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Liberal Democrats (UK)

Political party in the United Kingdom

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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. Currently led by Jo Swinson, the party at the end of October 2019 had 21 Members of Parliament in the House of Commons, 94 members of the House of Lords, 16 members of the European Parliament, 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 to 2015.

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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..
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What are Britain's pro-EU Liberal Democrats promising in election?

Britain's pro-European Union Liberal Democrats launched their manifesto on Wednesday, setting out the policies they would put into place if they are elected to government on Dec. 12.
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Videos for Liberal Democrats (UK)

Swinson optimistic Lib Dems can 'cause some upsets' [Video]Swinson optimistic Lib Dems can 'cause some upsets'

Jo Swinson has said she is "very optimistic" that her party will be "able to cause some upsets" in Thursday's general election. The Liberal Democrats leader added that she's "excited" about the final..

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Pollution, plants and protests: Where do UK parties stand on Green issues? [Video]Pollution, plants and protests: Where do UK parties stand on Green issues?

During their campaigns, the political parties have gone big on environmental policies. The Green Party demands zero man-made greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The Labour Party calls for a reduction by..

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'I'll do what I can': In Glasgow South, a Liberal Democrat fights a losing battle [Video]'I'll do what I can': In Glasgow South, a Liberal Democrat fights a losing battle

Ahead of the general election on Thursday, Euronews looks at how Glasgow South is a microcosm of Liberal Democrat declineView on euronews

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Climate protesters glue themselves to British PM's bus [Video]Climate protesters glue themselves to British PM's bus

Eight environmental activists, some dressed as bees, blocked UK Prime MinIster Boris Johnson's election campaign bus - with some gluing their hands to the front.

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Jo Swinson greets Lib Dem supporters in Bath [Video]Jo Swinson greets Lib Dem supporters in Bath

Jo Swinson meets supporters at a party rally in Bath alongside Wera Hobhouse, the Lib Dem spokesperson for the environment and climate change. She thanks party activists for going out in the bad..

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Election 2019: December 8 round-up [Video]Election 2019: December 8 round-up

A look at the highlights from Sunday's General Election campaign trails. It wasn’t quiet Christmas bells ringing when Boris Johnson and other members of his Cabinet joined the phone banks in a bid to..

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Steve Coogan campaigns for Lib Dems in Lewes [Video]Steve Coogan campaigns for Lib Dems in Lewes

Comedian Steve Coogan said people needed to "vote smart and box clever" to keep the Conservatives out of power. The Alan Partridge star took to the streets in his local constituency of Lewes in East..

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Jo Swinson plays tennis and pulls pint on campaign trail [Video]Jo Swinson plays tennis and pulls pint on campaign trail

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson has taken part in a tennis training session at Shinfield Tennis Club while on the election campaign trail. There she was questioned by a 16-year-old - and aspiring..

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Jo Swinson speaks in Hampshire [Video]Jo Swinson speaks in Hampshire

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson speaks on her party's promise to deliver free childcare whilst at a day-care centre in Hampshire. She also responds to questions on why the Liberal Democrats haven't broken..

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Jo Swinson visits playgroup in Hampshire [Video]Jo Swinson visits playgroup in Hampshire

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson visits a playgroup in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire as she prepares to launch her party's childcare policy. Report by Woodsli. Like us on Facebook at..

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Liberal Democrats hope tactical voting will win them Conservative seat in Winchester [Video]Liberal Democrats hope tactical voting will win them Conservative seat in Winchester

"I honestly believe we can win this seat because there are so many Labour voters here that are saying to me, yes, I'm voting Liberal Democrat because I want to get that rotten conservative government..

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Jo Swinson gets in festive spirit with Christmas sing-along [Video]Jo Swinson gets in festive spirit with Christmas sing-along

Jo Swinson joined the residents of Manor Grange Care Home in Edinburgh for a Christmas sing-along on Thursday. The Lib Dem leader met and talked with residents and carers over a cup of tea as they..

