Liberal Democrats

Monday, November 18, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

Lib Dems and SNP lose High Court challenge against ITV

Lib Dems and SNP lose High Court challenge against ITV

The Liberal Democrats and SNP have lost a High Court challenge against ITV over its decision to exclude their party leaders from a televised election debate.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019

Lib Dems promise £100bn fund to fight climate change

Lib Dems promise £100bn fund to fight climate change

Deputy leader Sir Ed Davey will say in a speech today that the plan will see Britain become a world leader in wind and tidal power.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

SNP: ‘Unfair’ to exclude Nicola Sturgeon from TV debate

SNP: ‘Unfair’ to exclude Nicola Sturgeon from TV debate

Nicola Sturgeon will join Jo Swinson in taking legal action after being excluded from a televised leaders' debate ahead of the election.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Liberal Democrat campaign bus blocked by anti-austerity protesters

Liberal Democrat campaign bus blocked by anti-austerity protesters

Locals in Haringey blocked the path of Jo Swinson's campaign bus in protest at cuts brought on by the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition.

'Stop Brexit' campaigner Steve Bray to stand for Liberal Democrats

'Stop Brexit' campaigner Steve Bray to stand for Liberal Democrats

The activist has gained notoriety for appearing in the background of news broadcasts outside Parliament and shouting "Stop Brexit".

Liberal Democrats promise £500m to fight knife crime

Liberal Democrats promise £500m to fight knife crime

Jo Swinson has said her party would invest £500 million into youth services to combat knife crime if they win the election on December 12.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Stewart Jackson: Remain pact are seeking a 'hung Parliament'

Stewart Jackson: Remain pact are seeking a 'hung Parliament'

Stewart Jackson has dismissed a Remain alliance formed by the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Luciana Berger: Leaving Labour Party was in the 'national interest'

Luciana Berger: Leaving Labour Party was in the 'national interest'

Ms Berger left Labour to found the Independent Group for Change, before joining the Liberal Democrats in September.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Sir Ed Davey: Jo Swinson excluded from TV debate for being a woman

Sir Ed Davey: Jo Swinson excluded from TV debate for being a woman

The Liberal Democrats' deputy leader said he believes Jo Swinson was excluded from a TV debate because of her gender.

Lib Dems pledge £50bn for public services if Brexit is stopped

Lib Dems pledge £50bn for public services if Brexit is stopped

Jo Swinson has said stopping Brexit would generate a £50 billion "remain bonus" that her party would put into public services.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Chuka Umunna: Stopping Brexit 'comes before everything else'

Chuka Umunna: Stopping Brexit 'comes before everything else'

The Liberal Democrat MP said his party's "number one priority" was preventing Britain's exit from the EU, but insisted the party had numerous other policies.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Antoinette Sandbach: 'Voters have changed their minds on Brexit'

Antoinette Sandbach: 'Voters have changed their minds on Brexit'

Ex-Conservative MP Antoinette Sandbach has joined the Liberal Democrats ahead of the December 12 election.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

Lib Dems and SNP may overrule Boris Johnson’s election date

Lib Dems and SNP may overrule Boris Johnson’s election date

Boris Johnson may be successful in his bid for an early election if the European Union grants a Brexit extension until January 31.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

Sam Gyimah: 'I'm free and liberated in the Lib Dems'

Sam Gyimah: 'I'm free and liberated in the Lib Dems'

The ex-Tory leadership contender said he felt "free" since defecting to the Liberal Democrats.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019

John McDonnell brands Lib Dems ‘extreme right-wing austerity party’

John McDonnell brands Lib Dems ‘extreme right-wing austerity party’

The shadow chancellor has slammed the Lib Dems as an "extreme right-wing austerity party", saying their Brexit policy is "unacceptable".

Friday, September 20, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019

Lib Dems slam Emily Thornberry for ‘Taliban’ comparison

Lib Dems slam Emily Thornberry for ‘Taliban’ comparison

She called the Liberal Democrats “kind of Taliban” over their demand to cancel Brexit instead of holding a second referendum.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Jo Swinson: ‘We can win, we must win’

Jo Swinson: ‘We can win, we must win’

The Liberal Democrat leader has said her party can "win a brighter future" as she addressed members in her party conference closing speech.

Tory defector says Lib Dem conference is ‘actually democratic’

Tory defector says Lib Dem conference is ‘actually democratic’

Dr Philip Lee said he was "overwhelmed" by his welcome to the Liberal Democrats after quit the Conservatives to join the party.

