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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.

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    Article: Apr 28, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has set an economic 'red line' for potential coalition negotiations.

    Following on from his commitment on education spending, Nick has called for a 'Stability Budget' within the first 50 days of the next parliament.

    Nick outlined clearly that "there will be no deal if there is no stability".

  • Article: Apr 27, 2015

    Liberal Democrats will not enter a coalition with any party that does not agree to protect education funding, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.

    By setting education as a red line, any government with the Liberal Democrats must increase spending on nurseries, schools and colleges.

  • Article: Apr 27, 2015

    Canvassing is a really important part of our campaign, but if you've never done it before, it can seem pretty daunting at first. It shouldn't be. Here are some tips if you're a first-time canvasser.

    • Don't be scared. Almost everyone you meet, even if they're not voting for the Lib Dems, will be really nice and polite to you. It's actually incredibly rare for people to be rude to canvassers. Also, in the final few weeks of the campaign, you'll mostly be talking to people who have previously said they're voting for us.
    • Make sure you get a briefing. Whether you're canvassing on the doorstep or on the phone, you should always get a script and a briefing from whoever is organising the session. This will tell you everything you need to know about who you're canvassing for and what the local issues are.
    • Record everything on your canvass cards. Your briefing will include instructions on how to record the responses you get from voters on our canvass cards. It's really important that you record everything the voter tells you!
    • Don't worry about not knowing the answer. You don't need to be a policy expert or know the local area well to canvass. If you're asked something you don't know about, don't be afraid to say so and tell the voter that someone from the campaign will contact them with the answer. Then, just make a note on the canvass card that the voter needs a follow-up. We call this sort of follow-up 'casework'.
    • Have fun. Talking to voters and being part of a winning campaign team is great fun. So, however you choose to canvass, make sure you have fun!
  • Article: Apr 27, 2015

    Conservative claims that they will stick to the economic course forged by the Coalition is the 'con of the campaign', Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has warned.

    Danny has said that Conservatives' economic plans for the next parliament differ hugely from the sensible and balanced approach of the last five years.

  • Article: Apr 27, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today (27 April) heads to Eastleigh, the seat where Liberal Democrats scored a battling by-election victory two years ago, to showcase the party's fighting spirit.

    Nick will suggest that the Lib Dems can replicate our victory in Eastleigh across the country in the coming election.

  • Article: Apr 26, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will today (26 April) deliver a speech in Sutton, hitting out at both the Conservative and Labour parties for not being honest about what they would do in a hung parliament.

    He will argue that it is increasingly clear no party will win an overall majority, and that the two main parties need to come clean about whether they will do a deal with UKIP or the SNP.

  • Article: Apr 26, 2015

    Labour's rent control announcements, including plans to cap rents so they cannot rise beyond the rate of inflation in certain tenancies, are ill thought through and will make things even worse for tenants.

    Rather than reduce rents, Labour's plans will lead to huge rent hikes every three years, higher rents overall and fewer available rental properties.

  • Article: Apr 26, 2015

    Business leaders, investors and philanthropists have backed the Liberal Democrat green economy vision.

    The letter praises the Liberal Democrat record in Government and emphasises the need for them to be part of the next Government. The publication of the letter comes on the same day the Lib Dems unveil their Environment Manifesto.

  • Article: Apr 25, 2015

    Commenting on the earthquake in Nepal, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg said:

    "My heart goes out to all the people of Nepal dealing with the after effects of the earthquake that hit the region this morning.

    "My thoughts are also with all the Nepalese people living here in the UK worried about their loved ones, including our Gurkha community, who are a shining testament to the resilience and great spirit of the Nepalese people.

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    Article: Apr 25, 2015

    Responding to Labour's announcement on private provision in hospitals, Liberal Democrat General Election campaign spokesman Brian Paddick said:

    "This is rank hypocrisy from a Labour party totally beholden to the private sector when in government.

    "Under Labour, private providers were paid 11 per cent more than NHS providers for the same treatment and their PFI deals are still costing the taxpayer £1bn a year in repayments.