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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: Sep 8, 2014

    Liberal Democrats have today unveiled the party's pre-manifesto, which sets out out vision for Britain in the next Parliament

    The policies in the pre-manifesto, which has spreading opportunity for the next generation at its heart, will be debated and voted on by our members at the upcoming Party Conference in Glasgow.

  • Article: Sep 8, 2014

    All 16-21 year olds in England will get a 66% discount on bus travel under plans unveiled by the Liberal Democrats today.

    The proposal, which forms part of the pre-manifesto launched today, would see all 16-21 year olds would be given a Young Person's Bus Pass. It would help young people with the cost of travel by offering a minimum two thirds discount on bus travel in England. Bus companies would then be able to add their own discounts on top of that.

  • Article: Sep 7, 2014

    A Digital Bill of Rights to protect people's privacy and give them more control over their data online would be introduced as part of a Liberal Democrat manifesto for the next election.

    The plans also include outlawing 'revenge porn' and the posting of intimate or pornographic photographs of a person without their consent.

  • Article: Sep 5, 2014

    The Liberal Democrats have taken the first step in reforming the bedroom tax by winning a crucial vote in Parliament.

    Under the proposals, which were passed today in the House of Commons, existing tenants will not be penalised when they cannot move into smaller accommodation because this is not available or where there is a serious medical reason for an additional room.

  • Article: Sep 4, 2014

    Watch as Nick Clegg takes your questions live on LBC for this week's Call Clegg.

    Transcript

    NC: It's 9 o'clock on Thursday 4 September and that means it is time again for Call Clegg with me Nick Clegg here on LBC. So do get in touch. I'll be taking your questions for the next half an hour or so. And call on 0345 6060973 or email at nickclegg@lbc.co.uk and as ever you can of course watch on the website, lbc.co.uk. So let's go straight to the first caller, Chris, Chris in Hemel Hempstead. Hello Chris.

  • Article: Sep 4, 2014

    Conservative Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has today refused to rule out the idea of allowing schools to make a profit should the Conservatives win next year's election. A policy that Liberal Democrats in Government are prepared to oppose every step of the way.

    If you believe that schools should not be run for profit, sign our petition today.

  • Article: Sep 4, 2014

    Nick Clegg has announced that the Government is going to more than double the speed of building the Coastal Path, bringing completion of the project forward by ten years from 2030 to 2020.

    Additional funding will be put in place to accelerate the delivery of the path, which will allow walkers and nature lovers to traverse the entire coastline of England.

  • Article: Sep 4, 2014

    Watch as Nick Clegg takes your questions live on Call Clegg.

    Transcript

    This is LBC Call Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg takes your calls with Nick Ferrari at Breakfast. Call 0345 6060973 tweet at lbc973 text 84850. This is Call Clegg on LBC.

    NC: It's 9.30 on 28of August and that means it's time for a new season. A new season how about that of Call Clegg with me Nick Clegg here on LBC with of course Nick Ferrari, taking your questions for the next half an hour so if you want to get in touch call on 0345 6060973 or email at nickclegg@lbc.co.uk and as ever you can watch on the website, lbc.co.uk. So let's go straight to the first caller, Andrea in Marylebone. Hello Andrea.

  • Article: Sep 3, 2014

    The last Autumn Conference before next year's General Election is fast approaching and I wanted to take this opportunity to encourage members to get in touch with us and join the debate the party is currently having about our Manifesto for May 2015.

    Thousands of members have already submitted some of their thoughts and ideas for what the next Liberal Democrat Manifesto should contain, and as Chair of the Manifesto Working Group, I know how important these contributions have been for the process so far. One of our great strengths as a party is that our policy is developed democratically by our members. That means we need your involvement and your ideas.

  • Article: Sep 3, 2014

    Nick Clegg has announced today that the Government will continue current levels of funding for the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew until at least April 2015.

    The £1.5 million funding will help the world renowned scientific research institute to continue its work. It will help to secure a number of jobs and enable Kew to undertake vital research.