Liberal Democrats


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Liberal Democrats

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(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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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.
Labour's confidence is high as the Liberal Democrats locally suffer the fallout from the party's national woes.
Yes, Liberal Democrats depend on donations to support their activities and especially their election campaigns; however, our manifesto will be agreed by members' votes at conference.
What she omits from her letter is that the Pupil Deprivation Grant is only in existence thanks to the group of Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly Members.
Instead, he was sorry the Liberal Democrats ever opposed the increase as they had not costed the policy properly.
The Liberal Democrats joined the Tory-led coalition on the pretext that a strong government was needed to see Britain through the economic crisis.
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.
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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