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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. The party currently has 11 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 2010-15.

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Lib Dem leadership election: Party set to wait until summer to name Jo Swinson's successor

Lib Dem bosses meet on Saturday to hammer out a timetable for contest
Independent - Published

Sadiq Khan to 'lovebomb' Lib Dem voters in bid to win 2020 London mayoral election

Exclusive: Mayor says Labour activists should not attack third party supporters, but show they 'share their values'
Independent - Published

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Sadiq Khan announces 'Green New Deal' for a carbon neutral London by 2030 [Video]Sadiq Khan announces 'Green New Deal' for a carbon neutral London by 2030

Sadiq Khan says he will make London carbon-neutral city by 2030 if he is re-elected as mayor of the capital later this year. The Labour politician’s pledge to tackle air pollution forms part of his..

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UK Liberal Democrats to elect new leader in new year after Jo Swinson loses seat [Video]UK Liberal Democrats to elect new leader in new year after Jo Swinson loses seat

UK Liberal Democrats to elect new leader in new year after Jo Swinson loses seat

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General Election 2019: How the day unfolded [Video]General Election 2019: How the day unfolded

After winning a Tory majority, Boris Johnson met with the Queen and addressed the nation on the steps of Downing Street. Meanwhile Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn commiserated after his party's losses and..

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Johnson urges healing for Brexit-bound Britain [Video]Johnson urges healing for Brexit-bound Britain

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for unity on Friday (December 13) after he won a resounding victory that sets Britain on a fast-track course out of the European Union. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Scottish National Party sees huge gains after UK election [Video]Scottish National Party sees huge gains after UK election

The SNP unseated Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson in a constituency in central Scotland in dramatic result.

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Swinson 'proud' of Lib Dems despite losing seat during General Election [Video]Swinson 'proud' of Lib Dems despite losing seat during General Election

Former Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson said she was proud that the party had been the "unapologetic voice of Remain" during the General Election campaign. "Many people will look at the last few weeks at..

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Swinson: We have to find a way out of ‘nationalist surge’ [Video]Swinson: We have to find a way out of ‘nationalist surge’

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has said although she will no longer lead the party, she will walk along side them. The politician added that we have to work to find a way out of the ‘nationalist..

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Why Liberals Flopped In The UK [Video]Why Liberals Flopped In The UK

The Liberal Democrats are reeling after a disastrous general election performance. The party has failed to add to the number of seats it won at the last election. Jo Swinson has resigned as leader..

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UK's Johnson gets 'huge' Brexit mandate in seismic election win [Video]UK's Johnson gets 'huge' Brexit mandate in seismic election win

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's ruling Conservatives have won a significant majority in an election that reshapes the British political landscape and breaks the Brexit gridlock. David Doyle reports.

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Ed Davey and Sal Brinton appointed interim Lib Dem leaders [Video]Ed Davey and Sal Brinton appointed interim Lib Dem leaders

Sir Ed Davey and Sal Brinton have been appointed interim joint leaders of the Liberal Democrats, after party leader Jo Swinson lost her East Dunbartonshire seat. Sir Ed lost the Lib Dem leadership..

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Scotland must get independence vote, says Sturgeon [Video]Scotland must get independence vote, says Sturgeon

Scotland must be allowed to hold another referendum on its place inside the United Kingdom following the crushing victory of the nationalists in the election, leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday..

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Jo Swinson warns of 'nationalism' after losing seat [Video]Jo Swinson warns of 'nationalism' after losing seat

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson lost her seat in Dunbartonshire East to the Scottish National Party candidate Amy Callaghan and warned of a rise in nationalism on both sides of the England-Scotland..

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Jo Swinson has lost her seat of Dunbartonshire East [Video]Jo Swinson has lost her seat of Dunbartonshire East

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has lost her Dunbartonshire East seat to the SNP. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..

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Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson loses her seat [Video]Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson loses her seat

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has lost her seat in East Dunbartonshire to the SNP.

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Theresa May retains seat in Maidenhead [Video]Theresa May retains seat in Maidenhead

Former prime minister Theresa May has retained her seat in Maidenhead by a convincing 32,620 votes compared to her nearest rivals the Liberal Democrats with 13,774. Report by Thomasl. Like us on..

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Tories hold onto Cities of London and Westminster [Video]Tories hold onto Cities of London and Westminster

The Conservatives have held onto the Cities of London and Westminster after strong challenges from both the Liberal Democrats and Labour. The Tories took 39.9% of the vote, with Lib Dems in second with..

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Goldsmith loses Richmond Park [Video]Goldsmith loses Richmond Park

Conservative Zac Goldsmith has lost his seat in Richmond Park to the Liberal Democrats. This is the Lib Dems' first gain of the night. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at..

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Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab retains his seat [Video]Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab retains his seat

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has retained his seat in the constituency of Esher and Walton. He held off the Liberal Democrats' Monica Harding by 2,743 votes. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at..

