Lib Dem News

Call Clegg 17 September


Watch as Nick Clegg takes your questions live on LBC for this week's Call Clegg. 

Unemployment falls again


The latest unemployment figures from the ONS have been released showing a fall by 146,000, lowering the total unemployment count to 2.02 million.

The Lib Dem difference in Stockport


Liberal Democrats in Stockport are investing in their area: building and investing while protecting the environment - and giving residents a say, writes Councillor Iain Roberts, Deputy Leader of Stockport Council.

One step closer to enshrining UK aid target in law


Liberal Democrats are one step closer to enshrining the UK aid target in law after winning a crucial vote in the House of Commons today.

In government Liberal Democrats made sure the UK met the UN's international aid target of 0.7%.

Delivering greater powers to communities


Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg, will today set out his vision for decentralisation and devolution for the North of England. 

Nick will speak at event hosted by IPPR North and follows the launch of the Northern Futures project.

Tim Gordon writes: The Scottish Independence Referendum


Whenever I think about the United Kingdom splitting up something inside me breaks. I do not live in Scotland and so I have no vote in the referendum. But I am British and so have every right to a say.

Nick Clegg's vision for the Northern Futures Project


Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will speak today at an event hosted by IPPR North in Sheffield, where he will set out his vision for decentralisation and devolution for the North of England. 

Call Clegg 11 September


Watch as Nick Clegg takes your questions live on LBC for this week's Call Clegg. 

Shake up of child maintenance to benefit 50,000 children


Changes to child maintenance rules are set to benefit up to 50,000 children.

Under changes to the system, single and separated parents who have previously received no maintenance from their former partner could start receiving payments. 

Call Clegg


Nick Clegg takes your questions every Thursday from 9am on live LBC.

Watch the latest episode here. 

Liberal Democrats Home Rule plan for Scotland


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.

David Laws launches Talented Leaders programme to transform struggling schools


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.

Nick Clegg unveils a "manifesto for the next generation"


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.

Under-21s to get bus pass discount


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.

Protecting your privacy online with a digital bill of rights


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. 

Lib Dems win vote to reform the bedroom tax


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.

Call Clegg 4 September


Watch as Nick Clegg takes your questions live on LBC for this week's Call Clegg. 

Lib Dems will not allow schools to run for profit


Conservative Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has today refused to rule out the idea of allowing schools to make a profit should the Conservatives win next year's election. A policy that Liberal Democrats in Government are prepared to oppose every step of the way.

Boosting paths and parks so we can all enjoy natural Britain


Nick Clegg has announced that the Government is going to more than double the speed of building the Coastal Path, bringing completion of the project forward by ten years from 2030 to 2020.

David Laws MP writes: Make policy at Conference


The last Autumn Conference before next year's General Election is fast approaching and I wanted to take this opportunity to encourage members to get in touch with us and join the debate the party is currently having about our Manifesto for May 2015.



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