Liberal Democrat news

Lib Dems will cut youth unemployment

Sat, 02/05/2015

Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg has announced that the Liberal Democrats aim to see youth unemployment cut to its lowest levels since records began. 

Liberal Democrats have proved a responsible partner in government

Fri, 01/05/2015

The  Financial Times has endorsed the Liberal Democrats as "a responsible partner in government." 

Lib Dems pledge to enshrine state pension guarantee in law

Fri, 01/05/2015

Pensioners would be guaranteed an annual increase to their state pension of at least 2.5 per cent under the Liberal Democrats. 

Backing the NHS is a Lib Dem red line

Fri, 01/05/2015

The Liberal Democrats would insist on investing an extra £8bn in the NHS each year, as well as introducing maximum waiting times for mental health services, as a red line for entering a coalition, Nick Clegg has announced.

Liberal Democrat Business Prospectus will put power back in the hands of local business

Thu, 30/04/2015

The Liberal Democrat Business Advisory Group has today outlined plans to put money and power directly back into the hands of local businesses and regional economies. 

Liberal Democrats reveal Tory plan to slash child benefits

Thu, 30/04/2015

Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has lifted the lid on secret Tory proposals to slash Child Benefit that were blocked by the Liberal Democrats in government.

Increasing the Personal Tax Allowance is a Liberal Democrat red line

Wed, 29/04/2015

Increasing the Personal Tax Allowance will be a red line for the Liberal Democrats in any coalition negotiations, Nick Clegg has announced.

12 policies that you will only find in the Lib Dem manifesto

Wed, 29/04/2015

Here are 12 unique policies that you will only find in the Lib Dem manifesto, none of which feature in the Labour or Conservatives' manifestos.

You can read our full manifesto here.

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Conservative tax plans show the party is in full panic mode

Wed, 29/04/2015

Commenting on the Conservatives plans to legislate against tax increase, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said:

Extending free school meals for all primary school children

Wed, 29/04/2015

All school children under the age of 11 will be entitled to free school meals under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans announced today (29 April).

GDP figures show the economy is recovering

Tue, 28/04/2015

GDP figures released show that in the three months to the end of March, the UK economy grew by 0.3 per cent.

Conservative MEPs refuse to back EU targets to slash plastic bag use

Tue, 28/04/2015

MEPs are set to give the final seal of approval today to binding targets to cut plastic bag use in the EU by 80 per cent by 2025. 

Nick Clegg sets out economic red line

Tue, 28/04/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has set an economic 'red line' for potential coalition negotiations.

Liberal Democrats set education red line

Mon, 27/04/2015

Liberal Democrats will not enter a coalition with any party that does not agree to protect education funding, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said. 

New canvasser? Start here:

Mon, 27/04/2015

Canvassing is a really important part of our campaign, but if you've never done it before, it can seem pretty daunting at first. It shouldn't be. Here are some tips if you're a first-time canvasser.

The Tories won't keep the economy on the right track

Mon, 27/04/2015

Conservative claims that they will stick to the economic course forged by the Coalition is the ‘con of the campaign’, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has warned.

Nick Clegg: We are fighting 60 'Eastleighs'

Mon, 27/04/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today (27 April) heads to Eastleigh, the seat where Liberal Democrats scored a battling by-election victory two years ago, to showcase the party's fighting spirit.

Only Liberal Democrats can deliver a stable coalition in a hung parliament

Sun, 26/04/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will today (26 April) deliver a speech in Sutton, hitting out at both the Conservative and Labour parties for not being honest about what they would do in a hung parliament.

Labour's rent control plans will make things worse for tenants

Sun, 26/04/2015

Labour's rent control announcements, including plans to cap rents so they cannot rise beyond the rate of inflation in certain tenancies, are ill thought through and will make things even worse for tenants.

Businesses back Liberal Democrat plans for a greener Britain

Sun, 26/04/2015

Business leaders, investors and philanthropists have backed the Liberal Democrat green economy vision.