Introducing the Liberal Democrats
The Liberal Democrats are working to build a stronger economy in a fairer society, creating opportunity for everyone.
The Liberal Democrats were the third largest political party in British politics behind the Conservative Party and Labour Party. This place has now been taken by the UK Independence Party.
- Death of Charles Kennedy
- Leadership Contest
Key People in the Liberal Democrats
- Leader of the Liberal Democrats- Tim Farron MP
- Liberal Democrat Party Campaigns Chair – Greg Mulholland MP
- Spokesperson for Economics - Baroness Kramer
- Spokesperson for Health - Norman Lamb MP
- Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs - Tom Brake MP
- Member of the European Parliament (MEP) - Catherine Bearder representing the South East England region
- The eight Liberal Democrat Members of Parliament are:
- Tom Brake MP - Carshalton & Wallington
- Tim Farron MP - Westmorland & Lonsdale
- Nick Clegg MP - Sheffield Hallam (former leader)
- Greg Mulholland MP - Leeds North West
- John Pugh MP - Southport
- Norman Lamb MP - North Norfolk
- Alistair Carmichael MP - Shetland & Orkney
What the party stands for
In Government we created more than 2 million jobs, helped business to create more than 2 million apprenticeships, and gave 27 million people an £825 tax cut.Only the Liberal Democrats will finish the job of balancing the books on time, in full and fairly whilst growing the economy in order to create jobs and fund the public services on which we all rely.
Our plans would borrow £70bn less than Labour and cut £50bn less than the Conservatives. We would also protect the education budget from cradle to college, invest in the NHS and cut taxes by a further £400 for millions of workers.
Labour are lurching dangerously to the left on a path of reckless borrowing, while the Conservatives are lurching dangerously to the right on a path of reckless cuts.
Only the Liberal Democrats can keep Britain on track.