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Nick Clegg - Spring Conference - 8th March 2014The Liberal Democrats are working to build astronger economy in a fairer society, enabling everyone to get on in life.

That's why in Government we have given 24 million people a £700 tax cut, created 1 million jobs and helped 1.5 million apprentices.

That's 5,500 more people in work every working day!

5500 people every working day

We are the only party that can anchor Britain in the centre ground, ensuring we have sustainable growth and equality of opportunity.

Labour can't be trusted with the economy, in government they would drag Britain to the left, borrowing too much, spending too much and risking the recovery.

And the Conservatives can't be trusted to treat people fairly. If Liberal Democrats weren't in Government, the Tories would focus attention on the best-off, let employers fire staff without cause and allow schools to be run for profit.

Only the Liberal Democrats can be trusted to build a stronger economy in a fairer society, enabling every person to get on in life.

Recent updates

  • Stan Collins & Gita Gordon
    Article: Apr 16, 2015

    Lib Dem parliamentary candidates Gita Gordon and Stan Collins took a break from meeting people in their
    constituencies South Shields and Jarrow to do a bit of essential
    shopping in Pelaw.

    They bought a trolley-full of groceries and still got 25p change from
    the £15.86 per week which Lib Dems are now saving standard rate taxpayers.

    Stan said, "Ordinary people would be much worse off if Lib Dems had not
    been in government. We forced through lower tax for most taxpayers. A
    tax cut which David Cameron said was impossible in the 2010 leaders'

    "For pensioners, taxpayers, parents and children, Lib Dem policies have
    been delivered which make a real improvement to their lives and life
    chances. I'm in no mood to apologise for what we couldn't get done.
    Give us more MPs and we'll make an even better difference to people's

  • Article: Apr 2, 2015
    By RMC

    Above: Dr Nick Cott on Gosforth High Street


    Newcastle Central Lib Dem candidate Dr Nick Cott has welcomed a new announcement that will enable councils to keep a lid on the numbers of payday loan companies or betting shops allowed to open.
  • Article: Apr 2, 2015

    North East Liberal Democrats have expressed concern at the lack of action on the part of Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird in response to a letter enquiring whether Ms Baird is willing to implement a review of Northumbria Police's policy of non-disclosure of Freemason membership on the part of its officers.

  • Dr Wendy Taylor
    Article: Apr 2, 2015
    By RMC

    Flood Free Homes

    Cllr Dr Wendy Taylor, Liberal Democrat candidate for Newcastle East is supporting the campaign for Flood Free Homes which was launched earlier this year . The campaign has been launched by the Association of British Insurers, supported by Friends of the Earth, Know Your Flood Risk, National Flood Forum, the Property Care Association's Flood Protection Group and the BRE Centre for Resilience. The aim of the campaign is to raise the issue of long term flood defence investment and land and water management.

  • Article: Apr 2, 2015
    By RMC

    Cllr Dr Wendy Taylor pledges to become Arthritis Champion for Newcastle East

    Cllr Dr Wendy Taylor, Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Newcastle East, has today agreed to become an 'Arthritis Champion', supporting Arthritis Research UK in their efforts to find a cure for arthritis while calling for policy change to prevent its onset and transform the lives of people that have musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Article: Mar 27, 2015
    By RMC
    Tom Hancock has been named as the Lib Dem challenger to the sitting Labour MP in the Wansbeck constituency, which includes Ashington and Morpeth.
    Tom Hancock was born in Shotley Bridge and grew up in Northumberland. He was educated at Prudhoe Community High School before going to study politics at the University of York. It was here that he first became involved with the Liberal Democrats through the Yes to Fairer Votes campaign. Since graduating he has worked as a local campaigner first in Gateshead and now in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
  • Stephen Glenn (Sedgefield)
    Article: Mar 21, 2015
    By RMC

    Darlington & Sedgefield Lib Dems announce Stephen Glenn as GE candidate for Sedgefield

    D&S Liberal Democrats have announced that Stephen Glenn will be the party's candidate for Sedgefield at the General Election.

    Stephen was born and raised in Northern Ireland before studying Economics at Kingston University to study Economics, where he first got involved in local politics with the Liberal Democrats.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2015

    North East Lib Dems invite regional businesses to a pre-General Election Business Breakfast Briefing

    Businesses in the North East are being invited to a Lib Dem Business Breakfast Briefing at Carluccio's on Grey Street on Monday March 30th, setting out the party's regional priorities for the next Parliament.

  • Dr John Appleby
    Article: Mar 17, 2015


    North Tyneside Liberal Democrats have announced that Dr John Appleby will be the party's candidate at the General Election in the North Tyneside constituency.

  • Article: Mar 5, 2015

    North East Liberal Democrats have hailed impressive 7.24% growth in the North East's exports during 2014, despite a fall in exporting nationally.

    The NE's total value of exports has risen by 7.24% compared to a national fall of 3.89%. Quarterly figures from HMRC for Sep-Dec 2014 show £3.289 billion of NE exports, a rise of £250 million or 8.21% compared to the same period in 2013. The NE also remains the only English region with a consistently positive balance of trade, with exports exceeding imports. Net exports for the region now stand at £4.45 billion.