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Welcome to the website of Staffordshire Moorlands Liberal Democrats

Staffordshire Moorlands is the most northerly and most attractive constituency in the West Midlands. It is formed by the majority of wards of Staffordshire Moorlands District, as well as the Newchapel ward of Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough.

The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

Recent updates

  • Article: May 3, 2015

    Whilst at a campaign rally in Southwark today Nick Clegg passionately described how only a vote for the Liberal Democrats will safeguard values of stability, decency and unity.

    Amid cheers and shouts from a crowd of energetic campaigners Nick Clegg emphasised how Britain is an open-minded, open-hearted and generous country. He urged the British people to find a sense of renewed optimism and cited how the Liberal Democrats manifesto symbolises hope.

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    Article: May 3, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has announced a final red line that the Liberal Democrats would demand in any coalition negotiations.

    Nick has set out how the Liberal Democrats will make pay increases for public sector workers a priority in any coalition talks.

    After five years of pay restraint, teachers, nurses, police officers and all those who work in the public sector should no longer face pay cuts and will be offered light at the end of the tunnel.

  • Article: May 2, 2015

    Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg has announced that the Liberal Democrats aim to see youth unemployment cut to its lowest levels since records began.

    The Liberal Democrats have outlined a plan which focuses on getting an extra 100,000 young adults into work through on the job training such as an apprenticeship or full-time education.

  • Article: May 1, 2015

    The Financial Times has endorsed the Liberal Democrats as "a responsible partner in government."

    In its editorial, the FT reports:

    "At this delicate moment, the best outcome would be a continuation of the 2010 coalition between the Conservatives and Lib Dems.

    "Mr Clegg's party has proved a responsible partner in government.

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    Article: May 1, 2015

    Pensioners would be guaranteed an annual increase to their state pension of at least 2.5 per cent under the Liberal Democrats.

    The "triple lock" scheme increases pensions by whichever is higher of earnings, growth, inflation or 2.5 per cent.

    The policy was a front page manifesto commitment and key demand by the Liberal Democrats in Coalition negotiations in 2010. Since its implementation, the basic state pension has increased by £950.

  • Article: May 1, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats would insist on investing an extra £8bn in the NHS each year, as well as introducing maximum waiting times for mental health services, as a red line for entering a coalition, Nick Clegg has announced.

    Only the Liberal Democrats have committed to a fully-costed plan to deliver the £8bn a year the NHS needs by 2020.

  • Article: Apr 30, 2015

    The Liberal Democrat Business Advisory Group has today outlined plans to put money and power directly back into the hands of local businesses and regional economies.

    Senior business figures have crafted a Business Prospectus which reinforces plans by the Liberal Democrats to:

    • Balance the books on time and fairly;
    • Revitalise and upgrade local transport infrastructure;
    • Provide a fertile environment for small businesses to excel; and
    • Divert money and resources away from Whitehall and into the regions.
  • Article: Apr 30, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has lifted the lid on secret Tory proposals to slash Child Benefit that were blocked by the Liberal Democrats in government.

    Danny revealed that the Conservatives tabled proposals in government to limit Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit to two children - a £3,500 loss for a family of three.

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    Article: Apr 29, 2015

    Increasing the Personal Tax Allowance will be a red line for the Liberal Democrats in any coalition negotiations, Nick Clegg has announced.

    Nick Clegg said the Liberal Democrats would not support a Labour or Conservative Government if they did not commit to raising the income tax threshold.

    The deal-breaker comes as millions of people will feel the benefit of the latest rise in the Personal Allowance in their pay-packets, which has delivered a £825 tax cut over the parliament, worth £70 a month.

  • Article: Apr 29, 2015

    Here are 12 unique policies that you will only find in the Lib Dem manifesto, none of which feature in the Labour or Conservatives' manifestos.

    You can read our full manifesto here.

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