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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

  • Article: Nov 29, 2015
    By Kate Smith


    Amber Valley Local Party are holding their AGM slightly later than usual this year, on Tuesday evening 8 December, with an excellent Speaker on the EU Referendum - Phil Knowles, Regional Referendum Co-ordinator and Vice Chair

    It is very good that almost half the local members have sent apologies so far; many thanks to all these people for asking for papers from the meeting on this important subject.

    This message is for all those who haven't sent apologies: we need all other local members to attend, otherwise the meeting will not be Quorate (that is, too low a proportion for any decisions taken to be valid).

  • Article: Nov 27, 2015
    By Adam Wain

    Tim Farron was the guest on Have I Got News For You this week.

    You can watch it here:


  • 2015 Euro Referendum Campaign Footer
    Article: Nov 27, 2015
    By Phil Knowles
    The Discussion on the EU Referendum is gathering pace. During our regular European Referendum Campaign Committee Conference call this week we were reminded by Leon about a major Consultation that is taking place on the subject of EU Citizenship. Here are just a few of the details from the EU Website which we hope you might find of interest.
  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Catherine Bearder and Phil Knowles at New Wigston Swimming Pool
    Article: Nov 21, 2015
    By Phil Knowles

    Top European Catherine Bearder MEP was in South Leicestershire recently and is pictured with Regional Vice Chairman Cllr Phil Knowles along with Cllr Sharon Morris & Cllr Bill Boulter visiting a new swimming pool facility in Wigston. The pool is part of a £10 million investment by Oadby & Wigston Borough Council in new facilities in the Liberal Democrat Council Controlled Authorities area.

  • Erewash AGM 2015 - Lord Wallace and Martin Garnett
    Article: Nov 21, 2015
    By Keith Oseman



    Liberal Democrat peer Lord William Wallace of Saltaire visited Long Eaton on Thursday to meet members of Erewash Liberal Democrats and to address the local party's Annual General Meeting. The peer was formerly the House of Lords spokesperson for the Coalition Government on Foreign Policy, Work and Pensions and Education. He presented the keynote speech on the subject of the "LibDemFightBack" campaign which has seen 60,000 new members join the party since last May's General Election.