Liberal Democrat news

Leadership candidates unite to launch campaign to protect Human Rights Act

Fri, 22/05/2015

The Liberal Democrat leadership candidates Tim Farron and Norman Lamb have joined forces to launch the party's campaign to protect the Human Rights Act.

Stop the Conservatives from scrapping the Human Rights Act

Thu, 21/05/2015

Before the election Liberal Democrats warned that if the Conservatives won a majority they would scrap the Human Rights Act.

Liberal Democrat volunteer evening a runaway success

Fri, 15/05/2015

The Liberal Democrats first post-election volunteer event has been described as a runaway success.

Extreme views are best defeated by free speech

Wed, 13/05/2015

Commenting on the Conservatives' plans to introduce banning orders, Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake said:

More than 10,000 new members since polling day

Wed, 13/05/2015

Since polls closed on Thursday, more than 10,000 new members have joined the Liberal Democrats.

Liberal Democrat leadership election timetable

Tue, 12/05/2015

Following the agreement of the Federal Executive and the Liberal Democrats' returning officer, the timetable below has been set out ahead of the election of a new leader.

Liberal Democrat membership surge

Mon, 11/05/2015

Membership of the Liberal Democrats is now at more than 54,240.

A message from Nick Clegg to Liberal Democrat members

Fri, 08/05/2015

Nick Clegg has written to Liberal Democrat members following the General Election. His letter is below:

Letter from Paddy Ashdown to Liberal Democrat Members

Fri, 08/05/2015

Paddy Ashdown has written to members of the Liberal Democrats on what has been an extremely hard night for the party. His letter is below:

LIVE BLOG: General Election Polling Day 7 May 2015

Thu, 07/05/2015

Voters face the biggest political decision of their lives this polling day.

Our amazing activists and supporters have been campaigning the length and breadth of the UK for a liberal voice in government.

Keep up to date with all the latest news from the campaign trail by following us live here.

Get ready for the surprise story of polling night

Wed, 06/05/2015

The surprise story tomorrow night will be the Liberal Democrats.

Voters face the biggest political decision of their lives

Wed, 06/05/2015

On the penultimate day of the election campaign, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg told voters, “you face the biggest political decision of your life”.

Nick Clegg warns of second election before Christmas

Tue, 05/05/2015

Britain faces a second General Election before Christmas without Liberal Democrats to provide stability in coalition, Nick Clegg has warned.

Labour's £11.7bn PFI black hole is the real threat to the NHS

Tue, 05/05/2015

Treasury figures analysed by the Liberal Democrats show the last Labour government signed off at least 138 Private Finance Initiative (PFI) projects in the hospital sector with private firms during their time in office.

Privacy with Manatee

Tue, 05/05/2015

Manatee, as we’re calling it, is a piece of technology we’ve developed to allow us to deliver targeted messages to voters through Facebook and YouTube based on data we have collected from them and stored in Connect.

Newspapers back Liberal Democrats as a force for good in British politics

Tue, 05/05/2015

Newspapers from across the political divide are united in their belief Liberal Democrats have been a force for good in government.

Battle Bus embarks on Lands End to John O'Groats campaign finale

Tue, 05/05/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg will take the party's battle bus on a marathon 1,000 mile, two day dash taking in seats from Lands End to John O'Groats as Polling Day draws closer.

Liberal Democrats set out six red lines

Mon, 04/05/2015

Liberal Democrats have outlined the six red lines that must be agreed to as part of any coalition negotiations in the next government.

The Conservatives will not win a majority

Mon, 04/05/2015

The Tory claim to need only 23 seats in order to win is a con.

Lib Dems to invest £50m in air ambulance services

Mon, 04/05/2015

The Liberal Democrats will use £50m from a fine imposed on a bank for rigging the Libor rate to investment in regional air ambulance services.