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Jo Swinson admits she is unlikely to be the next Prime Minister [Video]Jo Swinson admits she is unlikely to be the next Prime Minister

Speaking on the BBC's The Andrew Neil Interviews, Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson admits that she is unlikely to be elected as the next prime minister in next week's General Election.

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Election 2019: December 4 round-up [Video]Election 2019: December 4 round-up

A look at the highlights from Wednesday's General Election campaign trails. The Nato summit in Watford influenced Wednesday’s campaigning as party leaders were quizzed about their feelings towards US..

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Jo Swinson confronted by protester at youth centre [Video]Jo Swinson confronted by protester at youth centre

Jo Swinson was confronted by a protester over the effect of the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition government's policies on young people. The Liberal Democrat leader was visiting a youth centre in..

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Climate change protester glues himself to Lib Dem bus [Video]Climate change protester glues himself to Lib Dem bus

A member of climate change activist group Extinction Rebellion has glued himself to the Liberal Democrats' election campaign bus in London as fellow protesters dressed as bees confront party leader Jo..

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Could anti-Brexit voters deliver Johnson's victory? [Video]Could anti-Brexit voters deliver Johnson's victory?

Voters in the medieval English city of Canterbury who want Britain's next government to stop Brexit could hand power back to a pro-Brexit Conservative Party candidate due to divisions among..

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Hugh Grant canvasses with Luciana Berger [Video]Hugh Grant canvasses with Luciana Berger

Notting Hill actor Hugh Grant campaigns with Liberal Democrat Luciana Berger in Finchley and Golders Green. He says he worked with her before on the phone-hacking scandal and that she's a principled..

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Nigel Farage: Men say dreadful things sometimes [Video]Nigel Farage: Men say dreadful things sometimes

***Mandatory on screen credit: The ITV Election Debate. Nigel Farage has said it was a "great mistake" for politicians in Britain to demonise Donald Trump. Appearing in the ITV election debate, the..

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European Union's view on Brexit amid UK election [Video]European Union's view on Brexit amid UK election

The Liberal Democrats have promised to keep the UK in the EU, while the Labour Party is promising a chance to vote again.

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Election 2019: November 29 round-up [Video]Election 2019: November 29 round-up

A round-up from the campaign trail on November 29, as Boris gets backed by a former Labour MP and the Lib Dems set out their Scottish manifesto.

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Leaders clash over climate policies in Channel 4 News debate [Video]Leaders clash over climate policies in Channel 4 News debate

Party leaders have clashed over their climate policies in a Channel 4 News debate ahead of the general election on December 12. Labour's Jeremy Corbyn, Green Party co-leader Sian Berry, Plaid Cymru's..

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Jo Swinson: Boris Johnson did not care enough about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe [Video]Jo Swinson: Boris Johnson did not care enough about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has accused the Prime Minister of having a sense of 'Etonian entitlement' and not caring about jailed British-Iranian mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Speaking at an..

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Swinson: 'Entitled' Johnson is 'unfit' to be Prime Minister [Video]Swinson: 'Entitled' Johnson is 'unfit' to be Prime Minister

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has attacked Boris Johnson, calling him "unfit" to be prime minister because he is complicit in stoking fear and division across the country, as she compared the..

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Lord Heseltine: Boris Johnson is the most flexible politician of modern times [Video]Lord Heseltine: Boris Johnson is the most flexible politician of modern times

Boris Johnson is "the most flexible politician of modern times", former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine has said. Although he remains a member of the Conservative Party, Lord Heseltine had the..

