The recent elections that we went through were tough – both for those who stood and lost their seats but also for all those who worked hard, all across the country, to fight the election. We owe a huge thanks to everyone involved – whether member, candidate, activist or staffer. Nick appointed a review group, headed by James Gurling, to look into the lessons that we could draw from the campaign. This report, based on feedback from hundreds of people across the Party, is available here.
Today Nick Clegg raised the question on whether Russia should host the World Cup in 2018, considering the events taking place in Ukraine.Read more
The Berwick Liberal Democrats stormed to victory in the rural ward of Longhoughton (Northumberland CC) today as Kate Caines gained the seat.Read more
I write this while on a visit to India. A few weeks ago I was in the US, and I’ve just left China. Why? These three countries are the world’s biggest emitters and the series of meetings I’m having all focus on paving the way for a global climate change deal next year. In the UK, and with our partners across the EU we are gaining momentum for an ambitious deal, which I hope will result in a domestic EU target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030. But, the EU acting alone will not be enough – we need to take the rest of the world with us.Read more
Vince Cable writes about the good news regarding the rise in Britain's economy:Read more
Liberal Democrats have cleared up Labour’s economic mess with GDP now above pre-crash levels, new figures show.
The UK economy is now larger than before the financial crisis in 2008 according to ONS quarterly data released today.Read more
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) published its latest update to the World Economic Outlook report today, showing good news for Britain's economy.Read more
Nick Clegg paid a visit to Pride House in Glasgow today to hear about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights across the Commonwealth and sports.Read more
The number of small and medium-sized businesses supported through the Regional Growth Fund has trebled over the past year to 5,100, helping businesses to create more jobs and expand into new markets.Read more
Liberal Democrats have announced that future Governments will be required by law to help fight fuel poverty by making the coldest, leakiest homes more energy efficient.