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Going green isn't a luxury extra, it's a necessary investment in our future

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg discusses his vision for a greener Britain and a sustainable economic future.

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Paddy Ashdown writes: 100 days to go

Welcome to the final 100 days of the campaign. For many of you this is the final lap in an almighty marathon that you have been running for months if not years.


Tim Farron writes: Chilcot delay is completely unacceptable

Writing in the Independent, Tim Farron MP calls for an end to the delays in publishing the Chilcot Report. 

Read Tim's article in full below.

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Baroness Tyler writes: Mental health matters

For too long, the subject of mental health has been ignored, marginalised, or left to the realm of social experiment or institutional stigma. 

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Brian Paddick on the Counter Terrorism Bill

Today the House of Lords considers another in a series of proposed laws designed to keep us from terrorism.

We have seen from events last week in Paris the potential danger from terrorists.

More and more impressionable and disaffected young people are being brainwashed into travelling abroad to join groups such as the so-called ‘Islamic State’ where they are further indoctrinated, radicalised, trained and brutalised by the barbaric activities of such organisations.

There is a real danger that some of these British citizens may be sent back to the UK to carry out the sort of attacks we saw in Paris last week and that we saw in London on 7 July 2005.


Nick Clegg writes: Our plan is to finish the job and finish it fairly

Writing in the Independent today, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg discusses this year's general election and why a vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote for economic security.

He warns that a vote for either the Conservatives or Labour will put the recovery and achievements of the last five years at risk

Nick writes:

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Helena Morrissey - Processes and culture of the Liberal Democrats

A progress report into the processes and cultures within the Liberal Democrats has been published by Helena Morrissey.

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Baroness Suttie writes: All governments must act on tuberculosis threat

Like all 13 or 14 year olds of my generation in the UK I had my BCG vaccination while I was at High School. I remember that we all compared our scars for months afterwards. We believed at that time that TB - like smallpox - could be eradicated from our society.

TB, or consumption, was supposed to be an illness of poverty of times gone by. In Victorian Britain it was known as ‘the silent killer’ and as many as one in four deaths was attributable to TB. So high was the TB death rate, in fact, that TB has been estimated to have killed more people than any other infectious disease in human history.


Triple by-election victory

Two local Lib Dem teams have stormed to victory in three by elections held yesterday.

Firstly, Peter Agoro took a seat from Labour in Gatehouse ward, Aylesbury, while the Anders Christensen also held onto one other seat in Southcourt ward.

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Eastbourne Council Leader wins Euro award

Leader of Eastbourne Council, David Tutt, has won a prestigious award for transforming the town.

The award is to recognise the contribution local leaders make in advancing the liberal cause and was introduced by the Liberal Democrats’ party grouping, ALDE in the Committee of the Regions.

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Employment at a record high of 30.8m

Figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that the rate of employment is at a record high of 30.8m.

Labour's mansion tax plans show they are all at sea with the nation's finances

Peter Mandelson has attacked Labour's mansion tax plans calling them crude and saying he instead prefers Liberal Democrat plans to introduce additional council tax bands.

Help us stamp out mental health stigma

Sign our petition to support us in stamping out the stigma surrounding mental health and improving treatment.

Liberal Democrats to increase NHS funding by £8bn by 2020

We are the only party committed to increasing NHS funding by £8bn in real terms by 2020, safeguarding the NHS for the future.