Chuka Umunna: Revoking Article 50 is democratic

Chuka Umunna: Revoking Article 50 is democratic

He defended the Liberal Democrats’ pledge to revoke Article 50 if elected with a majority.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019

Lib Dem loses election candidacy after rant against senior Tories

Lib Dem loses election candidacy after rant against senior Tories

Galen Milne has been removed as a Lib Dem general election candidate after suggesting senior Conservatives be "hung, drawn and quartered".

Chuka Umunna attacks 'Russian apologist' Jeremy Corbyn in speech

Chuka Umunna attacks 'Russian apologist' Jeremy Corbyn in speech

He branded the Labour leader an “apologist for a hard-right Russian government” in a damning speech at the Liberal Democrat conference.

Dominic Raab: Remainers will face 'reckoning' at election

Dominic Raab: Remainers will face 'reckoning' at election

The cabinet minister said MPs who have tried to “derail” Brexit will ultimately be judged by their constituents at an election.

Vince Cable: Cameron made a ‘terrible mistake’ with Brexit

Vince Cable: Cameron made a ‘terrible mistake’ with Brexit

The former Lib Dem leader said there was never a "great public demand” for a Brexit referendum.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

'Forget Yellowhammer - staying in EU is the best contingency plan'

'Forget Yellowhammer - staying in EU is the best contingency plan'

The government should consider staying in the EU rather than making no deal contingency plans, according to Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

Sir Ed Davey: Democracy cannot have 'a gun to its head'

Sir Ed Davey: Democracy cannot have 'a gun to its head'

The Liberal Democrat MP said his party would only support a general election once a no-deal Brexit was “off the table”.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Luciana Berger joins Liberal Democrats

Luciana Berger joins Liberal Democrats

She said the Lib Dems were the “strongest party to stop Brexit, fight for equality and a fairer country”.

Jo Swinson: 'I'm running to be the next Prime Minister'

Jo Swinson: 'I'm running to be the next Prime Minister'

The Liberal Democrat leader confirmed her plans to run for Prime Minister if a general election is called.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Phillip Lee rules out by-election after joining Lib Dems

Phillip Lee rules out by-election after joining Lib Dems

The newly-minted Liberal Democrat ruled out a by-election a day after he dramatically crossed the floor.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Tom Brake: Lib Dems will not support election vote

Tom Brake: Lib Dems will not support election vote

The Liberal Democrats will not support any vote for a general election, should Boris Johnson request a snap poll when Parliament resumes.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019

Chuka Umunna: Focus on Brexit extension ‘grave mistake’

Chuka Umunna: Focus on Brexit extension ‘grave mistake’

He warned MPs against throwing 'all their eggs' into an attempt to extend Article 50, ahead of the return of Parliament on Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Jo Swinson: Even Gove against no-deal Brexit

Jo Swinson: Even Gove against no-deal Brexit

She said it would be “anti-democratic” for Boris Johnson to suspend Parliament in order to carry out a no-deal Brexit.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Liberal Democrats announce top team shake-up

Liberal Democrats announce top team shake-up

The Liberal Democrats have announced its new line up of frontbenchers after Jo Swinson became party leader last month.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tom Brake: Boris Johnson plans to ‘crash’ out of EU

Tom Brake: Boris Johnson plans to ‘crash’ out of EU

The Lib Dem MP has called Boris Johnson’s backstop proposals 'so vague as to be embarrassing'.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

Tom Brake: ‘More potential’ for Clarke or Harman leadership

Tom Brake: ‘More potential’ for Clarke or Harman leadership

The Liberal Democrat said Jeremy Corbyn will not be able to secure enough support to lead an emergency government.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Sarah Wollaston joins Liberal Democrats to fight Brexit

Sarah Wollaston joins Liberal Democrats to fight Brexit

The former Tory and Change UK MP has joined the Liberal Democrats because they offer the "best way" to fight against Brexit.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Scotland won't 'forgive' Labour if they permit second Indyref

Scotland won't 'forgive' Labour if they permit second Indyref

Lib Dem Christine Jardine said a "large section" of Scotland would struggle to forgive Labour if it allowed a second independence vote.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Monday, August 5, 2019

Chuka Umunna: Corbyn 'flunked' opportunity to trigger election

Chuka Umunna: Corbyn 'flunked' opportunity to trigger election

The Liberal Democrat MP said the Labour leader had been "appallingly bad" at holding the government to account.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Friday, August 2, 2019

Christine Jardine: 'Simple solution to Brexit is to cancel it'

Christine Jardine: 'Simple solution to Brexit is to cancel it'

Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine came to blows with talkRADIO’s Mike Graham for claiming the "simple solution" to Brexit is to stop it.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Jo Swinson urges Corbyn to launch no-confidence vote in PM

Jo Swinson urges Corbyn to launch no-confidence vote in PM

The Liberal Democrat leader has called on Jeremy Corbyn to table a no-confidence motion in Boris Johnson.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019

‘Door is open’ for disaffected Labour and Tory MPs to join Lib Dems

‘Door is open’ for disaffected Labour and Tory MPs to join Lib Dems

Layla Moran said new Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson is leaving the door open to any disgruntled MPs who wish to defect to the party.

