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    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.

  • Joanna Burrows
    Article: Apr 10, 2019
    Joanna has lived in Oakham for over 20 years, and her three children attended schools in the town. Her elderly mother also lives in Oakham. She has always taken a keen interest in local issues, whether fighting inappropriate building such as houses on the allotments by Brooke Road railway crossing, or by supporting bids for additional local health funding.
  • Ian Lauder
    Article: Apr 10, 2019

    I am delighted to have been chosen as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Billesdon & Tilton Wardof Harborough District Council elections on Thursday 2nd May 2019.

    I have lived at Illston on the Hill with my wife and family since 1984. I came here as Leicester's second Professor of Pathology and from 1999-2008 I was the Head of the Medical School. I have previous experience as a District Councillor having spent 3 years on Gateshead Metropolitan District Council where I was the Deputy Group Leader.

    Rural Leicestershire has been dominated by the Conservative Party for far too long. Your Local County Councillor, Simon Galton has broken the mould for this area and now is the time for change at District Council level.

    It's clear: the last thing Billesdon & Tilton needs is more Conservative influence.

    Elections in our area are nearly always a close contest between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. Other parties simply cannot win here. Labour, UKIP, and the Greens rarely contest this Ward.Many of their supporters are giving the Liberal Democrats and myself their vote this time to stop the Conservatives from winning.

    What I am for:
    1. Remaining in the European Union.
    2. Greater Political accountability - Councillors must keep in touch.
    3. Planning decisions must be considered by the full planning committee if the local Parish Council/Meeting objects
    What I am against:

    1. I strongly oppose the proposed A46 Leicester East Relief Road.

    2. All forms of discrimination. I am appalled by Labour's apparent anti-semitism.

    P.S. Remember, only the Liberal Democrats and myself can stop the Conservatives here.

  • John Brookes
    Article: Apr 10, 2019

    I am proud to be able to call Rutland my home, having lived here now for over 15 years and seen my children grow up and attend school in our beautiful county. Through my career in Pharmaceuticals and in the Regulation of Nurses and Midwives, I have become keenly aware of the need to provide timely access to high quality Health Services and how important this is to our community.

  • Kevin Thomas
    Article: Apr 10, 2019

    I am a Whissendine resident who believes that the local ward councillor should live in the ward they represent and actively promote the interests, firstly within both the villages of Whissendine and Teigh with honesty and transparency and secondly the best outcomes for the wider community of Rutland.

  • Dr Ken Siddle
    Article: Apr 10, 2019

    I am pleased to be standing as the Liberal Democrat candidate in the Ward where I have lived for the last 20 years in the lovely village of Wing. Until my recent retirement I spent most of my working life teaching and carrying out medical research at Cambridge University. I am deeply committed to local community action: I have served as a Parish Councillor in the past and am currently active on the steering group developing a Neighbourhood Plan for Wing. I have a lifetime's experience of administration and committee work in universities and a special interest in education, health and the environment. As a Liberal Democrat I believe strongly in open and transparent local government and meaningful engagement of local residents in the development of Council policy. On current issues, I am opposed to the proposals for development of the St George's Barracks site. I want to see a pause to enable full engagement with the people of Rutland, followed by better design of the site and its infrastructure, limiting the scale, respecting neighbouring communities and benefiting the whole county. I will strive to develop a strong and sustainable Rutland economy fit for the 21stcentury.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2019

    After the PM's speech on Wednesday over one million people signed a petition to Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU. It states:

    "The government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is 'the will of the people'. We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now, for remaining in the EU. A People's Vote may not happen - so vote now."

    Out of the ten Leicester, Leics and Rutland constituencies R & M have the second highest vote after Loughborough. Well done!

    If you have not signed please do and let's hope that we can make parliament, the government and the EU institutions see that we want to remain in the EU which is by far the simplest and safest option.