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    Article: Nov 12, 2014

    Conservative opposition to onshore wind farms risks undermining the creation of British jobs, Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey has warned.

    Research by RenewableUK shows that 15,400 people are now employed in Britain's wind power industry, an increase of 70 per cent since 2010.

  • Article: Nov 12, 2014

    A record number of people are now in work, according to latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

    There are now 30.79m people in work and from July to September, unemployment fell by 115,000.

    In the same period, the number of people in work grew by 112,000.

    Commenting on the figures, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander said:

  • Article: Nov 11, 2014

    Liberal Democrat health minister Norman Lamb is calling for the government to free up as much as £1.5bn to invest in the NHS in 2015/2016.

    Norman wants to see the government make NHS funding a priority in next month's Autumn Statement.

    He is also calling for extra funding to focus on improving mental health care, particularly for children and young people, which is a key priority for the Liberal Democrats.

  • Article: Nov 11, 2014

    Communities across England have joined together to protect pubs, libraries and leisure centres against being sold off under the government's community rights programme.

    The total number of uses of rights has now reached 3,000 with more than 1,500 much loved buildings, assets and green spaces listed for protection and 1,200 now underway.

  • Article: Nov 11, 2014

    Primary schools in England are to be handed an extra £22.5 million next year to help close the gap between the poorest pupils and their richer classmates, thanks to the Liberal Democrats.

    The Pupil premium, which was successfully delivered by the Lib Dems in Government, helps support disadvantaged youngsters from the time they start school, and stop them falling behind.

  • Article: Nov 10, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:

    "As part of this year's centenary to mark the outbreak of World War One, hundreds of thousands of ceramic poppies now surround the Tower of London.

    "It is an incredible sight, with each poppy planted to represent a British soldier who lost their life during this conflict.

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    Article: Nov 10, 2014

    Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder has called for an EU Action Plan to stamp out the illegal wildlife trade in a joint campaign with the Sunday Mirror.

    Every 15 minutes, an elephant is killed in order to supply the global ivory trade. Rhinos, lions, tigers and dozens of other species are all being pushed to the brink of extinction by poaching and a rising demand for illegal wildlife products.

  • Article: Nov 10, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb writes about the work he is doing in government to reform mental health care services for children and young people.

    "Imagine for a minute you are a teenager, perhaps working hard for your a-level exams, struggling with relationships and all the social and academic pressures of school. And on top of this, you might be among the 1 in 10 of your peers suffering from depression, an eating disorder, or another mental health problem.

  • Article: Nov 7, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb has today (7 November) announced that £1.2m will be invested in projects to support adults with autism.

    42 pioneering projects across the country will benefit from their share of the funding, as part of the government's drive to improve care for people with autism.

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    Article: Nov 7, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is calling for a boost to the South West's road and rail links in next month's Autumn Statement.

    Today (7 November) Nick met with business leaders in the South West to discuss the need for investment in the area's transport system.

    He said:

    "Poor road and rail services have been holding the South West back for too long.