Free childcare for all 2 year olds

Liberal Democrats will provide 15 hours free childcare every week for all two year olds, under plans announced today.

This pre-manifesto commitment builds on the expansion of childcare as delivered by Liberal Democrats in government. In 

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Danny Alexander reveals EU currency bombshell

Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander is to reveal a significant blow to the Scottish nationalists’ currency assertion from a leading figure in EU monetary policy. 

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Further life-saving services for South Sudan

Liberal Democrat Minister for International Development Lynne Featherstone has announced that Britain will provide further life-saving support for the hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

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Free school meals for all primary pupils

Liberal Democrats in government are delivering free school meals for all infant school pupils - now we plan to go one step further and extend the scheme to all primary school pupils.

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Council tax cut for energy efficient homes

Households could save at least £100 a year by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, under Lib Dem manifesto plans announced today.

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Five new laws for a greener Britain

The Liberal Democrat manifesto will include plans for five new laws to protect the environment, it has been announced today.

The manifesto plans include include legal targets for clean air and water, an end to dirty coal power stations and an ambitious decarbonisation target for the electricity sector.

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Nick Clegg's foreword to the pre-manifesto

On Wednesday 3 September, Liberal Democrats will 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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Spreading opportunity through education

Spreading opportunity through education will be at the heart of the Liberal Democrat pre-manifesto.

The 80-page document will form the backbone of the party's 2015 election campaign.

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Six weeks paternity leave for fathers

Liberal Democrats will give fathers an extra four weeks paternity leave under manifesto plans announced today. 

Currently fathers are entitled to two weeks paternity leave but the Liberal Democrats want to go further and dedicate an extra four weeks exclusively to fathers. This will increase the protected paternity leave for dads to six weeks. 

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Lib Dems win North Jesmond by-election

Liberal Democrat and former teacher Gerry Keating has been elected new councillor in North Jesmond (Newcastle Upon Tyne).

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Five new laws for a greener Britain

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Six weeks paternity leave for fathers

Liberal Democrats will give fathers an extra four weeks paternity leave under manifesto plans announced today.

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