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  • Ipswich - vote Lib Dem!
    Article: Apr 27, 2015

    To find out who your Ipswich Borough Council candidates are, click here.

    Please use your vote on 7th May to vote for your local candidate for a stronger economy and a fairer society for all.Liberal Democrats.

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    The Liberal Democrats have a strong and proud tradition in local government.

    For the Liberal Democrats, local government is key - localism, community politics, and a real commitment to devolved power are all hallmarks of the Liberal Democrat approach. We pride ourselves on working hard "all year round, not just at election time".

    Every week, Liberal Democrats in every part of the country knock on thousands of doors, deliver Focus leaflets, attend community meetings, and speak to residents to find out what local issues people really care about and how we can help them find solutions that work for them.

    Liberal Democrats are responsible for billions of pounds of expenditure at local government level. From parishes and small districts to core English cities such as Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle, Liberal Democrats have run local authorities of all shapes and sizes in every part of the country. In many others, we have worked in coalition with other parties (including both Labour and the Conservatives) to deliver effective and affordable local services for all.

    Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners have come together to form the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors (ALDC), which has represented councillors and grassroots Liberal Democrat campaigners across Great Britain for more than forty years. ALDC provide advice and support to its members, giving them the tools they need to campaign in their communities.

  • Article: Apr 27, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today (27 April) heads to Eastleigh, the seat where Liberal Democrats scored a battling by-election victory two years ago, to showcase the party's fighting spirit.

    Nick will suggest that the Lib Dems can replicate our victory in Eastleigh across the country in the coming election.

  • Article: Apr 27, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will today (26 April) deliver a speech in Sutton, hitting out at both the Conservative and Labour parties for not being honest about what they would do in a hung parliament.

    He will argue that it is increasingly clear no party will win an overall majority, and that the two main parties need to come clean about whether they will do a deal with UKIP or the SNP.

  • Article: Apr 25, 2015

    Commenting on the earthquake in Nepal, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg said:

    "My heart goes out to all the people of Nepal dealing with the after effects of the earthquake that hit the region this morning.

    "My thoughts are also with all the Nepalese people living here in the UK worried about their loved ones, including our Gurkha community, who are a shining testament to the resilience and great spirit of the Nepalese people.

  • Article: Apr 25, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats have pledged a £10m boost for servicemen and women suffering from mental health problems.

    It would more than double the money currently available to help veterans overcome problems such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

    The investment would also help provide a series of measures including assistance to get people back into work.

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    Article: Apr 24, 2015

    The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said the Liberal Democrats are the most transparent party when it comes to public spending plans.

    In its analysis of the parties spending plans, the IFS reported that the Liberal Democrats are the most transparent.

    It also said that the Conservatives give a "misleading impression" while Labour give "disappointingly little" information on borrowing and do not provide enough funding for the NHS.

  • DBC Lib Dem Team
    Article: Apr 23, 2015

    The Dacorum Liberal Democrat Team covering Tring, Berkhamsted, Bovingdon, Markyate, Kings Langley and Hemel Hempstead, have six key priorities for the Borough Council.

    1. Health - to support the redevelopment of the Hemel Hempstead hospital site with an increased number of services to suit the needs of local people.
    2. Housing - to increase the provision of social housing.
    3. Jobs - to attract a wider range of new businesses and jobs to Dacorum.
    4. Road Safety - to improve road safety outside schools, in busy urban areas and on dangerous rural roads.
    5. Transport - to improve accessibility to the public transport system.
    6. Communities - to strengthen local communities by supporting local needs & projects and restoring the democratic role of Councillors in Council Meetings.

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    Article: Apr 23, 2015

    Liberal Democrats will guarantee public sector pay increases by at least the rate of inflation.

    Nick Clegg said public sector workers deserve to see light at the end of the tunnel after five years of pay restraint and to feel the benefits of economic recovery.

    Liberal Democrats will ensue employees in the public sector are no longer subject to real term cuts in their pay from the first full year of the next parliament.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2015

    Liberal Democrats have announced a £150m package for the 6.5 million carers across Britain who support their loved ones that are older, disabled or seriously ill.

    The new measures form part of the party's Disability Manifesto.

    Approximately 1 in every 8 adults provide care, unpaid for family and friends.

  • Article: Apr 21, 2015

    The era of the single party government is over, and it is only the Liberal Democrats who will add a heart to a Conservative government and a brain to a Labour one.

    Last week, we launched our manifesto, and it's a manifesto that has decency, tolerance and generosity at its very heart.

    Our priorities, which we have set out on the front page, include: balancing the budget fairly, giving opportunity to every child, fairer taxes, quality healthcare for all and a pledge to protect the environment.