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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. The party currently has 11 Members of Parliament in the House of Commons, 94 members of the House of Lords, five Members of the Scottish Parliament and one member in each of the Welsh Assembly and the London Assembly. It was in a coalition government with the Conservative Party from 2010–15.

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Lib Dem peer David Steel resigns over Westminster child abuse inquiry criticism

David 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.
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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Sadiq Khan announces 'Green New Deal' for a carbon neutral London by 2030 [Video]Sadiq Khan announces 'Green New Deal' for a carbon neutral London by 2030

Sadiq Khan says he will make London carbon-neutral city by 2030 if he is re-elected as mayor of the capital later this year. The Labour politician’s pledge to tackle air pollution forms part of his..

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Lib Dem leadership election: Party set to wait until summer to name Jo Swinson's successor

Lib Dem bosses meet on Saturday to hammer out a timetable for contest
Independent - Published

Sadiq Khan to 'lovebomb' Lib Dem voters in bid to win 2020 London mayoral election

Exclusive: Mayor says Labour activists should not attack third party supporters, but show they 'share their values'
Independent - Published

Brexit: EU citizens face paying £4,345 'teachers' tax' to work in UK for five years

Extra 'red tape' before teaching qualifications are recognised will also add to existing recruitment crisis, Liberal Democrats warn
Independent - Published

Layla Moran: Potential Lib Dem leadership candidate becomes first MP to come out as pansexual

Oxford 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'.
Independent - Published

Brexit: MPs attempt to force Boris Johnson to protect child refugees after EU departure

Exclusive: Liberal Democrat amendment seeks to overturn 'truly heartless' Boris Johnson move to strip refugee rights from Brexit bill
Independent - Published

Prosecutors search office of Japan MP in connection with bribery probe

Japanese prosecutors on Wednesday searched the office of ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Takaki Shirasuka as part of a bribery investigation that saw another politician arrested earlier in the..
Reuters - Published

Japan lawmaker arrested on suspicion of accepting bribes over casino: NHK

Tokyo prosecutors arrested ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto on Wednesday on suspicion of accepting bribes from a Chinese company interested in setting up a casino in Japan,..
Reuters - Published

Uzbek LibDems lead in vote criticized by Western observers

Uzbekistan'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..
Reuters - Published

Uzbekistan's LibDems retain lead in parliamentary election

Uzbekistan'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..
Reuters - Published

Battle against Brexit has not ended and Johnson's plans could still 'implode', says Ed Davey

Prime minister's willingness to alienate Scotland and Northern Ireland has made Lib Dems the party of the Union, says interim leader
Independent - Published

Hung parliament and 70 Lib Dem MPs: What the general election result would have been if we used a PR system

Tories would have won only 288 seats – the largest party in a hung parliament
Independent - Published

Jo Swinson insists she has 'no regrets' despite losing her seat on disappointing night for Lib Dems

Former party leader temporarily replaced by Sir Ed Davey and Sal Brinton after losing out to SNP
Independent - Published

'Clear message' on Scottish independence vote

The SNP makes big gains across Scotland, including the defeat of Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson.
BBC News - Published

General Election 2019: Lib Dems take St Albans and David Gauke loses seat

The former justice secretary stood against the Tories as an independent but failed to win re-election.
BBC News - Published

Election results: Failure of tactical voting brutally exposed by Tory gain in Kensington

Supporters of Labour ex-MP blame Liberal Democrats for splitting the vote
Independent - Published

General election 2019: Theresa May re-elected with reduced majority

The former prime minister saw her lead reduced by a swing to the Liberal Democrats.
BBC News - Published

UK Liberal Democrats to elect new leader after Swinson loses seat

Britain'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.
Reuters - Published

Factbox: How the mighty fell - biggest upsets in the UK election

The 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".
Reuters - Published

General election: Every centrist MP who defected from Labour and Tories loses seat

Defectors to the Lib Dems, Change UK, and independents failed to win any seats
Independent - Published

Nicola Sturgeon celebrates wildly on live TV as Jo Swinson loses seat

Lib Dem leader who claimed she could become PM unseated by 27-year-old
Independent - Published

General election 2019: Zac Goldsmith loses seat to Lib Dems again

Labour's only gain of the night came in Putney, where Fleur Anderson overturned a 1,554 vote majority.
BBC News - Published

With a roar, Scotland's Sturgeon cheers win against LibDem leader

With a roar and a double fist pump, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon cheered the defeat of Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson by the nationalists in a clip that went viral on social media early on..
Reuters - Published

UK Liberal Democrat leader Swinson loses seat to Scottish National Party

The leader of Britain's pro-European Union Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson, lost her parliamentary seat to the Scottish National Party on Friday.
Reuters - Published

General election: Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson loses seat to SNP

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has lost her seat to the SNP.
Independent - Published

Richmond Park election result: Tory Brexiteer Zac Goldsmith thrashed by Lib Dems

Former Tory London mayor candidate Zac Goldsmith has lost his seat in Richmond, south west London.
Independent - Published

General election: Chuka Umunna defeated after defecting from Labour

Defeated candidate was once seen as possible future leader of both Labour and Liberal Democrats
Independent - Published

Tory Brexiteer Zac Goldsmith set to lose seat, exit poll forecasts

Richmond Park seat gain could be one of few glimmers of light for Liberal Democrats
Independent - Published

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson set to lose seat, exit poll indicates

Jo Swinson is on course to lose her seat to the SNP, the general election exit poll suggests.
Independent - Published

General election: Boris Johnson likely to win small majority but hung parliament still possible, poll finds

An eve-of-election poll by BMG Research for The Independent has put Conservatives on 41 per cent, Labour on 32 and Liberal Democrats on 14, pointing towards a small overall majority for Boris Johnson's..
Independent - Published

Second Lib Dem election candidate endorses vote for Labour rival for his seat on day before election

Liberal Democrat Rhys Taylor in Cardiff North has become the second of his party's general election candidates to advise supporters to vote tactically for their Labour rival to defeat Conservatives.
Independent - Published

Brexit Party founder forced to resign over Islamophobic comments endorses Boris Johnson's Tories

'Catherine joins a long list of unsavoury characters,' say Lib Dems.
Independent - Published

Lib Dem candidate endorses Labour rival in his own seat out of 'concern for our country'

Brendan Devlin urges supporters to 'vote tactically' to keep Conservatives out
Independent - Published

General election 2019: Row over use of 'fake newspapers'

The Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats have been criticised over the election leaflets.
BBC News - Published

General Election: Lib Dems hopeful of 'Portillo moment' as party puts Dominic Raab in its crosshairs

First-time candidate Monica Harding hopes Brexit discontent can help her unseat the foreign secretary
Independent - Published

Small parties urged to make proportional representation a red line for any coalition

Lib Dems, Greens, Brexit Party, SNP, and Plaid told to stand by electoral reform
Independent - Published

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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