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    Article: Jul 28, 2018

    Stamford Arts Centre - 23 August 2018

    A documentary by director David Wilkinson will be shown at Stamford Arts Centre with a Q & A session later

    It is about the 48% who voted against Brexit, containing the views of numerous Remainers, both famous and unknown.

    The film's director, David Wilkinson, will be present at the screening for the post film Q&A.

  • Article: Jun 24, 2018

    The poll for the Oakham South West by-election will take place on 12th July 2018 between 7am and 10pm and the Liberal Democrat candidate is Joanna Burrows who has lived in Oakham for many years.

    The deadline for receiving new applications to register to vote for this election is midnight on 26 June 2018. Applications can be made online through the national GOV.UK website.

  • Article: Jun 3, 2018

    On 25th May Tom Brake MP (Lib dems), Kenneth Clarke MP (conservatives), Amelia Womack (Deputy Leader Green Party) and James Torrance (Renew Britain) spoke on Brexit in Spalding.

    Some of the most interesting points made included:

    1. The EU helped us to modernise our economy
    2. If we forge ahead with Brexit it will take years
    3. Issues hardly mentioned before the referendum such as Ireland, Euratom and Erasmus are proving to be extremely important
    4. A shortage of farm workers will encourage trafficking
    5. EU does not send migrants here, businesses ask them to come
    6. Just as our populist newspapers blame EU, other member states' press blames UK
    7. We need freedom of movement and our children do too
    8. No Eurosceptic can name any case where ECJ went against us
    9. Only around 13% of UK law was agreed at EU level
    10. 'Take back control' - was a very clever but meaningless and dangerous slogan
  • Article: May 4, 2018
    By Carol Weaver

    All across the country Lib Dems gained seats in Thursday's local elections. We actually gained 75 councillors in total and more than any other party including Labour which only managed 59. Four councils were gained - South Cambridgeshire, Three Rivers, Kingston and Richmond. Amazing results!

    Vince Cable wrote, "Today we're enjoying our best set of local election results in a decade."

    Pollsters estimate our share of the vote was 16% with Labour and the Conservatives at 35% each. The Green party also did well and analysts put much of the success of the Lib Dems and the Greens down to being anti-Brexit (as well as much hard work).

  • Article: Apr 8, 2018
    The final recommendations say that Rutland should have one more councillor and that the boundaries should change in order to produce greater equality.
    The Local Government Boundary Commission for England writes:
    "Today, we have published final recommendations for future electoral arrangements for Rutland County Council.
  • EdDavey
    Article: Mar 31, 2018

    From Ed Davey:

    I've written to the Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee, Yvette Cooper, calling on her to investigate the alleged illegal activity of Vote Leave.

    I believe that the Home Affairs Select Committee should immediately launch an enquiry into the serious accusations against the Vote Leave campaign, including deliberate overspending, illegal coordination and a significant cover-up of their relationship with the smaller campaign group BeLeave.

    The allegations against Cambridge Analytica, and the legal opinions of Helen Mountfield QC and Clare Montgomery, only strengthen the case for an urgent investigation.

    If true, these allegations call into question the very foundations of our democracy, and I have no doubt Yvette will agree with me that full disclosure must be given to Parliament and the British public on this extremely serious matter.

  • Ian Wright CBE
    Article: Dec 29, 2017

    In November 2017, The Rutland and Melton Liberal Democrats held their annual dinner and AGM at the Sailing Club which is in a fantastic location on Rutland Water. After dinner, Ian Wright CBE, Director of the Food and Drink Federation (and a member of our local party) gave an extremely interesting and informative talk about the negative effect of Brexit on all aspects of the food industry.

  • Rutland ward proposed boundaries
    Article: Dec 5, 2017

    A consultation on draft recommendations​ for ward boundaries in Rutland has begun

    Local Government Boundary Commission for England

    Have your say now via our consultation portal

    On 5 December 2017, we published draft recommendations for new wards, ward boundaries, and ward names for Rutland County Council. We are now inviting comments on those recommendations.

  • Article: Nov 28, 2017

    On Thursday 23rd November The Rutland and Melton Liberal Democrats held their annual dinner and AGM at the Sailing Club which is in a fantastic location on Rutland Water.

    After dinner, Ian Wright, Director of the Food and Drink Federation (and a member of our local party) gave an extremely interesting and informative talk about the negative effect of Brexit on all aspects of the food industry. It was also fascinating to hear Ian discuss working with Nick Clegg in the past as a speechwriter.

  • Article: Oct 6, 2017

    Editor

    Rutland and Stamford Mercury

    Cherryholt Road

    Stamford PE9 2EP

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    In your edition dated 15 September you reported Rutland County Council (RCC) agreed to implement a green waste charge of £35p.a. RCC's view is that people don't have to pay this charge; they have a choice. According to RCC if people don't want to pay £35 they can take their garden waste to a civic amenities site. But what about the disabled and the frail elderly who cannot lift their garden waste into their car or lift it out at the other end? What about those whose sight is so poor they cannot drive a car? How do they have a choice? Many disabled people already have to pay someone to tend their gardens. Now they are being forced to pay for the garden waste removal as well when the rest of us have a real choice. Surely this is discriminatory?