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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.

Lib Dem Achievements in Government

Updated May 2014. Reproduced with permission from http://www.markpack.org.uk/libdem-infographic/

What Liberal Democrats have done in East Midlands

And what the hell else have the Liberal Democrats Done?

Recent Updates

  • Derby Meal
    Event: September 2, 2014 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    The Park Bikeworks. 34 Full Street, Derby, DE1 3AF

    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: Sep 1, 2014

    Liberal Democrats in government are delivering free school meals for all infant school pupils - now we plan to go one step further and extend the scheme to all primary school pupils.

    Following evaluation of this policy, the free school meals scheme would be extended, as resources allow, while ensuring that school food standards apply to all schools, including free schools and academies.

  • Article: Sep 1, 2014

    The Liberal Democrat manifesto will include plans for five new laws to protect the environment, it has been announced today.

    The manifesto plans include include legal targets for clean air and water, an end to dirty coal power stations and an ambitious decarbonisation target for the electricity sector.

  • Event: September 5, 2014 - September 7, 2014
    Holiday Inn M6 Junction 7, which is just north of Birmingham.

    Kickstart is the party's most established and most popular campaign training event, and has been organised by ALDC for over 25 years.

    This year we are running two weekends to give more people an opportunity to attend.


    Both of our Kickstart residential training weekends are held at the Holiday Inn M6 Junction 7, which is just north of Birmingham. The cost of the event includes accommodation, meals, guest speaker on the Saturday night, breakfast and coffee and snacks throughout, as well as all of the training, mentoring and a workbook.

  • Event: September 12, 2014 7:30 PM
    The Patternmakers' Arms, Crown Street, Duffield, DE56 4EY (first floor room)

    'How Green is the Coalition?'

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

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

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    7.30 on Friday 12th September

    All welcome

    Contact - 07887 380334 - belperlibdems@ymail.com

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  • Event: September 13, 2014 10:30 AM
    Derby Office - Great Northern Court, Great Northern Road Derby. DE1 1LR

    The September 2014 meeting of the Executive Committee will be held on Saturday 13 September - at Derby Office - Great Northern Court, Great Northern Road Derby. DE1 1LR

    The agenda, minutes of the last meeting and other documentation can be downloaded here when available.

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  • Event: September 13, 2014 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    East Midlands Launchpad Training events

    Saturday 13th in Matlock and Saturday 20th September in Corby.

    There will be two sessions of the national Launchpad campaign training in the East Midlands.
    The provisional dates for diaries are
    Saturday 13th September 10.30am-4pm in Matlock.
    Saturday 20th September 10.30am-4pm in Corby.
  • Event: September 20, 2014 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    East Midlands Launchpad Training events

    Saturday 13th in Matlock and Saturday 20th September in Corby.

    There will be two sessions of the national Launchpad campaign training in the East Midlands.
    The provisional dates for diaries are
    Saturday 13th September 10.30am-4pm in Matlock.
    Saturday 20th September 10.30am-4pm in Corby.
  • Article: Aug 31, 2014

    Households could save at least £100 a year by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, under Lib Dem manifesto plans announced today.

    The Liberal Democrats would reward people who improve the energy efficiency of their homes by giving them a council tax discount and slashing their energy bills - a double bill cut.

  • Article: Aug 31, 2014

    Spreading opportunity through education will be at the heart of the Liberal Democrat pre-manifesto.

    The 80-page document will form the backbone of the party's 2015 election campaign.

    The party's focus will be a 'manifesto for the next generation' with a host of policies aimed at improving the life chances of children and young people.

  • Article: Aug 31, 2014

    On Wednesday 3 September, Liberal Democrats will launch their pre-manifesto, which will form the backbone of the party's general election platform.

    The party's focus will be a 'manifesto for the next generation' with a host of policies aimed at improving the life chances of children and young people. Read Nick Clegg's foreword to the pre-manifesto below.

  • Article: Aug 30, 2014

    'How Green is the Coalition?'

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

    at

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

    at

    7.30 on Friday 12th September

    All welcome

    Contact - 07887 380334 - belperlibdems@ymail.com

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  • Article: Aug 30, 2014

    Liberal Democrats will give fathers an extra four weeks paternity leave under manifesto plans announced today.

    Currently fathers are entitled to two weeks paternity leave but the Liberal Democrats want to go further and dedicate an extra four weeks exclusively to fathers. This will increase the protected paternity leave for dads to six weeks.

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    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

  • Article: Aug 29, 2014

    Liberal Democrat and former teacher Gerry Keating has been elected new councillor in North Jesmond (Newcastle Upon Tyne).

    Cllr Keating won by a landslide over a field of four other competitors, with more than 50% of the votes.

    The Lib Dems gained 711 votes at this by-election, beating Labour, who lost over 250 votes. The Conservative candidate gained 117 votes. The UKIP candidate had 112 votes, and the Greens garnered 94 votes.

  • Article: Aug 28, 2014

    Our third and final day in India began with an early rise of 5.15am so we could make the long journey to Southern India - myself to Bangalore to try to better understand India's 'Silicon Valley' and for Ed to visit Hyderabad to continue his energy and climate change discussions.

    After arriving at Bangalore's impressive new airport, our first stop was the Airbus India facility in one of the hubs of the city's IT sector. This Airbus site isn't where they actually build the planes - a lot of that happens in the UK - but it instead focuses on the hi-tech modelling, testing and simulation of civil aircraft.

  • Article: Aug 27, 2014

    The latest leg of my visit to India has taken me to Mumbai where I have been able to spend time on a Bollywood set and have dinner with Sachin Tendulkar.

    However the highlight of my time here has been the opportunity to announce the institution of the Dadabhai Naoroji Awards which will be UK government awards for individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Anglo-Indian relations in the fields of commerce, culture and education. The ties between our two nations are broad and deep, and so I was very keen to be able to recognise them in this way.

  • Article: Aug 27, 2014

    After a fascinating first day our delegation left Delhi on an early morning flight to arrive in the hustle and bustle of India's financial capital Mumbai. Mumbai is famous for many things, but in particular for being the heart of India's world famous film industry - Bollywood!

    Our first stop today was a visit to a municipal school for underprivileged children in Lower Parel, one of Mumbai's less well-off suburbs. Muktangan is an incredibly inspiring NGO that has managed to turn an ordinary government school into a model of learning. Ed and I were greeted on arrival by the fantastic school choir were assembled to greet us and I got a chance to read to some of the children.

  • Article: Aug 27, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Scotland Secretary Alistair Carmichael has called on major supermarket chains to do their bit to support Motor Neurone Disease Scotland after taking the ice bucket challenge.

    After he was doused in iced sea water at Tingwall Pier in Orkney and donated to Motor Neurone Disease Scotland, Alistair nominated the supermarkets selling bags of ice to make a donation to the charity.

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    Article: Aug 27, 2014

    The Liberal Democrats have set out plans to introduce a trio of wealth taxes which will help to cut the deficit whilst ensuring fairness in our tax system.

    Manifesto plans to increase taxes on the wealthiest will go alongside a pledge to further cut Income Tax and reduce National Insurance.

    Commenting Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said:

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