Simon Hughes: As the party of civil liberties, we're on the right track

The rise of the so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq is one of the most serious and dangerous issues we have had to face since we came into Government. Whatever we call this organisation – IS, ISIL or Da’ish – we can’t ignore their brutal activity. The graphic and disturbing images of violence coming from Syria and Iraq show the barbaric way this extremist group has perverted the Muslim faith. 

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Nick Clegg announces mental health taskforce

Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg announced that he will be establishing and chairing a new Mental Health Taskforce, which will include Cabinet Ministers from across the coalition.

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Ed Davey's climate action tweetathon

Today, Liberal Democrat Minister for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey answered questions on the DECC Twitter about the impact of climate change and the actions that can be taken.

Take a look at the questions and answers here:

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Stephen Williams responds to Sarah Teather’s Tenancies (Reform) Bill

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Public want urgent global action to tackle climate change

A new Populus survey reveals an appetite for action on climate change by the UK public.

It showed that 73% of people want world leaders to agree a global deal and 66% think action must happen now. 

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Sarah Teather’s bill to tackle revenge eviction published

Lib Dem MP Sarah Teather’s bill to tackle retaliatory evictions has today been published, ahead of its second reading on Friday.

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Party Committee election results

We are please to announce the election results for the Party Committee Elections 2014. The elected candidates (subject to any appeals) are as follows:

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Liberal Democrats win two Green Ribbon Political Awards

Liberal Democrats have scooped two Green Ribbon Political Awards recognising their outstanding environmental achievements.

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UK backs global plans to protect people from cancer and respiratory illness

Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Baroness Northover will today announce that Britain has joined global action and pledged £31m to help prevent millions of people dying from illnesses linked to cooking over coal, wood, dung or biomass stoves.

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Investing in the Green Climate Fund to help tackle climate change

Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has today (20 November) announced that the UK government will invest up to £720m in the Green Climate fund to help poorer countries adapt to climate change and go low-carbon.

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Drug policy: back our campaign

The war on drugs isn't working - it's time for a new approach.

Record number of people in work

A record number of people are now in work, according to latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Help us stamp out mental health stigma

Sign our petition to support us in stamping out the stigma surrounding mental health and improving treatment.

National Pollinator Strategy will help protect pollinator populations

Liberal Democrats welcome the news that the government is taking forward a National Pollinator Strategy.