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  • EU Supper in Rutland (Robert Male Photography)
    Article: May 22, 2016

    Rutland & Melton Lib Dems were treated to a fantastic supper at Rutland Water Sailing Club with speaker Phil Bennion, former MEP for West Midlands. The subject matter was on how important it is to stay in the EU for agriculture as well as other issues such as security and the economy.

    We were also urged to encourage young people to vote.

  • Lib Dems in Melton
    Article: May 22, 2016

    Rutland and Melton Lib Dems including former councillor Sam Asplin and former PPC Ed Reynolds were out in Melton on Saturday 14 May talking to shoppers about the EU Referendum.

    The local Lib Dems strongly feel that the UK needs to REMAIN in the EU.

    One of the most important issues is to encourage young people to vote on their future.

  • Lib Dems in together
    Article: May 12, 2016

    Rutland & Melton Lib Dems will be in Melton town centre from 10am on Saturday 14 May hosting an "In Together" stall as part of the national Liberal Democrat Street Stall Day.

    Please join us.

  • Kevin with Cllr Gale Waller and agent Ed
    Article: Mar 4, 2016

    Congratulations to Kevin Thomas who has won the Whissendine by-election with a large majority. The photo shows Kevin after the count with Cllr Gale Waller and agent Ed Reynolds.

  • Kevin
    Article: Mar 1, 2016

    The Whissendine by-election takes place on Thursday 3 March 2016. It is to replace LibDem Sam Asplin who has had to stand down due to health reasons. Our candidate is local man Kevin Thomas.

    Kevin says "I am hoping to follow Sam Asplin's example and do good work for my village."

    Canvassing and leaflet deliveries have gone well and received positive comments and responses from many residents. Kevin is the only candidate who lives in the village.
  • flag
    Article: Oct 22, 2015

    Liberal Democrats believe in an open, modern and inclusive Britain that stands tall in the world, and doesn't hide from it.

    We are a modern, free, prosperous country, respected the world over. This is Britain's time to lead.

    By voting to remain in the EU we can secure Britain's position as a world power and build on our role as a beacon of hope, freedom, tolerance and prosperity.

  • Ian Wright CBE
    Article: Sep 7, 2015

    Congratulations to local Lib Dem Ian Wright who was awarded a CBE for political and public service in the latest honours list.

    Ian Wright is a lifelong third party activist. In 1981 he was the first elected student union president to declare for the SDP and he went on to be the Party's second staff member and its Vice President. He was a speechwriter for Paddy Ashdown from 1992-1998 and his Press Officer in the successful 1997 General Election campaign. He has subsequently been an adviser to both Ming Campbell and Nick Clegg during their leadership of the LibDems. He has been a local council candidate six times and was Chair of Lib Dems in Communications for five years.

  • Oakham Enterprise Park visit
    Article: Sep 5, 2015

    Dr Julie Smith visited Oakham Enterprise Park in the afternoon of 3rd September, accompanied by Cllr Gale Waller and Brenda Palmer. The visit was followed by a reception at the home of Fay and Dan Howison where she welcomed some of the many new members who have joined Rutland and Melton Lib Dems in the last two years. Julie emphasised how important it is that new members should be encouraged to use their talents in order to help the Liberal Democrat party to strengthen itself. Several relatively new members stood in the 2015 Rutland County Council elections whilst another has offered to take photographs when needed. Other new members are keen to have an influence on policy making.

  • Article: Aug 23, 2015

    Sunday 13th September, from 3pm

    21 Pinfold Lane, South Luffenham LE15 8NR

    hosted by Cllr Gale Waller

    Music from "The Other Band" (70s soft rock) and pianist George Pearton (blues / jazz)

    All welcome!

    Tickets to include afternoon tea: Adults £10, children free


    Gale Waller: 01780 722169

    Mary Twidell: 01858 555204 mary.twidell@gmail.com

  • key_Tim_Farron_in_Calais.jpg
    Article: Aug 23, 2015
    Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats August 19, 2015 8:29 PM

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has written to Theresa May to urge her to address the humanitarian crisis in Calais at her upcoming meeting with French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

    Tim Farron visited the Jules Ferry migrant support centre in Calais earlier this month to meet with refugees and organisations working in the area. He is calling for there to be more support and funding to tackle the lack of water, sanitation and medical supplies in the area.