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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: Feb 23, 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 23, 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 22, 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 22, 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 19, 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 19, 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.

  • Article: Feb 19, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will today (Thursday 18 February) set out the Liberal Democrat vision for a world-class early years education system.

    In a speech to the Pre-School Learning Alliance, Nick will outline Liberal Democrat plans to provide 15 hours a week of free childcare to all children of working parents aged between 9 months and two years.

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    Article: Feb 18, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Energy Secretary Ed Davey has launched a new campaign to help people save money on their energy bills.

    The Power to Switch campaign encourages people to switch energy supplier and save money by visiting www.beanenergyshopper.com.

    Across the UK 13.5m households are missing out on their share of £2.7bn by staying with their energy company.

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    Article: Feb 18, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has praised the work of local authorities across England in helping families access free childcare.

    Liberal Democrats believe that every child deserves the opportunity to get on in life, which is why we have delivered 15 hours of free childcare for all 3 and 4 year olds and 40 per cent of 2 year olds.

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    Article: Feb 18, 2015

    UK unemployment fell by 97,000 to 1.86m in the three months to December.

    Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that the rate of unemployment is now below 6 per cent and stands at 5.7 per cent.

    There are now 30.9m people in work.

    The level of people in work is at a record of high of 73.2 per cent and average earnings including bonuses increased by 2.1 per cent in the quarter, compared with the previous year.