Liberal Democrat news

Public want urgent global action to tackle climate change

Tue, 25/11/2014

A new Populus survey reveals an appetite for action on climate change by the UK public.

It showed that 73% of people want world leaders to agree a global deal and 66% think action must happen now. 

Sarah Teather’s bill to tackle revenge eviction published

Mon, 24/11/2014

Lib Dem MP Sarah Teather’s bill to tackle retaliatory evictions has today been published, ahead of its second reading on Friday.

Party Committee election results

Fri, 21/11/2014

We are please to announce the election results for the Party Committee Elections 2014. The elected candidates (subject to any appeals) are as follows:

Liberal Democrats win two Green Ribbon Political Awards

Fri, 21/11/2014

Liberal Democrats have scooped two Green Ribbon Political Awards recognising their outstanding environmental achievements.

UK backs global plans to protect people from cancer and respiratory illness

Fri, 21/11/2014

Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Baroness Northover will today announce that Britain has joined global action and pledged £31m to help prevent millions of people dying from illnesses linked to cooking over coal, wood, dung or biomass stoves.

Investing in the Green Climate Fund to help tackle climate change

Thu, 20/11/2014

Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has today (20 November) announced that the UK government will invest up to £720m in the Green Climate fund to help poorer countries adapt to climate change and go low-carbon.

Nick Clegg confirmed to take part in Bite the Ballot Leaders' Live

Thu, 20/11/2014

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has confirmed he will be taking part in Bite The Ballot's Leaders' Live debate next month.

Gender pay gap falls to a record low

Wed, 19/11/2014

The pay gap between men and women has fallen to a record low, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Encouraging family friendly working

Wed, 19/11/2014

Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is calling on businesses to revolutionise what they are doing to support family friendly working.

Creating a fairer society by putting mental health on equal footing with physical health

Tue, 18/11/2014

Liberal Democrats are committed to stamping out the stigma around mental health. We want to see mental health care put on equal footing with physical health.

All Crossrail stations will have step-free access

Tue, 18/11/2014

Liberal Democrat Transport Minister Baroness Kramer has today (November 18) announced that all of the stations on the Crossrail project will have step free access.

Inflation figures show the economy is recovering

Tue, 18/11/2014

Inflation figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) provide further evidence that the economy is recovering. 

500 days to go until the biggest state pension overhaul in generations

Tue, 18/11/2014

With just over 500 days to go, Liberal Democrat Pensions Minister Steve Webb has launched a public information campaign to help people understand the historic reforms which will introduce a flat-rate State Pension.

Norman Lamb welcomes moves to improve mental health care

Fri, 14/11/2014

Liberal Democrat health minister Norman Lamb has welcomed moves by the police and NHS services in the West Midlands to improve mental health care.

Ensuring the NHS is prepared for cold weather pressures

Fri, 14/11/2014

Doctors, social services and NHS leaders have been working together to ensure the NHS is prepared for the extra pressures brought on by the cold weather. 

Tribute to George Watson

Thu, 13/11/2014

Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge Julian Huppert has today paid tribute to the late George Watson.

Ed Davey writes: The Politics of Renewables

Thu, 13/11/2014

Yesterday I was in Manchester speaking at the RenewableUK Annual Conference, and then on to see a fascinating energy efficiency project led by students in Parrs Wood School in John Leech’s constituency.

The Tories are tearing up their own manifesto on UK aid

Thu, 13/11/2014

The Conservative Party appear to be tearing up their own policy on UK aid spending following comments made by the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on a trip to Sierra Leone.

Huge increase in the number of apprentices

Wed, 12/11/2014

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today (12 November) met with apprentices at a factory in Eastleigh to celebrate a 90 per cent increase in the number of people starting apprenticeships in the South East.

Norman Lamb writes: The NHS needs more money so it can continue to provide excellent care

Wed, 12/11/2014

Following his call to the government to make freeing up as much as £1.5bn to invest in the NHS in 2015/2016 an Autumn Statement priority, Liberal Democrat Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb has written the article below.