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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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Lib Dems – new funding promise for poorer pupils

by derekdeedman on 12 November, 2014

First published 4 hours ago in Newsby Henry Holloway, Argus Reporter New funding is being promised to help disadvantaged primary school pupils. The Liberal Democrats said yesterday that £450,000 would be given to bolster teaching for children who are on the free school meals register in Sussex. Brighton and Hove will see an additional £90,000, while East Sussex will […]

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NHS Liberal Democrats want to create opportunity for everyone by building a stronger economy and a fairer society. That means properly funding our NHS for the future, and providing better care, both for physical and mental health. Only the Liberal Democrats are calling for more funding next year and at least one billion more in […]

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