Liberal Democrat news

Creating a fairer society where no voice goes unheard

Fri, 06/03/2015

Liberal Democrat health minister Norman Lamb has launched the "No voice unheard, no right ignored" programme to strengthen the rights of people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions and ensure that they get the best care possible.

Protecting the environment by extending the plastic bag charge

Fri, 06/03/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced plans to remove all exemptions for single use bags in the next parliament through a new Nature Bill to reduce the levels of litter in our cities and countryside.

"I run a mean board when we're canvassing" - Sal Brinton interviewed in this month's Ad Lib Magazine

Thu, 05/03/2015

New Liberal Democrat party president Sal Brinton talks to Charlotte Kelloway about her plans for the party, her commitment to diversity in politics and the coming General Election.

Nick Clegg challenges Ed Miliband to debate

Thu, 05/03/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has issued a direct challenge to the Labour Party leader Ed Miliband to a live televised debate.

Nick Clegg ready for TV debates

Thu, 05/03/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said that he is prepared to take David Cameron’s place in a head-to-head TV debate with Ed Miliband if the Prime Minister refuses to take up his chair.

Liberal Democrats release new Party Political Broadcast

Wed, 04/03/2015

Liberal Democrats have launched their latest PPB, which outlines how we can work together to build a stronger economy and a fairer society for everyone.

Celebrating our community pubs

Wed, 04/03/2015

Liberal Democrat Communities Minister Stephen Williams is urging people to safeguard their local pubs by listing them as a community asset.

The time for action on drugs reform is now

Wed, 04/03/2015

Nick Clegg has today confirmed the Liberal Democrat manifesto will contain the most far-reaching drug reform policies ever put forward by a major political party ahead of an election.

Liberal Democrats launch Zero Waste Bill to safeguard the environment

Wed, 04/03/2015

Liberal Democrats have announced plans to tackle industrial fly tipping and protect the environment for future generations.

Nick Clegg and Richard Branson write: The global war on drugs has been an abject failure

Wed, 04/03/2015

Writing in the Guardian, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg and Richard Branson describe the war on drugs an "abject failure."

Liberal Democrats unveil Race Equality Plan

Tue, 03/03/2015

Liberal Democrats have set out 17 policies designed to tackle inequalities faced by Britain's ethnic minorities.

The proposals formed under five key themes covering social and economic issues are collectively called the Liberal Democrat Race Equality Plan. They are designed to sit alongside the party’s existing policies to tackle race inequalities.

Insulating up to 10 million homes by 2025

Tue, 03/03/2015

Liberal Democrats have announced plans to introduce a new Green Homes Bill which would insulate up to 10 million homes by 2025.

Cycling receives multi-million pound investment across the nation

Mon, 02/03/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced £115m in funding for cycling projects across the UK.

Nick Clegg's mental health special on LBC

Mon, 02/03/2015

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is hosting a special radio show tonight on LBC, discussing mental health care in the UK.

Liberal Democrats to raise £1bn extra tax from banks

Sun, 01/03/2015

Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has announced details of a plan to raise an extra £1bn from a supplementary corporation tax charge applied to banks to help finish the job of eliminating the deficit.

Liberal Democrats set out ambition to double the UK's production of renewable energy by 2020

Sun, 01/03/2015

Liberal Democrats have set out plans to double the UK's production of renewable electricity by 2020 and make Britain zero carbon by 2050. 

Nick Clegg's Welsh Conference speech

Fri, 27/02/2015

Speaking at the Welsh Liberal Democrat Spring Conference in Cardiff, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said that the Welsh NHS could benefit from up to £450m extra under his party’s plans.

One step closer to enshrining international aid spending in law

Fri, 27/02/2015

Liberal Democrat Peer Jeremy Purvis has today welcomed the successful progress though the House of Lords of the Lib Dem Bill to enshrine the UK’s aid spending target in law.

Labour's tuition fee plans will only help wealthy graduates

Fri, 27/02/2015

Labour's plan to cap maximum tuition fees to £6,000 is deeply regressive. Under their plans only the wealthiest graduates would benefit.

Nick Clegg comments on Conservatives record on immigration

Thu, 26/02/2015

Commenting on the Conservatives record on immigration, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: