Chris Coleman

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All school children under the age of 11 will be entitled to free school meals under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans announced today (29 April). Extending free school meals for seven to 11 year olds will benefit 1.9 million children and save parents around £400 per child a year. These plans will more than double the […]

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Nick Clegg sets out economic red line

by Chris Coleman on April 28, 2015

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has set an economic ‘red line’ for potential coalition negotiations. Following on from his commitment on education spending, Nick has called for a ‘Stability Budget’ within the first 50 days of the next parliament. Nick outlined clearly that “there will be no deal if there is no stability”. […]

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Liberal Democrats set education red line

by Chris Coleman on April 27, 2015

Liberal Democrats will not enter a coalition with any party that does not agree to protect education funding, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.By setting education as a red line, any government with the Liberal Democrats must increase spending on nurseries, schools and colleges. Liberal Democrats want to protect per […]

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Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will today (26 April) deliver a speech in Sutton, hitting out at both the Conservative and Labour parties for not being honest about what they would do in a hung parliament. He will argue that it is increasingly clear no party will win an overall majority, […]

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Liberal Democrats launch Disability Manifesto

by Chris Coleman on April 24, 2015

Liberal Democrats believe that no matter who you are, where you come from and what your circumstances, no one should be denied the opportunity to fulfill their potential. In order to build a fairer society, we must break down the unfair divisions in our society and in government again, Liberal Democrats will ensure that disabled […]

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Liberal Democrats will guarantee public sector pay increases by at least the rate of inflation. Nick Clegg said public sector workers deserve to see light at the end of the tunnel after five years of pay restraint and to feel the benefits of economic recovery. Liberal Democrats will ensue employees in the public sector are […]

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Liberal Democrats launch £150m carers package

by Chris Coleman on April 23, 2015

Liberal Democrats have announced a £150m package for the 6.5 million carers across Britain who support their loved ones that are older, disabled or seriously ill. The new measures form part of the party’s Disability Manifesto. Approximately 1 in every 8 adults provide care, unpaid for family and friends. Under Liberal Democrat plans, these carers […]

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Liberal Democrats have set out a package of measures to help rural areas thrive. The plans set out by Nick Clegg in a Countryside Charter will create more than 300,000 new jobs and ensure people living in rural areas have access to the facilities they need to prosper. The Charter includes measures to improve high […]

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Only the Liberal Democrats will keep Britain on track

by Chris Coleman on April 22, 2015

The era of the single party government is over, and it is only the Liberal Democrats who will add a heart to a Conservative government and a brain to a Labour one. Last week we launched our manifesto, and it’s a manifesto that has decency, tolerance and generosity at its very heart. Our priorities, which we […]

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Chris Coleman is delighted to confirm that he has signed the three pledges to be a HOOF Champion if he is elected as the next MP for the Forest of Dean on May 7. The pledges relate to the following issues: Pledge 1: for public ownership and community accountability Pledge 2: for adequate public funding Pledge 3: for […]

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