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  • 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

    Contact:

    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.

  • Article: Aug 15, 2015

    New (and not so new) members are invited for informal drinks and nibbles in Exton on 3rd September at 6.30pm (free of charge).

    Come and meet other Rutland & Melton Lib Dems and councillors at our President Fay Howison's home, as well as new member of the House of Lords Julie Smith who has many years experience of Lib Dem policy making.

  • Edd
    Article: Jun 2, 2015

    Edd Moody, a 21 year old student of palaeontology, currently finishing his second year at Portsmouth University is one of 27 new members who have joined the Rutland and Melton Liberal Democrats after hearing the results of the general election and feeling devastated by the implications.

    "I have always had an interest in politics, and have watched political topical debate shows such as Question Time, but I have never been moved to actually get involved before. I thought rather than rant and rave about the results I would do something positive, and sign up and be counted".

  • Article: May 9, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats have received many new membership requests since the sad results of the parliamentary election.

    These new members realise just how important it is to keep liberal values in politics. The Lib Dem manifesto preamble begins by saying:

    "The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity. We champion the freedom, dignity and well-being of individuals, we acknowledge and respect their right to freedom of conscience and their right to develop their talents to the full. We aim to disperse power, to foster diversity and to nurture creativity. We believe that the role of the state is to enable all citizens to attain these ideals, to contribute fully to their communities and to take part in the decisions which affect their lives."

  • Ed
    Article: May 8, 2015

    Congratulations to our councillors Gale Waller, Sam Asplin, Simon Galton, Peter Elliott and Amanda Burrell for holding their seats on our local councils in Rutland and Harborough.

    And thanks to all of the other candidates and campaigners for their hard work, especially John and Fiona Hughes.

    Here is a summary of our results:

  • Gale and Sam
    Article: May 8, 2015

    Gale Waller has retained her council seat for Normanton. She says 'Thank you to everyone who supported me to be successful again in Normanton Ward of Rutland County Council. It is an honour and privilege to serve the people of Rutland and I shall work as hard in the next four years as I have in the last.

  • Sam with Gale and Gavin
    Article: May 8, 2015
    SAM ASPLIN
    Sam works as a teaching assistant at Whissendine Primary School and has represented Whissendine on Rutland County Council for the last 6 months.
    As county councillor Sam has worked hard to resolve individuals' issues and make progress with both the on-going parking and flooding problems within the village. On the County Council Sam has served on both the Children's and Resource's Scrutiny panels holding the Council's Cabinet to account.
    Sam has regularly attended Parish council meetings and actively taken up issues on their behalf. He has advocated on behalf of Whissendine's Good Neighbour scheme and has recently been successful in influencing the Council to offer subsidies, which should shortly allow residents to use the service at a reduced cost. Sam is also working alongside the village shop to try and bring back local post office facilities.
    Sam says 'It has been a privilege to represent Whissendine on the council. In the short time I have tried my hardest to tackle the issues affecting residents. Much progress has been made on a number of these issues and I would welcome the opportunity to continue the work I have started.
    Liberal Democrats are well known for their localism. I believe this county's interests are best served by a strong Liberal Democrat presence on Rutland County Council.'
  • Article: Apr 28, 2015

    Rutland Times 22 April 2015

    Four of the parliamentary candidates for the Rutland and Melton constituency, Sir Alan Duncan (Con), Alastair McQuillan (Green), Ed Reynolds (Lib Dem), and Richard Billington (UKIP) attended.

    James Moore (Lab) was invited but did not attend and Marilyn Gordon (Ind) was also not there.

  • Joanna Burrows
    Article: Apr 20, 2015

    Joanna Burrows has lived and worked in Rutland since 1997 and has raised and educated three children in Oakham. A keen supporter of local charities she has worked for Age Concern, Voluntary Action Melton, and currently is employed by TwentyTwenty, an education charity that supports the most disadvantaged young people including those in Rutland.