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Jo Swinson leaves home for Dunbartonshire East count [Video]Jo Swinson leaves home for Dunbartonshire East count

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has departed her home in Dunbartonshire East for the overnight General Election count. The constituency hangs in the balance as the SNP are expected to make gains in..

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Conservative landslide in UK election: exit polls [Video]Conservative landslide in UK election: exit polls

Votes are still being counted but initial exit polls suggest that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party have swept the national election, with a commanding majority to push..

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Brexit: EU citizens face paying £4,345 'teachers' tax' to work in UK for five years

Extra 'red tape' before teaching qualifications are recognised will also add to existing recruitment crisis, Liberal Democrats warn
Independent - Published

Layla Moran: Potential Lib Dem leadership candidate becomes first MP to come out as pansexual

Oxford MP said she was 'surprised' to find herself in a same-sex relationship, but added: 'Sometimes when you meet the right person, it just kind of happens'.
Independent - Published

Brexit: MPs attempt to force Boris Johnson to protect child refugees after EU departure

Exclusive: Liberal Democrat amendment seeks to overturn 'truly heartless' Boris Johnson move to strip refugee rights from Brexit bill
Independent - Published

Prosecutors search office of Japan MP in connection with bribery probe

Japanese prosecutors on Wednesday searched the office of ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Takaki Shirasuka as part of a bribery investigation that saw another politician arrested earlier in the..
Reuters - Published

Japan lawmaker arrested on suspicion of accepting bribes over casino: NHK

Tokyo prosecutors arrested ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto on Wednesday on suspicion of accepting bribes from a Chinese company interested in setting up a casino in Japan,..
Reuters - Published

Uzbek LibDems lead in vote criticized by Western observers

Uzbekistan's Liberal Democratic Party have retained the biggest number of seats in the Central Asian nation's legislature so far, winning 43 seats out of 128 in Sunday's vote which Western monitors..
Reuters - Published

Uzbekistan's LibDems retain lead in parliamentary election

Uzbekistan's Liberal Democratic Party has retained the biggest number of seats in the Central Asian nation's legislature so far, winning 43 seats out of 128 in Sunday's vote, the Central Election..
Reuters - Published

Battle against Brexit has not ended and Johnson's plans could still 'implode', says Ed Davey

Prime minister's willingness to alienate Scotland and Northern Ireland has made Lib Dems the party of the Union, says interim leader
Independent - Published

Hung parliament and 70 Lib Dem MPs: What the general election result would have been if we used a PR system

Tories would have won only 288 seats – the largest party in a hung parliament
Independent - Published

Jo Swinson insists she has 'no regrets' despite losing her seat on disappointing night for Lib Dems

Former party leader temporarily replaced by Sir Ed Davey and Sal Brinton after losing out to SNP
Independent - Published

'Clear message' on Scottish independence vote

The SNP makes big gains across Scotland, including the defeat of Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson.
BBC News - Published

Sturgeon set for showdown with PM as Scotland and UK take ‘divergent paths’

sturgeon set for showdown with pm as scotland and uk take ‘divergent paths’
Nicola Sturgeon is set for a showdown with Prime Minister Boris Johnson as she insisted the SNP’s election success gives her a “renewed, refreshed and strengthened” mandate for a second vote on..
WorldNews - Published

General Election 2019: Lib Dems take St Albans and David Gauke loses seat

The former justice secretary stood against the Tories as an independent but failed to win re-election.
BBC News - Published

Election results: Failure of tactical voting brutally exposed by Tory gain in Kensington

Supporters of Labour ex-MP blame Liberal Democrats for splitting the vote
Independent - Published

General election 2019: Theresa May re-elected with reduced majority

The former prime minister saw her lead reduced by a swing to the Liberal Democrats.
BBC News - Published

UK Liberal Democrats to elect new leader after Swinson loses seat

Britain's Liberal Democrats said they would elect a new leader next year after Jo Swinson lost her seat in parliament at Thursday's general election.
Reuters - Published

Factbox: How the mighty fell - biggest upsets in the UK election

The British election threw up some shock results on Friday, including the ousting of the pro-European Liberal Democrat leader and the fall of a veteran Labour lawmaker known as the "Beast of Bolsover".
Reuters - Published

General election: Every centrist MP who defected from Labour and Tories loses seat

Defectors to the Lib Dems, Change UK, and independents failed to win any seats
Independent - Published

Nicola Sturgeon celebrates wildly on live TV as Jo Swinson loses seat

Lib Dem leader who claimed she could become PM unseated by 27-year-old
Independent - Published

General election 2019: Zac Goldsmith loses seat to Lib Dems again

Labour's only gain of the night came in Putney, where Fleur Anderson overturned a 1,554 vote majority.
BBC News - Published

With a roar, Scotland's Sturgeon cheers win against LibDem leader

With a roar and a double fist pump, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon cheered the defeat of Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson by the nationalists in a clip that went viral on social media early on..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson says election victory is ‘powerful mandate to get Brexit done’

boris johnson says election victory is ‘powerful mandate to get brexit done’
Boris Johnson is on track for a major election victory (Picture: Rex) Boris Johnson hailed his ‘powerful new mandate to get Brexit done’ as his party romped to victory in the 2019 General Election...
WorldNews - Published

