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If you would like more information about joining Wakefield Liberal Democrats, contact Membership Development Officer, David Currie, on 01924 279295 today to express your interest or contact us via our online form.

Alternatively you can join the party via the national website and they will forward your details to us.

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Call Clegg 16 October

Watch as Nick Clegg takes your questions live in this week's Call Clegg.

Call Clegg

Nick Clegg takes your questions every Thursday from 9am on live LBC.

Watch the latest episode here. 

Safe standing would cut the cost of watching football

Liberal Democrat plans to introduce safe standing areas at football grounds would help to cut ticket prices, as new research shows ticket prices have grown by 4.4% in the past year.

Encouraging employment figures show our economy is recovering

Employment figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show further encouraging signs that our economy is recovering.

In the quarter to August, unemployment fell by 154,000 to 1.97m. This is largest fall in unemployment since records began.

And the rate of unemployment fell from 6.2 per cent to 6 per cent - its lowest level since 2008.

State pension set to rise by 2.5 per cent next year

Pensioners will benefit from a 2.5 per cent increase in their state pension thanks to the Liberal Democrat Triple Lock guarantee.

Figures out today (14 October) show that inflation is below target meaning that the basic state pension will be boosted by 2.5 per cent next year.

The Triple Lock guarantee means that pensions will increase with inflation, earnings or 2.5 per cent - whichever is highest.

Celebrating positive body image

Liberal Democrats Women and Equalities Minister Jo Swinson has today launched of a package of guidance and activities promoting positive body image and challenging negative attitudes and actions that lead to low self-esteem.

Taking Action on Body Image offers a workshop plan, teachers' notes and advice to help young people tackle low confidence and boost their self-esteem. 

Helena Morrissey writes: Call for feedback on progress since independent inquiry of June 2013

As set out in my Report into 'Processes and Culture' within the Party, I would now like to assess progress made against my recommendations.

Taken together, the recommendations formed a suggested - but by no means exhaustive - blueprint for change over both the medium and long term.

Liberal Democrats comment on 2015 TV debates negotiations

Commenting on the announcement by broadcasters about negotiations for TV leader debates in the run up to the 2015 election, a Liberal Democrat spokesman said:

“The Liberal Democrats have long argued that the debates last time round were of huge benefit to our democratic process and engaged millions of voters.

Conservative education plans are half-baked

Liberal Democrats have today branded new schools policy proposed by the Conservatives as half-baked.

The Conservatives revealed their plans to give school commissioners the power to fire headteachers and introduce new discipline standards in schools ranked inadequate by Ofsted.

Liberal Democrats respond to Conservative plans for school commissioners

Responding to the Conservatives manifesto plans to give school commissioners the power to fire headteachers on the spot and impose new discipline codes, a Liberal Democrat spokesperson said: