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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?

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    Article: Oct 25, 2014
    By Ed Davey in Liberal Democrat Voice

    We've done it! For Liberal Democrats in government, this EU climate deal is our most significant green win so far. While Liberal Democrats are passionate about tackling climate change, the likes of Owen Paterson and UKIP seem to delight in talking down the threat that it poses, but that should make us even more determined to tell people why this deal is so crucial.

  • wind
    Article: Oct 25, 2014
    By Ed Davey in Liberal Democrat Voice

    We've done it! For Liberal Democrats in government, this EU climate deal is our most significant green win so far. While Liberal Democrats are passionate about tackling climate change, the likes of Owen Paterson and UKIP seem to delight in talking down the threat that it poses, but that should make us even more determined to tell people why this deal is so crucial.

  • Catherine Bearder MEP
    Article: Oct 25, 2014
    By Catherine Bearder in Liberal Democrat Voice

    This week, European leaders including David Cameron thrashed out an agreement on the EU's climate change targets up until 2030.

    The EU has been a world leader in the fight against climate change, becoming the first region to set binding targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But in the face of the financial crisis, leaders have become more nervous and the momentum behind the drive towards a greener economy has started to wane.

  • Nick Clegg pointing
    Article: Oct 25, 2014
    In Liberal Democrat Voice

    On Friday Nick Clegg and Norman Lamb held roundtable talks on mental health services in Sheffield.

    Representatives from the local NHS discussed the impact of mental health conditions being brought into line with other NHS services, with the introduction of the first ever waiting time standards.

    For the first time, from April 2015, most patients needing talking therapies - for conditions like depression - will be guaranteed the treatment they need in as little as six weeks, with a maximum wait of 18 weeks.

  • Baroness Sal Brinton with delegation of Chinese disabled activists
    Article: Oct 25, 2014

    On 22 October, Merlene Emerson, Vice-Chair of Chinese LibDems, helped to organise a talk by Liberal Democrat Peer, Baroness Sal Brinton to a delegation from China of disabled activists.

    The Chinese delegation were in the UK to understand how ordinary citizens can engage with government and participate in policy making.

    This special delegation had been hosted by the Rights Practice, an NGO that works in the area of human rights and the promotion of public participation and civic engagement in China.

  • Article: Oct 25, 2014
    By Toby Keynes

    Ballot emails for the party's elections to federal committees were due to go out to all Federal Conference Representives on Friday 24th October, and we've invited all HSLD members who are candidates in the elections to submit a statement of up to 250 words for our members and supporters.

    The elections are for the:

  • Gedling Colliery site
    Article: Oct 25, 2014

    Tamar Energy have now submitted a Planning Application to the County Council to build an Anaerobic Digestion Plant on the Gedling Colliery site.

    The site they have chosen is on "brownfield" disused land that was previously part of the colliery. It is located at the bottom of the colliery spoil heap that is currently being developed into the Gedling Country Park. The site which Tamar want to build on, is nearly half a kilometre from Arnold Lane and nearly two thirds of a kilometre from Lambley Lane.

  • Article: Oct 25, 2014

    South Derbyshire District Council are to hold Planning Committee meeting on 28/10/2014 to decide on an outline planning application for 300 houses on New House Farm, Etwall Road, Mickleover, Derby.

    The meeting will be held at South Derbyshire District Council Civic Offices, Civic Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 OAH.

  • Article: Oct 25, 2014

    Minister for State for Housing and Planning, Brandon Lewis MP, has confirmed in writing that he is set to look at the Call In Criteria outlined in the Ministerial Statement of October 26th 2012. It will then be decided regarding the possible way forward for the 'Tesco planning application on Rockingham Road Market Harborough'. Until Mr Lewis has an answer to that question Harborough District Council has been instructed to put the issuing of the Decision Notice on hold!

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  • Jason Zadrozny at Kings Mill Hospital
    Article: Oct 25, 2014

    Local Ashfield Lib Dem Councillor Jason Zadrozny is backing an appeal to help save the lives of more people with cancer in the constituency and across the UK.

    With the countdown to the General Election under way, the Lib Dem party candidate has lent his support to Cancer Research UK's 'Cross Cancer Out' campaign.

  • Help Wanted
    Event: November 1, 2014 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    84-86 Outram Street Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17 4FS

    Action Day in Ashfield

    Saturday, November 1st - 9.30am - 6pm.

