More than 22,000 EU nationals have left NHS since Brexit referendum, figures show Liberal Democrats warn that replacements will be deterred by new visa and health surcharge fees after UK leaves the EU Independent - Published 8 hours ago
Dan Snow endorses Lib Dems over 'profoundly incompetent' Boris Johnson and 'economically illiterate' Jeremy Corbyn Television presenter laments 'parlous state' of two main parties but praises Jo Swinson and insists Brexit can still be stopped Independent - Published 22 hours ago
Election 2019: December 8 round-up
A look at the highlights from Sunday's General Election campaign trails. It wasn’t quiet Christmas bells ringing when Boris Johnson and other members of his Cabinet joined the phone banks in a bid to..
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Steve Coogan campaigns for Lib Dems in Lewes
Comedian Steve Coogan said people needed to "vote smart and box clever" to keep the Conservatives out of power. The Alan Partridge star took to the streets in his local constituency of Lewes in East..
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Jo Swinson plays tennis and pulls pint on campaign trail
Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson has taken part in a tennis training session at Shinfield Tennis Club while on the election campaign trail.
There she was questioned by a 16-year-old - and aspiring..
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Jo Swinson speaks in Hampshire
Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson speaks on her party's promise to deliver free childcare whilst at a day-care centre in Hampshire. She also responds to questions on why the Liberal Democrats haven't broken..
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Jo Swinson visits playgroup in Hampshire
Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson visits a playgroup in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire as she prepares to launch her party's childcare policy. Report by Woodsli. Like us on Facebook at..
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Jo Swinson gets in festive spirit with Christmas sing-along
Jo Swinson joined the residents of Manor Grange Care Home in Edinburgh for a Christmas sing-along on Thursday. The Lib Dem leader met and talked with residents and carers over a cup of tea as they..
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Election 2019: December 4 round-up
A look at the highlights from Wednesday's General Election campaign trails. The Nato summit in Watford influenced Wednesday’s campaigning as party leaders were quizzed about their feelings towards US..
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Jo Swinson confronted by protester at youth centre
Jo Swinson was confronted by a protester over the effect of the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition government's policies on young people. The Liberal Democrat leader was visiting a youth centre in..
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Climate change protester glues himself to Lib Dem bus
A member of climate change activist group Extinction Rebellion has glued himself to the Liberal Democrats' election campaign bus in London as fellow protesters dressed as bees confront party leader Jo..
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Could anti-Brexit voters deliver Johnson's victory?
Voters in the medieval English city of Canterbury who want Britain's next government to stop Brexit could hand power back to a pro-Brexit Conservative Party candidate due to divisions among..
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Hugh Grant canvasses with Luciana Berger
Notting Hill actor Hugh Grant campaigns with Liberal Democrat Luciana Berger in Finchley and Golders Green. He says he worked with her before on the phone-hacking scandal and that she's a principled..
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Nigel Farage: Men say dreadful things sometimes
***Mandatory on screen credit: The ITV Election Debate. Nigel Farage has said it was a "great mistake" for politicians in Britain to demonise Donald Trump. Appearing in the ITV election debate, the..
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Election 2019: November 29 round-up
A round-up from the campaign trail on November 29, as Boris gets backed by a former Labour MP and the Lib Dems set out their Scottish manifesto.
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Leaders clash over climate policies in Channel 4 News debate
Party leaders have clashed over their climate policies in a Channel 4 News debate ahead of the general election on December 12.
Labour's Jeremy Corbyn, Green Party co-leader Sian Berry, Plaid Cymru's..
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Swinson: 'Entitled' Johnson is 'unfit' to be Prime Minister
Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has attacked Boris Johnson, calling him "unfit" to be prime minister because he is complicit in stoking fear and division across the country, as she compared the..
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Lord Heseltine backs Lib Dems
Former Tory Grandee Lord Michael Heseltine has backed the Liberal Democrats as he argues they offer the best chance of stopping the "enormous self-harm of Brexit". Report by Etemadil. Like us on..
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Election 2019: How manifestos compare and contrast
As the General Election rolls on and the three main parties launch their manifestos, we take a closer look at the details. We have compared the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat pledges against..
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Jo Swinson swigs cider in Cheltenham
Jo Swinson tasted cider at Dunkertons Cidery in Cheltenham this afternoon and said it was “very refreshing after a hard day’s campaigning”. Drinking from a compostable cup, the Lib Dem leader is..
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Swinson: 'We can't believe Conservative Party's plans'
Jo Swinson has said that people can't believe the Conservative Party's manifesto because "they're not going to be able to afford the things that they are putting forward" if we do leave the European..
