Tim Farron elected as Leader of the Liberal Democrats

We are delighted to announce that Tim Farron has been elected as Leader of the Liberal Democrats.


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Tim Farron: Lib Dems will oppose Welfare Bill

Newly-elected leader Tim Farron has confirmed that the Liberal Democrats will vote against the Government's Welfare Bill. 


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Charles Kennedy (1959-2015)

Nick Clegg's tribute to Charles Kennedy

In a dedicated Commons session for Charles Kennedy today, Nick Clegg reflected on Charles' wisdom, humour and courage.

Nick's speech is as follows:

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More than 14,000 new members since polling day

Since polls closed on Thursday, more than 14,000 new members have joined the Liberal Democrats.


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Liberal Democrats will fight any attempt to weaken fundamental rights

Today (Wednesday 27 May) Nick Clegg will respond to the Queen's Speech for the Liberal Democrats.

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Tom Brake: the Human Rights Act

Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington, has written about the Tories' plans to abolish the Human Rights Act. 


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Simon Hughes' human rights speech

In a speech to students at King's College Liberal Democrat Justice Minister Simon Hughes explains how Liberal Democrats go into the election with a clear principled position on human rights.

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Extreme views are best defeated by free speech

Commenting on the Conservatives' plans to introduce banning orders, Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake said:


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Schools honoured in the Pupil Premium Awards

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has awarded prizes to schools across the country in recognition of the work they are doing to close the gap between rich and poor children.

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