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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.

Latest News

  • Article: Sep 25, 2014

    Nick Clegg has emailed Liberal Democrat members about Parliament's recall on Friday 26 September. The full text is below.

    On Friday Parliament is to be recalled to debate Britain joining the coalition of nations who have launched air strikes against the ISIL terrorist organisation in Iraq.

    Liberal Democrat MPs will be supporting Britain joining this coalition for three reasons. Firstly, the threat from ISIL to Britain has already been made clear by the sickening sight of British hostages being executed on television. Secondly, unlike the 2003 war in Iraq this intervention is legal - we are responding to a direct request for help from the legitimate Government of Iraq and Parliament will vote before any action is taken. Thirdly, we're acting as part of a broad coalition of countries, including many Arab countries, to deal with a real and immediate threat.

  • Article: Sep 25, 2014

    Watch as Nick Clegg takes your questions live for this week's Call Clegg.

    Transcript

    This is LBC Call Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg takes your calls with Nick Ferrari at Breakfast. Call 0345 6060973 tweet at lbc973 text 84850. This is Call Clegg on LBC.

    NC: It's 9 o'clock on Thursday 25 September and that means it's time for Call Clegg with me, Nick Clegg here on LBC. So get in touch in the next half an hour if you want to get involved. And you can call on 0345 6060973 or email at nickclegg@lbc.co.uk and of course you can always look on the website on lbc.co.uk. Let's go straight to the first caller Andrew in Twickenham. Hello Andrew

  • Article: Sep 24, 2014

    On Friday Parliament is to be recalled to debate Britain joining the coalition of nations who have launched air strikes against the ISIL terrorist organisation in Iraq.

    Earlier today Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg gave an interview to broadcasters to discuss this issue.

    Watch the interview in full below.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb has today responded to Andy Burnham's plans for a full integration of health and social care services.

    This government's £3.8bn merger of health and social care services is the integration Labour talked about but never delivered in their 13 years in power.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2014

    Liberal Democrats have today welcomed a petition by the End Violence Against Women Coalition and the Everyday Sexism Project calling for compulsory sex and relationship education in schools.

    In August Liberal Democrats announced manifesto plans to give children in state schools compulsory age-appropriate sex and relationship education.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2014

    Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has recorded the following message for Rosh Hashanah.

    Transcript

    As the High Holidays start this September, I want to wish everyone celebrating Rosh Hashanah a happy and healthy New Year.

    I know that it means different things to different people, for many of you its spending time with your family and friends and promising yourself you'll do more of that. It's looking back at the challenges and achievements of the past year and looking forward to the next with enthusiasm and optimism.

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    Article: Sep 23, 2014

    Labour leader Ed Miliband today announced plans to put an extra £2.5bn into the NHS should he get elected next May.

    He said the money would be paid for with a mansion tax.

    But Ed Miliband's mansion tax revenue seems very much a mystery.

    This is the third time in just two years that Labour has spent the mansion tax revenue. Last year Ed Miliband said the revenue would fund a 10p tax rate. Yesterday Rachel Reeves told Labour Conference it would be used to draw down the deficit. And today Ed Miliband said that it will go back into the NHS.

  • Article: Sep 23, 2014

    Friends,

    This was not a speech from a Prime Minister in waiting. Today Ed Miliband said nothing to prove Labour is capable of running the economy again.

    Miliband has meekly repackaged old and borrowed ideas and hoped for the best.

    Liberal Democrats have proven in Government that we can build a stronger economy and fix Labour's mess, as well as build a fairer society, enabling everyone to get on in life.

  • Jo Swinson
    Article: Sep 23, 2014

    Celebrating the sixteenth Bi Visibility Day today, Liberal Democrat Minister for Women and Equalities Jo Swinson MP said:

    "I'm proud that this has been a momentous year for LGBT equality. The first marriages of same-sex couples have taken place in England and Wales, and the UK has once again been ranked number one in Europe for LGBT rights.

  • Article: Sep 22, 2014
    By Simon Oliver

    The GLD Returning Officer, Tony Vickers, reports that the following people are duly nominated unopposed:

    • Honorary President: Martin Horwood MP
    • Honorary Vice Presidents:
      • Tom Brake MP;
      • Tessa Munt MP
      • (one vacancy)
    • Chair: Simon Oliver
    • Vice Chair (Organisation): Matt Hemsley
    • Vice Chair (Political): Steve Bolter
    • Membership Secretary: Peter Chivall
    • Honorary Treasurer: Susan Heinrich
    • Ordinary Exec Members:
      • Ray Georgeson;
      • Christian Vassie;
      • Mia Hadfield-Spoor;
      • Frank Asskov;
      • Jane Brophy.
      • (2 vacancies)

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