This is a piece I've written for the Stag which should be published shortly.
I’m proud because the Liberal Democrats are in government doing things which no other party would have done. We’ve got 64% of our manifesto implemented which means things like taking a million of the lowest paid out of tax altogether by increasing the tax threshold to £10,000 and creating a new Green Investment Bank to help create new jobs and new industry. Things like the pupil premium, which means £430 extra funding for the poorest pupils in the country- funding which will help them get the teaching they need at the most critical stage of their lives.
Or there’s the huge advance for gay rights where they will finally be allowed to get married and a possible end to the archaic prejudice which means that gay men aren’t allowed to give blood.
We’ve also stopped innocent children from being locked up in detention centres where they were traumatised and suffered physical abuse. Thanks to the Lib Dems, child detention has been abolished.
There’s the biggest reform of the political system in 80 years, the scrapping of New Labour’s attacks on civil liberties and much more. None of these would have happened without us in government.
You may be angry about tuition fees - I’m angry myself. I think the wrong decision was made and most of us in Guildford do too. But fees aren’t just what we’re about. Despite the negative media coverage, we are changing Britain for the good. That’s what we are about and that’s why you should support us and be proud to do so.