Nick Clegg's speech to Autumn Conference 2014

Watch Nick Clegg deliver his keynote speech to the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference 2014.


Liberal Democrats to support community banks

The Lib Dems have today voted to support measures that will increase diversity in the banking sector, encouraging real alternatives to break up the monopoly held by big banks.

The Liberal Democrats recognise that co-operative and savings banks play an important role in encouraging the growth of SMEs.

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Extracts from Nick Clegg's Autumn Conference speech


The Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference will draw to a close this afternoon, following Nick Clegg's keynote speech.

Here are some extracts from his speech which he is due to give at around 1pm. 

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New mental health waiting time standards set

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has today announced that treatment for mental health conditions will be brought into line with other NHS services with the introduction of the first ever waiting time standards.

For the first time, from April 2015, most patients needing talking therapies – for conditions like depression – will be guaranteed the treatment they need in as little as six weeks, with a maximum wait of 18 weeks.

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Conference - Day 4

Watch the highlights from day 4 of the Liberal Democrat Autumn conference in Glasgow, where members voted on policies for a Stronger Economy and a Fairer Society.

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Tim Farron's speech to Autumn Conference

Liberal Democrat Party President Tim Farron today addressed Liberal Democrats at the party's Autumn Conference in Glasgow.

In his speech Tim said it was time for active and ambitious liberalism. 

You can watch his speech in full by clicking on the link above. 


Liberal Democrats will raise tax-free allowance in the first year of the next Parliament

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has today announced that the Liberal Democrats will raise the income tax personal allowance threshold to £11,000 in the first year of the next Parliament – a tax cut of £100 for 29m working people.

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Lib Dems commit to package of support for carers

Liberal Democrats would support carers with a package of measures designed to make their lives easier under the ‘Age Ready Britain’ motion passed at Conference today.

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Ed Davey's speech to conference

Liberal Democrat Minister for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey spoke today at the Lib Dem conference in Glasgow.

In his speech, Ed announced that Liberal Democrats will halve the time it takes to switch energy providers. 

He also announced an extra £100m to help people cut energy bills with a new phase of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. 


Norman Lamb's speech to Autumn Conference 2014

Liberal Democrat Care Minister Norman Lamb today gave his keynote speech to Autumn Conference.

He used the speech to highlight the progress Liberal Democrats in government have made in treating mental health and also outlined his vision for the NHS.

Watch his speech in full by clicking on the video above.

Norman said: 

“People with mental ill health get a raw deal. It's always been that way but it's both morally wrong and economically stupid.

“No other country in the world is taking the steps that we are pursuing in mental health. We will lead the way."

“Our ambition must be to end the scandal of our time that so many people with mental health problems languish in prison, wasting lives and costing a fortune.”


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