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7,000 Labour members quit party as senior councillor defects to Lib Dems

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More than 7,000 people have reportedly quit their membership of the Labour Party in the last week over the party’s Article 50 stance. Meanwhile, 4,000 people have joined the Liberal Democrats in the last month, pushing the party to its … Read More

May’s speech pushes Liberal Democrat membership past 80,000

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Liberal Democrat membership passed 80,000 as hundreds of people joined the party in the wake of Theresa May’s Brexit Speech. Over a thousand members have joined the party during the course of the week, half of which have joined since … Read More

Tim Farron responds to shock Richmond Park by-election win

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The Liberal Democrats have won the Richmond Park by-election following a swing of 21.7%. Following the victory Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said: “The message is clear: The Liberal Democrats are back and we are carrying the torch … Read More

Lib Dems call for more support for small businesses

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Lib Dems call for more support for small businesses Fining big suppliers who fail to pay up on time and improving broadband access are at the heart of a plan to help small businesses launched by the Liberal Democrats today. … Read More

Why the Liberal Democrats backed action in Syria

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Last week I wrote to the Prime Minister, together with Nick Clegg, Paddy Ashdown, Ming Campbell, Kirsty Williams and Willie Rennie setting out five principles against which the Liberal Democrats believe the case for extension of military action against ISIL … Read More