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  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Tim Farron tells the Liberal Democrats' Diversity and Outreach Officer Lucile Kamar about what he feels is his most important work.

    Described as "a brave politician" who delivered "the stand out speech out of all the party conferences" by Operation Black Vote, Tim Farron, MP for the constituency of Westmorland and Lonsdale is clearly championing diversity.

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    The working age poor will pay the price under the Conservatives' plans to ring -fence pensioners benefits.

    The Conservatives plans include protecting all universal pensioner benefits such as the winter fuel allowance and free TV licences.

    Liberal Democrats believe in creating a fairer society. Our plans include removing the winter fuel payments and free TV licences from the wealthiest five per cent of pensioners.

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, will tomorrow (Monday 23 February) highlight the importance of economic stability and why the Liberal Democrats are the only Party capable of delivering for business in the UK.

    Speaking to an audience at the Saïd Business School in Oxford Danny is expected to say:

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    In a speech on Liberal Democrat justice policy Nick Clegg will say that a rising prison population is a sign of "failure not success."

    Nick will make the case that too many abused and vulnerable women, drug addicts and people with mental health problems are currently locked up behind bars.

    Nick will call for an evidence-based approach to do "what works" to cut crime, not just "to sound tough" or "play to the gallery."

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Liberal Democrats plans to extend free childcare will save families thousands of pounds, Liberal Democrats Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.

    Liberal Democrats will provide 15 hours of free childcare to all children of working parents aged between 9 months and 2 years old. Under the policy, the average family will save £2,670 each year.

    Speaking on his weekly radio show on LBC, Call Clegg, Nick said:

    "One of the things we've discovered over time is that the kind of help you give as a society to little children, before they've even hung up their coat on their first day of primary school, has as dramatic, if not more dramatic, effect on their subsequent ability to do well in life than actually what happens as teenagers in the classroom."

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is calling for fewer women offenders to be put behind bars.

    In a speech on Liberal Democrat justice policy on Monday, Nick will describe the plight of thousands of abused and vulnerable women imprisoned in England and Wales as a "litany of despair."

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    In a speech to the Pre-School Learning Alliance, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg outlined the party's vision for a world-class early years education system.

    A transcript of Nick's speech is below.

    Today, I want to talk to you about the Liberal Democrats' vision to build a world-class early years education system in Britain.

  • Garden Tax Petition Group (Sally Morgan)
    Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Some of the LibDem team for Teignbridge handed in a nearly 7000 signature strong petition today to Teignbridge District Council.

    Despite huge opposition to the Garden Tax, Teignbridge Conservatives today voted in favour of the tax at today's annual budget meeting.

    The additional £35 charge is set to come in after the elections in May.

  • in europe
    Article: Feb 25, 2015
    In YouGov

    You'd be forgiven for thinking that it's only a matter of time before the UK upsticks and leaves the European Union based on the negative press and the prominence given to groups such as UKIP (the UK Independence Party).

    However independent polls tell a very different story.

    The YouGov monthly poll, started in September 2010, has shown that:

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Jobseekers have taken part in more than 469,000 voluntary placements through Jobcentre Plus since January 2011, according to new figures published today by the Department for Work and Pensions.

    Around seven in ten participants were young people able to gain skills and experience to help them move into paid work. Accordingly, the number of young people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance is now at its lowest since the 1970s.

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