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  • 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.

  • 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.