Liberal Democrat news

Delaying the publication of the Chilcot report is deeply concerning

Tue, 21/04/2015

Commenting on reports that the Chilcot Report may not be published until 2016, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesman Tim Farron said:

Value your volunteers

Tue, 21/04/2015

Remember to make your volunteers welcome, and to put their generously-given time to the best use, writes Mark Pack.

Liberal Democrats set out Countryside Charter to boost rural economy

Tue, 21/04/2015

Liberal Democrats have set out a package of measures to help rural areas thrive.

Only the Liberal Democrats will keep Britain on track

Mon, 20/04/2015

The era of the single party government is over, and it is only the Liberal Democrats who will add a heart to a Conservative government and a brain to a Labour one. 

No one will be fooled by Labour's last ditch attempt to grab green headlines

Mon, 20/04/2015

Labour's green plans are a last minute attempt to grab green headlines.

In opposition, Labour have been silent on green issues and no one should be fooled by their new promises.

Letter from Tory Minister shows Right to Buy flaws

Mon, 20/04/2015

The Conservatives have admitted their Right to Buy housing scheme would damage communities. A letter sent to Lib Dem MP Tessa Munt in October 2013 by then Conservative Housing Minister Kris Hopkins reveals that at least some in the Conservative party know their policy is deeply unfair.

Liberal Democrats five point plan for teachers and parents

Mon, 20/04/2015

Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg has announced a 'Five Point Plan' for teachers and parents.

The Tories are not being honest about the scale of their planned cuts

Sun, 19/04/2015

The Conservatives are not being honest about the scale of the cuts they want to inflict on the country.

They are not being honest about how they intend to pay for their major new spending commitments.

Danger of BLUKIP remains

Sat, 18/04/2015

Commenting on Michael Gove's claim that the Conservatives will not do a deal with UKIP, a Liberal Democrat spokesperson has said that the danger of a right-wing bloc remains. 

The UK is the apprenticeship powerhouse of Europe

Sat, 18/04/2015

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’.