Tim Farron writes: We have changed our rules and codes of conduct at every level

Following the conclusion of the disciplinary process against Lord Rennard, Liberal Democrat Party President Tim Farron has written the article below. 

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Driving down the deficit and repairing the economy

Figures released today by the Office of National Statistics show that inflation fell from 1.9% to 1.6% in July. The rate fell more than was forecast, with economists expecting it to fall to 1.8%. 

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Tackling homophobia on the football terraces

Liberal Democrat Minister Stephen Williams has called for homophobia on the football terraces to be met with the same zero tolerance as racism.

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Free access to national museums and galleries

Liberal Democrats would maintain free access to national museums and galleries under manifesto plans announced today. 

The party would ensure free entry and continue to make this a condition of government funding.

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Tackling child poverty

The Liberal Democrat manifesto will include a commitment to introduce new child poverty measures it has been announced today.

The manifesto will feature the three child poverty targets which were blocked by the Conservatives: reducing relative poverty, reducing gaps in life chances, and reducing entrenched poverty.

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Help for carers

Liberal Democrats would support carers with a package of measures designed to make their lives easier under manifesto plans.

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Record numbers off to University

A record number of students have been accepted into university this year, with over half a million expected to take up places despite results being slightly lower.

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Youth unemployment in Lynne Featherstone’s constituency halved

Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone has welcome news that youth unemployment in her constituency has halved since 2010.

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4 million on track towards a better retirement

Four million people have now automatically enrolled in workplace pensions - an increase of over one million this year.

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Lib Dems plan to cut your tax bill further

A Liberal Democrat government will make further cuts in Income Tax and reduce National Insurance for millions of workers under manifesto plans announced today.

The party plans to raise the personal allowance to at least £12,500 by the end of next Parliament. 

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Tackling child poverty

The Lib Dem manifesto will feature the three child poverty targets which were blocked by the Conservatives.

Closing the gender pay gap

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Help for carers

Under manifesto plans, Lib Dems would support carers with a package of measures designed to make their lives easier.

Mental health research should be the next big breakthrough

A Lib Dem government would establish a mental health research fund to support the development of new cutting-edge mental health treatments.

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