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  • Latest reports show that Britain's economic prospects are the brightest that they have been in over a decade.

    According to two major business lobby groups, the CBI and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), the UK economy has reached a record high this month.

    Optimism among consumers has risen to its best level in nine years. The CBI said that its survey of more than 700 firms showed the economy growing at its fastest pace since its records began in 2003. Meanwhile, the BCC upgraded its growth forecast for 2014 from 2.8% to 3.1%, which would be the highest since pre-crisis 2007.

    Article / May 30, 2014
  • As Chair of the Party's democratically elected Campaigns & Communications Committee, Nick Clegg has today asked me to conduct a review into the Local and European election campaign and result. I will be joined in doing this work for Nick by a small group comprised of Cllr Abi Bell - Leader of the Party Group on Hull City Council, Cllr Ruth Dombey - Leader of Sutton Borough Council and George Lyon - former MEP for Scotland.

    Article / May 30, 2014
  • Nick Clegg has given an interview in response to the disappointing results in the European Elections.

    Article / May 26, 2014
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    Local election results show that where Liberal Democrats work, we can win.

    Liberal Democrat councillors have a good reputation for their hard work and commitment to local areas. We have a proud record of delivery in local government, freezing council tax and protecting vital services locally.

    Our record of delivery and commitment to local issues and work in our communities have been recognised in these local election results.

    Article / May 23, 2014
  • Why are you IN?

    Today, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched the Liberal Democrats' 2014 European election campaign. The launch took place in Colchester at a rally with activists and supporters, followed by a public town hall-style Q&A session hosted by Heart FM.

    Speaking at the launch event, Nick Clegg said:

    Article / Apr 24, 2014
  • Press Release

    31st March 2014

    The Totnes and Brixham Liberal Democrats have selected Julian Brazil as their parliamentary candidate for the Totnes constituency. Julian was the candidate at the last General Election and is a well known local Councillor. He was selected unanimously by local members at a meeting in Totnes. Speaking after the meeting, Julian said:

    Article / Apr 15, 2014
  • Yesterday, the Lib Dem president, Tim Farron MP, launched the North East Lib Dems Europe campaign. Speaking about the European elections on 22nd May, Tim said it was a straight fight between the Lib Dems and UKIP, between IN vs Out.

    "If you want to leave Europe and risk the UK's future in the world then you vote UKIP. If, however, you think North East jobs are worth fighting for, and the peace and security that comes from being the EU is worth fighting for, there's only one party that's the party of in and that's the Liberal Democrats.

    Article / Apr 10, 2014
  • Nick Clegg has today announced an extra £300 million to help growing businesses and create tens of thousands of jobs across England.

    The £300 million forms part of the Liberal Democrat's Regional Growth Fund, which is now being delivered in Government. The Fund is designed to unlock billions of pounds of private sector investment and create sustainable employment and growth in a wide range of sectors across the country.

    Article / Apr 10, 2014
  • The Lib Dem Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander MP, has today outlined his proposals for a Mansion Tax. In a speech on tax this morning, Danny described some of the details of the Tax, which would apply on homes worth over £2 million.

    The Liberal Democrats first proposed our Mansion Tax in 2009 and have been pushing for it to be implemented in Government, against huge opposition from the Conservatives.

    Article / Apr 9, 2014
  • From September this year, all children between the ages of five and seven will receive free school meals, regardless of family income.

    Despite strong opposition from Tory backbenchers, the Liberal Democrats have fought to deliver free lunches in schools which will improve the lives of many children, as well as saving families £437 a year. Many studies have found that nutritious meals at school improve pupils' health, behaviour, concentration and their overall wellbeing. It makes a real difference in the classrooms, and these findings have been backed by the Department of Education and the Department of Health.

    Article / Apr 8, 2014

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