Protecting Civil Liberties

Civil liberties are the foundation of a free society in which you are able to fulfil your potential.

Liberal Democrats  in government are protecting your rights and restoring hard-won freedoms. That’s why we have:

Tick.jpgScrapped the expensive and unnecessary ID cards system proposed by Labour
Tick.jpgEnded the permanent storing DNA of innocent people
Tick.jpgStopped children being fingerprinted in schools without parental consent
Tick.jpgRestored the right to protest outside Parliament
Tick.jpgReformed the bureaucratic criminal record checks for ordinary people who want to volunteer
Tick.jpgBanned wheel-clamping on private land
Tick.jpgStopped the Conservatives from getting rid of the Human Rights Act

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