Lib Dems elect Tim Farron as new leader

Cumbrian MP, Tim Farron is the new leader of the Liberal Democrats following the result of an all-member election. Former Health Minister Norman Lamb came second with 43% against 57% for Farron.

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Hackney Lib Dems celebrate jump in membership

Liberal Democrats in Hackney have bounced back from the party's poor showing at the general election with a surge of new members joining the party in response to the election of a new, right-wing government.

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The death of Brian Sedgemore

It is with sadness that we mark the passing of Brian Sedgemore, who served as MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch for 22 years and joined the Liberal Democrats shortly before retiring in 2005

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Simon: Build Homes to Avoid a "Hollow Hackney"

Hackney North candidate, Simon de Deney is keeping up the pressure on Labour to build 12,000 new homes for social-rent in the borough to counteract the "hollowing out" of Hackney.

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Liberal Democrats launch Manifesto

The Liberal Democrat manifesto for the 2015 general election was launched in Battersea today. Front page priorities include further tax cuts for low- and middle-income workers and powerful new laws to protect the environment.

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Miliband Endorses Lib Dem Lynne Featherstone

"Mr Miliband applauded Mr Cameron’s successful push in the face of strong Tory opposition to legalise same-sex marriage and raise foreign aid spending to 0.7% of GDP but said he didn’t think they would “have a pint” together."


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Lib Dems working in government for a Greener Britain - right up to the last moment

£3.9m boost for greener, more accessible transport

A £3.9 million package to boost environmentally-friendly transport and improve accessibility for disabled people has been unveiled by Lib Dem Transport Minister Baroness Susan Kramer.




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“Hackney Rise”

How do you unseat an MP of 27 years with a 14,000 majority? You might do it with poetry. Simon de Deney, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, a Stoke Newington based actor and writer, is taking a new approach to political campaigning.

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Lib Dems launch manifesto priorities


Education, NHS funding and further tax cuts for low-paid workers are among five policy areas Liberal Democrats will focus on at the general election - and any subsequent negotiations in another hung parliament.

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"Save Our Markets" says Pauline


Liberal Democrat campaigner and "Hackney Heroine," Pauline Pearce has challenged town hall bosses over their neglect and degradation of Hackney's markets - particularly the historic but threatened Kingsland Waste Market.

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