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Stronger Economy, Fairer Society. (LibDems)

The Liberal Democrats are now the only party that can deliver social justice. We are only choice for anyone who wants a fairer Britain.

We will put money back in the pockets of ordinary families.

We will build a stable, green economy for each and every one of us.

We will change politics so that every person counts.

Recent updates

  • Article: Sep 2, 2014

    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.

    In a speech to Chatham House this evening on Scotland's place in the world, Danny will highlight his correspondence with European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro, Olli Rehn.

  • Article: Sep 2, 2014

    Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell was among a group of senior British MPs invited to attend today's (Tuesday) meeting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London with Parliamentarians from other NATO countries ahead of the NATO Summit in Wales on Thursday and Friday.

    Among the speakers this morning were General Sir Nicholas Houghton, UK Chief of the Defence Staff; UK Foreign Secretary the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP; and Ambassador Alexander Vershbow who is Deputy Secretary General of NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation).

  • Article: Sep 2, 2014

    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.

    Since fighting broke out in December 2013, 1.3 million South Sudanese people have become internally displaced, with more than 400,000 fleeing to neighbouring countries. There is also a food crisis affecting almost one in three South Sudanese people.

  • Sir Bob Russell MP in the Commons
    Article: Sep 2, 2014

    Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell has challenged Prime Minister David Cameron over cuts to the size of the Army.

    Speaking in the House of Commons during a statement by Mr Cameron about security, Sir Bob said:

    "Today is the 50th anniversary of the establishment of The Royal Anglian Regiment. Then it had four Regular Battalions and three Territorial Battalions - now only two Regular Battalions and just one Reserve Battalion.

  • Article: Sep 1, 2014

    Liberal Democrats in government are delivering free school meals for all infant school pupils - now we plan to go one step further and extend the scheme to all primary school pupils.

    Following evaluation of this policy, the free school meals scheme would be extended, as resources allow, while ensuring that school food standards apply to all schools, including free schools and academies.

  • Article: Sep 1, 2014

    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.

  • Article: Aug 31, 2014

    Households could save at least £100 a year by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, under Lib Dem manifesto plans announced today.

    The Liberal Democrats would reward people who improve the energy efficiency of their homes by giving them a council tax discount and slashing their energy bills - a double bill cut.

  • Article: Aug 31, 2014

    Spreading opportunity through education will be at the heart of the Liberal Democrat pre-manifesto.

    The 80-page document will form the backbone of the party's 2015 election campaign.

    The party's focus will be a 'manifesto for the next generation' with a host of policies aimed at improving the life chances of children and young people.

  • Article: Aug 31, 2014

    On Wednesday 3 September, Liberal Democrats will launch their pre-manifesto, which will form the backbone of the party's general election platform.

    The party's focus will be a 'manifesto for the next generation' with a host of policies aimed at improving the life chances of children and young people. Read Nick Clegg's foreword to the pre-manifesto below.

  • Article: Aug 30, 2014

    Liberal Democrats will give fathers an extra four weeks paternity leave under manifesto plans announced today.

    Currently fathers are entitled to two weeks paternity leave but the Liberal Democrats want to go further and dedicate an extra four weeks exclusively to fathers. This will increase the protected paternity leave for dads to six weeks.

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