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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
    Article: Apr 24, 2018
    By Philip Knowles

    Dear All,

    A year is a long time in politics but every day certainly counts.David Chalmers, a fellow member of the Member of the LDEG executive, has written the below letter to his MP about the vote in the Commons on Thursday about remaining in the Customs Union. Perhaps you might want to email something similar to your MP reflecting the adverse consequences of Brexit within your area.

  • Ruth Skelton
    Article: Apr 19, 2018
    By Alison Rouse

    The leader of the Liberal Democrat Party in Derby said she is extremely concerned about the way Derby City Council is currently being run under the ruling Labour group and has vowed to help bring about change.

    Ruth Skelton, who is standing for re-election in *Blagreaves Ward said her members are hearing the same message as they knock on doors throughout the city during the lead up to the local council elections on Thursday, May 3.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2018
    By Alison Rouse

    Green Liberal Democrat Conference 2018
    Jubilee Campus of Nottingham University on 19th May 2018
    30th Birthday Bash

    The Green Liberal Democrats - celebrate their 30th Birthday this year! The Party`s environmental pressure group wants to welcome as many friends from Nottingham and the wider East Midlands area as can get to our birthday celebrations!

  • hospitle photo
    Article: Apr 16, 2018
    By Philip Knowles

    EMAS has confirmed that the Ambulance Station in Market Harborough is to close, the site is to be sold and the Ambulances moved and from later this year housed at the current Market Harborough Police Station as a joint use by Blue Light Services. What EMAS say is the first of its kind in Leicestershire.

  • Article: Apr 15, 2018
    By Philip Knowles

    For almost 30 years Phil Knowles was at the head of the campaign for the New Harborough Hospital, indeed for much of the time, he was the single voice fighting for what he constantly labelled as a much-needed community facility.

    Now one year on from the opening he says the sheer volume of those using the facility underlined just how much the facility is needed and just how important the campaign was.

  • Article: Apr 9, 2018

    Local campaigners have reacted with anger at the revelation that money was the only reason the government cancelled plans to improve rail services in Leicestershire.

    Last year the government cancelled plans to electrify the East Midlands Mainline north of Kettering, which runs through Leicestershire and much of the East Midlands. The Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the improvements weren't needed because the rail service would be improved instead by the use of bi-mode trains.

  • Danny Findlay has been selected by local Lib Dems to stand in the Stoney Stanton & Croft by-election
    Article: Apr 8, 2018

    Liberal Democrats have picked Danny Findlay to contest the forthcoming Stoney Stanton and Croft County Council by-election.

    The election, to be held on May 3rd was caused by the death of longstanding Conservative Councillor Ernie White. It is the first County Council by-election in Leicestershire since 2011.

  • Event: May 17, 2018 7:00 PM
    The Ale Wagon, Charles Street, Leicester (on the corner with Rutland Street)

    Join us for the monthly Liberal Drinks get together at the Ale Wagon, Charles, Street Leicester from 7pm on Thursday 19th January and subsequently every 3rd Thursday of every month thereafter.

    Dates for Liberal Drinks 2018:

    February 15

    March 15

    April 19

    May 17

    June 21

    July 19

    August 16

    Sept 20

    October 18

    November 15

  • Campaigners and Supporters of Exit From Brexit in Leicester
    Article: Mar 31, 2018
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats

    Members and supporters from across Leicestershire joined the Liberal Democrats National Day of Action for an "Exit from Brexit" in Leicester City Centre at lunchtime today. Team members held discussions with local shoppers around Leicester's Clock Tower with a positive reaction from the public irrespective of how they voted in June 2016.

  • Nigel Porter
    Article: Feb 25, 2018
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats in Leicester Mercury

    Leicester City Council are expected to spend between £1.8million and £2 million on renovating the back of the Corn Exchange in Leicester's Market Place in the coming weeks. The current back of the building appears in a sorry state since the demolition of the Indoor Market. The plan is to place a large screen to cover up, vents, ducts and fire escapes.