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In a speech in Cardiff today, Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Kirsty Williams made a considered, candid speech in which she started to chart the direction of the post-coalition party. She has to lead her AMs into challenging Welsh Assembly elections in less than ten months’ time. She spoke honestly about the coalition experience and what […]

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By The Voice | Wed 27th May 2015 – 6:34 pm The Liberal Democrats worked hard to ensure that the coalition government’s agenda had a clear thread of liberalism running through it – from the priority we gave to mental health and the green agenda, to creating the pupil premium and protecting our civil liberties. So it is dispiriting – […]

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People are still joining the party every few minutes. Since close of polls on Thursday over 10,000 new members have joined the party, so now is fantastic time for supporters in Horsham & Crawley to join. Anyone who joins now will be able to vote in the leadership election. The easiest way for new members […]

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Newspapers from across the political divide are united in their belief Liberal Democrats have been a force for good in government. In their editorials, national titles recognise the Liberal Democrats achievements in government and the stability the party has brought to the country in the last five years. The newspapers also acknowledge that in the […]

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Liberal Democrats set out six red lines

by derekdeedman on 4 May, 2015

Liberal Democrats have outlined the six red lines that must be agreed to as part of any coalition negotiations in the next government.   The red lines cover education, the economy, tax, health, public sector pay and the environment: 1. Protecting education funding Liberal Democrats want to protect per pupil funding from nursery to 19, in […]

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    I am delighted to report the Commission has pledged to change online VAT rules which were causing havoc for small online traders.   Last month I wrote to you to say I’d written to the Commission President, Juncker, along with 32 fellow MEPs from 16 different countries to raise our concerns with new VAT rules […]

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Nick Clegg sets out economic red line

by derekdeedman on 29 April, 2015

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has set an economic ‘red line’ for potential coalition negotiations. Following on from his commitment on education spending, Nick has called for a ‘Stability Budget’ within the first 50 days of the next parliament. Nick outlined clearly that “there will be no deal if there is no stability”. […]

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By The Voice | Sun 26th April 2015 – 11:00 am Twenty figures from the renewable energy industry have written to the Independent on Sunday to say that they want Liberal Democrats to be involved in the next Government because of our record, in adverse circumstances, in this one. They said: When the Coalition took office, both Conservatives and […]

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Labour’s NHS hypocrisy

by derekdeedman on 26 April, 2015

This is rank hypocrisy from a Labour party totally beholden to the private sector when in government. Under Labour, private providers were paid 11% more than NHS providers for the same treatment and their PFI deals are still costing the taxpayer £1bn a year in repayments. The Liberal Democrats put an end to these sweetheart […]

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GATWICK AIRPORT Horsham & Crawley Lib Dem view

by derekdeedman on 26 April, 2015

By Morwen Millson, Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for the Horsham Constituency Airport capacity is difficult, but extremely important, due to the obvious effects on the environment and the people who live close to airports and flight paths, as well as the implications for the economy. I would like to think that the Government could come […]

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