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Liberal Democrats (UK)

Political party in the United Kingdom

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Liberal Democrats (UK): Political party in the United Kingdom
The Liberal Democrats are a liberal political party in the United Kingdom. Currently led by Jo Swinson, the party has 14 Members of Parliament in the House of Commons, 96 members of the House of Lords, 16 members of the European Parliament, five Members of the Scottish Parliament and one member in both the Welsh Assembly and the London Assembly. It was in a coalition government with the Conservative Party from 2010 to 2015.

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Veteran UK politicians asked to lead potential anti-Brexit government

Veteran British lawmakers from the ruling Conservative and opposition Labour parties have both said they would be willing to lead an emergency government to halt a no-deal Brexit, the leader of the..
Reuters - Published

Anti-Brexit party reveals candidates for emergency UK government

The leader of the anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats party said on Friday two senior lawmakers from the ruling party and opposition have indicated willingness to lead an emergency government to prevent a..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Liberal Democrats (UK)

Corbyn: It’s not up to Jo Swinson to decide who is PM [Video]Corbyn: It’s not up to Jo Swinson to decide who is PM

Jeremy Corbyn has struck out at Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson after she rejected his plan to lead an emergency government to thwart a no-deal Brexit. The Labour leader said that “it’s not up..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:55Published

Jo Swinson prepared to do 'whatever it takes' to stop Brexit [Video]Jo Swinson prepared to do 'whatever it takes' to stop Brexit

Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson has said she is prepared to do "whatever it takes" to stop Brexit as she welcomed the party's latest MP Sarah Wollaston. Joined by the party's newest MP and Chukka..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:29Published

Ex-Tory Sarah Wollaston joins Lib Dems to fight against Brexit [Video]Ex-Tory Sarah Wollaston joins Lib Dems to fight against Brexit

Former Tory MP Sarah Wollaston has joined the Liberal Democrats, saying it is the best way for her to fight to remain in the EU. Dr Wollaston, who announced the move late on Wednesday, quit the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:44Published

Boris Johnson's Commons majority cut to one as Conservatives lose Welsh seat to Liberal Democrats [Video]Boris Johnson's Commons majority cut to one as Conservatives lose Welsh seat to Liberal Democrats

"My very first act as your MP when I arrive in Westminster will be to find Mr Boris Johnson, wherever he’s hiding, and tell him loud and clear: stop playing with the futures of our communities and..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:28Published

Jane Dodds: We burst Boris Johnson's bubble in the first week of premiership [Video]Jane Dodds: We burst Boris Johnson's bubble in the first week of premiership

The new Welsh Lib Dem leader Jane Dodds speaks following her by-election victory and calls for Boris Johnson to act on the climate crisis and rule out no-deal Brexit. The Liberal Democrats won the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:51Published

Boris Johnson has majority of one after Brecon and Radnorshire by-election blow [Video]Boris Johnson has majority of one after Brecon and Radnorshire by-election blow

Boris Johnson has been dealt a significant blow after the Conservatives lost the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election to leave the new Prime Minister with a working majority of just one. The Liberal..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:20Published

The moment Jo Swinson became Lib Dem leader [Video]The moment Jo Swinson became Lib Dem leader

Jo Swinson has been elected leader of the Liberal Democrats. Ms Swinson beat former cabinet member Sir Ed Davey to replace Sir Vince Cable at the helm of the Lib Dems. Ms Swinson, an ex-minister, had..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published

New Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson in profile [Video]New Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson in profile

Jo Swinson becomes the new leader of the Liberal Democrats. The MP for East Dunbartonshire is the party's first female leader in its 31-year history.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:59Published

Ian Blackford calls on PM to 'call out and condemn racism of the go home van' [Video]Ian Blackford calls on PM to 'call out and condemn racism of the go home van'

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford called on Theresa May to “call out and condemn the racism of the go home van”. Speaking during PMQs in the Commons, he said: “This week the Prime Minister..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:09Published

Brexit Party MEPs turn back on EU anthem [Video]Brexit Party MEPs turn back on EU anthem

Brexit Party members turned their backs on musicians as they played the EU anthem, "Ode to Joy" at the European Parliament's plenary session on Tuesday. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Lib Dems and Brexit Party in contrasting protests at European Parliament opening [Video]Lib Dems and Brexit Party in contrasting protests at European Parliament opening

Lib Dem MEPs wore 'Bollocks to Brexit' T-shirts at the EU Parliament opening ceremony. The Brexit Party also protested, as they turned their backs on the European anthem.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:44Published

 

Lib Dems 'don't have objection in principle' to Corbyn as interim PM to stop no-deal Brexit

Lib Dem MP says she would support Labour leader if he could assemble Commons majority, as sources say opposition to him entering No10 is purely 'pragmatic'
Independent - Published

Brexit: Ken Clarke or Harriet Harman should be caretaker prime minister to block no-deal, say Liberal Democrats

Jo Swinson says there is 'no way' Labour leader can take on role - but some rebel Tories will meet him to discuss 'emergency government'
Independent - Published

Labour's Corbyn cannot lead a caretaker UK government: Liberal Democrat leader

Jeremy Corbyn, the veteran socialist leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, cannot run an emergency government to stop a no-deal Brexit, the head of the Liberal Democrat Party Jo Swinson said on..
Reuters - Published

Brexit news – live: Lib Dems dismiss Corbyn caretaker PM plan as 'nonsense' but SNP backs plot to bring down Johnson

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

British MP Sarah Wollaston joins Liberal Democrats

Britain's Liberal Democrats on Wednesday said Member of Parliament Sarah Wollaston of Totnes had become a member of the party, months after the lawmaker quit the ruling Conservatives in protest over..
Reuters - Published

Sarah Wollaston MP joins Liberal Democrats after defecting from Conservatives to Change UK

Sarah Wollaston has joined the Liberal Democrats, the party has announced.
Independent - Published

Brexit 50p: Activists threaten boycott as treasury draws up plans for millions to enter circulation

Prospective Lib Dem MP says she would return the coinage to the bank 'and ask them to swap it for a proper one'
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson could lose over half of 20 key marginal seats between Tories and Lib Dems at early election, analysis shows

'Given the volatility of recent general election campaigns it's hard to see Boris Johnson opting for an early election as anything other than a mad gamble'
Independent - Published

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