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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

  • Article: Mar 26, 2019
    By Ed Davey

    Two police officers on patrol.

    The Liberal Democrats are making a new commitment to fighting knife crime.

    No parent should have to bury their child.

    It's crushing to see it happening so much in the news. Knife crime has become an epidemic on our streets. In 2017-18, over 800 teenagers were admitted to hospital with stab wounds.

    There are various causes - but the Conservatives' drastic cuts to our police have made things much worse. As have youth service closures due to the Tories' cuts to local government.

  • Scales of Justice in a courtroom.
    Article: Mar 26, 2019
    By Vera Hobhouse

    Our justice system is failing the vulnerable,
    and we should all be embarrassed about it.

    Lawyers are expensive, and our justice system is failing those who can't afford them.

    Legal aid spending in England and Wales has been cut by £933 million in the last eight years. And as a direct result, we've seen huge reductions in support.

  • Document: Jan 23, 2019
  • Article: Jan 14, 2019
    By Jason Billin - Rushcliffe Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Spokesperson

    Vince Cable's Liberal Democrats
    are the only party fighting for an Exit from Brexit.

    For the last 2 years we've been the only party fighting to give the people the final say on the deal, with the option to stay in the European Union.

    We've led the campaign both in Parliament and in communities across the country, demanding people - not politicians - get the final say on the Brexit deal.

    We have a real opportunity for MPs to vote down the disastrous deal.

    Theresa May and the Conservatives are making a mess of Brexit

    It is taking longer than we thought; costing more than we thought; it's more complicated than we thought.

    Brexit has become a national embarrassment and it's clear that there is no deal better than the one we have now in the European Union.

    Labour is helping the Conservatives deliver Brexit

    Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party leadership are helping the Conservatives deliver a destructive Brexit that will be bad for Britain.

    At every opportunity, they are aiding and abetting the Conservatives' shambolic plans. They're betraying their own voters, 70% of whom want to stop Brexit.

  • Article: Jan 1, 2019

    Hello Everyone

    Welcome to 2019 - It's been lovely to speak with some of you over the last few weeks. Great to see a mix of new and old faces at the helms of our local parties.

    I thought I would write this to introduce myself as your new Regional Chair and to wish you a happy, prosperous and successful New Year. It is going to be an interesting one, it's true. Over the Christmas period, I found myself thinking about how much has happened in such a relatively short time, across Europe, in Westminster and across the Region. That in 50 years time, people may well be studying this period that we are living through right now. What we do now, locally and nationally, really matters.

  • 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.