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  • Jul 28, 2015:
  • Jul 24, 2015:
    • Tories strike huge blow to green industry

      In a huge blow to Britain's Green industry, the Conservatives have announced they will end all Government funding to the Green Deal - a programme set up by the Liberal Democrats in Coalition that helps people make their homes more energy efficient.Â

  • Jul 22, 2015:
  • Jul 21, 2015:
    • Tim Farron writes to Harriet Harman on the Welfare Bill

      Today Tim Farron has written to Harriet Harman, calling on Labour to stand with the Liberal Democrats in opposing Tory welfare cuts.

      His letter comes a day after 184 Labour MPs abstained on the Government's Welfare Bill, which includes £12bn worth of ideological cuts, which the Liberal Democrats opposed in Coalition, and continue to oppose now. A copy of Tim's letter is below.

  • Jul 20, 2015:
  • Jul 17, 2015:
  • Jul 16, 2015:
    • Tim Farron elected as Leader of the Liberal Democrats

      We are delighted to announce that Tim Farron has been elected as Leader of the Liberal Democrats.

      In an all-member ballot for the leadership, 56% of members voted with the result revealed this afternoon.Â

    • Leadership Election Update

      Today the votes will are being counted in the Lib Dem leadership election. We expect to announce the result on Twitter and Facebook at around 5pm, but you won't see any updates whilst the count is in progress.Â

  • Jul 15, 2015:
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  • Jul 8, 2015:
  • Jul 2, 2015:
    • Norman Lamb's Leadership Election blog post

      Liberalism is in my bones. Mum and Dad were Liberals and, as a teenager, I set up a Young Liberal Branch in our local town in Norfolk. It took me three attempts to enter Parliament. We started 15,500 votes behind the Conservatives.

    • Tim Farron's Leadership election blog post

      I love this party because in my heart and in my soul I am a liberal.

      I believe in a society in which we are all free to make our own choices and live the lives we want. But freedom means very little when the only choices we have to make are whether to feed our children or heat our homes.

  • Jun 30, 2015:
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  • Jun 22, 2015:
    • Conference first timer?

      What is Conference?

      Liberal Democrat Conference is a twice-yearly event where members gather to put forward, debate and vote on the Party’s national policies. There are keynote speeches from the Leader, MPs and other senior figures, and Party committees present their annual reports to the membership. Beyond the main Conference hall, there’s a wide range of training on campaigning, fundraising, recruitment, plus advice sessions for those interested in being candidates for councils and Parliament. At lunchtimes and in the evenings there are plenty of fringe meetings with a chance to discuss ideas with speakers from party groups and national organisations. There are receptions, a disco, and even a singalong night, and there’s always a large crowd in the Conference bar at the end of the day.

  • Jun 19, 2015:
  • Jun 17, 2015:
    • Cllr Keith House writes: The new Housing Finance Institute can help Councils build homes

      Britain needs to build more than 200,000 new homes each year. We’ve all said it so many times before. Yet we are falling short of this target.

      That’s why the Housing Finance Institute (HFI) is being launched. To help to get the money to build the homes we need. The aims of the HFI are to increase housing supply across all tenures; to unlock opportunities for the public sector and to help business to deliver and finance housing.

  • Jun 16, 2015:
    • Wallington South: Winning here again

      We’re thrilled with our successful by-election result in Wallington South ward in Sutton. It feels good to be winning again, writes Sutton Council Leader Ruth Dombey.

      And in case you’re thinking - hah! Sutton! Lib Dem held seat in Lib Dem run Council and in a Lib Dem MP’s constituency - easy peasy! Well, you’d be wrong.

  • Jun 12, 2015:
  • May 5, 2015:
    • Privacy with Manatee

      Manatee, as we’re calling it, is a piece of technology we’ve developed to allow us to deliver targeted messages to voters through Facebook and YouTube based on data we have collected from them and stored in Connect.

