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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.

Candidates with Motorway and Jobs

What has the European Parliament ever done for us

What Liberal Democrats have done in East Midlands

And what the hell else have the Liberal Democrats Done?

Recent Updates

  • Article: Apr 23, 2014

    Today, Nick Clegg spoke at the launch of the Cityfathers, a new forum for working fathers, on the need for radical change to create equal opportunities in our parental leave system.

    Nick commented on the importance of change in modern society, where we now have the highest female employment rate on record. More parents choose to both earn and share childcare responsibility, but there is still an assumption that it is the father who works and the mother who cares for the children.

  • Red Telephone
    Event: May 1, 2014 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Lib Dem office, Derby - 24A Great Northern Road, DE1 1LR


    Thursday 1st May, 5pm (finishing about 8pm)

    Lib Dem office, Derby - 24A Great Northern Road, DE1 1LR

    As part of a national programme of telephone canvassing I am organising an event on behalf of the region. We are looking for people who are willing to do some phoning for the party, with the local and European elections so close this could really provide a boost to turnout and to our results. So if you think that you can help us, come along!

    Come to the Derby office from 5pm on Thursday 1st of May and bring a mobile phone along with you. There is one landline at the office and there may be some pay as you go phones available, however if you do have a mobile with you that would be preferable. We'll provide everything else you need to get going, including the refreshments.

    If you want any further information about the event don't hesitate to contact me.

    Best wishes,

    Helen Sherman-Bell


  • Article: Apr 23, 2014

    The Government has announced eight major renewable projects as part of electricity reforms, which will give a massive boost to green growth and green jobs.

    The projects are delivering low-carbon, affordable and reliable power for the long-term that is better for the planet, consumers and the economy. By 2020, the projects will provide up to £12 billion of private sector investment, supporting 8,500 jobs and will generate clean electricity to three million homes across the country.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2014

    Vince Cable has issued a warning to Britain's top companies that they need to crack down on bonuses in order to rebuild trust.

    The Business Secretary has written to the FTSE 100 members to remind them about the damage that big pay awards can have on their public image. He said pay levels at banks had been "ridiculous", which comes at a time when Barclays prepares to meet with it's shareholders this Thursday. Barclays came under fire earlier this year when it put £2.5 billion into its bonus pot, despite its dip in profits.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2014

    Those of you familiar with the making of European legislation will know that the end game of negotiations sees long, often overnight sessions. We have had a lot of that, long, long days, including on MiFID. We finished our work for this mandate last Thursday; Eurostar problems meant it then took me 26 hours to get back from Strasbourg so in the recurring theme of long days I am calling this speech: ' Dog days, dogs of war and dogs that didn't bite'.

  • the truth about UKIP posters
    Article: Apr 23, 2014

    UKIP's national poster campaign shows them for what they really are . They want to scare people with immigration and xenophobia.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2014

    Vince Cable has announced £133 million of new investment into projects that will put Formula One technology into buses and diggers, developing the next generation of engines. These projects will provide both economic and environmental benefits.

    Investment will go into the research and development into technologies for the vehicles of the future. This has the potential to secure up to 30,000 jobs currently linked to producing engines and it will create many more in the supply chain.

  • Event: April 24, 2014 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Osbournby Ward - North Kesteven District Council byelection - 24 April 2014

    Candidate - Tony Richardson

    Four people have put their names forward to contest a by-election for the Osbournby seat on NKDC.

    • Kate Cook of Grantham Road, Sleaford, for the Conservative & Unionist Party
    • Fay Cooper, of Washdyke Lane, Leasingham, as a Lincolnshire Independent
    • Robert Greetham, of Church Lane, North Kyme, for the Labour Party
    • Tony Richardson, of Woodland Avenue, Skellingthorpe, for the Liberal Democrats
  • Article: Apr 22, 2014

    Today Ed Davey has published an article announcing that the Energy Bill that he has been driving through Parliament is now law. After Labour's legacy of underinvestment in the energy sector, the Liberal Democrats have been working to increase green energy, whilst making sure that consumers are protected.


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