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  • Johannah
    Article: Jul 9, 2017

    There will be a by-election for RCC ward Whissendine on 20 July 2017. The new Lib Dem candidate is Johannah Randall.

    Johannah has lived in Oakham with her husband Chris for the past 11 years. She graduated with a degree in International Relations and has since enjoyed a successful career in the travel and transport industry. Being a keen fund-raiser, Jo has participated in many charity events including those to raise money to combat cancer and youth homelessness.

  • Prof Ken Siddle
    Article: Jun 29, 2017

    Professor Kenneth Siddle has been a Liberal Democrat member for more than 30 years. He joined when serving on his local Parish Council.

    Ken lives in Wing with his wife Anne, also a research scientist, and his son Edward who is in the sixth form at Oakham School. The family have lived in Wing for more than 20 years.

  • Ed Reynolds (Robert Male Photography)
    Article: May 31, 2017

    As think tanks and even Jeremy Hunt admit that Brexit could be disastrous for the NHS, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron confirms that: "A brighter future is possible. We will stand up to a bad Brexit deal that would hit the NHS hard, and give people the final say with a chance to remain in the EU."

  • Article: May 28, 2017

    ... not just by businesses but by some political parties especially the Conservatives?

    Donald Trump and the Brexit campaign reportedly used personal data to help them win by spending huge amounts to send personalised ads. Companies such as Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have your data and profiles from social media and can target you on an individual basis.

  • Article: May 28, 2017

    The fact checkers agree that the Lib Dem's manifesto tells the truth.

    1. "Nearly two-thirds of NHS trusts ended the last financial year in deficit"

    The Lib Dems would create an immediate 1p rise on the basic, higher and additional rates of Income Tax to raise £6 billion additional revenue which would be ringfenced to be spent only on NHS and social care services.

  • 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.

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

    The Liberal Democrat Manifesto 2017 has been launched today.

  • 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.