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Claiming to be UK's new 'party of business' UK Lib Dems enter election spending race

The anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats claimed the mantle of Britain's "party of business" on Friday, setting out their proposed fiscal rules while dismissing rivals' plans for the economy as unrealistic..
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UK Liberal Democrats enter election spending race with big pledges on climate

Britain's anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats will promise on Friday to spend 100 billion pounds ($128 billion) on tackling climate change if they win a Dec. 12 election.
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UK's Liberal Democrat leader sent suspicious package ahead of UK election: ITV

Britain's anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat party leader Jo Swinson was the recipient of suspicious package delivered to her office in parliament ahead of the upcoming general election, ITV reported on..
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Former UK Tory MP Sandbach defects to Liberal Democrats

UK former Conservative party member Antoinette Sandbach has joined the Liberal Democrat party, the lawmaker said in a statement on Thursday.
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UK Liberal Democrats rule out backing opposition Labour Party

Britain' Liberal Democrat party leader Jo Swinson said on Sunday she would not back a government led by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
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Former UK Conservative lawmaker joins pro-EU liberal democrats

Britain's pro-EU Liberal Democrats said on Monday that Heidi Allen, a former lawmaker for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives, had joined their party.
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UK Liberal Democrats to try to remove no-deal Brexit threat more quickly

Britain's opposition Liberal Democrats will seek to remove the threat of a no-deal Brexit before Oct. 19 because they do not trust Prime Minister Boris Johnson to obey a law that instructs him to ask..
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UK Liberal Democrats face huge fight to stop Brexit: leader Swinson

Britain's Liberal Democrats face the fight of their lives to rescue the country from the negative effects of leaving the EU, party leader Jo Swinson said on Tuesday, outlining the battle for hearts and..
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Britain's Liberal Democrats formally adopt 'Stop Brexit' policy

Britain's Liberal Democrats party on Sunday toughened its anti-Brexit stance, formally adopting a policy to cancel leaving the European Union if it wins power at a national election.
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UK Liberal Democrat leader says her party will not support any Brexit deal

Britain's Liberal Democrats party leader Jo Swinson said on Sunday there was no Brexit deal that her party would vote for in parliament, saying her priority was to stop Britain leaving the European..
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Former Conservative minister Gyimah joins Liberal Democrats over Brexit

Former Conservative minister Sam Gyimah has joined the pro-European Union Liberal Democrat party, barely a week after being expelled from the Conservative grouping in parliament over his opposition to..
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Former UK Labour MP Angela Smith to join Liberal Democrats party: The Times

Angela Smith, the former UK Labour MP, will join the Liberal Democratic party, the Times newspaper reported in its Sunday edition.
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UK PM Johnson loses majority in parliament after lawmaker defects to Liberal Democrats

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost his working majority in parliament on Tuesday when one of his Conservative lawmakers defected to the pro-European Union Liberal Democrats.
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Veteran UK politicians asked to lead potential anti-Brexit government

Veteran British lawmakers from the ruling Conservative and opposition Labour parties have both said they would be willing to lead an emergency government to halt a no-deal Brexit, the leader of the..
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Anti-Brexit party reveals candidates for emergency UK government

The leader of the anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats party said on Friday two senior lawmakers from the ruling party and opposition have indicated willingness to lead an emergency government to prevent a..
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Labour's Corbyn cannot lead a caretaker UK government: Liberal Democrat leader

Jeremy Corbyn, the veteran socialist leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, cannot run an emergency government to stop a no-deal Brexit, the head of the Liberal Democrat Party Jo Swinson said on..
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British MP Sarah Wollaston joins Liberal Democrats

Britain's Liberal Democrats on Wednesday said Member of Parliament Sarah Wollaston of Totnes had become a member of the party, months after the lawmaker quit the ruling Conservatives in protest over..
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UK PM Johnson's parliamentary majority almost gone as pro-EU party wins seat

Britain's pro-European Union Liberal Democrats won a parliamentary seat from the governing Conservative Party, taking new Prime Minister Boris Johnson's working majority to just one as he tries to..
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UK's pro-EU Liberal Democrats win parliamentary seat in blow to PM Johnson

Britain's pro-European Union Liberal Democrats have won a parliamentary seat from the governing Conservatives, a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson in his first electoral test since taking office.
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Britain's anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats name Jo Swinson as new leader

Britain's anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat party named lawmaker Jo Swinson as its new leader on Monday, as the party looks to translate a surge in voter support for its pro-European Union agenda into..
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