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  • Article: Jun 7, 2017

    As the former Business Secretary I can't not intervene at this decisive moment in British politics.

    In a speech this week I condemned the Tories and Labour for turning their backs on the economy, and explained that the Liberal Democrats are the only real party of business.

    You don't have to take my word for it. Today the Lib Dems were endorsed by none other than The Economist. And a letter in the Financial Times from prominent tech figures also backs us.

  • Article: Jun 6, 2017
  • Article: Jun 5, 2017

    Azi Ahmed, who stood for the Conservative Party at the last election, introduced Vince Cable who gave a speech on the economy and Brexit in London today.

    Azi grew up in Oldham and served in the Territorial Army, contesting Rochdale for the Conservatives in the 2015 general election. She was deputy chairman of the London Conservative Women's Organisation. She decided to join the Liberal Democrats recently after meeting party leader Tim Farron.

  • Article: Jun 5, 2017

    The Economist has endorsed the Liberal Democrats one week out from polling day. It says they "consider a vote for the Lib Dems as a down-payment for the future."

    The influential magazine argues that "the leaders of both main parties have turned away from a decades-old vision of an open, liberal country" leaving only Tim Farron and the Liberal Democrats representing the large majority of British voters who want to live in an open, tolerant and united Britain.

  • Save our NHS at Stoney Stanton Pharmacy
    Article: Jun 1, 2017
    By Russell Field

    Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Coventry North East, Russell Field, went to visit Nisha, the Pharmacist at Stoney Stanton Pharmacy, on Thursday 1st June 2017 to discuss the effect of the Conservative government's cuts to pharmacy services.

    Russell said, "I thought the Tories had said they would not cut the NHS and were putting more money in. In fact, they are cutting £200m from the pharmacy budget, disguised as "efficiency savings", hitting all pharmacies that are within a mile of another one. Which means leafy Tory shire seats won't be affected but in densely-populated areas with lower life expectancy levels, such as Foleshill, the cuts will hit hard.

  • Article: May 21, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats recently distributed a letter signed by Dr Clare Gerada setting out her view on the challenges facing the NHS.


    Clare absolutely stands by those comments however the letter did contain incorrect details regarding Clare's time at the Royal College of General Practitioners. We thank Clare for publicising her concerns about our NHS and apologise for the drafting error. Here is the correct version of Clare's letter:

  • Article: May 20, 2017

    With the announcement of the Conservative manifesto today, Theresa May has shown her true colours. I've scarcely seen a colder, more mean-spirited agenda in my entire career.

    There's no doubt about it: the Nasty party is back. The Tories are hitting families from cradle to grave by snatching school lunches from children and homes from the elderly.

  • Article: May 19, 2017

    A couple of weeks ago, in Kidlington near Oxford, I met a guy called Malcolm. I say met…he came up to me in the street and started shouting at me.

    You might have seen it on the news. Or the internet.

    In the end we actually got along. But he was angry with me for not getting behind Theresa May and backing Brexit. I think I calmed him down a bit when we spoke, but I don't think I changed his mind.

  • Tim Farron
    Article: May 19, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have launched their manifesto for a brighter future.

    Change Britain's Future is a plan for a fairer Britain where people are decent to each other, with good schools and hospitals, a clean environment and an innovative economy.

    Nothing is more important to our children's future than Brexit. A bad Brexit deal, with Britain outside the single market, will wreck the future for our children, our economy and our schools and hospitals. That's why at the heart of the manifesto is a commitment to give the people the final say on the Brexit deal in a referendum.

  • Article: May 9, 2017

    Today, we at the Lib Dems are proud to announce our plan to introduce mandatory reporting on the ethnicity pay gap for organisations with 250 employees or more.

    Why? Because we think it's shocking that racial inequality still exists in 21st century Britain, and because practical measures are needed if we want to combat it.