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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

  • 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.

  • Maelor Williams
    Article: Mar 5, 2015

    North East Liberal Democrats regret to announce that our colleague and friend Maelor Williams died last night in James Cook University Hospital after a short illness.

    Maelor Williams was a man of great integrity and held in high esteem by those who knew him. He joined the old Liberal Party aged 16 and had been a member ever since. A proud Welshman by birth, he first stood for election in Stockton over 50 years ago, and spent much of his professional career working for ICI, latterly as a plant manager at Billingham.

  • John Paton-Day, Tynemouth
    Article: Mar 4, 2015
    North Tyneside Liberal Democrats announce that John Paton-Day will contest
    Tynemouth constituency at General Election

    North Tyneside Liberal Democrats have announced that John Paton-Day will be the party's

    candidate for Tynemouth constituency at the forthcoming General Election.

    John hails from Berwickshire. He is married and has two children currently in their first year at university.

  • AnitaLowerhousebuilder
    Article: Mar 1, 2015
    By RMC

    Lib Dems challenge Newcastle Core Strategy greenfield housebuilding target after new DCLG

    figures suggest it's 36% too high: 7000 homes may not be needed after all

    Lib Dem candidate for Newcastle North and leader of the Lib Dem opposition on Newcastle City Council Anita Lower

    has called for an independent "second opinion" on Newcastle City Council's Core Strategy annual housebuilding target

  • Article: Feb 26, 2015

    Email: stanstheman@cix.co.uk

    South Tyneside Lib Dems Announce General Election Candidate: Stan's The Man for Jarrow

    South Tyneside Liberal Democrats have announced that Stan Collins will contest the Jarrow constituency at the forthcoming General Election.

    Stan Collins is a Cumbria councillor with a long record of public service and a professional background as a business systems analyst. He has a track record of identifying problems and opportunities early and of proposing practical measures in response, and believes that an MP should work to help residents, industries, businesses, and services take advantage of opportunities and cope with difficulties in the face of what can often be rapid and fundamental changes.

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Liberal Democrats in the North East have welcomed the prospect of major devolution for the North East after the Coalition Government announced plans to transfer responsibility for health and social care to the Greater Manchester local authorities. The move to restore NHS services, public health and social care responsibilities to democratically elected local government control is in accordance with long held Lib Dem aspirations for meaningful local and regional devolution in England.