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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5 million workers now automatically enrolled into a workplace pension

This marks a milestone halfway point of policy roll-out which will see around 10 million automatically enrolled by 2018.

Help us stamp out mental health stigma

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

Primary school children improving in all subjects

The Pupil Premium, introduced by the Liberal Democrats, has helped to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

EU agrees to step up the fight against wildlife crime

Following a campaign led by Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder, the EU's Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella has agreed to step up the fight against wildlife crime.