Liberal Democrat news
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.
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.
Today, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg unveiled a "manifesto for the next generation" launching the party’s pre-manifesto, an 80-page document that will form the backbone of the party’s 2015 election platform.
The document includes a host of policies aimed unapologetically at realising the potential of children and young people.
Liberal Democrats have today unveiled the party's pre-manifesto, which sets out out vision for Britain in the next Parliament
The policies in the pre-manifesto, which has spreading opportunity for the next generation at its heart, will be debated and voted on by our members at the upcoming Party Conference in Glasgow.
All 16-21 year olds in England will get a 66% discount on bus travel under plans unveiled by the Liberal Democrats today.
The proposal, which forms part of the pre-manifesto launched today, would see all 16-21 year olds would be given a Young Person’s Bus Pass. It would help young people with the cost of travel by offering a minimum two thirds discount on bus travel in England. Bus companies would then be able to add their own discounts on top of that.
A Digital Bill of Rights to protect people’s privacy and give them more control over their data online would be introduced as part of a Liberal Democrat manifesto for the next election.
The plans also include outlawing ‘revenge porn’ and the posting of intimate or pornographic photographs of a person without their consent.
The Liberal Democrats have taken the first step in reforming the bedroom tax by winning a crucial vote in Parliament.
Under the proposals, which were passed today in the House of Commons, existing tenants will not be penalised when they cannot move into smaller accommodation because this is not available or where there is a serious medical reason for an additional room.
Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander is to reveal a significant blow to the Scottish nationalists’ currency assertion from a leading figure in EU monetary policy.
Liberal Democrat Minister for International Development Lynne Featherstone has announced that Britain will provide further life-saving support for the hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.
The Liberal Democrat manifesto will include plans for five new laws to protect the environment, it has been announced today.
The manifesto plans include include legal targets for clean air and water, an end to dirty coal power stations and an ambitious decarbonisation target for the electricity sector.