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Channel 4 election debate: When are Jo Swinson and Angela Rayner going head-to-head? Lib Dem leader and shadow education secretary to be quizzed on key election issues away from Brexit Independent - Published 4 days ago
Labour announces plans for Post Office business advisers as part of 20-point plan to help small firms Party says new organisation would be 'one-stop shop' for smaller companies, while Liberal Democrats announce new plans to help disadvantaged children Independent - Published 5 days ago General election: Tory plan for first 100 days of government branded 'pure fantasy' Liberal Democrats say Mr Johnson is "once again lying to the British public by pretending he can actually deliver on any of these promises" Independent - Published 6 days ago
Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson repeatedly confronted over coalition cuts during youth centre visit 'You built your career on the backs of a lost generation of young people who didn't have places like this' Independent - Published 6 days ago
UK Liberal Democrats could back Labour to force second Brexit vote The leader of Britain's pro-European Liberal Democrats has suggested she could work with the opposition Labour party to stop Brexit if it removed its leader in the event of a hung parliament after next.. Reuters - Published 6 days ago
Election: Jo Swinson apologises for supporting welfare cuts as part of Coalition Liberal Democrat leader says she regrets backing policies such as bedroom tax and admits austerity went too far Independent - Published 6 days ago Extinction Rebellion protester dressed as bee superglues himself to Lib Dem battlebus Activists swarm around vehicle to demand climate change be pushed up political agenda Independent - Published 6 days ago
Hugh Grant attacks Lib Dems for 'misleading' tweet one day after campaigning for them Official party Twitter account claims 'only Lib Dems can take seats off the Tories' Independent - Published 1 week ago
Tory tax and welfare plans will benefit richer households more than poorest, says leading think-tank Labour and Liberal Democrat benefit changes would mean substantial redistribution in long term, says Institute for Fiscal Studies Independent - Published 2 weeks ago
IFS manifesto analysis: Neither Tories nor Labour is 'being honest' with voters about tax hikes Analysis also points out 'stark choice' between radical Labour and Liberal Democrat proposals - and ultra- cautious Tory plans Independent - Published 2 weeks ago
Election: Jo Swinson accuses Boris Johnson of dragging Downing Street 'through the mud' Liberal Democrat leader turns fire on PM as she argues her party is best-placed to stop him winning majority Independent - Published 2 weeks ago General election: Lib Dems in 'fake newspaper' row over pamphlets disguised as local papers Controversy comes after widespread criticism of inaccurate bar charts on Lib Dems newsletters, claiming party is poised for victory in those areas Independent - Published 2 weeks ago
Tory minister asks crowd if they want Brexit done, is told 'we don't want it done' Dominic Raab derided as Liberal Democrats launch significant challenge Independent - Published 2 weeks ago Election: Tory peer Michael Heseltine urges Conservatives to reject Johnson's 'grand delusion' and back Lib Dems Lord Heseltine lost the Tory whip earlier this year Independent - Published 2 weeks ago
UK risks becoming 'Trump's poodle' if Boris Johnson wins election, Liberal Democrats warn Chuka Umunna warns Tory victory will give PM 'carte blanche' to import demagoguery into UK Independent - Published 2 weeks ago General election: Liberal Democrats targeting Brexit big beasts like Dominic Raab, says Jo Swinson After 12 December poll, people might be asking 'Did you stay up for Raab?' says Lib Dem leader Independent - Published 2 weeks ago
Question Time debate: Jo Swinson admits Lib Dem bar charts 'should be accurately labelled' 'I'm a bit of a data geek, I do like a bar chart,' party leader says Independent - Published 3 weeks ago Question Time debate: Jo Swinson admits 'getting it wrong' on austerity and won't say she can become PM Liberal Democrat leader told she has made herself look 'ridiculous' after campaign claimed she is likely prime minister Independent - Published 3 weeks ago
'People are dying because of what you did': Jo Swinson confronted by student over Lib Dem-Tory coalition record 'I know people who have suffered so much and it breaks my heart,' socialist student tells party leader Independent - Published 3 weeks ago Former Tory chancellor George Osborne says he might vote for Liberal Democrats Osborne, who served as Conservative MP for Tatton for nearly 16 years, is weighing up backing Sam Gyimah in Kensington Independent - Published 3 weeks ago
Jo Swinson wants the nation to go to rehab, but it's saying no no no Not very long ago, everything in the Lib Dem manifesto would have been perfectly normal, but those days are gone Independent - Published 3 weeks ago General election 2019: Hodge Hill candidate suspended over anti-Semitic tweets A Liberal Democrat party spokesman says the posts are "unambiguously anti-Semitic". BBC News - Published 3 weeks ago
Lib Dem manifesto: Where the party stands on Brexit, the NHS and climate change All you need to know about what Jo Swinson's party is promising Independent - Published 3 weeks ago What are Britain's pro-EU Liberal Democrats promising in election? Britain's pro-European Union Liberal Democrats launched their manifesto on Wednesday, setting out the policies they would put into place if they are elected to government on Dec. 12. Reuters - Published 3 weeks ago
