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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.

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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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Primary school children improving in all subjects

Attainment in primary schools has risen in every subject and disadvantaged pupils continue to close the gap on their peers, according to figures published today by the Department for Education.

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Vince Cable MP writes: Celebrating our 2 millionth apprentice

Business Secretary Vince Cable introduces our two millionth apprentice and explains why her story is now far from unusual:

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13 #LibDemWins in the Autumn Statement

The Autumn Statement this week is packed with Liberal Democrat policies, and has our priorities at its core. Read on for 13 wins which are helping to build a stronger economy in a fairer society.

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Former Liberal Party Leader Jeremy Thorpe dies at 85

Liberal Democrats have paid tribute to former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe following his death aged 85.

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Lord MacDonald writes: Liberal Democrats have succeeded in championing civil liberties

The closer we get to the election, the louder the question resonates: what have Liberal Democrats brought to government? In all the compromises and stresses of coalition, has our difference made it all worthwhile?

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Nick Clegg writes: Delivering on The Vow

Towards the end of the Scottish referendum campaign the leaders of the three main parties made a vow that we would deliver significant new powers to the Scottish Parliament. We not only delivered on that vow, on the timetable that we said, we’ve actually over delivered on it. It’s vow max, if you like, and now we will have a Scottish parliament which can raise the majority of the money that is spent in Scotland, as well as gaining significant new welfare powers.

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This marks a milestone halfway point of policy roll-out which will see around 10 million automatically enrolled by 2018.

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Primary school children improving in all subjects

The Pupil Premium, introduced by the Liberal Democrats, has helped to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

EU agrees to step up the fight against wildlife crime

Following a campaign led by Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder, the EU's Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella has agreed to step up the fight against wildlife crime.