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Welcome to the website of Rushcliffe Liberal Democrats

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.

Thanks to All Who Voted for Us on May 7th

Thanks to all of you who voted for our candidates in the General Election and Rushcliffe Borough Election on May 7th.

We retained two hard-working councillors on Rushcliffe Borough Council, Rod Jones and Karrar Khan in Musters Ward.

We will continue to represent the interests of our constituents and to hold the ruling group to account.

Recent updates

  • 2015 Leon Duveen
    Article: Oct 11, 2015

    Members come to Conference for a variety of reasons.

    "Conferences, regional & federal, are the chance to meet fellow Lib Dems from other areas, to forge the friendships and bonds that make being a Lib Dem much more than just dealing with local issues, important though that may be.

    Each conference I go to, I come away with ideas for activities, ideas for how spread our message, ideas for how to generate momentum for us. Most of all, conference is about having fun, spending time with like-minded people, talking about what we can & should be doing and give everyone renewed energy for the battles ahead."

  • Robert Swift
    Article: Oct 10, 2015
    By Alison Rouse

    The Regional Conference being held at Derby Moor Community Sports College is an important opportunity for all members to come together and support each other. It offers an opportunity for both personal development and the chance to influence the direction of the party.

    Current workshops include: "Presentation Skills", "Speaking with Confidence" and "Being a Candidate".
    Debates/Sessions include: "Trains & Infrastructure" and "The Human Rights Act" amongst others.

    You'll have the chance to take part in debates to decide Regional Policies! Network with friends and colleagues in the break out area, where the local Derby City party are kindly providing lunch.

    To find out more about the fantastic Regional Conference and book a ticket click HERE

    "Over the coming years as we rebuild our party, pooling our resources and working together with members from outside our constituency organisations is vital. Regional Conference is the first stop for meeting other LibDems, networking and building valuable relationships."

    Robert Swift PPC Gedling

  • Catherine Bearder with EU Flag Background
    Article: Oct 9, 2015
    By Alison Rouse
    Evening Dinner with MEP Catherine Bearder
    "The EU Referendum"
    Friday 13th November 2015
    From 6:00pm, sitting to eat at 6:30pm

    Bringing people together from across the region to the fantastic Feast Of India in Leicester for an evening of great food and relaxed networking. As the debate on the EU Referendum gathers pace don't miss the opportunity to hear from and speak with Catherine Bearder, arguably one of the EU's top MEP's.

    Open to members, non-members, interest groups and businesses, this promises to be an event that you simply cannot miss. Food will start from 6:30pm but Catherine will be at the restaurant from 6:00pm for photographs and 1:1 discussion, so feel free to arrive at 6:00pm.

    The food and restaurant won't disappoint, take a look at their website here. The menu for the evening is a buffet style offering you the opportunity to sample a wide range of wonderful meat and/or vegetarian dishes.

    Tickets will certainly sell out very quickly so don't miss out. Click the link below and book your place(s) now.

    '' The EU Referendum debate is griping the Country. We hope that members will come along and bring with them family, friends, in fact anyone who is keen to engage in the discussion. Businesses and Interest Groups will also be warmly welcomed. Having Catherine here in the East Midlands is a unique opportunity and we hope to see the venue packed out''

  • Article: Oct 7, 2015

    David Dimbleby presents Question Time from Leicester with Tim Farron on the panel.


  • Document: Oct 6, 2015
  • Document: Oct 6, 2015
  • Document: Oct 6, 2015
  • Article: Oct 4, 2015

    This year's autumn regional conference - the #LibDemFightback Conference will be on Saturday 7th November at Derby Moor Community Sport School in Derby.

    This year should be a lively conference with lots going on including some big name keynote speakers and a very active fringe schedule. We expect to have more members than ever attending and hope lots of new members will sign up and come along.

  • Article: Oct 2, 2015
    Liberal Democrats in Leicestershire have been shocked at the sad news of the death of Cllr Peter Callis. For well over 20 years he served the community both as a County Councillor and District Councillor.
    Leading the tributes, Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Harborough District Council, Cllr Phil Knowles said ''Pete was a true community councillor, never slow to react when a voice was needed to speak out on behalf of the residents, quick to respond to the worries, concerns and calls for help by the less fortunate. Pete will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time''.
  • Article: Oct 2, 2015
    By Phil Knowles
    Liberal Democrats from across the East Midlands are being urged to highlight schemes that have been delivered in communities across the region as a result of direct and positive contribution by the EU.
    '' So many people overlook the many schemes that have been delivered as a result of direct, positive contributions and input from the EU, It's important the Liberal Democrats ensure that this information is collated and publicised. Almost on a daily basis many of us will pass by examples of just how the EU is improving the quality of life and opportunities we enjoy on a daily basis'' Cllr Phil Knowles, Vice Chair East Midlands Region