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

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: Sep 29, 2017
    By Rod Jones

    Sharphill aka Melton Rd. Outline Planning Application for 600 dwellings, Primary
    School, Community Park and associated matters.

    Ref: 17/00941/OUT.

    Considered at Planning Committee on 14 th September 2017

    Speech by Liberal Democrat Councillor Rod Jones

    [with notes on other comments].

    The principle of development is established and I do not like it but we are where we are. I
    am pleased that 30% of dwellings are to be 'affordable' - there is a large need for rented
    social housing. I hope that, unlike the recent Wilford Lane plan, affordable housing will be
    dispersed in clusters throughout the estate not clumped in one place.

  • Article: Sep 29, 2017
    By Rod Jones

    Proposal and Speech on Play Space by Liberal Democrat Councillor Rod Jones
    at Rushcliffe Council meeting on 21 st September 2017

    "This Council resolves that in future large residential developments,
    it is an absolute condition that an adequate area of play space is
    provided within the site including for ball games."

  • Article: Sep 11, 2017

    AUTUMN REGIONAL CONFERENCE & AGM 2017
    Saturday 21st October 2017 - 9:30-4:00pm
    Southwell Minster School, Nottinghamshire

    VENUE:

    We have an excellent venue which meets requirements we have adopted based on attendee feedback. This includes all sessions in closed rooms to improve acoustics and a larger footprint to allow for an improved exhibition space and break out area.

  • Discharge and flies
    Article: Jul 18, 2017

    Tuesday morning shop owners and shoppers on Melton Road West Bridgford had once again to step carefully to avoid the flies but could not avoid the rancid smell.

    Drips from an animal waste collection vehicle leave a putrid pool which water does not dissipate. The owner changes where it is parked, distributing the smell and flies including on nearby roads. Shop owners and residents are understandably upset.

  • Protest against dropped commitment to helping child migrants
    Article: Jul 17, 2017

    At 10.30 am Monday 17th July the Notts County Council Conservative leader of
    the Children's Committee proposed a reduction in their commitment to
    unaccompanied migrant children. Its effect withdraws Notts from helping
    take a share of refugee children to save money. This is a politically driven
    report.

  • Article: Jun 14, 2017

    Or to be more precise, a new Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party in the House of Commons is to be elected.

    It is up to the party's MPs to decide whether or not to elect a Deputy Leader, and Tim Farron has announced that:

    "In the last parliament, we didn't have any women in our parliamentary party and we didn't feel it was right to elect a deputy in those circumstances. But I wanted to revive the role as it gives the party another powerful voice and has helped give prominence to many of our notable MPs, including Ming Campbell, Simon Hughes and Vince Cable.