Liberal Democrats (UK)
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Sir Ed Davey calls on Government to outline Christmas Covid-19 strategy
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Liberal Democrats election: Ed Davey announced as new leaderNew leader says party must 'wake up and smell the coffee' as he defeats challenger Layla Moran
Lib Dem leadership contender Layla Moran pledges to push for electoral reformMP will seek cross-party unity behind proportional representation if elected to lead Lib Dems on Thursday
Lib Dem leadership race: Davey boosted by support from former leaders and five of party's 11 MPsExclusive: More than 160 party figures sign letter endorsing acting leader in contest against Layla Moran
Lib Dem's Siobhan Benita quits mayor of London raceSiobhan Benita says she cannot continue her campaign because the pandemic has delayed the election.
Ministers accused of 'sidestepping' issue of low pay for social care workers after nearly 1m other key staff get pay risesLiberal Democrats say omission is 'simply not acceptable'
Millions promised for 'Festival of Brexit' should be diverted to save arts events threatened by coronavirus, industry urgesExclusive: Reallocation of £120m funding forms part of Lib Dem scheme to help creative industries survive coronavirus
Almost 2,500 children admitted to hospital with malnutrition this year as cases double in EnglandLiberal Democrat MP who obtained data says figures show need for 'system of social security that helps everyone and makes sure no one goes hungry'
Coronavirus: Nigel Farage pub trip raised with Kent PoliceThe acting leader of the Liberal Democrats asks whether Nigel Farage has broken quarantine rules.
'Winning is everything', former Lib Dem leader Tim Farron says as he endorses Ed DaveyWinning is 'passport to making a difference', he says
Ed Davey secures key backing to boost his chances in Liberal Democrat leadership contestExclusive: Munira Wilson becomes third party MP to back acting leader for job
Coronavirus: Government accused of ignoring experts as top advisers absent from press briefingsLib Dem acting leader Ed Davey dismisses cabinet minister Dominic Raab's explanations as 'risible'
Call for Boris Johnson to renew Britain's commitment to reunite stranded child refugees in EuropeExclusive: Liberal Democrats call on prime minister to resettle 10,000 unaccompanied children over the next decade
Layla Moran: Frontrunner to be next Liberal Democrat leader suggests she can free party from shackles of its coalition pastThe frontrunner to be the next leader of the Liberal Democrats has suggested she can free the party from the shackles of its coalition past.
Tory MP says historical figures 'didn't know any better' in apparent defence of slave trader Edward ColstonFormer leader of Liberal Democrats among those critical of Twitter message
Boris Johnson must call out Donald Trump for police brutality towards protesters and journalists, acting Lib Dem leader saysExclusive: Ed Davey kicks off leadership campaign with call for PM to stand up for 'fundamental democratic values'
Lib Dem peer accused of sexual harassment dropped from fundraiser in U-turnA Liberal Democrat peer accused of sexual harassment will not speak at a party fundraiser after a U-turn.
Ed Davey pledges citizen's basic income for carers as he launches Lib Dem leadership campaignActing leader faces challenge from two rivals in race to claim job permanently in August
Lib Dem peer apologies for furloughing himself and promises to pay money backLord Fox was accused of 'milking the taxpayer at both ends' by claiming both the furlough subsidy and daily Lords' allowance
Scathing report blasts 'high-speed car crash' of Lib Dem general election campaignParty review finds 'wishful thinking' behind decision to present Jo Swinson as PM-in-waiting
UK should hold inquiry into COVID-19 response, Liberal Democrats sayThe United Kingdom should hold an independent inquiry into Prime Minister Boris Johnson's handling of the novel coronavirus crisis, the opposition Liberal Democrat party said.
Coronavirus: Frontline NHS staff deserve £29-per-day bonus, say Lib DemsParty also calls on government to pay funeral fees for those who die while fighting Covid-19
Coronavirus: Government increases ventilator capacity by 200 in one week - despite health secretary's claim 1,500 more would be available'This sort of behaviour will not hide the government's failure to properly prepare for the coronavirus crisis,' say Lib Dems
Coronavirus: 50 cross-party MPs demand compensation for families of frontline staff who die battling virus'They are putting their lives on the line and they should know that, should the worst happen, the state will help their families,' says Liberal Democrat MP
UK politician chides PM Johnson for spurning EU ventilator programThe leader of the opposition Liberal Democrats criticized Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday for refusing to participate in a European Union ventilator procurement program.
