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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

  • 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

  • Article: Aug 20, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable has today launched a new campaign to encourage more young people to take up apprenticeships.

    The "Get In, Go Far" campaign is being supported by a number of employers across the country and coincides with the introduction of 40 new employer-designed apprenticeships in sectors including engineering, hospitality and the legal profession.

  • Event: August 23, 2014 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    62 Theaker Avenue, Gainsborough., DN21 1RH

    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

  • Article: Aug 20, 2014

    Responding to the conclusion of the disciplinary process against Lord Rennard, the Liberal Democrats have released the following statements:

    A Liberal Democrat spokesperson said:

    "The Regional Parties Committee met this week to consider whether the party had been brought into disrepute by statements made by Lord Rennard, or on his behalf, following the publication of Alistair Webster's conclusions.

  • Article: Aug 20, 2014

    Following the conclusion of the disciplinary process against Lord Rennard, Liberal Democrat Party President Tim Farron has written the article below.

    Since the allegations against Lord Rennard were first aired on Channel Four News, I've worked hard with members, activists, HQ staff and our parliamentary parties to fundamentally change the way our party treats these matters.

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    Article: Aug 19, 2014

    Figures released today by the Office of National Statistics show that inflation fell from 1.9% to 1.6% in July. The rate fell more than was forecast, with economists expecting it to fall to 1.8%.

    Commenting on the latest inflation figures, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said:

  • Article: Aug 18, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Minister Stephen Williams has called for homophobia on the football terraces to be met with the same zero tolerance as racism.

    The Bristol West MP called for football clubs, the FA and the police to tackle anti-gay abuse with the same vigour as racial discrimination.

    Gay rights charity Stonewall said seven out of ten fans have reported hearing homophobic slurs at matches.

  • Article: Aug 18, 2014

    Liberal Democrats would maintain free access to national museums and galleries under manifesto plans announced today.

    The party would ensure free entry and continue to make this a condition of government funding.

    Museums and galleries play a crucial role in the cultural life of the UK, attracting millions of visitors each year and the Liberal Democrats want to see that continue.

  • 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!

  • Article: Aug 16, 2014

    The Liberal Democrat manifesto will include a commitment to introduce new child poverty measures it has been announced today.

    The manifesto will feature the three child poverty targets which were blocked by the Conservatives: reducing relative poverty, reducing gaps in life chances, and reducing entrenched poverty.

  • Article: Aug 16, 2014

    Liberal Democrats would support carers with a package of measures designed to make their lives easier under manifesto plans announced today.

    Carers save the state tens of billions of pounds a year and the Lib Dems want to give them something back.

    The package includes raising the amount carers can earn before losing their allowance.

  • Document: Aug 15, 2014
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  • 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

  • Event: November 1, 2014
    Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley

    The next conference will take place at Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley on Saturday 1st Nov.

    The keynote speaker will be John Leech MP for Manchester Withington.

  • Article: Aug 14, 2014

    A record number of students have been accepted into university this year, with a greater number of opportunities and choices opening up.

    There has been more flexibility introduced, so universities can recruit more students, making it possible for more young people to access the institution of their choice.

  • Article: Aug 14, 2014

    Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone has welcome news that youth unemployment in her constituency has halved since 2010.

    In May 2010, the youth unemployment rate in Hornsey and Wood Green was 7.1%. Four years on, the figure in June 2014 is just 3.1%.

    Overall unemployment in Lynne Featherstone MP's constituency is also down - from 5.2% in 2010 to 3.2% now.

  • Article: Aug 14, 2014

    Four million people have now automatically enrolled in workplace pensions - an increase of over one million this year.

    Liberal Democrats in government introduced automatic enrolment, which their boss and the government pay in to, in order to give people the confidence to save for retirement.

    Automatic enrolment started in October 2012, requiring all businesses to enrol staff into a workplace pension and start paying contributions, beginning with the largest employers first.

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    Article: Aug 14, 2014

    A Liberal Democrat government will make further cuts in Income Tax and reduce National Insurance for millions of workers under manifesto plans announced today.

    The party plans to raise the personal allowance to at least £12,500 by the end of next Parliament.

    This move would cut income tax for 30m workers and be worth £400 per year to a typical basic rate taxpayer.

  • La Vida Leicester
    Event: August 28, 2014 7:30 PM
    La Vida, 1, Northampton Street, Leicester, LE1 1PA

    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.

  • Document: Aug 11, 2014
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