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Local & National Campaign Updates

  • launch of bradford lib dem manifesto
    Article: May 6, 2015

    The surprise story tomorrow night will be the Liberal Democrats in Bradford East and across the country.

    Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg praised tireless work from activists to deliver a record breaking campaign and reminded voters they faced the "biggest political decision of their lives" on Polling Day.

  • Red Lines - six red lines
    Article: May 4, 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 real terms, by the end of the parliament.

  • NHS Red Line Liberal Democrats
    Article: May 1, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats would insist on investing an extra £8bn in the NHS each year, as well as introducing maximum waiting times for mental health services, as a red line for entering a coalition, Nick Clegg has announced.

    Only the Liberal Democrats have committed to a fully-costed plan to deliver the £8bn a year the NHS needs by 2020.

  • Vote wisely 7th May Lib Dem
    Article: May 1, 2015

    The Financial Times has endorsed the Liberal Democrats as "a responsible partner in government."

    In its editorial, the FT reports:

    "At this delicate moment, the best outcome would be a continuation of the 2010 coalition between the Conservatives and Lib Dems.

    "Mr Clegg's party has proved a responsible partner in government.

  • Economy income tax threshold red line
    Article: Apr 30, 2015

    Increasing the Personal Tax Allowance will be a red line for the Liberal Democrats in any coalition negotiations, Nick Clegg has announced.

    Nick Clegg said the Liberal Democrats would not support a Labour or Conservative Government if they did not commit to raising the income tax threshold.

    The deal-breaker comes as millions of people will feel the benefit of the latest rise in the Personal Allowance in their pay-packets, which has delivered a £825 tax cut over the parliament, worth £70 a month.

  • Free school meals all primary schools
    Article: Apr 29, 2015

    All school children under the age of 11 will be entitled to free school meals under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans announced today (29 April).

    Extending free school meals for seven to 11 year olds will benefit 1.9 million children and save parents around £400 per child a year.

    These plans will more than double the offer of free schools meals to all five, six and seven year old pupils delivered by the Liberal Democrats in government.

  • economy borrow less than labour and cut Conservatives
    Article: Apr 28, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has set an economic 'red line' for potential coalition negotiations.

    Following on from his commitment on education spending, Nick has called for a 'Stability Budget' within the first 50 days of the next parliament.

    Nick outlined clearly that "there will be no deal if there is no stability".

  • Childcare David Ward Kinder Haven nursery
    Article: Apr 28, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Parliament Candidate, David Ward visited Kinder Haven to see their outstanding early years education and to highlight the Liberal Democrat's commitment to education and childcare.

    Today (Tuesday 28th April) David Ward, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Bradford East, visited the outstanding childcare provider Kinder Haven on Sticker Lane to see their excellent facilities. David also discussed Liberal Democrat plans to build on the extra childcare that the Government has provided, to ensure that extra funding is given to our children's education from cradle to college.

  • Free child Care bradford lib dems
    Article: Apr 28, 2015

    Liberal Democrats will not enter a coalition with any party that does not agree to protect education funding, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.

    By setting education as a red line, any government with the Liberal Democrats must increase spending on nurseries, schools and colleges.

  • five green laws environment
    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.

The full programme of Liberal Democrat achievements in Government can be found here.