  • Apr 27, 2015:
    • New canvasser? Start here:

      Canvassing is a really important part of our campaign, but if you've never done it before, it can seem pretty daunting at first. It shouldn't be. Here are some tips if you're a first-time canvasser.

  • Apr 21, 2015:
    • Value your volunteers

      Remember to make your volunteers welcome, and to put their generously-given time to the best use, writes Mark Pack.

  • Apr 16, 2015:
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  • Mar 24, 2015:
  • Mar 19, 2015:
    • Lord Dick Newby writes: 50,000 doors

      Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords can boast 4,000 years of campaigning experience between them. As the election approaches we are making the most of this.

  • Mar 15, 2015:
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  • Mar 7, 2015:
    • Nick Clegg secures new measures to champion equal pay

      Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has secured a government amendment that guarantees all large businesses​ will have to publish the difference between average pay for their male and female employees, despite years of Conservative resistance.

  • Mar 6, 2015:
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  • Feb 26, 2015:
  • Feb 23, 2015:
  • Feb 12, 2015:
    • Fair taxes for everyone

      Liberal Democrats are the party of fair tax, that's why one of our key priorities for the next five years is to cut taxes by an extra £400.

  • Dec 30, 2014:
  • Dec 10, 2014:
  • Sep 21, 2014:
    • Nick Clegg: This opportunity cannot be hijacked

      Within hours of the momentous decision by the Scottish people to remain in the UK, Westminster found itself once again bogged down in conventional party political point scoring.

      I have seen for myself the way in which the vested interests in the two old parties can conspire to block reform - scuppering elections to the House of Lords and a clean up of party funding in recent years.

  • Sep 8, 2014:
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  • May 6, 2014:
    • Nick Clegg welcomes the Jewish Manifesto

      Nick Clegg has welcomed the Jewish Manifesto for the European Elections published by the Board of Deputies of British Jews.Â

      The manifesto was produced in consultation with various Jewish communal bodies in the UK, and concluded following a discussion of our 300 Deputies at the most recent full Board of Deputies meeting.

    • Nick Clegg launches Lib Dems' local election campaign

      Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg launched the Liberal Democrats' 2014 local election campaign, highlighting how Liberal Democrat majority councils have frozen council tax and protected vital services.

      He also unveiled a dossier loaded with more than £500m worth of vanity projects and elaborate expense claims amassed by Tory and Labour-run councils.

  • May 1, 2014:
  • Apr 24, 2014:
    • Nick Clegg launches the Lib Dem campaign to keep Britain IN Europe

      Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has today launched the Liberal Democrats’ 2014 European election campaign. The Liberal Democrats are now the only party truly campaigning to keep Britain IN Europe. Back our campaign here

    • The fight is on

      
Today, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will launch the Liberal Democrats’ 2014 European election campaign at a rally in Colchester.

      The Liberal Democrats are fighting to keep Britain IN Europe and protect 3 million British jobs. With UKIP trying to pull us out of Europe, and David Cameron and Ed Miliband too scared to mention Europe, it is Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats who are standing up for British interests and British jobs.

  • Apr 23, 2014:
    • Nick Clegg: We need to sweep away Edwardian rules

      Today, Nick Clegg spoke at the launch of the Cityfathers, a new forum for working fathers, on the need for radical change to create equal opportunities in our parental leave system.

      Nick commented on the importance of change in modern society, where we now have the highest female employment rate on record. More parents choose to both earn and share childcare responsibility, but there is still an assumption that it is the father who works and the mother who cares for the children.

  • Apr 10, 2014:
    • Multi-million pound boost for growing businesses

      Nick Clegg has today announced an extra £300 million to help growing businesses and create tens of thousands of jobs across England.Â

      The £300 million forms part of the Liberal Democrat’s Regional Growth Fund, which is now being delivered in Government. The Fund is designed to unlock billions of pounds of private sector investment and create sustainable employment and growth in a wide range of sectors across the country.