Liberal Democrat news

Joined up health and care services will protect the NHS for the future

Wed, 24/09/2014

Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb has today responded to Andy Burnham's plans for a full integration of health and social care services.

Liberal Democrats welcome petition to introduce compulsory sex and relationship education

Wed, 24/09/2014

Liberal Democrats have today welcomed a petition by the End Violence Against Women Coalition and the Everyday Sexism Project calling for compulsory sex and relationship education in schools.

Rosh Hashanah 2014 - Nick Clegg's message

Wed, 24/09/2014

Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has recorded the following message for Rosh Hashanah. 

The mystery of Ed Miliband's mansion tax

Tue, 23/09/2014

Labour leader Ed Miliband today announced plans to put an extra £2.5bn into the NHS should he get elected next May.

He said the money would be paid for with a mansion tax.

The one where Gareth stole the show

Tue, 23/09/2014


This was not a speech from a Prime Minister in waiting. Today Ed Miliband said nothing to prove Labour is capable of running the economy again.

British manufacturers say UK must stay in EU and lead reform

Mon, 22/09/2014

British manufacturers want the UK to remain in the EU and lead in its reform, the EEF manufacturers' organisation stressed today in a new 5-point manifesto.

Making the economic case for EU membership and extending its free market to drive jobs and growth were identified by the EEF as top priorities for the next government.

Nick Clegg: This opportunity cannot be hijacked

Sun, 21/09/2014

Within hours of the momentous decision by the Scottish people to remain in the UK, Westminster found itself once again bogged down in conventional party political point scoring.

I have seen for myself the way in which the vested interests in the two old parties can conspire to block reform - scuppering elections to the House of Lords and a clean up of party funding in recent years.

The beginning of a new, stronger country for us all

Fri, 19/09/2014

After a momentous day, the Liberal Democrats are delighted that Scotland has decided to remain in the UK. This is an exciting time as now we can start delivering more powers to Scotland.

Call Clegg 17 September

Wed, 17/09/2014

Watch as Nick Clegg takes your questions live on LBC for this week's Call Clegg. 

Unemployment falls again

Wed, 17/09/2014

The latest unemployment figures from the ONS have been released showing a fall by 146,000, lowering the total unemployment count to 2.02 million.

The Lib Dem difference in Stockport

Tue, 16/09/2014

Liberal Democrats in Stockport are investing in their area: building and investing while protecting the environment - and giving residents a say, writes Councillor Iain Roberts, Deputy Leader of Stockport Council.

One step closer to enshrining UK aid target in law

Fri, 12/09/2014

Liberal Democrats are one step closer to enshrining the UK aid target in law after winning a crucial vote in the House of Commons today.

In government Liberal Democrats made sure the UK met the UN's international aid target of 0.7%.

Delivering greater powers to communities

Fri, 12/09/2014

Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg, will today set out his vision for decentralisation and devolution for the North of England. 

Nick will speak at event hosted by IPPR North and follows the launch of the Northern Futures project.

Tim Gordon writes: The Scottish Independence Referendum

Fri, 12/09/2014

Whenever I think about the United Kingdom splitting up something inside me breaks. I do not live in Scotland and so I have no vote in the referendum. But I am British and so have every right to a say.

Nick Clegg's vision for the Northern Futures Project

Fri, 12/09/2014

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will speak today at an event hosted by IPPR North in Sheffield, where he will set out his vision for decentralisation and devolution for the North of England. 

Call Clegg 11 September

Thu, 11/09/2014

Watch as Nick Clegg takes your questions live on LBC for this week's Call Clegg. 

Shake up of child maintenance to benefit 50,000 children

Thu, 11/09/2014

Changes to child maintenance rules are set to benefit up to 50,000 children.

Under changes to the system, single and separated parents who have previously received no maintenance from their former partner could start receiving payments. 

Liberal Democrats Home Rule plan for Scotland

Wed, 10/09/2014

On Thursday 18 September, Scottish voters will go to the polls to decide whether Scotland should remain part of the UK or become an independent country.

Liberal Democrats across the UK are campaigning to keep Scotland part of our family of nations because together we are stronger, safer and more prosperous.

How you can help keep Scotland part of the UK

Wed, 10/09/2014

There are just days until voters in Scotland go to the polls to decide if Scotland remains part of the UK or to go it alone.

Your support will help us to spread the message further that we are better together as a family of nations. 

David Laws launches Talented Leaders programme to transform struggling schools

Wed, 10/09/2014

Liberal Democrat Education Minister David Laws has today launched a new scheme to recruit 100 top school leaders to turn around struggling schools. 

The Talented Leaders scheme aims to recruit the best headteachers in the country and place them in schools facing the toughest challenges.