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Nick Clegg interview on the European Elections

Nick Clegg has given an interview to the BBC's Vicki Young in response to the disappointing results in the European Elections.

Dorothy Thornhill re-elected as Mayor of Watford

Congratulations to Dorothy Thornhill who has been re-elected as Liberal Democrat Mayor of Watford

Dorothy topped the polls, scooping 65.4% of the vote after second preferences.

Elections 2014: Where we work we can win

Local election results show that where Liberal Democrats work, we can win.

Sutton Liberal Democrats hold control of council

Congratulations to Sutton Liberal Democrats who have held control of Sutton Borough Council and made gains from the Conservatives and Labour. 

This result shows that where we work, we can win.

Susan Kramer: Ours is the only party that has had the guts to take on Ukip

Today, minister of state for transport Susan Kramer wrote for City A.M. about why London should vote for the Liberal Democrats in the European Elections.

3 reasons to vote Lib Dem today

Do you think Britain is better off in Europe or do you want us out of it? The Liberal Democrats are Britain’s only party of IN. 

Danny Alexander: The European elections are crucial for British jobs and prosperity

Writing for British Influence, a day before voters go to the polls, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander explains why the European elections are crucial for British jobs and prosperity.

Danny writes:

More women than ever on top company boards

New figures highlighted by Business Secretary Vince Cable show that 99% of FTSE 100 companies now have at least one female director on their boards, which is a considerable turnaround from where 1 in 5 were all male in 2011.

Call Clegg 21st May

Nick Clegg takes your questions live on LBC for this week's Call Clegg.

Watch from 9am.

Nick Clegg: There is nothing more British than standing tall in our own backyard

Ahead of Thursday's European elections, Nick Clegg today gave a speech in Oxford, explaining exactly why Liberal Democrats are the only party campaigning to keep Britain IN Europe.

Read the full speech below.

Nick Clegg meets... Oxford

This is your chance to put Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg on the spot.

Nick is holding a Q&A session, hosted by the Oxford Mail at a city centre location on Tuesday, May 20. Click here to apply for a free ticket to attend.

Danny Alexander: Our long term plan to fix the economy is working

Today’s figures show that inflation still remains below the government’s target level of 2%, with the rate expected to remain low for some time.

Lynne Featherstone: New British aid package for South Sudan

Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone has announced a new British aid package for South Sudan. 

Speaking at a conference hosted by the Norwegian government in Oslo, Lynne said that the new £60m package will help hundreds of thousands of people affected by the conflict:

Nick Clegg warns exiting the EU would undermine Britain's interests

Writing in today's Evening Standard, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg warns that leaving the EU would undermine Britain's national interests. 

Nick explains how a vote for UKIP would threaten the British economy and why the Liberal Democrats are the only party standing up to UKIP.

He writes:

Nick Clegg's speech to the Scottish Chamber of Commerce

This afternoon, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg gave a speech making the case for why Scotland is better off being part of United Kingdom.

The full transcript is below:

I want to thank the Scottish Chambers of Commerce for hosting today’s event. As businesses, you rely on the Chambers’ advice and expertise to help you succeed. And you’re relying on that same support as you sort fact from fiction in the current Scottish Independence debate. 

Nick Clegg writes: Coalition is a sign of grown-up politics

Writing in today's Sunday Telegraph, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg expresses his pride in what the coalition has achieved in government, including raising the personal tax allowance, expanding the apprenticeship scheme and introducing the Pupil Premium.

Nick explains why "coalition it is a sign of grown-up politics, rather than unforgiveable betrayal."

He writes:

Lynne Featherstone: LGBT rights abroad must remain on everyone’s agenda

Today marks the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia – a celebration of sexual and gender diversity.

Nick Clegg: This has been a good week for LBGT rights

Today, on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, Nick Clegg wrote a piece for Pink News:

UKIP and Tory MEPs named and shamed over LGBT voting record

New research released today on the eve of International day against homophobia (17 May) reveals that UKIP and Conservative MEPs are amongst those with the worst records on LGBT rights in the European Parliament.

Danny Alexander: Better Together, in Britain and in Europe

Danny Alexander gave a speech this morning at Paris-Dauphine University highlighting how the issues at stake in the Scottish referendum and the European debate overlap.  

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