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Working for you in the Fylde

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: Aug 14, 2014

    Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone has welcome news that youth unemployment in her constituency has halved since 2010.

    In May 2010, the youth unemployment rate in Hornsey and Wood Green was 7.1%. Four years on, the figure in June 2014 is just 3.1%.

    Overall unemployment in Lynne Featherstone MP's constituency is also down - from 5.2% in 2010 to 3.2% now.

  • Article: Aug 14, 2014

    Four million people have now automatically enrolled in workplace pensions - an increase of over one million this year.

    Liberal Democrats in government introduced automatic enrolment, which their boss and the government pay in to, in order to give people the confidence to save for retirement.

    Automatic enrolment started in October 2012, requiring all businesses to enrol staff into a workplace pension and start paying contributions, beginning with the largest employers first.

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    Article: Aug 14, 2014

    A Liberal Democrat government will make further cuts in Income Tax and reduce National Insurance for millions of workers under manifesto plans announced today.

    The party plans to raise the personal allowance to at least £12,500 by the end of next Parliament.

    This move would cut income tax for 30m workers and be worth £400 per year to a typical basic rate taxpayer.

  • Article: Aug 11, 2014

    Lib Dems have today announced manifesto proposals to overhaul 'stop and search'. These plans outlined in our pre-manifesto are designed to change community relationships and increase the public's trust in police.

    Under the proposals, laws on 'stop and search' would be tightened and some police officers would be required to wear body cameras when stopping someone.

  • Article: Aug 11, 2014

    During a recent visit to Cardiff, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg met apprentices at British Gas, following the company's expansion of apprenticeship opportunities.

    Watch the video below to find out more about how apprenticeships are helping young people enter the world of work.

  • Article: Aug 8, 2014

    Today Nick Clegg announced the appointment of a new group of Lib Dem peers. The six new peers, three men and three women, all have vast experience in the party. All of them have represented the party in local government and all have made a huge contribution over a number of years.

    Chris Fox

    A member of the Liberal party at the age of 16, Chris was the founder chair of the North Herefordshire Young Liberals working in Roger Pincham's team during the second election campaign that year. In 1994 Chris was elected councillor for Feltham South and went on to fight the new Windsor parliamentary seat for the 1997 General Election.

  • Article: Aug 8, 2014

    Six new Liberal Democrat peers will enter the House of Lords, it has been announced.

    The new peers are:

    Chris Fox - Director of Group Communications for GKN; and former Chief Executive of the Liberal Democrats.

    Cllr David Goddard - elected Member of Stockport Metropolitan Council (Liberal Democrat); former Leader of Stockport Council; former Member of the Greater Manchester Police Authority; and former Non-Executive Director of Manchester International Airport.

  • Article: Aug 8, 2014

    Nick Clegg has announced that the Liberal Democrat manifesto will include a commitment to end imprisonment for possessing drugs for personal use, so that no one is sent to prison, where their only offence is one of possession.

    Under the proposals, users would instead receive non-custodial sentences and appropriate medical treatment.

  • Article: Aug 7, 2014

    A Liberal Democrat government would establish a mental health research fund to support the development of new cutting-edge mental health treatments, Nick Clegg has announced.

    Nick is calling for Britain to lead the world in understanding and treating mental illness, so that it is put on equal-footing with physical health.

  • Article: Aug 7, 2014

    There are still vacancies around the country for the role of Liberal Democrat PPC (Prospective Parliamentary Candidate) and you may just be the person to fill one of them.

    The process is designed to be as accessible as possible and it assesses competences rather than qualifications - so an epic and illustrious track record in the Party is not necessary. The application form is extremely brief so the onus is on the assessment day itself. This way you get to show off in person what you're good at.

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