri, 21/11/2014

Liberal Democrats have scooped two Green Ribbon Political Awards recognising their outstanding environmental achievements.

UK backs global plans to protect people from cancer and respiratory illness

Fri, 21/11/2014

Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Baroness Northover will today announce that Britain has joined global action and pledged £31m to help prevent millions of people dying from illnesses linked to cooking over coal, wood, dung or biomass stoves.

Investing in the Green Climate Fund to help tackle climate change

Thu, 20/11/2014

Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has today (20 November) announced that the UK government will invest up to £720m in the Green Climate fund to help poorer countries adapt to climate change and go low-carbon.

Nick Clegg confirmed to take part in Bite the Ballot Leaders' Live

Thu, 20/11/2014

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has confirmed he will be taking part in Bite The Ballot's Leaders' Live debate next month.

Gender pay gap falls to a record low

Wed, 19/11/2014

The pay gap between men and women has fallen to a record low, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Encouraging family friendly working

Wed, 19/11/2014

Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is calling on businesses to revolutionise what they are doing to support family friendly working.

Creating a fairer society by putting mental health on equal footing with physical health

Tue, 18/11/2014

Liberal Democrats are committed to stamping out the stigma around mental health. We want to see mental health care put on equal footing with physical health.