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Ex Lib Dem star to quit politics

Former coalition minister Sarah Teather has accused the Liberal Democrats of failing to fight for social justice and liberal values on immigration as she announced she will stand down as an MP.

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Lib Dems defend record in coalition after MP's attack

The Liberal Democrats have defended the party's "proud record" in the coalition following departing former minister Sarah Teather's stinging criticisms.

Of course we are disappointed by Sarah's decision.

The Liberal Democrats have a proud record in Government, including cutting taxes for working people by £700 and lifting the poorest paid out of tax altogether, helping businesses create a million jobs; investing billions more in schools to help the poorest children and introducing radical plans for shared parental leave.

Sarah was a part of this when she served as a minister in the Coalition, as well as playing a key role in ending Labour's disgraceful policy of locking up children for immigration purposes.

– Lib Dem spokesman

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