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  • 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.

  • Sam Asplin
    Article: Apr 9, 2017
    Samuel Asplin has grown up in and around Melton and now works as a teaching assistant at Whissendine Primary School. He has experience of local government as a previous Rutland County Councillor for Whissendine where he was pleased to serve the local residents.
    Sam, who lives in the Melton area, has worked tirelessly for the local community and, if elected, would like to ensure residents are kept up to date and become more engaged in local government decisions. He would also like to support his Liberal Democrat colleagues in delivering a better service for the residents of Melton West and Leicestershire as a whole.
  • Document: Apr 9, 2017
    1.08 MiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    Here is the manifesto created for the May 4 2017 Leicestershire County Council elections.

    It includes the names of all candidates.

  • Ian Lauder
    Article: Apr 6, 2017

    Ian has lived in Leicestershire since 1984 and takes great interest in local issues.

    Professor Lauder was formerly Head of the Medical School at the University of Leicester for 9 years having qualified as a doctor in 1969.

    In the past he was a District Councillor and Deputy Group Leader on Gateshead MDC, having been born in County Durham.

  • Article: Apr 6, 2017

    The Leicestershire part of our constituency will be holding council elections on 4 May 2017.

    Our candidates are:

    Simon Galton (Launde)

    Sam Asplin (Melton West)

    Ian Lauder (Melton Wolds)

    Ian Ridley (Melton East)

    Lily Kaufman (Belvoir)

    Watch this site for further information and announcements.

    Any help will be much appreciated.

  • flag
    Article: Mar 21, 2017
    This Saturday the 25th of March, March for Europe will be taking place in London to protest against the UK leaving Europe and to remind Mrs May and the Brexit government we are not all as keen they are to see us leave. More details can be found on Facebook or Google.
    Lib Dems Unite for Europe will be joining up with the march. (The Liberal Democrat European Group regrets the decision of the European Movement not to participate fully in this march.)
  • Joanna Burrows
    Article: Mar 8, 2017

    Dear Residents of Exton ward,

    As I am sure many of you will now be aware, this Thursday, March 9th, you have the opportunity to vote for your next ward councillor.

    Having talked to residents within the ward I have been encouraged to have received a positive response to my vision of a fairer, more open and responsive Rutland County Council.

  • Regional Conference, Oakham, 2017 (Photography by Gregg Webb)
    Article: Mar 5, 2017

    An excellent East Midlands Regional Conference took place in Oakham, Rutland on Saturday 25th February.

    It was a perfect opportunity for both old and new members to get together as well as to participate in campaign training, policy debates and discussions including on Brexit. It was great to see so many new young members (and one of them won the main raffle prize).

  • Article: Feb 20, 2017

    Rutland and Melton are hosting the 2017 East Midlands Lib Dems Spring Conference in Oakham on Saturday.

    All members are welcome at: Oakham Church of England Primary School, Burley Rd, Oakham LE15 6GY

    10.00am-4:30pm - Saturday 25th February 2017 (Just come for part of the day if you like.)

    Registration is from 9.30 and if you have not booked the cost will be £15