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  • 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?

  • Vince Cable at conference (Robert Male Photography)
    Article: Sep 19, 2017

    Many local Lib Dems headed to Bournemouth at the end of last week to be greeted by mixed weather - at times heavy rain, at times beautiful sunshine and beaches. The main conference hall and fringe events were often packed, especially when Vince or Jo were speaking. In the main Vince wanted to put forward his 'Exit from Brexit' message as well as emphasising that the party can make huge steps forward in the coming months and play an important role in the future of our country. As Tim Farron said, people join the Lib Dems to try to make a difference.

  • Flags
    Article: Aug 30, 2017

    Saturday SEPTEMBER 2nd from 10am

    The European Movement is holding an Action Day against Brexit in Jubilee Square, Leicester

    Please come and join us

  • Article: Aug 6, 2017
    The new Leicestershire Branch of the European Movement would welcome more members and supporters from Rutland and Melton constituency in order to support its campaigning to remain in the EU.
    There are several events planned locally. For example there will be a campaigning street event in Leicester on 2nd September.
  • Article: Aug 5, 2017

    FREE East Midlands Members Q&A with Party Leader, the RtHon Vince Cable
    Derby Moor College, Moorway Lane, Littleover, Derby, DE23 2FS
    Friday 11th August 2017 - 6:30-8:30pm


    Dear Friends

    Please join us for our FREE members only event with our new Party leader Vince Cable. Enjoy an extra chance to network with other Lib Dems across the region and to submit a question for Vince to answer.