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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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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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Liberal Democrats launch Disability Manifesto

by derekdeedman on 23 April, 2015

Liberal Democrats believe that no matter who you are, where you come from and what your circumstances, no one should be denied the opportunity to fulfill their potential. In order to build a fairer society, we must break down the unfair divisions in our society and in government again, Liberal Democrats will ensure that disabled […]

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Labour’s non dom tax plans Labour had thirteen years in government to make rich non-doms pay their fair share, yet failed spectacularly to do anything about it. Non-dom numbers exploded under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, more than doubling when Ed Miliband was an adviser in the Treasury. It’s clear that non-dom status is open […]

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Labour’s plan to cap maximum tuition fees to £6,000 is deeply regressive. Under their plans only the wealthiest graduates would benefit. Only graduates with a starting salary of at least £35,000 would pay less. A salary only paid for by a handful of big City firms. This compares to an average graduate starting salary of […]

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Here’s what Nick Clegg will say later today at the formal launch of the manifesto front page: Today we are setting out five priorities for five years. Five steps on the path to a stronger economy and a fairer society. A stronger economy means finishing the job of balancing the books, in full and on […]

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Good things Nick Clegg has done

by derekdeedman on 8 January, 2015

By Caron Lindsay | Wed 7th January 2015 – 7:48 am It was Nick Clegg’s 48th birthday yesterday and we at Liberal Democrat Voice obviously wish him a happy day and successful year ahead. I thought it might be a good idea (with a little help from LDV colleagues) to take a look at some […]

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Primary school children improving in all subjects

by derekdeedman on 11 December, 2014

POSTED BY THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS ON 11 DECEMBER, 2014 @ 3:26 PM  Attainment in primary schools has risen in every subject and disadvantaged pupils continue to close the gap on their peers, according to figures published today by the Department for Education. The results for more than half a million 11-year-olds (at Key Stage 2) show the percentage achieving […]

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