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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 21, 2014

    Liberal Democrat MP and European Business Adviser Michael Moore has published a report calling for 'a new engagement' with the EU to give British businesses a stronger influence in Europe.

    'Doing Business Across Europe: A New Engagement', makes a number of recommendations to support British businesses, improve the UK's relationship with the largest trading partner and lead the way in reforming the EU to increase trade and competitiveness.

  • Michael Mullaney at Autumn Conference 2014
    Article: Oct 20, 2014

    Bosworth Councillor and Parliamentary candidate Michael Mullaney calls for real "Recall" of MPs

    Local Councillor and Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Bosworth Michael Mullaney is urging MPs to support the full power of recall for MPs.

    Today (Tuesday 21 October) Parliament will vote on a new law to "Recall" those "bad apple" MPs from parliament who have done wrong and force them to face a public vote in a by-election.

  • Article: Oct 20, 2014

    Free school meals help boost learning, improve behaviour and save parents money.

    In Channel 4's Political Slot, Vikki Slade, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Mid Dorset and North Poole visited Canford Heath Infant School to discuss how the new scheme is working.

    You can watch the broadcast here.

  • Michael Mullaney at Desford Library
    Article: Oct 20, 2014

    Local author backs Councillor Michael Mullaney's campaign to save local Libraries

    Local Councillor and Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Bosworth Michael Mullaney was approached by local author Stewart Bint who offered his support to Michael Mullaney's fight to save threatened local libraries.

    Michael Mullaney met Mr Bint, from Desford, at the Desford Library to discuss the campaign.

    Michael Mullaney said "It's great to see local authors backing the campaign to save our local Libraries. Here in Hinckley and Bosworth we have eight local Libraries under threat. Desford, Barwell, Burbage, Newbold Verdon, Markfield, Ratby, Groby and Market Bosworth could be closed by Conservative run Leicestershire County Council.

    "The County Council are saying that if volunteers can't be found to run these Libraries they will close.

    "It would be a tragedy to lose these important community facilities, especially as many of these villages have lost other services and amenities over the years.

    "These threats to Libraries are unlikely to even save much money. The County Council wants to save £800,000 through closing these Libraries. But one of them, Newbold Verdon, was built recently with over £700,000 from the Big Lottery Fund which the County may have to pay back if they close it. This would wipe out almost all the savings and so it would be all pain with virtually no gain.

    "I hope Conservative run Leicestershire County Council have a rethink and keep the Libraries open."

    Local Author Stewart Bint said "How can our County Council live with themselves by wanting to deny people's access to books? It's akin to the book-burning regimes which litter history.

  • Paramedics
    Article: Oct 20, 2014

    Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg will make a major speech this week, setting out new ways that the Government will help public sector workers to do their jobs, including support for blue light workers.

    During his speech, Nick will praise workers "at the sharp end" - those who are on the frontline, the first on the scene, picking up the pieces, and helping people to rebuild their lives and recover from life-changing traumas.

  • Father and Baby
    Article: Oct 20, 2014

    Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg will make a major speech this week thanking public sector workers for all their hard work during tough economic times.

    During his speech, Nick will set out Government measures which will provide modern and engaging work places, and make it easier for public sector workers to balance their home and work lives.

  • Article: Oct 20, 2014

    The official nominations for Party President have now closed and the party can confirm that there are 3 candidates:

    You can find out about the Party Elections and how to vote here.

  • Nick and Miriam leave hospital with their new son, Miguel
    Article: Oct 20, 2014
    By James Chapman, Political Editor in Daily Mail

    Reforms would see fathers in Civil Service given same package as mothers

    • It would enable them to benefit from new system of shared parental leave

    • He wants to 'blaze a trail' for employers across private and public sector

    • From April next year new parents will share 52 weeks of parental leave

    • Mothers will have to use first two weeks but rest can be transferred

    • It will mean fathers can tell employers he wants as much as 50 weeks off

  • Nick Clegg and his wife, Miriam González Durántez, at a school
    Article: Oct 20, 2014
    In Liberal Democrat Voice

    It seems that Miriam González Durántez's interview the other day has impressed a couple of Fleet Street columnists.

    In the Guardian, Gaby Hinsliff says Miriam is "electrifying.":

    "I've seen Miriam talking to girls at an Essex comp about raising their sights. She was electrifying. In a world where successful women are regularly portrayed as ball-breakers, lonely, or just underdressed, she makes working motherhood look thrillingly fun and achievable, if not easy. (She's big on graft). And for teenage girls, she explodes the myth that men won't want you if you're clever. She doesn't rush, surrendered wife-style, to kiss Clegg for the cameras after a party conference speech: she waits for him to come to her - and he does.

    "In person she's funny, frank, mischievous, and enviably fearless. She doesn't care how people judge her: she simply can't see why she can't have what men have, professionally and personally (which is of course why a certain kind of man hates her)."

  • Article: Oct 19, 2014
    By Caron Lindsay in Liberal Democrat Voice

    We all heard David Cameron and George Osborne take credit as often as they can for the raising of the tax threshold during this Parliament but a poll from IPSOS-MORI with fieldwork done after our Conference shows that the public just aren't buying the Tory claims. 41% give the Liberal Democrats the credit for the policy compared to just 26% for the Conservatives as this graphic shows.