Liberal Democrats


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Liberal Democrats

pl n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Britain) a political party with centrist policies; established in 1988 as the Social and Liberal Democrats when the Liberal Party merged with the Social Democratic Party; renamed Liberal Democrats in 1989
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William Hill predicts the Liberal Democrats will retake Cardiff Central from Labour, lost in the last election by Jenny Willott, left, to Jo Stevens, right
The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats lost respectively in that election seven and nine MEPs to UKIP and Labour.
THE Liberal Democrats will today unveil an election pledge to ensure Wales has sufficient numbers of nurses on mental health and maternity wards and in the community.
FLINTSHIRE Liberal Democrats are celebrating an overwhelming win for their candidate in the New Brighton by-election for a seat on Flintshire Council Sara Parker gained 365 votes, 124 more than her nearest rival.
And between 2004 and 2012 the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives ran Birmingham, in what they called a "progressive partnership" rather than a coalition.
Most of the gains made by the Liberal Democrats in recent elections has been at the expense of the Tories.
The minority partner Liberal Democrats have just lost their single largest reason to be in the coalition when the referendum on changing the voting system went against them, and they have nothing to replace it with.
Summary: The leader of the Liberal Democrats in Liverpool has called on Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to pull out of the coalition Government.
ALYN AND DEESIDE: John Bell, Welsh Conservative; Shane Brennan, Plaid Cymru; Carl Sargeant, Welsh Labour; Michael Joseph Whitby, British National Party; Peter Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrats.
IN response to the article (ECHO December 16 ) Liverpool Labour and Liberal Democrats in pact to solve cash crisis, I question the claim by Warren Bradley that the Liberal Democrats are setting aside tribal politics in Liverpool for the greater good.
My only sadness is the navety of those who supported the Liberal Democrats in the general election, especially students who believed this party could ever be trusted to protect their interests.

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