Liberal Democrat news

New canvasser? Start here:

Mon, 27/04/2015

Canvassing is a really important part of our campaign, but if you've never done it before, it can seem pretty daunting at first. It shouldn't be. Here are some tips if you're a first-time canvasser.

The Tories won't keep the economy on the right track

Mon, 27/04/2015

Conservative claims that they will stick to the economic course forged by the Coalition is the ‘con of the campaign’, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has warned.

Nick Clegg: We are fighting 60 'Eastleighs'

Mon, 27/04/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today (27 April) heads to Eastleigh, the seat where Liberal Democrats scored a battling by-election victory two years ago, to showcase the party's fighting spirit.

Only Liberal Democrats can deliver a stable coalition in a hung parliament

Sun, 26/04/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will today (26 April) deliver a speech in Sutton, hitting out at both the Conservative and Labour parties for not being honest about what they would do in a hung parliament.

Labour's rent control plans will make things worse for tenants

Sun, 26/04/2015

Labour's rent control announcements, including plans to cap rents so they cannot rise beyond the rate of inflation in certain tenancies, are ill thought through and will make things even worse for tenants.

Businesses back Liberal Democrat plans for a greener Britain

Sun, 26/04/2015

Business leaders, investors and philanthropists have backed the Liberal Democrat green economy vision. 

Nick Clegg's statement on Nepal earthquake

Sat, 25/04/2015

Commenting on the earthquake in Nepal, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg said:

Labour's rank hypocrisy on NHS privatisation

Sat, 25/04/2015

Responding to Labour's announcement on private provision in hospitals, Liberal Democrat General Election campaign spokesman Brian Paddick said:

Nick Clegg's message for Anzac Day

Sat, 25/04/2015

In the early hours of 25 April 1915, thousands of soldiers from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps – universally known as ANZACs – landed on the beaches of Gallipoli and began to fight. 

Lib Dems to double mental health investment for veterans

Sat, 25/04/2015

The Liberal Democrats have pledged a £10m boost for servicemen and women suffering from mental health problems.

Why the markets want a stable coalition government

Fri, 24/04/2015

The Liberal Democrats have released a dossier that shows businesses, the City and markets all fear an economic lurch to the right or left.

The Conservatives are playing a dangerous game with English votes for English laws

Fri, 24/04/2015

The Conservatives are playing a dangerous game of "them vs us" to win votes with English votes for English laws.

The markets need a stable government not a lurch to the right or left

Fri, 24/04/2015

The Liberal Democrats have released a dossier that shows businesses, the City and markets all fear an economic lurch to the right or left.

Lib Dems blocked Tory plans to privatise motorways

Thu, 23/04/2015

It’s been revealed that the Lib Dems in government blocked Conservative plans to privatise our motorways and key A-Roads, which would have meant £120 charges for local road users.

Liberal Democrats the most transparent of all the parties with their spending plans

Thu, 23/04/2015

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said the Liberal Democrats are the most transparent party when it comes to public spending plans.

Liberal Democrats launch Disability Manifesto

Thu, 23/04/2015

Liberal Democrats believe that no matter who you are, where you come from and what your circumstances, no one should be denied the opportunity to fulfill their potential. 

In order to build a fairer society, we must break down the unfair divisions in our society and in government again, Liberal Democrats will ensure that disabled people get the support and help they need.

Liberal Democrats launch £150m carers package

Thu, 23/04/2015

Liberal Democrats have announced a £150m package for the 6.5 million carers across Britain who support their loved ones that are older, disabled or seriously ill.

Two weeks to save the country from a right-wing threat

Wed, 22/04/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has warned that Britain may be sleepwalking into a right-wing Government.

Liberal Democrats put creative industries at the heart of plans for economic recovery

Wed, 22/04/2015

Liberal Democrats have pledged to put Britain's thriving creative industries at the heart of future plans for economic growth.

No more pay cuts for Britain's public sector workers

Wed, 22/04/2015

Liberal Democrats will guarantee public sector pay increases by at least the rate of inflation.