Wednesday, 6 May 2015


On the penultimate day of the election campaign, Liberal Democrat Party leader Nick Clegg said we face the biggest political decision of our lives.

The polls are neck-and-neck and no party is going to hold a majority in parliament.  Voters face the prospect of a new government lurching to the extreme left, the extreme right, or breaking up the country unless they vote Liberal Democrat to anchor Britain to the centre ground.  


Nick Clegg said only the Liberal Democrats will provide “stability, unity and decency” after Polling Day, highlighting six ‘red lines’ which must be agreed to as part of any coalition negotiations in the next government.  These key policies will benefit millions of people across the country by creating a stronger economy and fairer society with opportunity for everyone.

The Liberal Democrats' six 'red lines' are:
  • Invest an extra £2.5bn in education – benefiting 11.5 million pupils aged 2-19
  • Invest £8bn a year by 2020 in the NHS – benefiting 53.9 million people in England
  • £2.7bn of pay rises for public sector workers – benefiting 5.4 million workers
  • Cut taxes by £400 for working people - benefiting 30 million individuals
  • Introduce a 'stability budget' in the first 50 days – benefiting the entire UK population
  • Fight climate change and protect nature - benefiting the entire UK population

Nick said: “Tomorrow, you face the biggest political decision of your life. Our economic stability, our decent British values of openness, generosity and tolerance and the unity of our United Kingdom are all at stake.

“Without Liberal Democrats to keep the next Government safe, stable and fair, Labour or the Conservatives will be left to run a messy and unstable minority Government, dependent on the SNP on the one hand or UKIP and the DUP on the other.

“The Liberal Democrats will give a heart to a Conservative Government and a brain to a Labour one. Every Liberal Democrat MP makes Labour’s reckless borrowing and the Conservatives’ ideological cuts less likely. And every Liberal Democrat MP is a barrier between Nigel Farage and Alex Salmond and the door to 10 Downing Street.”

I hope you will vote for me on Thursday to keep the recovery going and to keep our economy growing.  

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