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  • Article: Oct 7, 2015

    Tim Farron delivered his first speech to a Lib Dem Conference as leader of the party.

    In it he called on the millions of liberals in Britain to become Liberal Democrats and join the party.

    Full text of the speech

    When I was growing up my school didn't have a sixth form. I guess that's because most of us didn't do A levels. So I went to a separate sixth form college - Runshaw in Leyland - and, in my first week, I joined the Liberal Party.

  • The IN campaign
    Article: Oct 7, 2015

    LDEG and the Liberal Democrats are committed to keeping Britain as part of the European Union. To help achieve that objective, we throw our full support behind the official 'IN' campaign and we very much hope that you will too.


  • Vince Cable and Nick Clegg
    Article: Sep 7, 2015
    By Stephen Moss in The Guardian

    Before, he was known as St Vince, the straight-talking, ballroom-dancing MP who predicted the crash. Five years on, Vince Cable is without a job - and ready to lift the lid on the Tories

    Vince Cable is looking remarkably well for a dead man - politically dead, that is. The May election deprived him not just of his cabinet job as business secretary, but of the Twickenham seat he had held for the Lib Dems for 18 years. There is no more brutal arena than politics; no end more sudden or public. He walked into his count at just before 5am on 8 May as one of the most powerful men in the country; he walked out humbled, his majority of 12,000 overturned. At 72, he says he will not contest another election.

  • Article: Sep 1, 2015

    Tim Farron has urged the Government to stop playing politics over the humanitarian crisis impacting on Europe and offer help to desperate refugees.

  • Tim Farron in Calais
    Article: Aug 14, 2015
    By Tim Farron MP in The Huffington Post

    After Just 100 Days, The Penny Is Well and Truly Dropping on How Hard Lib Dems Fought in Government

    To mark 100 days of the first Conservative government in nearly 20 years, HuffPost UK is running 100 Days of Dave, a special series of blog posts from grassroots campaigners to government ministers, single parents to first-year students, reflecting on what's worked and what hasn't, whilst looking for solutions to the problems we still face.

  • Article: Jul 21, 2015

    Today Tim Farron has written to Harriet Harman, calling on Labour to stand with the Liberal Democrats in opposing Tory welfare cuts.

    His letter comes a day after 184 Labour MPs abstained on the Government's Welfare Bill, which includes £12bn worth of ideological cuts, which the Liberal Democrats opposed in Coalition, and continue to oppose now. A copy of Tim's letter is below.

  • Article: Jul 16, 2015

    We are delighted to announce that Tim Farron has been elected as Leader of the Liberal Democrats.

    In an all-member ballot for the leadership, 56% of members voted with the result revealed this afternoon.

    Tim Farron received 56.5% of the votes and in second place Norman Lamb received the backing of 43.5%.

  • Stop the Tories abolishing the Human Rights Act
    Article: Jun 30, 2015

    The Government wants to scrap our Human Rights Act.

    The Human Rights Act was drafted by British lawyers in the aftermath of the Second World War, and gives us so many fundamental protections that we rely on in our day to day lives.

    It has held the state to account for spying on us, safeguarded our soldiers and supported peaceful protest. It's helped rape victims, defended domestic violence victims, guarded against slavery, protected elderly couples in care and shielded press freedom.

  • Document: Jun 13, 2015
  • Article: Jun 13, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson, Brian Paddick, has called for an overhaul of UK Drugs policy.

    He said that the Government's new Psychoactive Substances Bill "adds to the confusion and further undermines the credibility of UK drugs laws."

    His comments come during the Bill's Second Reading in the House of Lords. Lord Paddick has branded the Bill unfit for purpose with huge unintended consequences.