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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.

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What Liberal Democrats have done in East Midlands

And what the hell else have the Liberal Democrats Done?

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  • Help Wanted
    Event: December 4, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    8A Thornfield Way, Hinckley, LE10 1BE

    Envelope stuffing and social events

    David and Valerie Bill's house

    8A Thornfield Way, Hinckley, LE10 1BE

    Thursday 4th December 2-4pm

    All help appreciated as there'll be lots of letters to stuff

    Contact

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    Article: Nov 22, 2014
    By Michael Charlesworth

    Well, the die is cast. The Conservative Cabinet at Leicestershire County Council has put 36 community libraries on the open market.

    If no one comes forward to run them, they will have to close.

    Some parish councils and community groups will come forward - but how many? And will they be able to deliver? Time will tell.

  • EMLD Presidential Hustings
    Article: Nov 22, 2014
    By Jonathan Brown in Liberal Democrat Voice

    This week the Ethnic Minority Lib Dems became the first and only party AO/SAO to host a presidential hustings, with Issan Ghazni very ably chairing what for me was the most interesting of the handful of debates I've seen so far. He introduced the evening by noting that the UK is becoming ever more diverse and that our party's lack of ethnic minority representation is an existential issue.

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  • Article: Nov 21, 2014

    We are please to announce the election results for the Party Committee Elections 2014. The elected candidates (subject to any appeals) are as follows:

    Federal Executive

    Dawn Barnes
    Ramesh Dewan
    Josh Dixon
    Sue Doughty
    Neil Fawcett
    Jonathan Fryer
    James Gurling
    Evan Harris
    Keith House
    Kavya Kaushik
    Caron Lindsay
    Gordon Lishman
  • Royal Doulton Trinket Box
    Article: Nov 21, 2014

    Derbyshire Dales have posted some pretty pieces of porcelain on Ebay.

    They would make great Christmas presents. The pieces were given by an Ashbourne member and they are trying to raise best returns for party funds.

    The auction finishes this Sunday 23rd November just after six pm. 18.07

    Please bid

    Royal Doulton Trinket Box

  • Kate Parminter
    Article: Nov 21, 2014

    Liberal Democrats have scooped two Green Ribbon Political Awards recognising their outstanding environmental achievements.

    At Tuesday's awards ceremony Baroness Parminter was named Parliamentarian of the Year (House of Lords), recogniding the work she has done in consistently challenging for the environment both inside and outside the House.

  • Lisa Northover
    Article: Nov 21, 2014

    Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Baroness Northover will today announce that Britain has joined global action and pledged £31m to help prevent millions of people dying from illnesses linked to cooking over coal, wood, dung or biomass stoves.

    Figures from the World Health Organisation show that every year year 4.3m people die from illnesses caused by exposure to household air pollution.

  • Event: December 18, 2014 7:00 AM

    By Election Nottinghamshire County Council Ollerton Division

    Candidate - Marylyn Rayner

    Contact

    Leon Duveen, 07879 497801

    bassetlaw.sherwood.lib.dems@gmail.com

  • Caring for our enviroment
    Article: Nov 20, 2014

    Yesterday the European Court of Justice clarified that the UK should have applied for an extension for failing to meet EU air pollution limits in 16 out of 40 zones, including Greater London.

    The EU limits on nitrogen dioxide should have been reached by 2010, but this could have been extended to 1st January 2015 if local authorities had submitted action plans showing how the limits would be met.

  • World Toilet Day
    Article: Nov 20, 2014

    South East Euro-MP Catherine Bearder has today launched a European Toilet Declaration calling on all EU countries to back a global commitment on ensuring sanitation and drinking water everywhere by 2030.

    More than 10 million children have died from preventable diseases caused by a lack of sanitation since 2000 and one in three of the world's population lacks access to a basic toilet.

