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  • 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.

  • Peoples Vote
    Article: Mar 20, 2019

    With the current chaos in the government and no sign of a deal, it is vital that we push the Liberal Democrat policy of a 'People's Vote' or revocation of Article 50. Last October around 700,000 people marched through London peacefully. This time it could be far more.

    Have you made your travel arrangements? If so and you want to meet with others look for the Stamford banner (rainbow group) at Kings Cross between 11.05 and 11.20 ( We are also told that some LibDems are joining the march outside the Dorchester at !2, though it could be very crowded there).

  • Secular Hall expert panel / discussion event (Robert Male Photography)
    Article: Feb 28, 2019

    On Monday 18th February a meeting of Leics & Rutland European Movement took place at Leicester Secular Hall with regional EU academics, politicians, experts and students. Following the meeting a letter was sent to all local MPs as well as to the European Parliament. There was full page coverage in the Leicester Mercury.

  • Article: Feb 22, 2019

    A Selection Meeting was held on Wednesday 20th February.

    The panel Candidates interviewed the prospective candidates and subsequently approved them as Liberal Democrat candidates for the forthcoming local elections.

    Offers of support with leafleting will be most welcome.

  • Article: Feb 9, 2019

    4 February 2019

    Dear Editor

    I write in response to a letter from Cllr Gordon Brown in last week's Rutland Mercury. Cllr Brown is correct when he says the site at St George's Barracks needs to be included within the Local Plan, and that a planning application will have to be made and planning granted before development can take place. He is also correct that the site, because it has been developed by the MoD in the past, is a brownfield site and therefore there is not the barrier to new development that there would be on a greenfield site. However he is being disingenuous to suggest that the bid for Homes Infrastructure Fund (HIF) money is not "tantamount to waving through a development" at St George's.

  • Flags
    Article: Feb 5, 2019

    Panel / Discussion Event in Leicester

    Monday 18th February

    Secular Hall 7pm - 9pm

    We believe in experts and the European Movement is overflowing with expertise. Come along for a panel led discussion on the EU and Brexit. What is the EU? Where is it going? Can we stop Brexit? Can we work out the best solution for the UK together? And for the EU?

    Our conclusions will be sent to all Leicestershire and Rutland MPs as well as the European Parliament and European Movement International.

    Our panel will include members of Rutland & Melton Liberal Democrats

    Please RSVP so we can keep track of numbers:

  • Article: Feb 4, 2019

    Please find below details of the Rutland County Council Prospective Councillor Event which will take place on Wednesday 13 February 2019.

    This event is being held to help people find out what it takes to become a local councillor and will cover the nomination process and standing for election, the role of a councillor and what support is available, including allowances and training.
    There will be a chance to speak with RCC Officers and Directors about council services and also the opportunity to speak to existing RCC Councillors about the role in practice.
    The event will take place on Wednesday 13 February 2019 commencing at 7pm at Rutland County Council, Council Chamber, Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP.
    The event is open to anyone who is interested in hearing about the role of the Councillor and considering standing in the 2019 local elections.
    For further information and to book a place on this event, please contact governance@rutland.gov.uk or call 01572 720991.
  • Gale Waller
    Article: Jan 22, 2019
    After two and a half hours of debate the decision (12-11) by Rutland County Council last night was to submit a Homes Infrastructure bid to support the development at St George's barracks. When complete it will be larger than Uppingham.
    Our councillor, Gale Waller, opposed. Here is her speech as spoken.
  • Flags
    Article: Jan 6, 2019

    This week parliament will be debating Theresa May's EU Withdrawal Agreement with a 'meaningful vote' taking place w/c 14 January,

    Whatever the outcome, the Lib Dems led by Vince Cable and Tom Brake are calling for a People's Vote on a FINAL SAY. It's really vital that we show support for them and encourage others to demand that their voices be heard.

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    Article: Nov 24, 2018

    Report for AGM. 21 November 2018


    1. Good news and bad news

    The bad news is that the chaos continues. The Tories are in meltdown and there is no effective opposition whilst the public broadcaster at best treats Brexit as entertainment, at worst seems to support a hard Brexit.

    The good news is that more and more people support remain and a people's vote. Local authorities in our area that would now vote remain (C4 / Survation poll) include Leicester, Oadby & Wigston, Charnwood (incl Loughborough), Harborough and Rutland.