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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

  • John Marriott
    Article: Nov 25, 2014
    By Cllr John Marriott - Lincoln, Sleaford and North Hykeham

    Rather than just bashing private schools (not that many don't deserve it) as Labour now appears to be advocating, why not take a lead from the remarks of the Head of King's College School, Wimbledon that many local professionals cannot afford to educate their children privately any more?

    If these people send their children to state schools I can see standards improving, if that is really what people want. If we can spend more money it should be concentrated at primary level to ensure that children entering secondary education are reasonably literate and numerate. It's the early years that really set the foundation for success later and don't forget also that hungry children find it more difficult to learn. Perhaps the Jesuits had a point when they said: " Give me a child for his first seven years and I'll give you the man. "
  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg announced that he will be establishing and chairing a new Mental Health Taskforce, which will include Cabinet Ministers from across the coalition.

    The Liberal Democrats have been campaigning on mental health issues for many years, with a focus on bringing treatment for mental health problems in line with physical health and ending years of discrimination.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Today, Liberal Democrat Minister for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey answered questions on the DECC Twitter about the impact of climate change and the actions that can be taken.

    Take a look at the questions and answers here:

  • Zuffar
    Article: Nov 25, 2014
    By Zuffah Haq, Parliamentary Spokesperson for Harborough

    As we mark the centenary year of the First World War, I want to pay my own tribute to the brave men and women who lost their lives during the conflict and all those since. I have attended several Remembrance services during the month of November.

    I would also like to highlight the contribution by commonwealth soldiers. As many as 400,000 Muslims made up one-third of the Indian Army of 1.3 million, along with 100,000 Sikhs, and up to 800,000 Hindu soldiers. Yet, when asked to estimate how many Muslims fought on the British side in 1914, only 2% of those surveyed by British Future correctly placed the number between 250,000 and 500,000.

    I have organised an event which will takes place in Leicester on Sunday 30th November at 1.30pm at Oadby Community Center Sandhurst Street, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 5AR, to highlight this contribution and draw on the little known role played by Commonwealth soldiers.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Yesterday, Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather's bill to tackle retaliatory evictions was published, ahead of its second reading on Friday.

    Commenting on the bill that will stop landlords evicting tenants who make a complaint about essential repairs or poor conditions in their homes, Liberal Democrat Minister for Communities and Local Government Stephen Williams said:

  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    A new Populus survey reveals an appetite for action on climate change by the UK public.

    It showed that 73% of people want world leaders to agree a global deal and 66% think action must happen now.

    However, the survey also showed that just 40% of people recognise the potential impact of climate change on their lifestyle.

  • Article: Nov 24, 2014
    Lib Dem MP Sarah Teather's bill to tackle retaliatory evictions has today been published, ahead of its second reading on Friday.

    The Tenancies (Reform) Bill will stop landlords evicting tenants who make a complaint about essential repairs or poor conditions in their homes. It has cross-party support, and the Government is supporting the bill in principle.

  • Vince Cable
    Article: Nov 24, 2014
    By Toby Helm in The Observer

    Pledge not affordable, says business secretary, adding that chancellor's policy would mean 'horrific cuts to key services'

    The business secretary, Vince Cable, has torn into the Conservatives for promising £7bn of new tax cuts at a time of renewed uncertainty about the global economy, saying it was "total fantasy" to think they could be delivered without raising other taxes or making massive extra cuts to public services.

  • Danny Alexander
    Article: Nov 24, 2014
    In Liberal Democrat Voice

    Danny Alexander, Lib Dem chief secretary to the Treasury, has an article in Sunday's Observer rejecting the paper's front page lead last week headlined 'Revealed: how coalition has helped rich by hitting poor'.

    "I absolutely reject this assertion. Nick Clegg and I led the Liberal Democrats into coalition not just to rescue the British economy from the aftermath of the 2008 crash, but to do so fairly."

  • EMLD Presidential Hustings
    Article: Nov 22, 2014
    By Jonathan Brown in Liberal Democrat Voice

    This week the Ethnic Minority Lib Dems became the first and only party AO/SAO to host a presidential hustings, with Issan Ghazni very ably chairing what for me was the most interesting of the handful of debates I've seen so far. He introduced the evening by noting that the UK is becoming ever more diverse and that our party's lack of ethnic minority representation is an existential issue.