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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: Jan 20, 2015

    Liberal Democrats are delighted that The Sun newspaper will no longer feature topless models on Page 3.

    The decision to scrap the old fashioned sexism of Page 3 is long overdue and signals a change in how women are presented in the media.

    Liberal Democrats have heralded the Sun's new approach as a step in the right direction in ending the objectification of women.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2015

    The Conservatives plan to strip people of their human rights and allow British judges to ignore rulings by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), it has been reported today (Tuesday 20 January).

    Under their plans for a new bill which would replace the Human Rights Act, the Conservatives want to pick and choose who is entitled to human rights.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats have called for the supermarket watchdog - know as the Groceries Adjudicator - to do more to protect dairy farmers faced with low milk prices.

    Currently 4 pints of milk costs around 89p, more than a bottle of water, and that clearly shows the system isn't working in the best interest of dairy farmers.

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    Article: Jan 19, 2015

    Every region in England has pledged to bring an end to detaining people with mental health conditions in police cells.

    Authorities across England have committed to improving care for people with mental health issues and working towards ending the use of police cells under the Mental Health Act.

    The announcement from Liberal Democrat Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb comes as NHS England launches pilots in six areas to empower NHS 111 staff to deal with calls about mental health crises more effectively.

  • Article: Jan 19, 2015

    Liberal Democrats are leading the campaign to stamp out the mental health stigma Nick Clegg has said today.

    Speaking at a mental health conference he was hosting with Liberal Democrat Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb, Nick said:

    "Bit by bit, we are making progress: transforming people's attitudes and putting in place the reforms necessary to deliver long lasting improvements in our mental health services."

  • Article: Jan 19, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is calling for all NHS trusts to commit to a new ambition for zero suicides in the health service.

    Nick is today (Monday 19 January) hosting a mental health conference with Liberal Democrat Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb. The event brings together leading doctors, policy makers and campaign groups to discuss the future of mental health services in England.

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    Article: Jan 19, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Treasury minister Danny Alexander has today (Monday 19 January) welcomed the EY ITEM Club report which forecasts encouraging signs of economic growth.

    The report forecasts that in 2015, GDP will grow by 2.9 per cent.

    Commenting on the EY ITEM Club winter forecast, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said:

  • Article: Jan 18, 2015

    Liberal Democrat manifesto plans will include a commitment to end child illiteracy by 2025, Nick Clegg has announced today (Sunday 18 January).

    The plans mean that every child born in 2014, who will leave primary school in 2025 will be able to read and write at a standard identified to lead to success in secondary school and beyond.

  • Article: Jan 16, 2015

    The Prime Minister's plans to ban encryption technology are "technologically illiterate", Liberal Democrat MP Julian Huppert has said today (Friday 16 January).

    Strong encryption technology is used by a number of major websites but under Cameron's plans websites would be required to store data and hand that over to the intelligence agencies.

  • Article: Jan 16, 2015

    Liberal Democrat health minister Norman Lamb is calling on the Conservatives and Labour to match his commitment to invest an extra £8bn a year in the NHS by 2020.