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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

  • Article: Oct 26, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has written the following article for Mumsnet, in response to comments made regarding his announcement on equalising paternity and maternity pay in the civil service.

    Nick announced this week that fathers in the civil service who choose to share parental leave with their partners will be entitled to the same paternity pay as mothers.

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    Article: Oct 25, 2014
    By Ed Davey in Liberal Democrat Voice

    We've done it! For Liberal Democrats in government, this EU climate deal is our most significant green win so far. While Liberal Democrats are passionate about tackling climate change, the likes of Owen Paterson and UKIP seem to delight in talking down the threat that it poses, but that should make us even more determined to tell people why this deal is so crucial.

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    Article: Oct 25, 2014
    By Ed Davey in Liberal Democrat Voice

    We've done it! For Liberal Democrats in government, this EU climate deal is our most significant green win so far. While Liberal Democrats are passionate about tackling climate change, the likes of Owen Paterson and UKIP seem to delight in talking down the threat that it poses, but that should make us even more determined to tell people why this deal is so crucial.

  • Catherine Bearder MEP
    Article: Oct 25, 2014
    By Catherine Bearder in Liberal Democrat Voice

    This week, European leaders including David Cameron thrashed out an agreement on the EU's climate change targets up until 2030.

    The EU has been a world leader in the fight against climate change, becoming the first region to set binding targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But in the face of the financial crisis, leaders have become more nervous and the momentum behind the drive towards a greener economy has started to wane.

  • Nick Clegg pointing
    Article: Oct 25, 2014
    In Liberal Democrat Voice

    On Friday Nick Clegg and Norman Lamb held roundtable talks on mental health services in Sheffield.

    Representatives from the local NHS discussed the impact of mental health conditions being brought into line with other NHS services, with the introduction of the first ever waiting time standards.

    For the first time, from April 2015, most patients needing talking therapies - for conditions like depression - will be guaranteed the treatment they need in as little as six weeks, with a maximum wait of 18 weeks.

  • Article: Oct 25, 2014

    Minister for State for Housing and Planning, Brandon Lewis MP, has confirmed in writing that he is set to look at the Call In Criteria outlined in the Ministerial Statement of October 26th 2012. It will then be decided regarding the possible way forward for the 'Tesco planning application on Rockingham Road Market Harborough'. Until Mr Lewis has an answer to that question Harborough District Council has been instructed to put the issuing of the Decision Notice on hold!

  • Jason Zadrozny at Kings Mill Hospital
    Article: Oct 25, 2014

    Local Ashfield Lib Dem Councillor Jason Zadrozny is backing an appeal to help save the lives of more people with cancer in the constituency and across the UK.

    With the countdown to the General Election under way, the Lib Dem party candidate has lent his support to Cancer Research UK's 'Cross Cancer Out' campaign.

  • Ann Kynaston in back Helen Smith (Vice-Chair of the Stanton Hill and Teversal Community Association with Fackley Way residents Caroline and Simon Wilkinson and Ward Councillor Jason Zadrozny
    Article: Oct 24, 2014

    Residents who live on the Meden Bank/Fackley Road junction in Stanton Hill, Sutton-in-Ashfield say someone will die unless action is taken on the dangerous accident hotspot. Residents spoke of their fears to Local Councillor Jason Zadrozny who was on one of his regular roving councillor's surgeries.

    Mrs Ann Kynaston, who lives right on the junction has seen her fence destroyed by crashes. She has joined forces with residents on Fackley Way including Caroline and Simon Wilkinson alongside Councillor Jason Zadrozny to demand action. They are demanding that speed limits are reduced and a mirror installed at the blind junction.

  • John Marriott
    Article: Oct 24, 2014

    Lincolnshire County Councillor John Marriott in the Guardian

    Dear Sir,

    There is only one fair way of funding the NHS and that is via Income Tax. I do not think many people would object to paying, say, an extra 2% if it were hypothecated. Call it the 'Health Tax', if you like. It would certainly be easier to collect than a Mansion Tax and more reliable than an extra tax on cigarettes and alcohol, to give just two examples that have been floated
  • Article: Oct 24, 2014

    EU leaders have made a historic decision to tackle climate change by agreeing on a new climate and energy deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030.

    The deal includes also includes plans to boost the use of renewable energy to 27% in the total energy mix and increase energy efficiency to at least 27%.