Jo Swinson slams Boris Johnson in Lib Dem victory speech

Jo Swinson slams Boris Johnson in Lib Dem victory speech

She won the Liberal Democrat leadership race in a landslide, defeating Sir Ed Davey by nearly 20,000 votes.

Anti-Brexit campaigner receives death threats over dancing videos

Anti-Brexit campaigner receives death threats over dancing videos

The 24-year-old has received "hundreds" of rape and death threats for posting videos of himself dancing in a 'Stop Brexit' shirt online.

Lib Dems to turn away defecting MPs unless they are anti-Brexit

Lib Dems to turn away defecting MPs unless they are anti-Brexit

Potential new members must be anti-Brexit, and looking for reform of the British political system, according to Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Brexit Party protest ‘disgusting, childish and disrespectful’

Brexit Party protest ‘disgusting, childish and disrespectful’

Liberal Democrat MEP Caroline Voaden denounced newly-elected Brexit Party MEPs for turning their backs to the European Parliament’s anthem.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Sir Ed Davey

Sir Ed Davey apologises for 'decapitate' Boris Johnson remarks

Sir Ed Davey apologises for 'decapitate' Boris Johnson remarks

The Lib Dem leadership hopeful came under fire for his choice of language in a newspaper column.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Tom Brake: Chuka Umunna adds ‘weight’ to the Lib Dems

Tom Brake: Chuka Umunna adds ‘weight’ to the Lib Dems

Tom Brake: Chuka Umunna adds ‘weight’ to the Lib Dems

Chuka Umunna adds “substantially to the weight of the Liberal Democrats”, Tom Brake has said.

Chuka Umunna rejects ‘careerist’ claims after Lib Dem defection

Chuka Umunna rejects ‘careerist’ claims after Lib Dem defection

He said he is the opposite of a “careerist” despite joining his third party in six months.

Jo Swinson dismisses Chuka Umunna's tweets lambasting Lib Dems

Jo Swinson dismisses Chuka Umunna's tweets lambasting Lib Dems

The deputy Lib Dem leader has brushed off historic tweets from Chuka Umunna attacking the party.

Chuka Umunna to join Liberal Democrats after quitting Change UK

Chuka Umunna to join Liberal Democrats after quitting Change UK

Labour-turned-Change UK MP Chuka Umunna has announced that he is joining the Liberal Democrats.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Sir Vince Cable: 'I see no reason why a second vote is a problem'

Sir Vince Cable: 'I see no reason why a second vote is a problem'

The Liberal Democrat leader said it was important for the public to "verify" their stance on Brexit.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019

Vince Cable: Peterborough was the Brexit Party’s ‘big opportunity’

Vince Cable: Peterborough was the Brexit Party’s ‘big opportunity’

Vince Cable: Peterborough was the Brexit Party’s ‘big opportunity’

The Liberal Democrat leader has said that the Peterborough by-election was the Brexit Party’s “big opportunity” and they failed to win.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Lib Dem Layla Moran: Change UK split shows ‘how broken politics is’

Change UK split confirms politics is 'broken'

Change UK split confirms politics is 'broken'

Lib Dem MP Layla Moran has said that the splintering-off of six Change UK MPs from their party shows “how broken politics is”.

Change UK

Lib Dem Christine Jardine: 'I feel bad for Change UK'

Lib Dem Christine Jardine: 'I feel bad for Change UK'

The MP said she feels bad for Change UK after six of its members abandoned the party.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019

Jo Swinson: Conservatives and Labour ‘going off to the extremes’

Jo Swinson: Conservatives and Labour ‘going off to the extremes’

The politician has announced her bid to become the next leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Decision to expel Alastair Campbell from Labour to be reviewed

Decision to expel Alastair Campbell from Labour to be reviewed

Decision to expel Alastair Campbell from Labour to be reviewed

Labour has said the decision to expel Alastair Campbell from the party after he voted for the Liberal Democrats will be reviewed.

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