Tim Farron has welcomed the appointment of new Liberal Democrat Peers to the House of Lords and their commitment to fight for reform of the second chamber.
All of the newly-nominated Lib Dem Peers have confirmed that they have joined the House of Lords with the intention of abolishing appointments and introducing elections at the earliest opportunity.
David Lee, who is standing for the Lib Dems in East Surrey, and the other five candidates on the May 7th ballot paper attended the first of several public husting meetings in Warlingham Church Hall. Chaired by All Saints Rector, Revd Jeremy Blunden, the candidates answered questions put to them by local residents.
Kevin Black, local reporter for the County Border News, had an interesting take on events!
Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate, David Lee, visited some of Warlingham's senior citizens at the Village Hall lunch club.
After chatting with members as they arrived, David helped the volunteers to serve lunch.
Speaking on the Lib Dems' policies for older people, David said, "For Liberal Democrats, ensuring people have a decent, secure income when they retire is essential to making sure we can build a fairer society.
Everyone knows that the last few years have been difficult for families up and down the country. People are feeling the pinch after the greatest economic crisis to hit our country in a generation.
It's important to get our country's books balanced again, but it's vital that this is done fairly. This is why the Lib Dems have forced the Conservatives to raise the Income Tax threshold, which has given hard-working people across the country an £800 tax cut. This is even more than the Lib Dems promised at the General Election in 2010!
The Liberal Democrats have always believed that the first few years of people's lives are crucial in helping them achieve their full potential in later life.
That's why they have given 15 hours of free early years education to all 3-4 year olds and 40% of two year olds and free school meals have been introduced for all infant school children, to boost attainment and help parents with the cost of living.
Since going into government, the Liberal Democrats have had a keen focus on creating high quality apprenticeships – a great way of getting young people into work.
Apprenticeships have been a huge success story for the Lib Dems in government, and a key milestone has recently been met. In total 2 million apprenticeships have now been created across the country.