UK Liberal Democrat leader Swinson loses seat to Scottish National Party

The leader of Britain's pro-European Union Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson, lost her parliamentary seat to the Scottish National Party on Friday.
Reuters - Published

General election: Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson loses seat to SNP

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has lost her seat to the SNP.
Independent - Published

Richmond Park election result: Tory Brexiteer Zac Goldsmith thrashed by Lib Dems

Former Tory London mayor candidate Zac Goldsmith has lost his seat in Richmond, south west London.
Independent - Published

General election: Chuka Umunna defeated after defecting from Labour

Defeated candidate was once seen as possible future leader of both Labour and Liberal Democrats
Independent - Published

Tory Brexiteer Zac Goldsmith set to lose seat, exit poll forecasts

Richmond Park seat gain could be one of few glimmers of light for Liberal Democrats
Independent - Published

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson set to lose seat, exit poll indicates

Jo Swinson is on course to lose her seat to the SNP, the general election exit poll suggests.
Independent - Published

General election: Boris Johnson likely to win small majority but hung parliament still possible, poll finds

An eve-of-election poll by BMG Research for The Independent has put Conservatives on 41 per cent, Labour on 32 and Liberal Democrats on 14, pointing towards a small overall majority for Boris Johnson's..
Independent - Published

Second Lib Dem election candidate endorses vote for Labour rival for his seat on day before election

Liberal Democrat Rhys Taylor in Cardiff North has become the second of his party's general election candidates to advise supporters to vote tactically for their Labour rival to defeat Conservatives.
Independent - Published

Brexit Party founder forced to resign over Islamophobic comments endorses Boris Johnson's Tories

'Catherine joins a long list of unsavoury characters,' say Lib Dems.
Independent - Published

Lib Dem candidate endorses Labour rival in his own seat out of 'concern for our country'

Brendan Devlin urges supporters to 'vote tactically' to keep Conservatives out
Independent - Published

General election 2019: Row over use of 'fake newspapers'

The Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats have been criticised over the election leaflets.
BBC News - Published

General Election: Lib Dems hopeful of 'Portillo moment' as party puts Dominic Raab in its crosshairs

First-time candidate Monica Harding hopes Brexit discontent can help her unseat the foreign secretary
Independent - Published

Small parties urged to make proportional representation a red line for any coalition

Lib Dems, Greens, Brexit Party, SNP, and Plaid told to stand by electoral reform
Independent - Published

More than 22,000 EU nationals have left NHS since Brexit referendum, figures show

Liberal Democrats warn that replacements will be deterred by new visa and health surcharge fees after UK leaves the EU
Independent - Published

Dan Snow endorses Lib Dems over 'profoundly incompetent' Boris Johnson and 'economically illiterate' Jeremy Corbyn

Television presenter laments 'parlous state' of two main parties but praises Jo Swinson and insists Brexit can still be stopped
Independent - Published

Channel 4 election debate: When are Jo Swinson and Angela Rayner going head-to-head?

Lib Dem leader and shadow education secretary to be quizzed on key election issues away from Brexit
Independent - Published

Labour announces plans for Post Office business advisers as part of 20-point plan to help small firms

Party says new organisation would be 'one-stop shop' for smaller companies, while Liberal Democrats announce new plans to help disadvantaged children
Independent - Published

Johnson has 10-point lead over Labour before election - poll

johnson has 10-point lead over labour before election - poll
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has a 10-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to an opinion poll published by Savanta ComRes on Wednesday, ahead of next week's..
WorldNews - Published

General election: Tory plan for first 100 days of government branded 'pure fantasy'

Liberal Democrats say Mr Johnson is "once again lying to the British public by pretending he can actually deliver on any of these promises"
Independent - Published

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson repeatedly confronted over coalition cuts during youth centre visit

'You built your career on the backs of a lost generation of young people who didn't have places like this'
Independent - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Election: Jo Swinson apologises for supporting welfare cuts as part of Coalition

Liberal Democrat leader says she regrets backing policies such as bedroom tax and admits austerity went too far
Independent - Published

Extinction Rebellion protester dressed as bee superglues himself to Lib Dem battlebus

Activists swarm around vehicle to demand climate change be pushed up political agenda
Independent - Published

Hugh Grant attacks Lib Dems for 'misleading' tweet one day after campaigning for them

Official party Twitter account claims 'only Lib Dems can take seats off the Tories'
Independent - Published

Nigel Farage warns politicians not to 'demonise' Donald Trump during UK visit

nigel farage warns politicians not to 'demonise' donald trump during uk visit
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has warned it was a “great mistake” for British politicians to demonise Donald Trump ahead of his arrival in Britain. In the latest seven-way TV election debate..
WorldNews - Published

Tory tax and welfare plans will benefit richer households more than poorest, says leading think-tank

Labour and Liberal Democrat benefit changes would mean substantial redistribution in long term, says Institute for Fiscal Studies
Independent - Published

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