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Pay rises promised from Lib Dems

Nurses will get a pay rise within two years if the Liberal Democrats are elected, party leader Nick Clegg said yesterday.

For two years pay will rise with inflation then they'll make sure pay review bodies deliver an above inflation increase in pay, a statement revealed.

This means a minimum pay rise of £350 for a nurse on £25,000, £420 for a police office on £30,000 and nearly £500 for a teacher on £35,000 over the next two years.

“Public sector workers deserve to see light at the end of the tunnel after five years of pay restraint and to feel the benefits of economic recovery,” Clegg said.