  • Carer's bonus
    Article: Nov 20, 2014

    Today the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice rejected the UK's objections to the EU cap on bankers' bonuses in an opinion. A final ruling by the court on the challenge is not expected until next year.

    Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder commented:

    "This cap was introduced to prevent the kind of excessive risk-taking that led to the financial crisis.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2014
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    Article: Nov 20, 2014
    By Northampton Lib Dems


    Angela Paterson has welcomed Confederation of British Industry (CBI) calls to help families by increasing free childcare.

    The CBI today (Monday 17 November ) echoed plans already set out by the Liberal Democrats to extend free childcare to 15 hours a week for all children from two-years-old.

    Angela Paterson said:

  • Lynne Featherstone
    Article: Nov 20, 2014
    By Zoe O'Connell

    20th November 2014 marks the 17th International Transgender Day of Rememberance. This year the names of 226 trans people who have suffered violent deaths appear on the list.

    Lynne Featherstone MP, Liberal Democrat Minsiter in the Home Office, said "Today we remember all transgender people worldwide who have suffered violence and mourn those we have lost. Prejudice and violence against transgender people is utterly unacceptable and we must continue to highlight the problem and work to end it around the world."

  • Article: Nov 20, 2014

    Last year I went into a local NHS hospital for half a day for a small operation to have two of my wisdom teeth taken out.

    The nurse who met me to do my pre-operation assessment the week before was very understanding of my anxieties and she explained everything clearly that would happen while I would be in the hospital. She saw from my notes that I have a learning disability.

    My mum came along to the meeting to support me. She helped me to be able to speak up and to ask questions. She was there to support me on the day of the operation. As I arrived in the ward, I was very anxious about the day.

    All the staff who worked on the ward were nice and looked after me. The surgeon and the anaesthetist came to chat to me and asked some questions. They all treated me well.

    When I went down to the operation theatre room, my mum was allowed to come with me to support me and she was able to stay while I was given a general anaesthetic, so I felt comfortable and not as anxious.

    First, I was given a gas mask to breathe in to make me drowsy and the anaesthetist gave me my anaesthetic by having an injection in the back of my hand. This means I was in a deep sleep so I could have my teeth out and didn't feel anything.

    When it was all finished, I was taken back to the ward and I was looked after. The nurses phoned my mum so she could come and collect me. After a little while, they checked that I was fit enough to go back home. They gave me instructions about how to look after my mouth and how to take painkillers. The instructions were given to me very clearly so I was happy to take them and know how many painkillers I should take. It was a positive experience from start right through to the end.

    Working at Mencap on our past health campaigns I know how important it is for people with a learning disability to get good healthcare. Lots of people with a learning disability get very poor healthcare. Not enough doctors and nurses understand how to treat a patient with a learning disability.

    I think it is really important that doctors and nurses get even better learning disability awareness training in the future so that no more deaths occur in hospitals in the future.

    I know from my experience, doctors and nurses often only need to make really small adjustments to make sure patients with a learning disability are treated well and are communicated with better, so they understand what is going on.

  • EdDavey
    Article: Nov 20, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has today (20 November) announced that the UK government will invest up to £720m in the Green Climate fund to help poorer countries adapt to climate change and go low-carbon.

    The UK joins other major economies including Japan, Germany, America and France in pledging financial support to help developing countries adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Nick Clegg pointing
    Article: Nov 20, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has confirmed he will be taking part in Bite The Ballot's Leaders' Live debate next month.

    Nick said:

    "Leaders Live is a fantastic initiative from Bite the Ballot to get young people involved in the political debate. This project will take the leaders of the main political parties to where young people are already active - through exciting new ways of communicating."

  • Article: Nov 19, 2014

    There are "serious and deeply ingrained problems" with child and adolescent mental health services, officials warn.

    The Health Select Committee says the whole system - from prevention and early intervention through to inpatient services - has issues.

    While demand for care is rising, in many parts of the country funding is being frozen or cut.

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