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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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  • Article: Aug 30, 2014

    'How Green is the Coalition?'

    Guest speaker, John Beardmore, of Environmental Consultants T4 Sustainability Ltd


    The Patternmakers' Arms, Crown Street, Duffield, DE56 4EY (first floor room)


    7.30 on Friday 12th September

    All welcome

    Contact - 07887 380334 - belperlibdems@ymail.com

  • memorial 1
    Article: Aug 29, 2014
    By Phil Knowles - Policy Officer

    Lib Dem calls for NHS CEO to get involved!

    Harborough's 3000 plus signature Petition calling on NHS England to protect the World War One Memorial and Portico currently housed at the Cottage Hospital in Market Harborough, fund the move to a new site and guarantee the upkeep and maintenance is on its way to NHS England CEO Mr Simon Stevens.

    In a cover document accompanying the petition Cllr Phil Knowles has called on Mr Stevens not only back the Community and see the Memorial & Portico protected and its future funding secured but to also take a personal interest in seeing the long promised 'new' Community Hospital for Harborough delivered.

    ''We understand that the NHS England Board meets in September and have taken steps to ensure that the CEO has the petition in advance of that meeting. We have also taken the opportunity to invite Mr Stevens or any of the other Board Members from NHS England to visit Harborough.

    I'm sure that seeing the Memorial and Portico would underline to Mr Stevens and his colleagues all the reasons why its held in such high regard by the community. At the same time offering the opportunity for them to hear at first hand about the catalogue of broken promises would I hope secure their support to see this whole scheme finally and totally delivered for the community.'' - Cllr Phil Knowles

  • Derby Meal
    Article: Aug 22, 2014

    Tuesday, 2 September 2014 from 18:30 to 21:30 (BST)

    The Park Bikeworks - 34 Full Street, Derby, DE1 3AF

    Book your ticket online here

    We welcome Stephen Williams MP to an evening meal and discussion at Park Bikeworks in Derby City Centre.

    In October 2013, Stephen Williams was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary at Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). As Minister for Communities, his responsibilities include community cohesion, race relations, localism and community rights, housing standards, Building regulations and neighbourhood planning. As the Liberal Democrat minister in DCLG he has oversight of all areas of department policy such as housing, local economic development and planning.

  • Article: Aug 20, 2014

    East Ward Gainsborough BBQ

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    2.00pm - 6.00pm

    A get together of local Liberal Democrat members, activists and supporters to raise funds for next years District and Town Council elections in Gainsborough.

    There will be a BBQ (donations only) and a raffle.

    Contact details

    David Dobbie, 01427 677287 - 07929617112 dobbiedave@hotmail.com

  • La Vida Leicester
    Article: Aug 17, 2014

    The Leicester City Dining Night for August will take place on the evening of Thursday 28th August, 2014.

    Venue: La Vida, 1, Northampton Street, Leicester, LE1 1PA.

    Style: Italian.

    Time: 1930

    Contact: Scott Kennedy-Lount at scott.kennedy-Lount@leicester-libdems.org.uk by Monday 25th August to reserve your place.

    Please note Northampton Street is situated between Granby Street and Charles Street immediately the first street If coming from London Road and St George's Way junction.

    Close to Leicester Railway Station. Paid parking is close by on Dover Street Car Park.

    Why not bring a guest!

  • Phil Knowles
    Article: Aug 15, 2014

    The Regional Conference set for Hinckley on November 1st looks certain to have the Policy Debates as one of the major elements.

    Regional Policy Officer Phil Knowles has announced the dates and format for submissions of items for possible inclusion in the Policy Debate Slots.

    Motions, complete with Proposer and Seconder can be submitted by email to Phil from September 1st 2014 with a closing date for submissions of noon on Tuesday October 14th.

    " The Policy debates have become a key part of the Regional Conferences and no doubt we can expect quite a range of issues to be put forward for delegates to consider at the Hinckley event.

    The deadline of Tuesday October 14th has been set to ensure we have adequate time to publicise the motions, to print the agenda for November 1st and importantly to prepare ballot papers for attending delegates. Members attending the conference will be asked to vote on the proposed motions in order to select the motions they would like to debate.

    Importantly we will still retain the ability to take any urgent motions should something major happen.

    Any urgent item will need to be something that could not have been known about prior to the October 14th deadline. If an urgent item is received that will be referred to the Regional President, Chairman and Conference Organiser for consideration. Subject to their acceptance then the emergency item will be automatically listed for debate''

    It has also emerged that this will be Phil's last Regional Conference as Policy Officer. '' I have been privileged to act as Regional Policy Officer for several years and am delighted at the way the debating of Policy has grown. It really has become a major part of Regional Conferences with more and more members joining the discussions at each event. I am so very grateful for the support that members have given to me.

    I want to place on record my sincere thanks. This is the right time to pass on this very important post. I hope to continue serving the Region as a member of Executive.'' - Phil

  • Article: Aug 11, 2014

    The Leicester City Dining Night for August will take place on the evening of Thursday 28th August, 2014.

    Venue: La Vida, 1, Northampton Street, Leicester, LE1 1PA.

    Style: Italian.

    Time: 1930

    Contact: Scott Kennedy-Lount at scott.kennedy-Lount@leicester-libdems.org.uk by Monday 25th August to reserve your place.

  • Article: Aug 6, 2014
    By Shirley Williams in The Guardian

    Civilian suffering shocked the public in the first world war, but we have become numb to it

    The tragedy of the centenary we commemorate this week is that it falls as some of the most brutal and merciless wars of those same hundred years are raging. What characterises contemporary wars above all - in Syria, Gaza, Iraq, Ukraine, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic - is that the main victims are civilians, many of them utterly innocent children. Furthermore their deaths and injuries cannot be dismissed as unintended consequences of war. Some are deliberate.

  • candidates
    Article: Aug 4, 2014

    The Local Party Executive for Bassetlaw invites applications for selection as Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the constituency of Bassetlaw.

  • Article: Aug 1, 2014
    By Dominic Lawson in Mail on line

    Horoscope: You'll meet a Tory MP so deluded he thinks astrology cures illness

    My teenage daughter is hoping to meet someone wearing a pink vest. No other colour will do.

    This peculiar notion has been put into her head by the BBC, in the form of Top Of The Pops magazine, which is produced under licence to the corporation and carries its logo on the front cover.