News from Rushcliffe Liberal Democrats

  • Lone child refugee
    Article: Jan 13, 2018
    By Jason Billin

    Rushcliffe Liberal Democrats have been calling on Nottinghamshire County Council to reverse their morally indefensible decision to withdraw from the Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children: interim national transfer scheme and urgently resume the acceptance of transferred lone refugee children in Nottinghamshire.

  • Article: Dec 11, 2017
    By Alison Rouse

    Saturday 24th February 2018 - 9:15-4:30pm

    Come and join us at our Spring gathering (venue update coming soon!)

    Our opening keynote speaker in the morning is Baroness Lorely Burt
    Shadow Secretary of State for Equalities in the Lords

    Our closing keynote speaker for the afternoon is Baroness Susan Kramer
    Treasury Spokesperson in the Lords

  • Plastic waste
    Article: Dec 8, 2017

    Liberal Democrat Councillors support enviromental protection measures

    We all need to make a conscious effort to change to stop the damage to the environment and all life on earth.

    • Single use plastic has crept into our lives.
    • Helium is a rare gas and needed for MRI scanners.
    • Chinese lanterns harm wildlife and farmer's livestock.
  • Lib Dems winning here
    Article: Dec 1, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats won all four of the council by elections that were held last night, gaining seats from the Conservatives, Labour and UKIP.

    The sweep of victories means that the Liberal Democrats have gained seven council seats this month, significantly more than any other party.

    The Liberal Democrats, under Vince Cable, are winning seats up and down the country and against all opposition.

  • Document: Nov 22, 2017
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    Hope you like our latest Newsletter for West Bridgford. It was delivered by our volunteers to homes in Musters & Abbey Wards.

  • Article: Oct 2, 2017
    By John Shoesmith

    Brexit isn't either all good or all bad. It's a very complicated mixture - with some good and bad consequences. During the Brexit negotiations it is important that our politicians understand those areas where there is potential for bad things to happen, so that they take care to avoid them.

    One of the most threatened areas is the 'British' motor manufacturing industry. This industry employs 169,000 people in this country, but it is not British owned, nor does it produce cars using only British components. Its owners are from Japan, France, Germany, India, America etc.. It assembles cars using many imported components - 79% of them from the EU.

  • 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: May 9, 2017

    The people of Rushcliffe should vote for the Liberal Democrats to prevent a hard Brexit and protect the local economy, the party's parliamentary candidate, Jayne Phoenix.

    The Prime Minister has called for a snap General Election to be held on the 8th June.

    The Liberal Democrats are standing on a clear platform to prevent a hard Brexit by staying in the Single Market, and, to give the British people the final say on the Brexit deal through a referendum.

  • Page: Mar 30, 2017

    Manifesto for Nottinghamshire County Council elections May 2017

    * Openness, fairness and equality of opportunity are our guiding principles. 

    * Austerity cuts to public services have gone too far. They have gone beyond prudent use of resources. They have caused savage reductions in support services to the most vulnerable residents: children, those with disabilities and the very elderly. 

    * Where there are choices, we value public services and looking after the environment.