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Lib Dem manifesto commits to ‘no-fault’ divorce

The Liberal Democrat Party's manifesto includes a range of commitments on family law. They are to:

o Removing the spousal veto.
o Allowing those marriages that were dissolved solely due to the Gender Recognition process to be retrospectively restored.
o Enabling the Church of England and Church in Wales to conduct same-sex marriages.

The manifesto also commits to defend the Human Rights Act, resist any attempt to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights and oppose any laws that unnecessarily erode civil liberties.

The Liberal Democrats also say that, if elected, they would establish a new right to affordable, reasonable legal assistance, and invest £500 million to restore Legal Aid, making the system simpler and more generous.

For the manifesto, click here.