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  • 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.

  • Sarah Smith in hospital
    Article: Apr 26, 2015
    By Sarah Smith

    Last October in three short days I went from being a fit and healthy woman to one with a life threatening disease. Immediately I was plunged into the heart of the NHS with A&E admissions, tests, scans and investigations, surgery and drugs. It saved my life.

    The politician in me had already had big concerns about how our public health service could cope with future demand. Now as an emergency patient awestruck by the capacity of the NHS and humbled by my human frailty I found myself lying awake at night really worried about it.

  • Article: Apr 26, 2015
    By George Cunningham
    Main Upcoming Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidiate George Cunningham General Election Events in North Thanet and Herne Bay

    Thursday, 23rd April

    19.30-21.30hrs

    Christ Church, Entrance on Underdown Road, Herne Bay CT6 5BP.

    Lib Dem Herne Bay Open Forum

    Monday 27th April

    19.15-21.30hrs

    Christ Church, Underdown Road, Herne Bay CT6 5BP

    Major Hustings with all Parliamentary Candidates

  • Article: Apr 26, 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.

  • Kent countryside near Deal
    Article: Apr 26, 2015
    By Sarah Smith

    Sarah Smith, Parliamentary candidate for Dover and Deal has welcomed a letter signed by twenty business figures, including prominent members of the renewable energy sector, backing the Liberal Democrat vision of a "green economy" as the party launches its environment manifesto.

    Signatories to the letter include explorer David Hempleman-Adams, Natural Power director Jeremy Sainsbury, and executives from businesses including renewable energy supplier Warwick, wind farm operator Coriolis, sustainable energy firm Susenco and waste management company RGR,

  • Article: Apr 26, 2015

    Labour's rent control announcements, including plans to cap rents so they cannot rise beyond the rate of inflation in certain tenancies, are ill thought through and will make things even worse for tenants.

    Rather than reduce rents, Labour's plans will lead to huge rent hikes every three years, higher rents overall and fewer available rental properties.

  • Article: Apr 26, 2015

    Business leaders, investors and philanthropists have backed the Liberal Democrat green economy vision.

    The letter praises the Liberal Democrat record in Government and emphasises the need for them to be part of the next Government. The publication of the letter comes on the same day the Lib Dems unveil their Environment Manifesto.

  • 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.