    Ashfield Liberal Democrats HQ

    84-86 Outram Street Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17 4FS

    Nearest train station: Sutton Parkway (regular services from Alfreton and Nottingham Train Stations). There are also buses from Derby, Nottingham & Sutton Parkway station that go right past the office door.

  • Ann Kynaston in back Helen Smith (Vice-Chair of the Stanton Hill and Teversal Community Association with Fackley Way residents Caroline and Simon Wilkinson and Ward Councillor Jason Zadrozny
    Article: Oct 24, 2014

    Residents who live on the Meden Bank/Fackley Road junction in Stanton Hill, Sutton-in-Ashfield say someone will die unless action is taken on the dangerous accident hotspot. Residents spoke of their fears to Local Councillor Jason Zadrozny who was on one of his regular roving councillor's surgeries.

    Mrs Ann Kynaston, who lives right on the junction has seen her fence destroyed by crashes. She has joined forces with residents on Fackley Way including Caroline and Simon Wilkinson alongside Councillor Jason Zadrozny to demand action. They are demanding that speed limits are reduced and a mirror installed at the blind junction.

  • John Marriott
    Article: Oct 24, 2014

    Lincolnshire County Councillor John Marriott in the Guardian

    Dear Sir,

    There is only one fair way of funding the NHS and that is via Income Tax. I do not think many people would object to paying, say, an extra 2% if it were hypothecated. Call it the 'Health Tax', if you like. It would certainly be easier to collect than a Mansion Tax and more reliable than an extra tax on cigarettes and alcohol, to give just two examples that have been floated
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  • Michael Mullaney at Autumn Conference 2014
    Article: Oct 24, 2014

    Hinckley Councillor Michael Mullaney has met with representatives of Cancer Research UK to find out more about their bid to help more people survive the disease.

    Michael Mullaney said "Earlier this year I was happy to support Hinckley and Bosworth Council signing the Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Control, through which the council has agreed to undertake a range of measures, with its partners, to reduce the harm caused by smoking across the borough. Smoking still being one of the biggest causes of cancer.

    "The meeting with Cancer Research UK was extremely useful. Figures provided to me by Cancer Research UK at the meeting found that 3,580 people are affected by cancer in Bosworth each year with 1,709 people in the area tragically dying from the disease.

    "There have been major advances in the fight against cancer over the last 40 years. Two in four people diagnosed with cancer today in the UK will survive the disease for at least ten years, compared to just one in four in the early 1970s.

    "Cancer Research's pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer is helping to save millions of lives. It's vital that we continue to support their work and do everything we can to help beat cancer sooner.

    "I am supporting Cancer Research UK's four point plan to help tackle cancer.

    "Which is that the government should;

    • Continue to support the UK's world leading cancer research infrastructure
    • Set an aspiration for a tobacco-free society

    • Renew efforts to promote earlier diagnosis of cancer

    • Ensure all cancer patients can access the best, evidence based surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments"

    For more information on how to get involved in Cancer Research UK's campaigning work, visit cruk.org/campaigns

  • Article: Oct 24, 2014

    EU leaders have made a historic decision to tackle climate change by agreeing on a new climate and energy deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030.

    The deal includes also includes plans to boost the use of renewable energy to 27% in the total energy mix and increase energy efficiency to at least 27%.

  • Danny Alexander
    Article: Oct 24, 2014

    GDP figures released today by the Office for National Statistics provide further evidence that our economic plan is working.

    The latest statistics show that in the three months to September the UK economy grew by 0.7%.

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

  • Event: October 27, 2014 7:30 PM
    Emerald Thai, 56 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FB

    The October Monthly Dining Night will be held on Monday October 27th at Emerald Thai, 56 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FB from 7.30pm.

    Please advise Scott Kennedy-Lount at scott.kennedy-lount@leicester-libdems.org.uk to reserve a place by 25th October

    Why not bring a friend!"

  • Norman Lamb MP
    Article: Oct 23, 2014

    Today Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England, published his 5-year Forward Look setting out the challenges facing our health and care system in the coming years.

    It makes sobering reading. Simon Stevens sets out the huge scale of the financial challenge facing us in the years ahead as we continue to adapt to an ageing population, and increasing numbers of people living longer with multiple chronic conditions. We also need more investment to ensure that people with mental health problems can get the same standard of care and support as with physical health.


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