Liberal Democrat news

Call Clegg 2 October

Thu, 02/10/2014

Watch as Nick Clegg takes your questions live in this week's Call Clegg.

Snoopers' Charter not compatible with our basic civil liberties

Thu, 02/10/2014

Nick Clegg has restated the Liberal Democrats' opposition to the Snoopers' Charter in response to Theresa May's conference speech on Tuesday.

Older People's Day: 1 million in work over 65

Wed, 01/10/2014

Three years on since Government's move to outlaw enforced retirement, more than 1 million over-65s are now choosing to stay in work.

Liberal Democrats are the only party that can be trusted to deliver tax cuts for workers

Wed, 01/10/2014

Speaking at the Conservative Conference, David Cameron announced plans to increase the personal tax allowance to £12,500, something which the Liberal Democrats have long been campaigning on.

Promoting Equality for a Fairer Society

Wed, 01/10/2014

Chair of the Liberal Democrats' Equalities Policy Working Group, Dr Belinda Brooks-Gordon, looks forward to discussing their work at Conference:

Vince Cable to tackle ethnic diversity at top of British companies

Wed, 01/10/2014

Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable is preparing to launch a campaign to increase the number of visible ethnic minorities at the top of British FTSE companies.

Through Lord Davies’ report which Vince commissioned, Liberal Democrats in government have made progress in extending the diversity of our boardrooms, bringing us to a stage where there are now no all-male boardrooms left in the FTSE100.

Communications Data Bill - Julian Huppert's letter to Theresa May

Tue, 30/09/2014

Following a speech by the Home Secretary Theresa May referencing the Communications Data Bill, Liberal Democrat spokesman on Home Affairs, Justice and Equalities Julian Huppert has sent the letter below to Theresa May. 

Lib Dems re-affirm their opposition to a Snooper's Charter

Tue, 30/09/2014

Responding to the speech by Home Secretary Theresa May, Liberal Democrats have again re-iterated their opposition to any kind of Snooper’s Charter.

Nick Clegg requests urgent meeting with Chinese Ambassador

Tue, 30/09/2014

The Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg has requested an urgent meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to the UK to discuss the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong.

Liberal Democrats victorious in Epping Hemnall by-election

Fri, 26/09/2014

Congratulations to the Liberal Democrat team and newly elected councillor Kim Adams who took the Epping Hemnall seat from the Conservatives in yesterday's by-election.

Liberal Democrats now hold every seat in the ward on Epping Forest District Council. It was a great win for Kim who took 43.3% of the vote.

Congratulations to all involved.

Guildford Lib Dems storm to victory in Lovelace by-election

Fri, 26/09/2014

Congratulations to Guildford Liberal Democrats who stormed to victory in last night's by-election.

New Councillor Colin Cross gained the seat on Guildford Borough Council and overturned the Conservatives 55 per cent majority. 

Geoff Payne writes: A new evidence based approach to drug policy

Thu, 25/09/2014

As Liberal Democrats we have never been afraid to stand up for what we believe in, even if that means standing against the crowd. At conference in Glasgow, the Federal Policy Committee will present its policy paper Doing what Works to Cut Crime, a paper that amongst other issues, revisits and has restarted the debate on drug policy. 

Parliament recall: Nick Clegg's email to Liberal Democrat members

Thu, 25/09/2014

Nick Clegg has emailed Liberal Democrat members about Parliament's recall on Friday 26 September. The full text is below.

Call Clegg 25 September

Thu, 25/09/2014

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

Nick Clegg discusses the recall of Parliament

Wed, 24/09/2014

On Friday Parliament is to be recalled to debate Britain joining the coalition of nations who have launched air strikes against the ISIL terrorist organisation in Iraq. 

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.