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  • Andrew Smith - Chichester Lib Dems PPC
    Article: Dec 8, 2013

    Local Councillor Andrew Smith to stand for Parliament

    At a specially convened meeting of Chichester Liberal Democrats, local Councillor Andrew Smith has been selected as Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Chichester. Local party members heard eloquent and passionate speeches from rival candidates and then took part in a "Question Time"-style discussion session, before voting overwhelmingly for Andrew.

  • Ed Davey
    Article: Nov 12, 2013

    Ed Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has given a speech at the Energy UK Conference, London on Opening Up the Energy Markets. He said:

    I want to start today by saying how crucial your work is to the country.

    You produce and supply the energy that keeps our society running.

    That heats our homes, lights our streets and powers our working lives.

  • Environment Button
    Article: Nov 7, 2013

    Speech by Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg on the Environment:

    Cracks in the green consensus

    Over the years, I've heard the green agenda described in a number of ways: vote winner, vote loser; niche interest; minority sport; middle class luxury; Lib Dem obsession, even.

    For a long time, politically-speaking, the environment was up.

  • The recovery would not be happening without the Liberal Democrats [Economy graphic]
    Article: Oct 25, 2013

    GDP figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show encouraging signs of economic recovery - thanks to Liberal Democrats in Government.

    The figures show Britain's economic growth of 0.8% with a 2.5% rise in construction.

    Today's figures show the economy is growing and that Liberal Democrats in Government have helped to stabilise the economy. This recovery would not be happening without Liberal Democrats in Government.

  • mcnally
    Article: Oct 25, 2013

    Liberal Democrat Justice Minister Lord McNally today announced significant reforms for women offenders which will improve family relationships and employment opportunities, and aim to reduce the rates of reoffending.

    The reforms will provide employment opportunities for low risk offenders.

    Prison service staff will be responsible for forging links with local employers and providing practical training so offenders are able to join the workforce on release.

  • Article: Oct 17, 2013

    Figures from the Office for National Statistics show crime against households is down by 7 per cent compared with the same time last year and has hit the lowest level since the record began in 1981.

    Norman Baker said:

    "The drop in number of crimes is very welcome. It shows we are tackling crime better than any time during the last 30 years and are providing safer communities for people than Labour ever did.
    "Police reform is working and crime is falling. Recorded crime has dropped yet again and now by more than ten per cent under the Coalition Government.
    "People have the right to go about their daily lives without being scared of becoming victims of crime, and it is Lib Dems in the Coalition Government who are helping to make their lives safer."

  • Article: Oct 16, 2013

    Across the UK the number of unemployed people in the UK has dropped by 18,000 in the last three months.

    The figures released show that the number of people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance has fallen by 41,700.

    Today's figures also show that the total number of people in employment is at a new record high, with 29.87 million people in work between June and August.

    Commenting, Liberal Democrat Minister for the Department of Work and Pensions Steve Webb said:

  • Article: Oct 12, 2013
    Dear friend,

    "Because three million jobs depend on it."

    "Because many problems like climate change can only be tackled if we work together."

    "Because crime crosses borders: justice should too."

    "Because I can buy real champagne for my wedding next month at €12 a bottle in Calais."

    Just four of the reasons given this week as part of a social media blitz to launch our European election campaign. Under the hashtag #whyIamIN over 5,000 people gave their own reasons why Britain is better off as part of the European Union. Richard Branson even joined in, with an article setting out his own view of how important the EU is to Britain and our economy.
  • Article: Oct 8, 2013
    Richer, stronger, safer, greener
    I am a pro-European - that is no great revelation, I know. But sometimes you need to say it, clearly and unambiguously.
    The isolationist forces in Britain are on the rise - UKIP on the doorstep; Conservative politicians at their conference; familiar headlines in some of our newspapers each placing Britain's ills firmly at Brussels' door: too much immigration, too much crime, too much red tape. And every time Europe is back in the spotlight, their hostility towards it - this negative reaction to all things continental - drowns out the other voices in this debate.
  • Article: Oct 7, 2013

    Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP
    Deputy Prime Minister, Lord President of the Council (with special responsibility for political and constitutional reform)

    HM Treasury

    Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP
    Chief Secretary to the Treasury

    Home Office

    Norman Baker MP
    Minister of State

    Ministry of Justice

    Rt Hon Lord McNally
    Minister of State

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