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Following Ming Campbell’s election as Liberal Democrats party leader, all media matters are now handled via the Liberal Democrats’ press office.

Liberal Democrats Press Office

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Leadership campaign speeches

March 2nd, 2006, Smith Square, London
I am going to ensure that Liberal Democrats are the party of ideas and inspiration for Britain.
February 24th, 2006, Cupar, North East Fife
The Liberal Democrats – a party on the up; a party confident about the future; a party which knows the best is yet to come.
February 23rd, 2006, London
Our real fight is not against each other, it is a fight to promote the great cause of Liberal Democracy, a fight for a better Britain.
February 22nd, 2006, Tunbridge Wells
All Gordon Brown and Labour promise is more of the same unfair, unjust, unloved policies.
February 20th, 2006, Manchester
I want us, the Liberal Democrats, to be the champions of the constitutional revolution our country desperately needs.
February 19th, 2006, Edinburgh
We must have an elected House of Lords, greater Freedom of Information and a culling of unelected quangos. We must also have more powers for the Scottish Parliament.
February 18th, 2006, Coventry
Over one million children live in bad housing in our country – the poorest in our society suffer the most. Labour should be ashamed of this.
February 16th, 2006, St. Albans
In the battle against poverty, I want people to know where the Liberal Democrats stand.
February 15th, 2006, Cambridge
Liberal Democrats under my leadership would vote against any Queens Speech without a clear and unambiguous commitment for proportional representation
February 14th, 2006, Ethnic Minority Election Task Force: Special Leadership Hustings, London
The Liberal Democrats must do much much better in reflecting the diverse nature of our society at every level of the party
February 11th, 2006, Slough
People are not going to be taken in by David Cameron’s New Tories and they are fed up with Tony Blair’s New Labour.
February 10th, 2006, Cheltenham
Let the message go out to Gordon Brown and David Cameron – we are ready – we are ready to take you on.
February 8th, 2006, Dunfermline
I know real liberals, Mr Cameron, and let me tell you – you are no liberal
February 7th, 2006, Liberty Network, London
I want the tax burden on those on lowest incomes to be significantly reduced.
February 6th, 2006, Cardiff
We must take our unique values, Lloyd George’s values – liberty, equality, and community – values more relevant than ever and set a new agenda for progress in this century
February 6th, 2006, Llandrindod Wells
It is time to trust people in Wales to make the key decisions about services for themselves rather than wait on bureaucrats in London.
February 6th, 2006, Wrexham
I want to see a much more powerful Assembly as the Richard Commission recommended. But an Assembly with more Liberal Democrat influence that will act for all of Wales.
February 4th, 2006, Leeds
One of Tony Blair’s worst legacies has been to drive values out of our politics. And now David Cameron is following him down the same road.
February 3rd, 2006, Pendle, Lancashire
I want to bring our troops home as soon as possible. But the process should be driven by events on the ground in Iraq, not by arbitrary deadlines marked on a calendar in London.
February 2nd, 2006, Brussels
It seems natural to me that we should be at the forefront of attempts to improve the EU
January 28th, 2006, Plymouth
This movement has been fighting for Liberalism for a century and a half. Such a great cause is not going to be destroyed in a month and a half.
January 28th, 2006, Bristol
No glass ceiling for our party, no limit on our aspirations, and no anchor on our ambitions
January 23rd, 2006, The Eden Project
Determined that the Liberal Democrats will remain the party of the environment in Opposition and in Government
January 19th, 2006, Campaign Launch, London
Under my leadership the Liberal Democrats will not be making polite interjections from the sidelines: we will be hammering on the doors of power.
January 14th, 2006, Meeting the Challenge conference, London
More than ever, Britain needs a strong liberal voice

Leadership campaign media releases

March 2nd, 2006
I am going to ensure that Liberal Democrats are the party of ideas and inspiration for Britain.
February 28th, 2006
Cameron’s statement of values “vapid and technocratic” – Campbell
February 23rd, 2006
Tremendous damage done by Guantanamo Bay cannot be ignored
February 22nd, 2006
Campbell – It’s time to stand up to Bush on extradition
February 20th, 2006
‘Lib Dems to be party of constitutional revolution’ says Campbell