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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.

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  • Article: Aug 20, 2014

    East Ward Gainsborough BBQ

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    2.00pm - 6.00pm

    A get together of local Liberal Democrat members, activists and supporters to raise funds for next years District and Town Council elections in Gainsborough.

    There will be a BBQ (donations only) and a raffle.

    Contact details

    David Dobbie, 01427 677287 - 07929617112 dobbiedave@hotmail.com

  • La Vida Leicester
    Article: Aug 17, 2014

    The Leicester City Dining Night for August will take place on the evening of Thursday 28th August, 2014.

    Venue: La Vida, 1, Northampton Street, Leicester, LE1 1PA.

    Style: Italian.

    Time: 1930

    Contact: Scott Kennedy-Lount at scott.kennedy-Lount@leicester-libdems.org.uk by Monday 25th August to reserve your place.

    Please note Northampton Street is situated between Granby Street and Charles Street immediately the first street If coming from London Road and St George's Way junction.

    Close to Leicester Railway Station. Paid parking is close by on Dover Street Car Park.

    Why not bring a guest!

  • Phil Knowles
    Article: Aug 15, 2014

    The Regional Conference set for Hinckley on November 1st looks certain to have the Policy Debates as one of the major elements.

    Regional Policy Officer Phil Knowles has announced the dates and format for submissions of items for possible inclusion in the Policy Debate Slots.

    Motions, complete with Proposer and Seconder can be submitted by email to Phil from September 1st 2014 with a closing date for submissions of noon on Tuesday October 14th.

    " The Policy debates have become a key part of the Regional Conferences and no doubt we can expect quite a range of issues to be put forward for delegates to consider at the Hinckley event.

    The deadline of Tuesday October 14th has been set to ensure we have adequate time to publicise the motions, to print the agenda for November 1st and importantly to prepare ballot papers for attending delegates. Members attending the conference will be asked to vote on the proposed motions in order to select the motions they would like to debate.

    Importantly we will still retain the ability to take any urgent motions should something major happen.

    Any urgent item will need to be something that could not have been known about prior to the October 14th deadline. If an urgent item is received that will be referred to the Regional President, Chairman and Conference Organiser for consideration. Subject to their acceptance then the emergency item will be automatically listed for debate''

    It has also emerged that this will be Phil's last Regional Conference as Policy Officer. '' I have been privileged to act as Regional Policy Officer for several years and am delighted at the way the debating of Policy has grown. It really has become a major part of Regional Conferences with more and more members joining the discussions at each event. I am so very grateful for the support that members have given to me.

    I want to place on record my sincere thanks. This is the right time to pass on this very important post. I hope to continue serving the Region as a member of Executive.'' - Phil

  • Article: Aug 6, 2014
    By Shirley Williams in The Guardian

    Civilian suffering shocked the public in the first world war, but we have become numb to it

    The tragedy of the centenary we commemorate this week is that it falls as some of the most brutal and merciless wars of those same hundred years are raging. What characterises contemporary wars above all - in Syria, Gaza, Iraq, Ukraine, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic - is that the main victims are civilians, many of them utterly innocent children. Furthermore their deaths and injuries cannot be dismissed as unintended consequences of war. Some are deliberate.

  • candidates
    Article: Aug 4, 2014

    The Local Party Executive for Bassetlaw invites applications for selection as Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the constituency of Bassetlaw.

  • Article: Aug 1, 2014
    By Dominic Lawson in Mail on line

    Horoscope: You'll meet a Tory MP so deluded he thinks astrology cures illness

    My teenage daughter is hoping to meet someone wearing a pink vest. No other colour will do.

    This peculiar notion has been put into her head by the BBC, in the form of Top Of The Pops magazine, which is produced under licence to the corporation and carries its logo on the front cover.

  • Article: Aug 1, 2014
    In New Europeans - http://neweuropeans.net/votes-abroad

    If you are a UK citizen who has been living in the EU for less than 15 years you can vote in the General Election in the UK and in a future in/out referendum on Britain's membership of the EU.

    Don't lose any time to register - it is quick, simple and you can do it here and now through the British Government's new online registration system.

  • Robert Methuen
    Article: Jul 15, 2014
    By Adam Care in Wiltshire Times

    Robert Alexander Holt, the seventh Baron Methuen, who served in Parliament as both a hereditary and elected peer, died on Wednesday aged 82.

    The youngest of three brothers, he was born in 1931 and studied at Shrewsbury School and then Trinity College Cambridge, where he gained a degree in engineering. During that period he was employed by GEC Telecommunications as a Graduate Apprentice for a period of 18 months.

  • Article: Jul 14, 2014
    By Phil Knowles - Policy Officer

    The Autumn Regional Conference is approaching. Very soon we will publish the opening/closing dates for submitting potential motions for discussion and debate by attending delegates.

    So close to the 2015 Council and Westminster Elections this Regional Conference will be important as an opportunity to share ideas. Delegates will also take the chance to discuss policies along with offering suggestions/sharing concerns about how we get our message across and in many cases what the form of that message should be.

  • Jason Zadrozny and the Ashfield Team
    Article: Jul 12, 2014
    By George Kendall in Liberal Democrat Voice

    I find the most powerful words before asking for help are "thank you".

    With ten months still to go before the next election, if you knock on a supporter's door, you're not just yet another politician, who only calls at election times. And if the first thing you say is "thank you", that's powerful.

    When I do it, I get smiles of surprise and pleasure. They know perfectly well that there's another reason for my visit, but we all like to be thanked.