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  • Article: Nov 22, 2018

    The annual AGM was held in Oakham on 21st November 2018 preceded by a very well attended and enjoyable supper at the Whipper Inn.

    The main speaker was the R&M Lib Dems new chair, Professor Ken Siddle, who gave a fascinating talk on the links between Cambridge University and the EU, demonstrating how important it is to remain if we can.

  • Article: Nov 11, 2018

    All Liberal Democrat members are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting which is being held at 8.30pm on Wednesday 21st November at the Whipper Inn Hotel in Oakham. There is no need to book and there is no charge for the AGM. As well as the usual business and elections, there will be an update from the European Movement on all of the latest news regarding Brexit, along with a Question and Answer session.

  • Article: Oct 30, 2018

    Could you become one of 26 County Councillors or a town/parish councillor who take a lead in providing services to the local community? If so let us know.

    Also, Rutland County Council is holding an event on Saturday 10th November. For details see:


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    Article: Sep 21, 2018

    On 4 October the mayor of Leicester, Sir Peter Soulsby will be asking the council to support a People's Vote.

    In the evening there will be a discussion of how the campaign is progressing given by Lord Andrew Adonis and organised by the Leicestershire and Rutland European Movement.

    Free tickets can be obtained from:

  • 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.