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  • Bill Newton Dunn MEP
    Article: Oct 13, 2019


    Friday 29 November, evening

    Annual General Meeting and Dinner

    Speaker: Bill Newton Dunn MEP

    Venue : Rutland Water Golf Club

    Other details tba

  • Article: Oct 12, 2019

    Rutland and Melton Liberal Democrats

    Dear Editor

    With regard to letters from Jim Bennett (Brexit Party) and Alan Duncan MP about EU defence, and as an academic with expertise in this field, I'd like to clarify a few facts. There has been much nonsense talked about something supposedly called the 'Lisbon Treaty 2020' on the internet. No such thing exists.

  • coffee cake
    Article: Oct 6, 2019

    Please come and join us for tea and cakes in North Luffenham on

    Sunday 13th October 2.30pm - 4.30pm

    It will be a good opportunity to meet other members, supporters and the new prospective parliamentary candidate.

    RSVP for address:

  • Carol Weaver (with Skip) (Robert Male photography)
    Article: Sep 15, 2019

    Dear Member or Supporter

    As you may have read elsewhere, I have been appointed as the prospective parliamentary candidate for Rutland & Melton constituency. I've been meeting as many members as possible over the last week but would like to meet more and we shall be holding 'meet the candidate' get-togethers in all three regions of our constituency - Melton, Rutland and Harborough - soon.

  • Lib Dems for Melton
    Article: Sep 12, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats were campaigning in Melton on Saturday 14th led by former council candidate Dr Hamish McAuley and PPC Carol Weaver.

  • Carol Weaver
    Article: Sep 11, 2019

    Dr Carol Weaver has been a Liberal Democrat member for many years. Having previously worked as a university lecturer in Politics & International Relations, she is currently the chair of the cross-party Leicestershire & Rutland European Movement. She lives in Harborough District, having moved there from Rutland. We feel it's important to have a candidate who knows the constituency well.

  • Beverley Wrigley-Pheasant
    Article: Aug 13, 2019

    The election for a new county councillor for Ryhall and Casterton has been announced for Thursday 12th September. The Liberal Democrats, who tripled their councillors in the recent local elections and have seen a 35% increase in membership so far this year in the Rutland and Melton constituency, will be fielding a strong local candidate who lives in the ward. Beverley Wrigley-Pheasant, who has previous experience of serving as a Lib Dem councillor for the ward of Witham, Thurby and Norththorpe on the South Kesteven District Council some years ago, says:

  • Sheep
    Article: Aug 13, 2019

    As well as fighting the impending County Council election on purely local issues (and building on the party's reputation for community engagement), Rutland and Melton Liberal Democrats are also gearing up for the possibility of a General Election that many now expect will be held in the autumn. Nationally the Liberal Democrats are firm in their opposition to a "no deal" exit from the EU, and indeed have consistently supported remaining within the Union. A hard Brexit would have serious implications for our rural community.

  • Jo Swinson
    Article: Jul 24, 2019

    Now that we have a new Prime Minister who has little mandate for his 'no deal' Brexit, it is quite possible that there could be a General Election in the autumn.

    The Lib Dems also have a great new leader - Jo Swinson (many congratulations to her) - and have the opportunity to do extremely well in an election.

  • European Movement UK
    Article: Jul 8, 2019

    PRESENTATION with slides and Q&A session

    Tuesday, 16th July, Leicester 7pm

    Open to anyone who would like more detailed information on the EU, its history, its institutions, agencies, treaties, single market and customs union, but pro-EU campaigners from any party or none are especially welcome.

    Just how democratic is the EU? What are its benefits? What competencies are at a supranational level? How is legislation made? Will there be a more formal multi-tiered EU in the future? If so what should be the UK's position?