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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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  • Nitesh Dave
    Article: May 29, 2017
    By Nitesh Dave, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Leicester East

    Our Candidate in Leicester East, Nitesh Dave, reperesented the Liberal Democrats at a BBC Radio Leicester General Election debate, yesterday, Sunday 28th May. The debate focused on issues that affected people from BAME communities in Leicestershire.

    Listeners were invited to pose questions to the panel which also included respresentatives from the other four parties.

  • Article: May 29, 2017

    The Tories seem to think - if we ignore any difficult question - we don't have to tell the public the truth. If they cannot tell us even the most basic things why should we trust them at all.

    Theresa May seems to be hiding their real agenda from the public.

    The Tories cannot tell us anything about their plans and they are doing it on purpose. They hope to secure a colossal majority and then to take the country for a ride. We cannot let this happen - our schools, hospitals and social care are at risk

  • Lewis Hastie and Harrish Bisnauthsing
    Article: May 29, 2017
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats in Extracts from Castle Ward Focus

    It seems every time Ofsted inspects the Labour run City Council they always have bad news to give.

    Children's services rated inadequate.

    In 2015 Ofsted declared Council Children's Services to have "serious failiures" with services for children leaving care and children in need of protection being inadequate.

  • Harrish Bisnauthsing
    Article: May 29, 2017
    By Harrish Bisnauthsing, Leicester South Liberal Democrat Candidate, General Election 2017 in Castle Ward Focus, Leicester

    First the Tories admitted that they would be taking us out of the Single Market. Now Labour say they will priortise controlling immigration over our Single Market memebership.

    As well as being damaging for our economy it would be a major blow for universities, it would be a major blow to our universities, to our scientific research and we'd lose out on schemes such as Erasmus.

  • Article: May 29, 2017

    Under Theresa May's proposals, many would end up paying far more for their care. Families deserve to know now what the Dementia Tax will mean for their homes, finances and relatives. The Liberal Democrats will keep campaigning to scrap the Dementia Tax and ensure no-one has to worry about catastrophic costs to pay for their care.

  • Lewis Hastie
    Article: May 28, 2017
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats

    Leicester Liberal Democrats have chosen solictor Lewis Hastie as their candidate in the forthcoming Castle Ward By-Election for Leicester City Council on Thursday 8th June. Lewis is married and is a father to two young daughters.

    Printed (hosted) by Prater Raines Limited, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone, CT20 3BY.

  • Article: May 27, 2017

    A new survey for The Independent has found the majority of the public is now in favour of banning the most-polluting vehicles from city centres.

    Some 51 per cent of respondents agreed with this suggestion, with only 15 per cent against and the remainder not expressing a view, pollsters ORB said.

    Commenting on the reports which shows the public back the Liberal Democrat policy of banning the most-polluting cars from city centres, Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Secretary Jenny Randerson said: "The air we allow our children to breathe is toxic and is leading to a national health crisis.

  • Article: May 27, 2017

    An announcement by the Labour Party that it would invest £45bn in the NHS and social care over five years as well as protect pensions could be rendered meaningless by Brexit, Liberal Democrats have said.

    Treasury analysis from 2016 estimated that the form of Brexit supported by the Labour and Conservative parties - a negotiated bilateral agreement as opposed to membership of the single market - would rob public services of £36bn EACH YEAR. A botched Brexit could cost the Exchequer up to £45 billion a year. The government has neither formally rejected this analysis nor commissioned new figures since the referendum.

  • Article: May 27, 2017

    Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, has launched a national movement calling on people, irrespective of their party affiliation, to stop the Conservatives' planned Dementia Tax.

    It comes alongside Liberal Democrat research that reveals that across England, 9 out 10 homes could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May's Dementia Tax.

  • Nitesh Dave
    Article: May 22, 2017
    By Nitesh Dave, PPC for Leicester East in http://www.libdems.org.uk/nitesh_dave

    Nitesh offers a chance for real change in Leicester East. He is local to the area, having been born and raised in Leicester and currently lives in the Troon area of the city with his wife Radhika and young son Krishnan.

    Nitesh is a special needs teacher at a school for children with additional needs and disabilities. As a teacher he cares passionately about education and ensuring the best life outcomes for young people. He is proud of the impact the Liberal Democrat's Pupil Premium has had in supporting the attainment of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and of our plans to invest a further £7 billion into education. He is deeply concerned about the effect that the changes to the school funding formula will have on his students and will vigorously oppose any cuts to the education budget.