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The Liberal Democrats in Rushcliffe are a growing local party, working on behalf of all the residents of Rushcliffe.

Rod & Karrar at Boundary Rd Park ()

Councillors Rod Jones and Karrar Khan

We currently have two elected Liberal Democrat members on the Conservative-controlled Rushcliffe Borough Council.

We keep in touch with local residents all year round through regular FOCUS leaflets and email updates, and we contest almost every seat in local and parliamentary elections.

The Liberal Democrats are proud to be the only party commited to fighting the damaging effects of a hard Brexit, both locally and nationally.

If we can help you in any way, please get in touch.

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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.

Recent updates

  • Norman Lamb
    Article: Dec 16, 2018
    By Alison Rouse

    I introduced a bill in Parliament to legalise cannabis for recreational and medicine use. The evidence is clear - prohibition isn't working.

    It is total hypocrisy that the most dangerous drug of all, in terms of harm to yourself and others, alcohol, is consumed in large quantities right here in our national Parliament, whilst we criminalise others for using a less dangerous drug - with many using it for the relief of pain.

  • Layla Moran
    Article: Dec 15, 2018
    By Alison Rouse

    We are facing a crisis of mental health issues in our schools.

    A toxic combination of exams, which needlessly heap pressure onto pupils from a young age; unhealthy competition between schools, leaving teachers dreading the next Ofsted inspection; and funding cuts which mean numbers of school nurses have been reduced, is having devastating consequences.

  • Article: Dec 9, 2018

    National Conservatives Con

    In February this year Rushcliffe Council welcomed a £9.9 million grant for Fairham Pastures. This would fund the road/tram route through the approved estate and would pump start the building. This was from a quango set up by the Conservatives managing the 'Housing Infrastructure Fund'.

  • Article: Dec 9, 2018

    The County Council proposes a takeover of Rushcliffe [and the other 6 District Councils]. The City Council proposes a takeover of West Bridgford amongst others in the conurbation.

    So what does the Conservative Rushcliffe Council Leader do in the Council meeting on 6th December?

    He did not comment on the County proposed super-tanker. Proposing a rejection of the City proposal, he attacked the City Council with details stating it is in debt and providing poor services. Ignoring the level of poverty in the City, he described the performance of schools in the City as very poor. Yet Offsted has reported a dramatic increase of City schools being good or outstanding to 82% compared with 89% in the County. Another Conservative, Neil Clarke, called the Nottingham City Centre as a ghost town.

  • Article: Nov 27, 2018

    From 1.30pm Melton Road shop events will include a musical performance by Rushcliffe School Choir, Father Christmas will put in an appearance and a guest will switch the Christmas lights on at 4 pm.

    The Melton Road Traders have worked together to provide a trail. Shoppers will have the chance to win a sought after hamper, containing great prizes donated by over 20 local traders, if they successfully complete the route.

  • Article: Nov 27, 2018

    From 1.30pm Melton Road shop events will include a musical performance by Rushcliffe School Choir, Father Christmas will put in an appearance and a guest will switch the Christmas lights on at 4 pm.

    The Melton Road Traders have worked together to provide a trail. Shoppers will have the chance to win a sought after hamper, containing great prizes donated by over 20 local traders, if they successfully complete the route.