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Tim Farron announces measures to help end rough sleeping The Liberal Democrats have committed to ending the scandal of rough sleeping in Britain, as the Homelessness Reduction Bill enters into force today. Following a campaign visit to the Hundred Houses Society, a charitable housing association in Cambridge, Tim Farron announced a series of measures the party would […]

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Three million households will be hit to the tune of £2,500 a year Planned benefit cuts by the Conservative government combined with soaring inflation will leave nearly 3 million working households an average of £2,500 a year worse off, according to analysis by the Institute of Fiscal Studies. Low inflation over the last two years […]

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Tim Farron: ‘I do not think gay sex is a sin’

by Steve Beasant on 26 April, 2017

Liberal Democrat leader speaks candidly about politics and faith Tim Farron has opened up publicly for the first time about his Christian faith and in a candid interview with the BBC has said that he does not believe gay sex is a sin. The Liberal Democrat leader has very clearly said he does not believe […]

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Lib Dems slam UKIP FGM policy

by Steve Beasant on 25 April, 2017

Ukip has announced plans for mandatory annual medical checks for girls in “at-risk minority” groups. Commenting on the plan, Lynne Featherstone, who has campaigned on this issue and was Home Office Minister, said: “UKIP’s approach is horrifically heavy-handed and will alienate the very communities we are trying to reach out to. We should be training […]

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Liberal Democrats demand the government publish report The Liberal Democrats have demanded the government publish a highly embarrassing report on air pollution before the election. Ed Davey, Lib Dem former cabinet minister for Energy and Climate Change, has said the government is reportedly blocking release of its report into air pollution because it is worried […]

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Tim Farron rules out coalition deals with Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn Tim Farron has ruled out doing any coalition deals with Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn after the election. Every Liberal Democrat vote and every Liberal Democrat MP elected is a challenge to Theresa May’s Hard Brexit agenda. In the next parliament we will […]

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Brexit can still be overturned – this is your chance

by Steve Beasant on 23 April, 2017

President of the European Parliament says Britain would be welcomed back if voters changed their minds about Brexit on 8 June The President of the European Parliament has said Britain would be welcomed back with open arms if voters changed their minds about Brexit on 8 June. This directly contradicts Theresa May’s claim that ‘there […]

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£2.3bn agreement is like ‘selling off the family silver’ Ed Davey, former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has accused the government of engaging in a “politically dubious” act announcing the controversial sale of the Green Investment Bank to an Australian bank in a cut price deal. Mr Davey, who is […]

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Jeremy Corbyn is never going to be Prime Minister because he can’t even lead his own party Jeremy Corbyn is never going to be Prime Minister because he can’t even lead his own party, the Liberal Democrats have said. Responding to Jeremy Corbyn’s speech today, Liberal Democrat Shadow First Secretary of State Alistair Carmichael said: […]

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The Prime Minister has so far refused to take part Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has called out Theresa May for refusing to take part in televised debates as ITV announced they will go ahead with a leaders’ debate. Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions today, Tim Farron said: “This election can change the direction of […]

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