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Nick Clegg - Spring Conference - 8th March 2014The Liberal Democrats are working to build astronger economy in a fairer society, enabling everyone to get on in life.

That's why in Government we have given 24 million people a £700 tax cut, created 1 million jobs and helped 1.5 million apprentices.

That's 5,500 more people in work every working day!

5500 people every working day

We are the only party that can anchor Britain in the centre ground, ensuring we have sustainable growth and equality of opportunity.

Labour can't be trusted with the economy, in government they would drag Britain to the left, borrowing too much, spending too much and risking the recovery.

And the Conservatives can't be trusted to treat people fairly. If Liberal Democrats weren't in Government, the Tories would focus attention on the best-off, let employers fire staff without cause and allow schools to be run for profit.

Only the Liberal Democrats can be trusted to build a stronger economy in a fairer society, enabling every person to get on in life.


Recent updates

  • Article: Aug 21, 2014

    A Liberal Democrat government would introduce a package of measures supporting innovation in UK businesses, it has been announced today.

    The manifesto plans include ringfencing the science research budget and introducing a green innovation arm to the British Business Bank.

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    The plans also provide further support for the 'Catapult' programme, which bridges the gap between universities, research institutions and business through £100m of funding over the next Parliament.

  • Article: Aug 20, 2014

    East Ward Gainsborough BBQ

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    2.00pm - 6.00pm

    A get together of local Liberal Democrat members, activists and supporters to raise funds for next years District and Town Council elections in Gainsborough.

    There will be a BBQ (donations only) and a raffle.

    Contact details

    David Dobbie, 01427 677287 - 07929617112 dobbiedave@hotmail.com

  • Article: Aug 20, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable has today launched a new campaign to encourage more young people to take up apprenticeships.

    The "Get In, Go Far" campaign is being supported by a number of employers across the country and coincides with the introduction of 40 new employer-designed apprenticeships in sectors including engineering, hospitality and the legal profession.

  • Article: Aug 20, 2014

    Responding to the conclusion of the disciplinary process against Lord Rennard, the Liberal Democrats have released the following statements:

    A Liberal Democrat spokesperson said:

    "The Regional Parties Committee met this week to consider whether the party had been brought into disrepute by statements made by Lord Rennard, or on his behalf, following the publication of Alistair Webster's conclusions.

  • Article: Aug 20, 2014

    Following the conclusion of the disciplinary process against Lord Rennard, Liberal Democrat Party President Tim Farron has written the article below.

    Since the allegations against Lord Rennard were first aired on Channel Four News, I've worked hard with members, activists, HQ staff and our parliamentary parties to fundamentally change the way our party treats these matters.

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    Article: Aug 19, 2014

    Figures released today by the Office of National Statistics show that inflation fell from 1.9% to 1.6% in July. The rate fell more than was forecast, with economists expecting it to fall to 1.8%.

    Commenting on the latest inflation figures, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said:

  • Article: Aug 18, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Minister Stephen Williams has called for homophobia on the football terraces to be met with the same zero tolerance as racism.

    The Bristol West MP called for football clubs, the FA and the police to tackle anti-gay abuse with the same vigour as racial discrimination.

    Gay rights charity Stonewall said seven out of ten fans have reported hearing homophobic slurs at matches.

  • Article: Aug 18, 2014

    Liberal Democrats would maintain free access to national museums and galleries under manifesto plans announced today.

    The party would ensure free entry and continue to make this a condition of government funding.

    Museums and galleries play a crucial role in the cultural life of the UK, attracting millions of visitors each year and the Liberal Democrats want to see that continue.

  • La Vida Leicester
    Article: Aug 17, 2014

    The Leicester City Dining Night for August will take place on the evening of Thursday 28th August, 2014.

    Venue: La Vida, 1, Northampton Street, Leicester, LE1 1PA.

    Style: Italian.

    Time: 1930

    Contact: Scott Kennedy-Lount at scott.kennedy-Lount@leicester-libdems.org.uk by Monday 25th August to reserve your place.

    Please note Northampton Street is situated between Granby Street and Charles Street immediately the first street If coming from London Road and St George's Way junction.

    Close to Leicester Railway Station. Paid parking is close by on Dover Street Car Park.

    Why not bring a guest!

  • Article: Aug 16, 2014

    The Liberal Democrat manifesto will include a commitment to introduce new child poverty measures it has been announced today.

    The manifesto will feature the three child poverty targets which were blocked by the Conservatives: reducing relative poverty, reducing gaps in life chances, and reducing entrenched poverty.