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  • 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?

  • Ed Davey
    Article: Jun 29, 2019

    We may think we do not have votes in the selection procedure for the new Prime Minister but perhaps we do. There is always the possibility of a Liberal Democrat PM.

    Our Liberal Democrat leadership ballot papers will arrive sometime this week. Both Jo Swinson and Ed Davey are excellent candidates so which one should be chosen? If still not sure you might like to watch three televised debates - on Monday 1st July (Sky & Channel 4) and Friday 19th July (BBC) to help you make your mind up.

  • Bill Newton Dunn MEP
    Article: May 27, 2019

    So we did it! Bill Newton Dunn won the third seat in the East Midlands, joining our one previous MEP Catherine Bearder and another 14 giving us a total of 16 altogether. Many thanks to all those who helped one way or another including the volunteers who delivered leaflets right up until polling day. A special thank-you to Cllr Joanna Burrows.

  • EU flag
    Article: May 18, 2019

    On Thursday we go to the polls to elect 5 MEPs for the East Midlands.

    In order to ensure there is a Liberal Democrat amongst them it is essential to 'get the vote out' and make sure there is a higher turnout than usual.

    We have lots of Lib Dem leaflets now ready for delivery in order to remind Remainers to vote.

  • Article: May 4, 2019

    Congratulations to the Liberal Democrats on amazing results!

    Congratulations to re-elected or re-confirmed councillors in the Rutland & Melton constituency:

    Gale Waller (Rutland CC)

    Simon Galton (Harborough DC)

    Peter Elliott (Harborough DC)

    Amanda Burrell (Harborough DC)

    And especially to our 2 new councillors:

  • Article: May 1, 2019

    Thursday 2 May sees LOCAL ELECTIONS in Rutland, Harborough and Melton. When exercising your vote remember you are voting for a local candidate for local issues.

    Lib Dem candidates are all wanting better LOCAL government and, if elected, will work to that end.

  • Mary Canham
    Article: Apr 11, 2019

    I feel proud that my home county is recognised as one of the best places in the U.K. to live. However, it is not something that we should take for granted.

    The plans to significantly increase the housing stock at St George's Barracks and Woolfox Depot will inevitably have a marked effect on local people's lives. It is imperative that plans for such large-scale development take full account of the current and future needs of local communities to ensure the standard of delivery of local services is safeguarded.