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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: Oct 31, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable today opened the BBSRC National Virology Centre, a state-of-the-art high-containment laboratory at the Pirbright Institute in Surrey.

    The pioneering £135m labs will enhance UK capability to prevent and control virus diseases of livestock and viruses that spread from animals to people.

  • Article: Oct 31, 2014

    During her visit to Bangladesh, Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone wrote the following article on the issue of ending child marriage.

    Imagine your life if you were married at 15, against your will, to an abusive husband. It's the same for almost all the women you know. Your education came to an abrupt end once you were married, and you're not allowed to have a job - other than having babies, that is. And because you got married young, you're probably experiencing some sexual and reproductive health problems.

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    Article: Oct 31, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey has opened the West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm.

    The wind farm is located 20km of the Barrow-in-Furness coastline in North West England.

    West of Duddon Sands has 108 wind turbines and will be able to generate 389 MW of electricity, or put simply, enough to power more than 250,000 homes.

  • Article: Oct 31, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb is calling on retailers to behave more responsibly and not sell Halloween costumes that demonise mental illness.

    Norman warns that "schizo-patient" Halloween costumes are stigmatising people with mental illnesses.

    Liberal Democrats believe that mental health should never be ignored or stigmatised.

  • Julia Cambridge at East Midlands Conference
    Article: Oct 30, 2014

    The Tories are in a bind over Europe. Instead of talking up the benefits of our relationship with the EU they have let UKIP set the agenda.

    Instead of exposing Nigel Farage's troupe as a one-issue party - with nothing to say on the economy, NHS or environment - they have ratcheted up their anti-Brussels rhetoric.

  • Nick Clegg
    Article: Oct 30, 2014
    By Patrick Wintour in The Guardian

    Deputy prime minister to meet Manuel Valls in hope of strengthening case for cut and delay in payment of EU surcharge.

    Nick Clegg will deploy his pro-European credentials to try to win the vital support of the French prime minister Manuel Valls for a cut and delay in the sudden Brussels demand for an extra £1.7bn UK contribution to the EU budget.

  • Article: Oct 30, 2014

    The UK's drugs laws need radical change, Liberal Democrat Home Office Minister Norman Baker has said today.

    Norman's call comes as the government publishes a major report on drugs policies around the world.

    The report finds that tough criminal sentences for drug users make no difference to the rates of drug use.

  • Article: Oct 29, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Malcolm Bruce has written an open letter to Conservatives MPs following their accusations that the Liberal Democrats have blocked Bob Neill's EU Referendum Bill.

    You can read Malcolm's letter below.

    Dear Colleague,

    I am writing to correct the misinformation contained in Michael Gove's recent letter to parliamentarians, which accused the Liberal Democrats of 'killing' Bob Neill's European Union (Referendum) Bill.

  • Malcolm Bruce MP ()
    Article: Oct 29, 2014

    There's been an almighty row in the Coalition over which Private Members Bills should be given government support.

    The Liberal Democrats had offered the Tories a deal which would have given both Bob Neill's Bill on an EU referendum and Andrew George's on the Bedroom Tax a fair chance of becoming law. In return, the Tories offered the Liberal Democrats a deal under which only the EU Bill would have stood a chance. We'd have been daft to have let them away with it.

  • Article: Oct 29, 2014

    The Conservatives have pulled the plug on their own EU Referendum Bill, despite being given the opportunity by the Liberal Democrats to take it before the House of Commons.

    Questions are now being asked as to whether this was a short term tactic to distinguish themselves form UKIP by being able to promise a referendum at the next election, which they couldn't have done if the Coalition had made it law.