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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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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..
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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,..
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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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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..
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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..
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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.
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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".
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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..
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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.
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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..
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What are Britain's pro-EU Liberal Democrats promising in election?

Britain's pro-European Union Liberal Democrats launched their manifesto on Wednesday, setting out the policies they would put into place if they are elected to government on Dec. 12.
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Claiming to be UK's new 'party of business' UK Lib Dems enter election spending race

The anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats claimed the mantle of Britain's "party of business" on Friday, setting out their proposed fiscal rules while dismissing rivals' plans for the economy as unrealistic..
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UK Liberal Democrats enter election spending race with big pledges on climate

Britain's anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats will promise on Friday to spend 100 billion pounds ($128 billion) on tackling climate change if they win a Dec. 12 election.
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UK's Liberal Democrat leader sent suspicious package ahead of UK election: ITV

Britain's anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat party leader Jo Swinson was the recipient of suspicious package delivered to her office in parliament ahead of the upcoming general election, ITV reported on..
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Former UK Tory MP Sandbach defects to Liberal Democrats

UK former Conservative party member Antoinette Sandbach has joined the Liberal Democrat party, the lawmaker said in a statement on Thursday.
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UK Liberal Democrats rule out backing opposition Labour Party

Britain' Liberal Democrat party leader Jo Swinson said on Sunday she would not back a government led by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
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Former UK Conservative lawmaker joins pro-EU liberal democrats

Britain's pro-EU Liberal Democrats said on Monday that Heidi Allen, a former lawmaker for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives, had joined their party.
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UK Liberal Democrats to try to remove no-deal Brexit threat more quickly

Britain's opposition Liberal Democrats will seek to remove the threat of a no-deal Brexit before Oct. 19 because they do not trust Prime Minister Boris Johnson to obey a law that instructs him to ask..
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UK Liberal Democrats face huge fight to stop Brexit: leader Swinson

Britain's Liberal Democrats face the fight of their lives to rescue the country from the negative effects of leaving the EU, party leader Jo Swinson said on Tuesday, outlining the battle for hearts and..
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Britain's Liberal Democrats formally adopt 'Stop Brexit' policy

Britain's Liberal Democrats party on Sunday toughened its anti-Brexit stance, formally adopting a policy to cancel leaving the European Union if it wins power at a national election.
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UK Liberal Democrat leader says her party will not support any Brexit deal

Britain's Liberal Democrats party leader Jo Swinson said on Sunday there was no Brexit deal that her party would vote for in parliament, saying her priority was to stop Britain leaving the European..
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Former Conservative minister Gyimah joins Liberal Democrats over Brexit

Former Conservative minister Sam Gyimah has joined the pro-European Union Liberal Democrat party, barely a week after being expelled from the Conservative grouping in parliament over his opposition to..
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Former UK Labour MP Angela Smith to join Liberal Democrats party: The Times

Angela Smith, the former UK Labour MP, will join the Liberal Democratic party, the Times newspaper reported in its Sunday edition.
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UK PM Johnson loses majority in parliament after lawmaker defects to Liberal Democrats

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost his working majority in parliament on Tuesday when one of his Conservative lawmakers defected to the pro-European Union Liberal Democrats.
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Veteran UK politicians asked to lead potential anti-Brexit government

Veteran British lawmakers from the ruling Conservative and opposition Labour parties have both said they would be willing to lead an emergency government to halt a no-deal Brexit, the leader of the..
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Anti-Brexit party reveals candidates for emergency UK government

The leader of the anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats party said on Friday two senior lawmakers from the ruling party and opposition have indicated willingness to lead an emergency government to prevent a..
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Labour's Corbyn cannot lead a caretaker UK government: Liberal Democrat leader

Jeremy Corbyn, the veteran socialist leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, cannot run an emergency government to stop a no-deal Brexit, the head of the Liberal Democrat Party Jo Swinson said on..
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British MP Sarah Wollaston joins Liberal Democrats

Britain's Liberal Democrats on Wednesday said Member of Parliament Sarah Wollaston of Totnes had become a member of the party, months after the lawmaker quit the ruling Conservatives in protest over..
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UK PM Johnson's parliamentary majority almost gone as pro-EU party wins seat

Britain's pro-European Union Liberal Democrats won a parliamentary seat from the governing Conservative Party, taking new Prime Minister Boris Johnson's working majority to just one as he tries to..
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UK's pro-EU Liberal Democrats win parliamentary seat in blow to PM Johnson

Britain's pro-European Union Liberal Democrats have won a parliamentary seat from the governing Conservatives, a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson in his first electoral test since taking office.
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Britain's anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats name Jo Swinson as new leader

Britain's anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat party named lawmaker Jo Swinson as its new leader on Monday, as the party looks to translate a surge in voter support for its pro-European Union agenda into..
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