General Election Cabinet will stand up for liberal values

January 7, 2015 9:31 AM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrat General Election Cabinet will fight to build the stronger economy and fairer society Britain needs - one with opportunity at its heart, Nick Clegg has said.

Nick said the election team would stand up for the liberal values of openness, tolerance and compassion in the face of those who peddle grievance, fear and blame.

Nick said:

"This is a Liberal Democrat Cabinet that will fight every day for the stronger economy and fairer society this country needs - where everyone has the opportunity to get on in life.

"This talented front bench have shown both inside government and beyond that they stand for a liberal Britain - one of openness, tolerance and compassion.

"This is a team that will never pander to the politics of grievance, fear and blame but instead work every day to keep Britain anchored in the centre ground.

"Over the coming months, they will prove that the Lib Dems are the only party that can balance the budget, cut taxes for 30 million people, invest in health and education and protect our environment."

General Election Coordinator Paddy Ashdown added:

"In government we've proved our commitment to a stronger economy by halving the budget deficit, helping business create 1.8 million jobs and creating two million apprenticeships.

"We've also shown we care about a fairer society by cutting income tax for the lowest paid, helping struggling school kids and capping the cost of social care.

"If in Government after the General Election this team will finish the job and make sure Britain doesn't lurch to the Right or Left.

"We all know Labour are a risk to the economy and the Tories will cut too much, threatening the NHS and sacrificing the least well off.

"This Liberal Democrat Cabinet would balance the budget by 2018, cut taxes for low and middle earners and ensure decent public services, creating opportunity for everyone."