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News from Rushcliffe Liberal Democrats

  • 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 10, 2019

    Canvassing action day - Saturday 12th January

    The first Nottingham Lib Dems to be elected in 12 years?

    Can you canvass? Do you want to see us get Lib Dems win a seat in Nottingham for the first time in 12 years? Are you done with me asking questions now? In which case, read on!

    A new ward called Castle has been created. It's like the boundary commission decided to ring fence the highest concentration of our members and create a ward based on that. It's a gift. We've also been working in this area since the EU referendum in 2016. That's what I like to call "luck".

  • Tom Brake supper masthead (Tom Brake, Member of Parliament for Carshalton and Wallington)
    Event: Feb 7, 2019 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Larwood and Voce, Fox Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6AJ

    Supper with Tom Brake MP - Book now

    Join fellow Lib Dem members from across the East Midlands in a relaxed and exclusive venue*.

    Hear from Tom Brake MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Brexit (& International Trade) as the countdown to Brexit continues.
    • Brexit - