The European Union (EU) is "the best way" to create jobs and increase trade for Britain, and a senior Liberal Democrat hoped the general public "would understand" Ukip were not worth voting for.
Simon Hughes spoke to Daybreak ahead of the launch of the Liberal Democrat EU election campaign and pointed to their policy of raising the tax threshold to £10,000 as an example of the party's robust record in office.
Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes apologised to the Commons today after it was found he failed to properly declare donations in the register of members' interests.
The Standards and Privileges Committee said it found no evidence of attempts to conceal the six donations because they were declared to the Electoral Commission, but said an MP of Mr Hughes's experience should have properly updated Parliament.
Making a personal statement, Mr Hughes said: "I take full responsibility for these failures and apologise unreservedly to the House."
Britain must remain engaged with the United Nations when any further action is taken towards Syria, the Lib Dem deputy leader Simon Hughes has told Daybreak.
Mr Hughes, who voted for military action in last night's vote, urged the UK to also engage with Syria's ally, Russia "however difficult" that may be.
The Lib Dems deputy leader Simon Hughes has called on the water regulator Ofwat to reject a request from Thames Water to raise their prices to pay for the Thames Tideway Tunnel.
A spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats confirmed that the party would present an alternative method of paying for the Thames Tideway Tunnel later this month.
Deputy Liberal Democrat leader Simon Hughes has congratulated Labour on their South Shields win.
The Lib Dems came seventh place in the by-election, speaking to Daybreak Mr Hughes said, "the Tories were always the challengers and they've been knocked out by UKIP."
He added: "We appear to be doing well in our territory and not giving that up."
Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes, who was the party's president until the end of 2008, denied that he ever knew about the allegations against Lord Rennard.
Mr Hughes told ITV News: "I can be categoric, I knew nothing of any allegation made to me over the four years when Lord Rennard was the chief executive. Nothing came to me formally, nothing came to me informally.
"I didn't see inappropriate behaviour and I was not aware of any complaints floating around and I think if they had been made in any specific way, they would have come my way."
Mr Hughes added it was "clear at the time" that Lord Rennard's 2009 resignation from his post as chief executive was down to health reasons.
Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes told ITV's Daybreak that Nick Clegg "had no details of any specific allegations" against Lord Rennard.
Mr Hughes added that Lord Rennard made a "clear denial" when the claims were put to him.
Britain's oldest person - 113-year-old Grace Jones - has braved the elements to enjoy her Christmas dinner.
Grace, of Bermondsey, London, went out with pals and neighbours to tuck in to her turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
The supercentenarian wrapped up as temperatures dropped and headed to the lunch organised by Bermondsey Care for the Elderly.
Grace, who became Britain's oldest person in February and celebrated her 113th birthday on December 7, was collected by her friend and local MP Simon Hughes who drove her with neighbours for their special Christmas knees up.
The pensioner is the only person left in the country who started her life in the 19th century and when Queen Victoria was on the throne.
Grace, who said she thoroughly enjoyed the jubilee celebrations this year, is set to make another record by going strong into 2013.
The Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Simon Hughes told ITV1's The Agenda that he is opposed to the statutory regulation of the press.
Lord Justice Leveson's report is published on Thursday.
The Agenda is on ITV1 at 10.35pm and at 11:35pm in Scotland.