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Liberal Democrats (UK): British political party
The Liberal Democrats are a liberal political party in the United Kingdom. Since the 1992 general election, with the exception of the 2015 general election, they have been the third-largest UK political party by the number of votes cast. They have 14 Members of Parliament in the House of Commons, 83 members of the House of Lords, four Members of the Scottish Parliament and one member in the Welsh Senedd. The party has over 2,500 local council seats. The party holds a twice-per-year Liberal Democrat Conference, at which party policy is formulated. In contrast to its main opponents' conferences, the Lib Dems grant all party members attending its Conference, either in-person or online, the right to vote on party policy, under a one member, one vote system. The party served as the junior party in a coalition government with the Conservative Party between 2010 and 2015; with Scottish Labour in the Scottish Executive from 1999 to 2007, and with Welsh Labour in the Welsh Government from 2000 to 2003 and from 2016 to 2021.

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Lib Dems call for a national incident to be declared [Video]

Lib Dems call for a national incident to be declared

Liberal Democrats health spokesperson Daisy Cooper is calling for Parliament to be recalled, a national incident to be declared, and the NHS to be put on a pandemic-style emergency footing in order to..

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