Politics: The Liberal Democrat Party
Affiliated Colour: Yellow
Logo: A dove.
Current Leader: Nick Clegg
Seats in Commons: 57
The Liberal Democrat party, known as the Lib Dems, were formed when the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party merged in 1988. They are described as somewhere between the radical centre to centre-left.
Their policies include; cutting class sizes, introducing a Banking Levy so that banks pay for the financial support they have received and investing in a bus scrappage scheme to remove old, polluting buses.
Currently, the party forms the coalition government with the Conservative party, as a minority.