Liberal Democrats say they will tax wealthy people more to tackle climate change Frequent fliers would be hit by a new tax in an attempt to cut carbon emissions from flying, under new plans revealed by the Liberal Democrats. Independent - Published 3 weeks ago 'Sickening': Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson condemned for unhesitatingly saying she would use nuclear weapons CND attacks 'disgraceful response', saying: 'Not even a moment's hesitation about the prospect of killing millions of people' Independent - Published 3 weeks ago
Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson forced to deny shooting stones at squirrels after spoof story goes viral Politician brands satirical article 'very fake news' Independent - Published 3 weeks ago Lib Dems and SNP lose court bid for slot on ITV election debate Candidate accuses broadcaster of 'pre-empting decision of the people in a general election' Independent - Published 3 weeks ago
Brexit will cost NHS additional £60m a year to recruit doctors and nurses from abroad, Liberal Democrats claim Jo Swinson's party promises to raise £7 billion a year for health service with a penny on income tax Independent - Published 3 weeks ago Liberal Democrats promise to scrap business rates in favour of levy on land ownership Jo Swinson claims Lib Dems are now 'the natural party of business' Independent - Published 3 weeks ago
Lib Dems demand Boris Johnson answers questions over Nigel Farage peerage claims 'The public deserve to know of any agreement before they go to the polls,' say Lib Dems Independent - Published 3 weeks ago General election: Record number of women set to stand as candidates More than half of Labour candidates are female compared to less than a third of Tories and Lib Dems Independent - Published 3 weeks ago
Claiming to be UK's new 'party of business' UK Lib Dems enter election spending race The anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats claimed the mantle of Britain's "party of business" on Friday, setting out their proposed fiscal rules while dismissing rivals' plans for the economy as unrealistic.. Reuters - Published on November 15, 2019 UK Liberal Democrats enter election spending race with big pledges on climate Britain's anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats will promise on Friday to spend 100 billion pounds ($128 billion) on tackling climate change if they win a Dec. 12 election. Reuters - Published on November 14, 2019
Could the Lib Dems really avoid doing a deal with other parties after the election? The Tactical Voting Blog: Jo Swinson says she won't let Lib Dem votes put anyone into Downing Street Independent - Published on November 14, 2019 General election: Liberal Democrats adding 'stop Brexit' to ballot paper to appeal to Remain voters Designation registered with electoral watchdog by Jo Swinson's party Independent - Published on November 14, 2019
General election: Labour and Lib Dem rivals urged to step aside in 90 key seats to prevent split in pro-referendum vote 'We appreciate this would involve a huge personal sacrifice,' campaigners say Independent - Published on November 14, 2019 Schools to be ordered to let children wear gender-neutral uniforms under Lib Dem proposal Exclusive: Separate dress codes for children branded 'totally out of date' Independent - Published on November 13, 2019
Lib Dem leadership vows to stand against Remainer MPs despite growing revolt from angry members The party says it will stand against ex-Tory independent David Gauke, pick another candidate in Canterbury, and still contest High Peak after candidate raises concerns Independent - Published on November 13, 2019 Boris Johnson news – live: Lib Dems quash candidate's attempt to form Remain pact, as former Tory minister backs second Brexit referendum Follow all the latest development Independent - Published on November 13, 2019
Army to be sent to flood-hit parts of England Boris Johnson announces more support for flooded areas after Labour and Lib Dem criticism. BBC News - Published on November 13, 2019 Corbyn is doing a Marxist word-yawn in Blackpool, Boris is stealing Theresa May's lines and the Lib Dems have a ridiculous new candidate What we are being asked to take part in is not so much a general election as a slow motion Naked Attraction anxiety dream Independent - Published on November 12, 2019
'Stop Brexit Man' to stand as Lib Dem candidate in general election Activist to fight Welsh seat for Lib Dems after spending two years protesting outside parliament Independent - Published on November 12, 2019 England flooding an absolute tragedy, says Boris Johnson Boris Johnson announces more support for flooded areas after criticism from Labour and the Lib Dems. BBC News - Published on November 12, 2019
General election: Sajid Javid accused of 'running scared' after TV economy debate put on hold Labour, Lib Dems and SNP react with fury amid uncertainty about Channel 4 economy debate Independent - Published on November 12, 2019 General election: Lib Dems launch drive to attract Tory business donors amid Brexit uncertainty 'You cannot be pro-Brexit and pro-business,' party tells leading industry figures Independent - Published on November 12, 2019
Thurrock Lib Dem candidate steps down in tweets row Lib Dem Kevin McNamara apologises for the "deeply offensive" tweets sent in 2009 and 2010. BBC News - Published on November 12, 2019 Lib Dem Sam Gyimah triggers row after suggesting Labour election rival partially responsible for Grenfell fire Lib Dem candidate for Kensington claims Labour councillors could have blocked decisions that led to deadly blaze as he calls on Jeremy Corbyn's party to step aside in marginal seat Independent - Published on November 11, 2019