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  • Sep 12, 2014:
  • Sep 11, 2014:
    • Call Clegg 11 September

      Watch as Nick Clegg takes your questions live on LBC for this week's Call Clegg.

    • Shake up of child maintenance to benefit 50,000 children

      Changes to child maintenance rules are set to benefit up to 50,000 children.

      Under changes to the system, single and separated parents who have previously received no maintenance from their former partner could start receiving payments.

    • Call Clegg

      Nick Clegg takes your questions every Thursday from 9am on live LBC.

      Watch the latest episode here.

  • Sep 10, 2014:
  • Sep 8, 2014:
    • Nick Clegg unveils a "manifesto for the next generation"

      Today, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg unveiled a "manifesto for the next generation" launching the party's pre-manifesto, an 80-page document that will form the backbone of the party's 2015 election platform.

      The document includes a host of policies aimed unapologetically at realising the potential of children and young people.

    • Under-21s to get bus pass discount

      All 16-21 year olds in England will get a 66% discount on bus travel under plans unveiled by the Liberal Democrats today.

      The proposal, which forms part of the pre-manifesto launched today, would see all 16-21 year olds would be given a Young Person's Bus Pass. It would help young people with the cost of travel by offering a minimum two thirds discount on bus travel in England. Bus companies would then be able to add their own discounts on top of that.

  • Sep 7, 2014:
    • Protecting your privacy online with a digital bill of rights

      A Digital Bill of Rights to protect people's privacy and give them more control over their data online would be introduced as part of a Liberal Democrat manifesto for the next election.

      The plans also include outlawing 'revenge porn' and the posting of intimate or pornographic photographs of a person without their consent.

  • Sep 5, 2014:
    • Lib Dems win vote to reform the bedroom tax

      The Liberal Democrats have taken the first step in reforming the bedroom tax by winning a crucial vote in Parliament.

      Under the proposals, which were passed today in the House of Commons, existing tenants will not be penalised when they cannot move into smaller accommodation because this is not available or where there is a serious medical reason for an additional room.

  • Sep 4, 2014:
    • Call Clegg 4 September

      Watch as Nick Clegg takes your questions live on LBC for this week's Call Clegg.

    • Lib Dems will not allow schools to run for profit

      Conservative Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has today refused to rule out the idea of allowing schools to make a profit should the Conservatives win next year's election. A policy that Liberal Democrats in Government are prepared to oppose every step of the way.

    • Boosting paths and parks so we can all enjoy natural Britain

      Nick Clegg has announced that the Government is going to more than double the speed of building the Coastal Path, bringing completion of the project forward by ten years from 2030 to 2020.

  • Sep 3, 2014:
    • David Laws MP writes: Make policy at Conference

      The last Autumn Conference before next year's General Election is fast approaching and I wanted to take this opportunity to encourage members to get in touch with us and join the debate the party is currently having about our Manifesto for May 2015.

    • Funding for Kew Gardens to be protected

      Nick Clegg has announced today that the Government will continue current levels of funding for the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew until at least April 2015.

    • Free childcare for all 2 year olds

      Liberal Democrats will provide 15 hours free childcare every week for all two year olds, under plans announced today.

      This pre-manifesto commitment builds on the expansion of childcare as delivered by Liberal Democrats in government.

  • Sep 2, 2014:
  • Sep 1, 2014:
    • Free school meals for all primary pupils

      Liberal Democrats in government are delivering free school meals for all infant school pupils - now we plan to go one step further and extend the scheme to all primary school pupils.

    • Council tax cut for energy efficient homes

      Households could save at least £100 a year by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, under Lib Dem manifesto plans announced today.

    • Five new laws for a greener Britain

      The Liberal Democrat manifesto will include plans for five new laws to protect the environment, it has been announced today.

      The manifesto plans include include legal targets for clean air and water, an end to dirty coal power stations and an ambitious decarbonisation target for the electricity sector.

  • Aug 31, 2014:
    • Spreading opportunity through education

      Spreading opportunity through education will be at the heart of the Liberal Democrat pre-manifesto.

      The 80-page document will form the backbone of the party's 2015 election campaign.

    • Nick Clegg's foreword to the pre-manifesto

      Liberal Democrats will soon launch their pre-manifesto, which will form the backbone of the party's general election platform.

      The party's focus will be a 'manifesto for the next generation' with a host of policies aimed at improving the life chances of children and young people. Read Nick Clegg's foreword to the pre-manifesto below.

  • Aug 30, 2014:
    • Six weeks paternity leave for fathers

      Liberal Democrats will give fathers an extra four weeks paternity leave under manifesto plans announced today.

      Currently fathers are entitled to two weeks paternity leave but the Liberal Democrats want to go further and dedicate an extra four weeks exclusively to fathers. This will increase the protected paternity leave for dads to six weeks.

  • Aug 28, 2014:
    • Nick Clegg reviews his third day in India

      Our third and final day in India began with an early rise of 5.15am so we could make the long journey to Southern India - myself to Bangalore to try to better understand India's 'Silicon Valley' and for Ed to visit Hyderabad to continue his energy and climate change discussions.

    • Call Clegg 28 August

      Watch as Nick Clegg takes your questions live on Call Clegg.

