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Tim Farron - Leader of the Liberal DemocratsThe 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.

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  • Article: Nov 26, 2015
    By Michael Mullaney
    This Saturday 28th November is the last weekend before the crucial, by election in Barwell, Leicestershire on 3rd December
    Jeff and Trish Bannister have kindly agreed to host an event at their house 24 Ashby Road, Hinckley, LE10 1SL. Their be refreshments and a hot meal available
    It's between 10am and 3pm. There'll be a range of activities including delivering and canvassing and also stuffing/writing envelopes for people who don't want to/are unable to deliver leaflets or knock on doors. It would be a great help if you could make it even for just an hour.
  • Article: Nov 26, 2015
    By Phil Knowles

    December 10th Harborough District Council By Election

    "It's going to be close" "Please, your help is needed"

    Lib Dems in Market Harborough are working hard to hold on to the seat that is to be contested on December 10th. It's been held by the Lib Dems for over twenty years but the Conservatives are literally throwing the kitchen sink at the By Election as they try to take the seat.

  • Tim Farron Speaking
    Article: Nov 26, 2015

    Chancellor George Osborne has set out the state of the economy in the Autumn Statement and spending plans for the next four years in the Spending Review.

    Commenting, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said:

    "This was a deeply political budget from a deeply political Chancellor. It looks good in the theatrics of the Commons, with Labour divided, weak and inept, but the budget will unravel.

  • Article: Nov 24, 2015

    Tim Farron said:

    "The Liberal Democrats know that to defeat an enemy as evil as ISIL the use of military force is necessary. We will consider supporting extending airstrikes against ISIL in Syria provided the Government's plans meet the five points that I and colleagues have set out today.

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has written to the Prime Minister along with former leaders Nick Clegg, Paddy Ashdown and Menzies Campbell to outline the five principles the party wants to see addressed if they are to support military action in Syria.

  • Syria Refugee Camp
    Article: Nov 24, 2015

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has written to the Prime Minister along with former leaders Nick Clegg, Paddy Ashdown and Menzies Campbell to outline the five principles the party wants to see addressed if they are to support military action in Syria.

    The letter, also signed by the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie and the Welsh Liberal Democrats Kirsty Williams, sets out the specific principles that would be required to be met to secure Liberal Democrat support for military action against ISIL in Syria.

  • Clifford's Tower - York - Spring Conference - 9th March 2014
    Article: Nov 24, 2015

    We are trying something new at this year's Spring Conference. The Autumn Conference saw a record-breaking members' attendance with more first time conference attendees than ever before and we are keen for even more members to come to conference and actively engage with the Party's policy making process.

  • Article: Nov 23, 2015
    By Keith Oseman


    How does your local council rank for recycling nationally and regionally?
    A useful set of maps and tables comparing recycling rates (for 2013-14) across the UK are available on the website of SITA UK, the recycling and waste management company.

    The site has an interactive map which allows you to enter a postcode and view performance data for that borough.

  • 2015 Euro Referendum Campaign Footer
    Article: Nov 23, 2015
    By Phil Knowles

    January 9th 2016 - The Date for Your Diary

    The Most Important vote in Years. The vote that will determine the future of our Country. The vote we simply have to WIN!

    Slogans and phrases, the pace of the debate quickens. London & Brussels have decided that the formal launch of our campaign to stay IN will be taken across the whole of the UK. The East Midlands is no exception

  • Soldiers with Missile Battery in Desert
    Article: Nov 23, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats have welcomed the UN's unanimous Security Council resolution that agreed that ISIL/ISIS constituted an "unprecedented" threat to international peace and security, and called upon Member States with the requisite capacity to take "all necessary measures" to prevent and suppress its terrorist acts on territory under its control in Syria and Iraq.

  • Article: Nov 22, 2015
    By Michael Mullaney

    Postal votes are going out in the Barwell by-election and it looks set to be a very close election between us and the Conservatives.

    Polling day is December 3rd and we are aiming to canvass all houses and get out lots more leaflets before then.

    Any help from members in the region would be greatly appreciated.