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    Article: Jun 22, 2015

    Following reports that the Conservatives will cut wind farm subsidies earlier than planned, Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change spokesperson Lord Purvis said:

    "Anti-wind power Tories will put up electricity bills, cut green jobs and reduce investment.

    "This is bad for the environment, it is bad for the economy and it is bad for our energy supplies. This is the sort of short sighted mistake that the Liberal Democrats consistently stopped the Tories from making.

  • Article: Jun 22, 2015

    Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder has congratulated Europol and law enforcement agencies across the EU for conducting the biggest ever international operation against the illegal wildlife trade.

    Operation COBRA III led to the recovery of over 12 tonnes of elephant ivory and at least 119 rhino horns, and saw the participation of law enforcement teams and agencies from 62 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and America.

  • Article: May 25, 2015

    Before the election Liberal Democrats warned that if the Conservatives won a majority they would scrap the Human Rights Act.

    Now the Conservatives have set out plans to abolish the Human Rights Act in the first 100 days of this Parliament.

    The Human Rights Act protects your basic human rights regardless of your gender, religion or background and ensures that everyone is treated equally and fairly.

  • Jon Whitehouse ()
    Article: May 13, 2015

    Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Jon Whitehouse has thanked local residents who supported him and the Liberal Democrats in the recent elections.

    He said:

    "I am grateful to everyone who voted for me, voted for our council candidates, put up a poster, delivered leaflets, donated money, knocked on doors or took numbers at polling stations on election day. It means a lot. Obviously the results, nationally and locally, were not what we hoped for. Britain needs a strong Liberal voice and I will continue to work for these values over the next five years. I am very encouraged that 10,000 new members have joined the Liberal Democrats since election day.

  • The fightback starts now. Click here to join our team. ()
    Article: May 11, 2015

    UPDATE 13 May 2015: Over 10,000 new members have now joined the Liberal Democrats. See the latest figures.

    Membership of the Liberal Democrats is now at more than 54,240.

    Since polls closed on Thursday, 7,296 new members have joined the Liberal Democrats.

    People are joining right across the country, and these are not just people who've been members before.

  • Article: May 6, 2015

    On the penultimate day of the election campaign, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg told voters, "you face the biggest political decision of your life".

    With the polls neck-and-neck and no party likely to hold a majority in parliament, voters face the prospect of a new government lurching to the extreme left, the extreme right, or breaking up the country unless they vote Liberal Democrat to anchor Britain to the centre ground.

  • Article: May 3, 2015

    Whilst at a campaign rally in Southwark today Nick Clegg passionately described how only a vote for the Liberal Democrats will safeguard values of stability, decency and unity.

    Amid cheers and shouts from a crowd of energetic campaigners Nick Clegg emphasised how Britain is an open-minded, open-hearted and generous country. He urged the British people to find a sense of renewed optimism and cited how the Liberal Democrats manifesto symbolises hope.

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    Article: May 3, 2015
    1. Show your support on Facebook by attending the 'I'm voting Lib Dem' Facebook event.
    2. Sign up to this Thunderclap to share a message about voting Lib Dem on the eve of poll.
    3. Join the fantastic Team 2015 group of volunteers here.

    For more great online campaigning information sign up to Mark Pack's Liberal Democrat Newswire.

  • Chris Greaves and Ann Haigh
    Article: Apr 22, 2015

    Chris Greaves and Ann Haigh are campaigning to get a better deal for Buckhurst Hill residents.

    Chris Greaves is the only district council candidate who lives in Buckhurst Hill West. He is an experienced campaigner and an active member of local organisations. He runs his own accountancy firm and thinks Buckhurst Hill deserves a better deal from its councillors that it is getting now.

  • Article: Apr 20, 2015

    To a full house in St Mary's Church, Loughton this evening, Jon Whitehouse defended the Liberal Democrats' record in government, and explained why his local knowledge and background as a councillor makes him the best choice for Epping Forest MP.