Free school meals help boost learning and save parents money

Free school meals help boost learning, improve behaviour and save parents money. 

In Channel 4's Political Slot, Vikki Slade, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Mid Dorset and North Poole visited Canford Heath Infant School to discuss how the new scheme is working.

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Mental health support for blue-light workers

Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg will make a major speech this week, setting out new ways that the Government will help public sector workers to do their jobs, including support for blue light workers.

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Fathers to get same 'maternity' pay as mums in the civil service

Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg will make a major speech this week thanking public sector workers for all their hard work during tough economic times. 

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Presidential candidates announced

The official nominations for Party President have now closed and the party can confirm that there are 3 candidates:

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Nick Clegg presents the first ever Dadabhai Naoroji Awards

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has today announced the winners of the inaugural Dadabhai Naoroji Awards, bestowed by the British Government for services to UK-India relations.

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Nick Clegg: Northern cities should be freed from the 'stifling grip of Whitehall'

In an interview with the Guardian in Stockport on Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg explained why Greater Manchester and other strong city regions should not be forced to have their own Boris Johnson-style mayor in return for more powers.

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Crime fallen by a quarter under this government

The latest independent crime survey of England and Wales shows crime continuing to fall. It has fallen by 16% over the year June 2013 to June 2014 and 25% under this government.

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Owen Paterson’s speech reveals the disdain Tories show for the environment

Conservative MP and former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson gave a speech yesterday calling on the Government to scrap environmental commitments.

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Tim Farron: Labour has no right to lecture about housebuilding

Liberal Democrat Party President Tim Farron has slammed Labour’s plans for housebuilding, pointing to their terrible record when in government.

By the time they left office the number of new homes being built had fallen to its lowest level since the 1920s. 

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Call Clegg 16 October

Watch as Nick Clegg takes your questions live in this week's Call Clegg.

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Fathers to get same 'maternity' pay as mums in the civil service

Nick Clegg will make a major speech this week setting out measures to ensure that the Civil Service will offer equal parental pay and support for all its employees.

New mental health waiting time standards set

Nick Clegg has announced that treatment for mental health conditions will be brought into line with other NHS services.

State pension will rise by 2.5 per cent next year thanks to Triple Lock guarantee

Pensioners will benefit from a 2.5 per cent increase in their state pension thanks to the Liberal Democrat Triple Lock guarantee.

Nick Clegg's speech to Autumn Conference 2014

LIVE: Speech by the Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister.

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

Nick Clegg has today announced that the Lib Dems will raise the income tax personal allowance threshold to £11,000 in the first year of the next Parliament.

Vince Cable to bolster apprenticeship pay

Plans to boost pay for thousands of apprentices have been unveiled by Liberal Democrat business secretary Vince Cable.