  • Aug 27, 2014:
  • Aug 20, 2014:
  • Aug 8, 2014:
    • Introducing our new Lib Dem Peers

      Today Nick Clegg announced the appointment of a new group of Lib Dem peers. The six new peers, three men and three women, all have vast experience in the party. All of them have represented the party in local government and all have made a huge contribution over a number of years.

  • Aug 7, 2014:
    • Have you thought of standing for Parliament?

      There are still vacancies around the country for the role of Liberal Democrat PPC (Prospective Parliamentary Candidate) and you may just be the person to fill one of them.

    • Call Clegg 7 August

      Watch as Nick takes your questions for this week's Call Clegg.

    • Sue Doughty writes: Why we should move to One Member One Vote

      At Federal Conference in Glasgow, we will be debating a proposal to move from the current system where local parties elect their conference representatives who then are able to vote at Conference and also vote for members of the key committees that run the party. Why change what seems to be working?

  • Aug 5, 2014:
    • Presidential Hustings at Conference

      This autumn the party will elect a new president. This is your opportunity to meet the declared candidates and have the opportunity not only to hear what their plans are, but to question them over those plans and other issues.

      All members welcome.

      10.00-11.30, Saturday 4 October. Argyll Suite, Crowne Plaza Glasgow.

  • Aug 1, 2014:
    • CEO Blog: The party's accounts for 2013

      This week The Electoral Commission published the 2013 accounts for all the major political parties. These reveal the party's finances but also other interesting things like membership and staffing numbers. This is exactly the sort of thing that, frankly, only political geeks get excited about, so obviously the team was downloading them the moment that they were published.

  • Jul 31, 2014:
    • Julie Pörksen writes: Winning a ward the size of Luxembourg

      Kate Cairns was elected in a landslide victory in the Berwick constituency ward of Longhoughton last week, called after the passing of a much respected longstanding independent councillor. From a standing start - we didn't field a candidate in the county council elections last year - we took almost 50% of the vote, with the Tories coming a poor second with less than half our vote, an independent and UKIP followed the Tories and Labour were nearly wiped out with 3%.

  • Jul 27, 2014:
    • Tim Gordon writes: Taking action after the Gurling Review

      The recent elections that we went through were tough - both for those who stood and lost their seats but also for all those who worked hard, all across the country, to fight the election. We owe a huge thanks to everyone involved - whether member, candidate, activist or staffer. Nick appointed a review group, headed by James Gurling, to look into the lessons that we could draw from the campaign. This report, based on feedback from hundreds of people across the Party, is available here.

  • Jul 25, 2014:
    • An update on what Ed Davey's been up to

      I write this while on a visit to India. A few weeks ago I was in the US, and I've just left China. Why? These three countries are the world's biggest emitters and the series of meetings I'm having all focus on paving the way for a global climate change deal next year. In the UK, and with our partners across the EU we are gaining momentum for an ambitious deal, which I hope will result in a domestic EU target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030. But, the EU acting alone will not be enough - we need to take the rest of the world with us.

  • Jul 18, 2014:
    • Review of the 2014 European & Local Elections Campaign

      After the elections in May, the Leader tasked a group with reviewing the elections, assessing what worked and what didn't, and produce recommendations to improve our campaigning for the future.

      On Monday, the Review Group presented our findings to the Leader and later to the Federal Executive. I am pleased to say that they endorsed both the report and its recommendations, and we will now set about putting them into practice well in advance of next year's elections.

  • Jul 17, 2014:
  • Jul 15, 2014:
  • Jul 3, 2014:
    • Call Clegg 3 July

      Nick Clegg takes your questions every Thursday from 9am on live LBC.

      Watch the latest episode here.

  • Jul 2, 2014:
    • Call Clegg 26 June

      Nick Clegg takes your questions every Thursday from 9am on live LBC.

      Watch the latest episode here.

  • Jun 19, 2014:
    • Call Clegg 19 June

      Nick Clegg takes your questions every Thursday from 9am on live LBC.

      Watch the latest episode here.

  • Jun 12, 2014:
    • Call Clegg 12 June

      Nick takes your questions live on LBC for this week's Call Clegg.

      Watch the show here:

  • Jun 5, 2014:
    • Call Clegg 5 June

      Nick takes your questions live on LBC for this week's Call Clegg.

      Watch the show here:

  • May 30, 2014:
    • Call Clegg 29 May

      Nick Clegg takes your questions live on LBC for this week's Call Clegg.

      Watch the latest episode here.

  • May 26, 2014:
  • May 21, 2014:
    • Call Clegg 21 May

      Nick Clegg takes your questions live on LBC for this week's Call Clegg.

      Watch from 9am.

  • May 20, 2014:
  • May 19, 2014:
  • May 15, 2014:
    • Call Clegg 15 May

      Watch as Nick Clegg takes your questions live on LBC for this week's Call Clegg.

      Tune in from 9am.

  • May 8, 2014:
    • Call Clegg 8 May

      Watch as Nick takes your questions live on LBC for this week's Call Clegg.

  • May 6, 2014:
    • Nick Clegg welcomes the Jewish Manifesto

      Nick Clegg has welcomed the Jewish Manifesto for the European Elections published by the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

      The manifesto was produced in consultation with various Jewish communal bodies in the UK, and concluded following a discussion of our 300 Deputies at the most recent full Board of Deputies meeting.