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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.

East Midlands Leadership Hustings

All members are invited to a ledership hustings on Monday 6th July from 6.30-8.30pm at Djanogly Learning Trust, Sherwood Rise Campus, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham NG7 7AR.

Please register on the East Midlands Liberal Democrats website if you'd like to attend.

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

  • Benjamin Fearn
    Article: Jun 29, 2015
    By Bob Charlesworth

    "Take Your Chance to Question The Leadership Candidates" Register here

    "It's very important for members to participate in the democratic process and this is just the time to do so. We have two very talented candidates and this is the opportunity for the members to put them on the spot about what they want to bring to the party.

  • Tony Rogers
    Article: Jun 28, 2015
    By Bob Charlesworth

    "Please take part in the most important election we will have for some time!" Register Here"

    I really feel that this is the most important election that we in the East Midlands will see for sometime.This is a crucial decision which will influence the direction our party takes in the future. Like others across the East Midlands I have received my invitation to the Hustings and I certainly intend to attend. Alison Rouse, Jonathan Sneade & Phil Knowles have worked so very hard to ensure we will have an East Midlands event and it promises to be a great evening.

  • Lord Paul Scriven
    Article: Jun 26, 2015

    Liberal Democrats across the East Midlands and South Yorkshire have launched a petition to reverse the new Conservative Government's decision to delay the electrification of the Midland Main Line.

    Lib Dem councillors and campaigners from the towns and cities served by the Midland Main Line have come together to lobby the Government to rethink their plans and commit to electrifying the line which serves Sheffield, Chesterfield, Derby, Nottingham and Leicester - as well as towns in Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire.

  • Phil Knowles
    Article: Jun 25, 2015

    Rail Announcement - Deeply Concerning

    Todays Rail Announcement has been labelled as 'deeply concerning' and potentially sending 'out all the wrong signals' to those who are keen to invest in the East Midlands.

    ''The programme and the promises were laid out and seemingly moving forward. Now it seems this multi billion pound scheme is set to come in over budget and much delayed.

  • Article: Jun 20, 2015
    By Mark Pack in Liberal Democrat Voice

    You may wish to sit down before reading on.

    You may wish to sit down before reading the next paragraph.

    A few days ago I blogged about the Lib Dem Federal Executive (FE) making a good decision. Now it's time to blog about the English Party making one too.

    On Saturday 13 June, the English Council agreed to London Region's proposal to let new members vote in the Mayor and London Assembly selections, waiving the usual 12-month rule which deprives members of a vote in such selections for their first year of party membership. As I wrote of London Region's plans:

  • Article: Jun 18, 2015
    By Jonathan Fryer

    1,200 Liberal Democrat members (many of them newbies) gathered in the Institute of Education's Logan Hall in Bloomsbury on Wednesday evening for the London regional party's hustings for the party leadership, compered by Party President (Baroness) Sal Brinton.

    Having had quite a lot of contact with both candidates over the years, and being aware of their very different characters and styles, I was curious to see how they would go down.

  • Article: Jun 18, 2015
    By Caron Lindsay in Liberal Democrat Voice

    A few weeks ago, Tim Farron and Norman Lamb took part in a hustings in London for several hundred new members of the party. The video footage has finally been put online. It's two hours long, so get yourself a cup of tea, put your feet up and enjoy. It's particularly useful for those of you who can't get to a hustings meeting. I'm particularly thinking of those in the Highlands who would have to travel to either Aberdeen or Edinburgh. The full list of official hustings events is here and there are other unofficial events where both candidates will be appearing.

  • Article: Jun 17, 2015
  • Article: Jun 16, 2015
    By Dennis Campbell - Health Correspondent in The Guardian

    Overstretched specialists forced to prioritise anorexia patients while delays of up to three years mean those untreated become more seriously ill

    The lives of people seriously ill with eating disorders are being put at risk because they have to wait up to three years for NHS treatment.

    Experts warn that specialist services are struggling to cope with a growing caseload and are so overstretched they have to prioritise patients with anorexia, because they are at greatest risk, ahead of those with bulimia - even though their condition is seriously affecting their lives.

  • 2015 human rights
    Article: Jun 16, 2015
    By Professor Geraldine Van Bueren in British Influence

    It is bitterly ironic that in this, the 800th anniversary year of Magna Carta, there are threats to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights. This Convention is Europe's own Magna Carta. It provides every citizen with the option of challenging their leader as well as providing a useful safety net for the government.