Nick Clegg will attempt to win over the female electorate when he kicks off the Liberal Democrats' general election campaign later today.Read the full story ›
A would-be Lib Dem MP suspended by the party and withdraws his candidacy after being questioned by police over child sex allegations.Read the full story ›
Two allegations that the Liberal Democrats received donations which breached party funding rules have been referred to the Metropolitan Police, the Electoral Commission has confirmed.
Vince Cable has launched an attack on his Liberal Democrat colleague Tim Farron, saying he would not be a "credible" leader of the party.Read the full story ›
Nicola Sturgeon has told Good Morning Britain that the Liberal Democrats are facing "political annihilation" because they "abandoned their principles" during five years of coalition.
The SNP leader said Nick Clegg's party had shown "how not to do it" as a smaller party in coalition.
"The Liberals have in my view got themselves into the position they are in now - facing political annihilation in a few weeks time - not because they went into coalition, but because they went into coalition and immediately abandoned all their principles," Sturgeon told GMB's Susanna Reid.
Asked how many seats her party was targeting on May 7, Sturgeon said: "I'm not going to put a number on it; opinion polls don't win election - hard work, persuasion, having the best policies and best ideas for the country win elections."
Last week, Sturgeon told ITV News that her party could work together with Labour as part of a "looser arrangement" to keep the Tories out of Downing Street in the event of a hung parliament.
The Liberal Democrats can thwart Alex Salmond's bid to return to Westminster, Nick Clegg will claim today as he insists his party "can and will win" in May's General Election.
Despite his party's poor showing in opinion polls, Clegg believes the Liberal Democrats will "do so much better than anyone thinks".
The Lib Dem leader will address activists at an election rally at the Scottish party conference in Aberdeen this evening.
Clegg is expected to argue that the party's resilience and the "incredible things" it has achieved as part of the coalition Government will be key to doing well in May.
The Treasury has outlined plans to strengthen the law on tax evasion following George Osborne's Budget yesterday.
Danny Alexander, the chief secretary to the Treasury, said a new strict liability criminal offence would be introduced so offshore tax evaders "could no longer plead ignorance" in an attempt to avoid prosecution.
"Strict liability will bring an end to the defence of, 'I knew nothing - it was my accountant my Lord,'" Alexander told the Commons.
He said the Government would also enforce a new offence of corporate failure to prevent tax evasion, so no organisation is allowed "to get away with facilitating or abetting others to evade tax".
Anyone who helps tax evaders will also be handed new civil penalties, Mr Alexander announced, meaning those found guilty will be forced to pay fines that matches the sum of the tax dodged.
During his speech in the Commons, Mr Alexander was met with angry heckling from Labour MPs who accused him of abusing his ministerial office by Labour to set out the Liberal Democrats' "alternative Budget".
Clegg warns the liberal values of modern Britain would be under threat if either the Tories or Labour govern with MPs from Ukip or the SNPRead the full story ›
Deputy Prime Minister will tell the spring conference that the party will defy the odds and "do better than anyone thinks" on May 7th.Read the full story ›
Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, will use his speech at the Liberal Democrats conference later to claim that the prospect of a Conservative majority is "grim".
Mr Alexander, George Osborne's deputy in the Treasury, will warn that the Tories want to balance the books "solely on the backs of the most vulnerable in our society".
He will say that the Tories would make further public spending cuts while Labour has an "unclear" vision and is in denial about the party's role in the financial crash.
We're fighting to save the soul of this country from a clueless Labour party, a heartless Conservative Party and from deluded nationalism.
He will insist that the progress made on cutting the deficit means that the next parliament could see increased public investment as the economy grows.
"We are now within touching distance of being able to finish the job of balancing the books," he will say.
"Now balancing the books will be a landmark in its own right. But reaching that point means more. It means that we can turn the corner."