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  • Article: May 21, 2017
    Following the tragic events in Manchester, the main national political parties have suspended general election campaigning.
    This morning Ed Reynolds has consulted with the other parliamentary candidates for Rutland & Melton and they have agreed that our own local campaigning should also be halted for at least Tuesday, therefore the Churches Together Meeting at All Saints Church Oakham has been cancelled.
  • Ed Reynolds
    Article: May 21, 2017

    Your Chance to Change Britain's Future

    The Lib Dems want a Britain that is open, tolerant and united.

    Our policies include a second referendum on Brexit, increased money for the NHS, keeping our country green and, as always, keeping education at the heart of our agenda. It was our party that introduced the free lunches that the Tories now want to snatch away. We have always been a party that supported environmental policies such as stopping climate change and fighting against air pollution.

  • Article: May 17, 2017

    Following on from our Action Day in Oakham we shall be arranging the following:

    21st May - Leicestershire (Thurnby, Houghton, Tilton)

    27th May - Melton Mowbray

    3rd June - Bottesford and/or Melton

    Please contact Ed or Sam (see contacts page) if you are able to help.

  • Document: May 17, 2017
    1.21 MiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    The Liberal Democrat Manifesto 2017 has been launched today.

  • Article: May 10, 2017

    10:00 · Whipper-In Hotel · Oakham

    Our first Action Day of the general election campaign is this Saturday, the 13th May starting at 10am at the Whipper Inn in the Market Place Oakham.
    Everyone is welcome & any help is greatly appreciated. Whether you are willing to do some canvassing or leaflet delivery or would just like to pop in & say hello & may be take a few posters / leaflets back home with you, please come along any time between 10am & 4pm.
  • Richard Rose
    Article: May 10, 2017

    The local party has greatly increased its membership over recent years, and continues to do so

    Robert Rose, our 200th member, is a partner in a Leicester law firm who lives in Rutland with his wife and three children. He says "The Labour Party's inability to express any coherent view of our future in or out of Europe has convinced me that the only real opposition to the Conservatives has to come from the centre, and The Liberal Democrats are there, and they have my support."

  • PPC Launch 2017
    Article: Apr 25, 2017

    Rutland & Melton Liberal Democrats have selected Edward Reynolds as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the 2017 General Election, and they launched their election campaign on Monday at Oakham Castle. Speaking to the assembled crowd of supporters, Edward said:

    "I am delighted to stand for the people of Rutland and Melton at a time when our future hangs in the balance. The position of the Liberal Democrats is resonating with huge swathes of people across the country and we are excited to have topped over 100,000 members, with a huge 20% increase across our own constituency since the election was announced. Every government needs to be held to account and people are realising that the Liberal Democrats are rapidly emerging as the real voice of opposition. Only the Lib Dems are fighting to stop a disastrous hard Brexit.

  • Kevin with Cllr Gale Waller and agent Ed
    Article: Apr 21, 2017

    There will be a 'snap' general election on the 8 June so please watch this space for more details of our candidate, Ed Reynolds, and the Lib Dem campaign. Any help will be very gratefully accepted (see our Contact List or use libdemsec@aol.com). All local members will be sent more info by email.

    Only the Liberal Democrats can help the country to avoid disaster now.

  • Lily Kaufman
    Article: Apr 10, 2017

    Lily is a former councillor, having been elected to a Leicestershire council previously. During her time as councillor she took part in decision making to improve the town centre which has now been completed. She was also involved in the opening of a new leisure centre for the area and dealing with the problems of residents as and when they arose, as well as making sure that front line services were being delivered as efficiently as possible. On the council Lily was a member of a multi cultural group and member of the planning committee.

  • Ian Ridley
    Article: Apr 10, 2017

    Dr. Ian Ridley is 45 and works as a data analyst. He was awarded a PhD in Climate Physics by the University of Leicester and has been a parent governor at a primary school for 8 years.

    Ian says, "My research experience means that I take a keen interest in preventing Climate Change. I am worried about the damage to our prosperity, environment and continuing peace in Europe that a reckless Hard Brexit could mean.