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Tim Gordon writes: The Scottish Independence Referendum

Whenever I think about the United Kingdom splitting up something inside me breaks. I do not live in Scotland and so I have no vote in the referendum. But I am British and so have every right to a say.


Doing What What Works to Cut Crime

At Autumn conference Liberal Democrats will debate the policy paper Doing What Works to Cut Crime.

The paper proposes evidence based policies that will cut crime and same money without needlessly compromising civil liberties.

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Protecting Public Services and Making them Work For You

At Autumn conference Liberal Democrats will debate  the policy paper Protecting Public Services and Making them Work For You.

The paper sets out Liberal Democrats’ vision for public services that are high quality, accessible to all and locally accountable and transparent. It explains how joined-up public services can be achieved by joint commissioning at a local level.

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Expanding Opportunity, Unlocking Potential

Liberal Democrats are proud of our vision for a free, free and open society. At Autumn Conference we will debate the policy motion Expanding Opportunity, Unlocking Potential.

This paper sets out our vision to continue our work in government in championing equalities.

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Age Ready Britain

Our ageing population is one of the biggest challenges Britain faces today. 

At Autumn Conference Liberal Democrats will debate the policy paper Age Ready Britain, which proposes a number of measures that will help make Britain age ready.

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Conference News


Liberal Democrats launch 2015 pre-manifesto

Liberal Democrats have today unveiled the party's pre-manifesto, which sets out out the vision for Britain in the next Parliament 

The policies in the pre-manifesto, which has spreading opportunity for the next generation at its heart, will be debated and voted on by our members at the upcoming Party Conference in Glasgow.

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David Laws MP writes: Make policy at Conference

The last Autumn Conference before next year's General Election is fast approaching and I wanted to take this opportunity to encourage members to get in touch with us and join the debate the party is currently having about our Manifesto for May 2015.


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Nick Clegg's foreword to the pre-manifesto

Liberal Democrats will soon launch their pre-manifesto, which will form the backbone of the party's general election platform. 

The party's focus will be a ‘manifesto for the next generation’ with a host of policies aimed at improving the life chances of children and young people.  Read Nick Clegg's foreword to the pre-manifesto below.

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Scotland should stay

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Lib Dems will not allow schools to run for profit

Tory Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has refused to rule out the idea of allowing schools to make a profit

Protecting the NHS budget

The Liberal Democrats have announced that they will protect the National Health Service budget in the next Parliament.

Five new laws for a greener Britain

The Liberal Democrat manifesto will include plans for five new laws to protect the environment.

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Can you help keep Scotland part of the UK? 

There are just days until voters in Scotland go to the polls to decide if Scotland remains part of the UK or to go it alone.

Your support will help us to spread the message further that we are better together as a family of nations. Read more here.