Liberal Democrat news

Experts back Liberal Democrat health and education plans

Thu, 26/03/2015

Liberal Democrat manifesto plans for the NHS and the education system have been recognised by experts in these areas.

Committing to promoting LGBT+ rights and same sex marriage across the globe

Thu, 26/03/2015

Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson Tim Farron has joined with Home Office Minister Lynne Featherstone and International Development Minister Baroness Northover to announce a manifesto commitment to promote LGBT+ rights across the globe.

Look left, look right, then cross with the Liberal Democrats

Thu, 26/03/2015

A new poster unveiled by the Liberal Democrats shows that a Labour or Conservative government would lurch economic policy dangerously to the left or the right.

Schools honoured in the Pupil Premium Awards

Wed, 25/03/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has awarded prizes to schools across the country in recognition of the work they are doing to close the gap between rich and poor children.

Nick Clegg responds to the Lords' HS2 report

Wed, 25/03/2015

Responding to a report on HS2 by the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:

Kicking the mental health stigma out of sport

Wed, 25/03/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is launching a new charter to kick the mental health stigma out of sport.

Jo Swinson writes: I’m proud to say we’ve finally got the Tories on board with gender pay gap measures

Tue, 24/03/2015

In the final days of this Government Lib Dems are still delivering our agenda against the odds, and against Conservative obstruction. 

Labour have no credibility on the economy

Tue, 24/03/2015

Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has said that Labour have no credibility on the economy.

Responding to Ed Balls' announcement that he would rule out an increase in VAT, Danny said:

The era of a single party government in the UK is over

Tue, 24/03/2015

Speaking after today's (Tuesday 24 March) cabinet meeting, Nick said that the coalition has been a historic government, one formed at a time of national emergency to rescue an economy on the brink of disaster.

Simon Hughes' human rights speech

Mon, 23/03/2015

In a speech to students at King's College Liberal Democrat Justice Minister Simon Hughes explains how Liberal Democrats go into the election with a clear principled position on human rights.

Unlike the Conservatives who want to pick and choose human rights, Liberal Democrats believe strongly in individual freedoms and protecting human rights. 

Pupil Premium helping to close the gap between rich and poor children

Mon, 23/03/2015

New evidence shows that the gap between rich and poor children in schools is narrowing thanks to the Pupil Premium delivered by Liberal Democrats in government.

Nick Clegg: Benjamin Netanyahu's promise to rule out a two-state solution is alarming

Fri, 20/03/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said that Benjamin Netanyahu's promise not to agree to the creation of an independent Palestinian state is "alarming."

Nick Clegg's speech to the Federation of Small Business Conference

Fri, 20/03/2015

Speaking at the Federation of Small Business Conference, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is expected to say: 

Extracts from Nick Clegg's speech to Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference

Fri, 20/03/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will say in his speech to the Scottish Liberal Democrat conference speech in Aberdeen that the party "can and will win". 

Nick Clegg sets out new plans to improve rail links in the north

Fri, 20/03/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will set out new plans to revolutionise travel in the north, including a new "TransNorth" rail system and road investments.

Danny Alexander sets out an alternative economic plan for Britain

Thu, 19/03/2015

Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has set out the party's tax and spending plans for the next five years.

Lord Dick Newby writes: 50,000 doors

Thu, 19/03/2015

Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords can boast 4,000 years of campaigning experience between them. As the election approaches we are making the most of this.

Helping people with mental health conditions to return to work

Thu, 19/03/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has set out a new plan to help people with mental health conditions return to work.

Helping farmers to plan and invest for the future

Wed, 18/03/2015

New measures announced in the Budget will make it easier for farmers to plan and invest for the future.

We are increasing the period over which self-employed farmers can average their profits for income tax purposes from 2 years to 5 years, providing them with extra protection from volatility. 

First steps towards scrapping Severn Bridge tolls

Wed, 18/03/2015

The Budget has confirmed that Severn Bridge tolls for cars and vans will be cut to £5.40 in 2018.

Liberal Democrats in government have been pushing for the toll to be reduced and our manifesto plans include scrapping the toll completely once the bridges return to public ownership in 2018.