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The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

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  • Phil Knowles at Market Harborough Hospital
    Article: May 21, 2015
    By Tim Healy in Leicester Mercury

    Health campaigner Phil Knowles has called on the NHS to ensure it has enough staff to keep wards open in the future.

    He was speaking after a 14 bed ward was reopened at a community hospital following a four month closure.

    The ward at St Luke's Community Hospital in Market Harborough was closed in February because of a shortage of staff.

  • John Marriott
    Article: May 21, 2015
    By John Marriott - Lincoln, Sleaford and North Hykeham

    To be honest, I fail to get excited about general elections in Lincolnshire as, with the odd exception, you usually have a pretty good idea how they will turn out. This one, as far as the national picture was concerned, did, however, come as a surprise to many of us, although the predicted percentage votes for all parties except Tory and Labour were pretty accurate. What these percentages didn't translate into were seats in parliament, and we all know where the fault lies for that.

  • Delusion (Getty Images)
    Article: May 20, 2015
    By Mark Argent - PPC for North West Leicestershire in Liberal Democrat Voice

    On the morning after the General Election, feeling rather shell-shocked by the results, I turned on the radio and caught John Dowland's lute song In darkness let me dwell. The music captured the feeling of the moment, but context was more thought-provoking: a Radio 4 programme The glass delusion, exploring a seventeenth-century phenomenon of people thinking they were turning into glass.

  • Over 10000 new members since polling day
    Article: May 16, 2015
    By Tad Jones - Vice Chair of the City of Nottingham Liberal Democrats

    New figures have shown 50 people have signed up to join the party in Nottingham this year as the Liberal Democrat fightback begins.

    Tad Jones, Vice Chair of Nottingham City Liberal Democrats, said: "It is really heartening to see so many people join the Liberal Democrats to work for a more liberal city and country. Our local party is now one of the fastest growing in the East Midlands.

  • Michael Mullaney at Autumn Conference 2014
    Article: May 16, 2015
    By Michael Mullaney - PPC for Bosworth

    Bosworth again put in one of the best results for the Lib Dems in Britain at the general election.

    Bosworth recorded the 8th lowest swing against the Lib Dems out of 631 seats contested in Britain.

    This follows on from Hinckley and Bosworth being one of only 2 councils, along with Eastbourne, that the Lib Dems gained from the Conservatives in 2007.

  • East Midlands Members 15 May 2015
    Article: May 15, 2015

    East Midlands Liberal Democrats have welcomed 549 new members since the close of polls on May 7 and have topped the 3000 mark.

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    If you are a new member - WELCOME

    You will be receiving daily digests of the East Midlands website where we publish details of forthcoming events including meetings, social events and campaigning. Please check "Dates for your Diary" regularly and come along to meet other members.

  • Article: May 15, 2015
    By Mark Pack in Liberal Democrat Voice

    It's a nice problem to have. It's an unexpected problem to have. But it's still a problem: quite what should local parties do with all the new members flooding in since polling day, the vast majority of whom are new to political parties.

    Party HQ itself is getting much right that it hasn't with previous bursts of new members: prompt member surveys, new member packs, welcome calls and getting people signed up to direct debit (much easier to renew) are all things done a bit in the past but now happening much more systematically.

  • Thank You Diamond
    Article: May 12, 2015
    By Michael Mullaney - PPC for Bosworth

    A big thank you to all the members who helped us in the Bosworth campaign

    Although we didn't manage to win we held a strong 2nd place and restricted the swing against us to one of the lowest in the country.
    With the party's fightback beginning this gives us a great base to win the seat next time.
    As a thank you to everyone who helped there's a thank you party 7pm this Friday at the New Plough, Leicester Road, Hinckley LE10 1LS. Function room at the back.
  • Harrish Bisnauthsing - Your local candidate
    Article: May 12, 2015

    Grantham and Stamford

    The good news from Harrish is that his number of votes were acceptable for the Parliamentary election for his deposit to be saved. He did not have enough votes, however, to save the day and as everywhere Nick Boles the Conservative candidate won by a landslide. UKIP was second and Labour third as went with the National trend.
  • East Midlands Members
    Article: May 12, 2015

    Membership in East Midlands grew by 60 between Monday Lunch and Tuesday Breakfast

    the same as the whole of 2014

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