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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

  • Lib Dem Manifesto 2015
    Article: Apr 28, 2015

    We have all seen the 2015 Lib Dem manifesto, but did you know that the party has also published a series of specialist manifestos?

    These include (click links to download):

    Environment manifesto

    Manifesto for disabled people

    Local government manifesto

    Manifesto for the mind

    Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Manifesto

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    Article: Apr 28, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has set an economic 'red line' for potential coalition negotiations.

    Following on from his commitment on education spending, Nick has called for a 'Stability Budget' within the first 50 days of the next parliament.

    Nick outlined clearly that "there will be no deal if there is no stability".

  • Article: Apr 27, 2015

    Liberal Democrats will not enter a coalition with any party that does not agree to protect education funding, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.

    By setting education as a red line, any government with the Liberal Democrats must increase spending on nurseries, schools and colleges.

  • Lib Dem Manifesto 2015
    Article: Apr 27, 2015
  • Battle bus
    Article: Apr 27, 2015
  • Green Energy graphic
    Article: Apr 27, 2015

    Twenty figures from the renewable energy industry have written to the Independent on Sunday to say that they want Liberal Democrats to be involved in the next Government because of our record, in adverse circumstances, in this one. They said:

    When the Coalition took office, both Conservatives and Liberal Democrats pledged to make it the 'greenest government ever'.

  • Article: Apr 27, 2015

    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.

    • Don't be scared. Almost everyone you meet, even if they're not voting for the Lib Dems, will be really nice and polite to you. It's actually incredibly rare for people to be rude to canvassers. Also, in the final few weeks of the campaign, you'll mostly be talking to people who have previously said they're voting for us.
    • Make sure you get a briefing. Whether you're canvassing on the doorstep or on the phone, you should always get a script and a briefing from whoever is organising the session. This will tell you everything you need to know about who you're canvassing for and what the local issues are.
    • Record everything on your canvass cards. Your briefing will include instructions on how to record the responses you get from voters on our canvass cards. It's really important that you record everything the voter tells you!
    • Don't worry about not knowing the answer. You don't need to be a policy expert or know the local area well to canvass. If you're asked something you don't know about, don't be afraid to say so and tell the voter that someone from the campaign will contact them with the answer. Then, just make a note on the canvass card that the voter needs a follow-up. We call this sort of follow-up 'casework'.
    • Have fun. Talking to voters and being part of a winning campaign team is great fun. So, however you choose to canvass, make sure you have fun!
  • Article: Apr 27, 2015

    Conservative claims that they will stick to the economic course forged by the Coalition is the 'con of the campaign', Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has warned.

    Danny has said that Conservatives' economic plans for the next parliament differ hugely from the sensible and balanced approach of the last five years.

  • John Marriott
    Article: Apr 27, 2015
    By Cllr John Marriott, Lincolnshire County Council

    The article on the General Election and our political system in general by Alan Posener of Die Welt in today's Observer should be compulsory reading for all those doom mongers and nay sayers, as well of all those little Englanders (and Scots, Welsh and Irish too), who simply want to pull up the drawbridge and ignore what's going on elsewhere in the world.

  • Mark Argent outside Hawthorn centre
    Article: Apr 27, 2015
    By Mark Argent - PPC for North West Leicestershire

    Recently the mental health charity Mind sent an email to everyone standing for election to parliament encouraging, us to take care of our mental health during the campaign.

    That was very different from the deluge of emails encouraging us to pledge support for various causes, and is instead a genuine recognition of the stresses of fighting a general election campaign. It's been underscored for me by an email to all Liberal Democrat candidates to remind us of the pastoral support the party provides nationally, and comments shared privately among people who are standing.