Boris Johnson accused of 'putting his head in the sand' over coronavirus threat to Brexit dealPrime minister 'reckless' to stick to end-of-year deadline for EU trade deal, says Lib Dem acting leader
Coronavirus: 'Safe spaces' needed for homeless to self-isolateLib Dem Layla Moran warns rough sleepers could be held in detention centres under new emergency powers.
Sexual violence and abuse survivors offered legal right to specialist support under new billExclusive: Victims left vulnerable due to 'completely inadequate' funding for crisis centres and refuges, warns Lib Dem MP
Layla Moran to stand for Liberal Democrat leadershipLiberal Democrat MP Layla Moran has announced she will stand in the upcoming contest to choose the party's new leader.
Rebecca Long-Bailey says she doesn't regret working on hospital PFIsDefence comes as leadership contender warns Labour will be turned into centrist party 'akin to the Liberal Democrats' if she loses
Lib Dem peer David Steel resigns over Westminster child abuse inquiry criticismDavid Steel has resigned from the Liberal Democrats after being named in an inquiry attacking the political establishment for turning "a blind eye" to allegations of child sexual abuse.
Brexit: Ministers brace for no-deal disruption with £60m plans for motorway barrier'Kent deserves better than being turned into a car park because of Boris Johnson's reckless unwillingness to take a no-deal off the table,' say Lib Dems
Lib Dem leadership election: Party set to wait until summer to name Jo Swinson's successorLib Dem bosses meet on Saturday to hammer out a timetable for contest
Sadiq Khan to 'lovebomb' Lib Dem voters in bid to win 2020 London mayoral electionExclusive: Mayor says Labour activists should not attack third party supporters, but show they 'share their values'
Brexit: EU citizens face paying £4,345 'teachers' tax' to work in UK for five yearsExtra 'red tape' before teaching qualifications are recognised will also add to existing recruitment crisis, Liberal Democrats warn
Layla Moran: Potential Lib Dem leadership candidate becomes first MP to come out as pansexualOxford MP said she was 'surprised' to find herself in a same-sex relationship, but added: 'Sometimes when you meet the right person, it just kind of happens'.
Brexit: MPs attempt to force Boris Johnson to protect child refugees after EU departureExclusive: Liberal Democrat amendment seeks to overturn 'truly heartless' Boris Johnson move to strip refugee rights from Brexit bill
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Uzbek LibDems lead in vote criticized by Western observersUzbekistan's Liberal Democratic Party have retained the biggest number of seats in the Central Asian nation's legislature so far, winning 43 seats out of 128 in Sunday's vote which Western monitors..
Uzbekistan's LibDems retain lead in parliamentary electionUzbekistan's Liberal Democratic Party has retained the biggest number of seats in the Central Asian nation's legislature so far, winning 43 seats out of 128 in Sunday's vote, the Central Election..
Battle against Brexit has not ended and Johnson's plans could still 'implode', says Ed DaveyPrime minister's willingness to alienate Scotland and Northern Ireland has made Lib Dems the party of the Union, says interim leader
Hung parliament and 70 Lib Dem MPs: What the general election result would have been if we used a PR systemTories would have won only 288 seats – the largest party in a hung parliament
Jo Swinson insists she has 'no regrets' despite losing her seat on disappointing night for Lib DemsFormer party leader temporarily replaced by Sir Ed Davey and Sal Brinton after losing out to SNP
'Clear message' on Scottish independence voteThe SNP makes big gains across Scotland, including the defeat of Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson.
General Election 2019: Lib Dems take St Albans and David Gauke loses seatThe former justice secretary stood against the Tories as an independent but failed to win re-election.
Election results: Failure of tactical voting brutally exposed by Tory gain in KensingtonSupporters of Labour ex-MP blame Liberal Democrats for splitting the vote
General election 2019: Theresa May re-elected with reduced majorityThe former prime minister saw her lead reduced by a swing to the Liberal Democrats.
UK Liberal Democrats to elect new leader after Swinson loses seatBritain's Liberal Democrats said they would elect a new leader next year after Jo Swinson lost her seat in parliament at Thursday's general election.
Factbox: How the mighty fell - biggest upsets in the UK electionThe British election threw up some shock results on Friday, including the ousting of the pro-European Liberal Democrat leader and the fall of a veteran Labour lawmaker known as the "Beast of Bolsover".
General election: Every centrist MP who defected from Labour and Tories loses seatDefectors to the Lib Dems, Change UK, and independents failed to win any seats