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Welcome to the East Midlands Liberal Democrats Website

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.

The East Midlands covers the six counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland.


What Liberal Democrats have done in East Midlands

And what the hell else have the Liberal Democrats Done?

Recent Updates

  • Event: November 28, 2014
    Council Chamber, Ashfield District Council, Urban Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfielld NG17 8DA

    Annual General Meeting to be held at 7pm on Friday, 28th November 2014 in the Council Chamber, Ashfield District Council, Urban Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfielld NG17 8DA

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    Article: Nov 28, 2014

    To mark Carers Rights Day, Liberal Democrats are urging people who care for ill or disabled loved ones to find out about the financial and practical support they are entitled to.

    Across the UK there are around 6.5m unpaid carers looking after family, friends and neighbours.

    These unsung heroes save the country an estimated £119bn a year, which is why Liberal Democrats want to give something back to those who dedicate their time to care for another person.

  • Vince Cable and Reg Shore
    Article: Nov 27, 2014

    The Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills - The Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP and Liberal Democrat Cllr Reg Shore, Executive Member for Waste and Recycling at Lincolnshire County Council opened the £125 million Energy from Waste Plant in North Hykeham, Lincolnshire.

    Vince praises Lincolnshire as Lib Dem Councillors play an important part in a success story.

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    Article: Nov 27, 2014

    Have your say on Government consultations (Open/Closed/Outcomes) which have been released between Thursday 20th November - Thursday 27th November.

    Government consultations (Open/Closed/Outcomes) - Week commencing: Thursday 20th November.

    Corporate directors: exceptions to prohibition

    • 27 November 2014
    • BIS
    • Consultation
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    Article: Nov 27, 2014

    Children with mental health conditions who have committed no crime should not be kept in police cells while awaiting treatment.

    In England last year, more than 200 under 18s who suffered a mental health crisis were held in police cells instead of being taken to health based places of safety.

    These children were locked up due to staff shortages and lack of appropriate facilities.

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    Article: Nov 27, 2014

    More than 2,000 struggling schools could be turned around if they had effective support, Liberal Democrat Schools Minister David Laws has said.

    Speaking to CentreForum, David said the Conservatives' determination to monitor all schools from Whitehall threatens standards in education.

    He said the Conservatives refused to introduce proper oversight for academies and free schools, relying only on the Department for Education.

  • Help Wanted
    Event: November 29, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    24 Ashby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1SL

    Bosworth Day of Action with Lord Scriven


    Saturday 29th November

    at the home of the

    Mayor and Mayoress of Hinckley and Bosworth Jeff and Trish Bannister

    24 Ashby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1SL

    The timings for the event are

    * 10am-1030am meet and socialise
    * 1030am-12.30pm Morning session of envelope stuffing, delivering or canvassing
    * 12.30pm-1.30pm Hot lunch and a talk and question and answer session with Lord Scriven
    * 1.30-3.30pm Afternoon session of envelope stuffing, delivering or canvassing

  • Event: November 29, 2014 10:30 AM
    The Turnor Arms, Market Place, Wragby, LN8 5QU.


    The 2014 Annual General Meeting of Lincolnshire Liberal Democrats will be held on SATURDAY 29th NOVEMBER at 10.30am in The Turnor Arms, Market Place, Wragby, LN8 5QU.

    The formal AGM will be followed by a short ordinary meeting - agendas for both meetings and the minutes of the 2013 meeting can be downloaded here.

  • Gallery: Nov 27, 2014
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    Article: Nov 27, 2014
    By Northampton Lib Dems

    Lib Dem Prospective Candidate for Northampton South Sadik Chaudhury has welcomed the new initiatives announced by Theresa May M.P. Home Secretary designed to deter young people from going off to fight for ISIS in Syria.

    Sadik who is a Muslim himself says that "The Home Secretary may have been wrong in comparing the current threat to this country with that posed by The IRA 30 years ago, but I agree with her to some extent when she said ""We need to do more to recognise the shared values we have - the values of democracy, of the rule of law, of tolerance of faiths, of equality of treatment."" Daily Telegraph 24th November 2014

  • Article: Nov 27, 2014

    Catherine Bearder MEP's speech in the European Parliament on UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 25th November 2014.

  • Willie Rennie
    Article: Nov 27, 2014

    Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie has today hailed the most significant transfer of powers to the Scottish Parliament since its creation as the "Vow Max".

    A bold new package on welfare and tax powers will see the creation of a new Scottish welfare system with some £2.5billion of powers for the Scottish Parliament.

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    Article: Nov 27, 2014

    Today, the Smith Commission report has been published, setting out the agreed cross-party vision for devolution to Scotland.

    Responding to the, Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Kirsty Williams said:

    "I welcome today's Smith Commission report which I believe is another giant step towards the long held Liberal Democrat vision of a Federal United Kingdom and Home Rule.

  • Tim Farron
    Article: Nov 27, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is urging farmers to sign up to the new Countryside Stewardship scheme. His call came after this afternoon's meeting of the cross party All Party Parliamentary Group on Hill Farming which he chairs.

    Yesterday the government announced the Countryside Stewardship scheme, which is the new environmental land management scheme as part of the Common Agricultural Policy funding system.

  • Article: Nov 27, 2014

    Sign the petition here calling on RBS to save the NatWest bank in Earl Shilton http://signme.org.uk/1024

  • Article: Nov 27, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has today unveiled the biggest single investment in cycling.

    The funding worth £214m is designed to make it easier and safer to get on your bike in the UK.

    In July Nick said he wanted to see the number of journeys made by bike more than doubled by 2020. Nick will today discuss how this will be made possible by the new funding when he hosts a cycling summit in Bristol.

  • Article: Nov 27, 2014

    Nick Clegg has announced plans to see abandoned buildings brought back to life in a renewed effort to tackle a chronic problem where vast sites in Northern cities become empty and unused for long periods of time, making areas look blighted.

    Nick wants to help match-make entrepreneurs and community groups with local authorities and land-owners to find temporary uses for vacant buildings and land rather than let those sites go to waste.

  • Help Wanted
    Event: November 29, 2014
    24A Great Northern Road, Derby, DE1 1LR

    Everyone can be a VIP next Saturday!

    Saturday 29th November is the Derby North Action Day. There'll be the last few dozen rounds of newspapers to deliver, we hope to knock on doors with a targeted petition, and there'll be some admin work too. Choose whichever you prefer. Everyone who comes will be a Very Important Person because everyone's help will be needed and appreciated!

  • Article: Nov 26, 2014
    By Adam Withnall in The Independent

    Nigel Farage's Ukip has called for the children of immigrants to themselves be classed as migrants - despite the fact that the party leader's own two children would be included in that number.

    The party highlighted a report issued today by the right-wing thinktank MigrationWatch UK, which said immigration's impact on population growth had been underestimated by more than 1.3 million because babies of those coming to this country were not taken into account.

  • Article: Nov 26, 2014

    The rise of the so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq is one of the most serious and dangerous issues we have had to face since we came into Government. Whatever we call this organisation - IS, ISIL or Da'ish - we can't ignore their brutal activity. The graphic and disturbing images of violence coming from Syria and Iraq show the barbaric way this extremist group has perverted the Muslim faith.


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