10 weeks on the Lib Dems have had huge influence in Government

Going into the election the Liberal Democrats made clear that they had four key priorities: fairer taxes; a fair start for children; a comprehensive clean up of our politics; and a green, sustainable economy. Thanks to Lib Dem involvement, the Government will deliver on each of these.

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Invest in education and care to reduce prison populations

Yesterday Liberal Democrat peer Baroness (Meral) Hussein-Ece spoke for the first time in the House of Lords in a debate on reform of the criminal justice system.

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Nick Clegg sets out the aims of a liberal Parliament

"Our challenge now is to seize this moment, the liberal moment, and to ensure that we help to deliver a liberal parliament", says Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg.

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Vince Cable makes speech on higher education funding

“I do not want to see a complicated new system or one that creates uncertainty over the future funding of universities. Or one which deters anyone from university with the ambition to go, irrespective of background," said Vince Cable.

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Lord Ashdown to lead review of emergency aid

A review of how the Government responds to disasters such as the Haiti earthquake will be led by former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown, it was announced today.

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Nick Clegg's statement on Political and Constitutional Reform

Today the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, made a statement outlining plans for a referendum on the use of the Alternative Vote system in the UK.

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Norman Baker announces £15m Government funding for green buses

Over 150 new low carbon buses will join fleets throughout England saving around 50,000 tonnes of CO2 thanks to £15m of additional Government funding, Transport Minister Norman Baker announced today.

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Nick Clegg delivers speech on freedom in the UK

This morning Nick Clegg delivered a speech asking the public how they want the Government to redress the balance between the citizen and the state.

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Vince Cable to chair new cabinet committee on reducing regulation

A tough new Cabinet committee with the job of reducing the heavy burden of red tape on business, which is chaired by Business Secretary Vince Cable, met for the first time today.

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Nick Clegg launches £1 Billion fund to help regional business

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today launched a £1 Billion Regional Growth Fund to help areas and communities at risk of being particularly affected by public spending cuts.

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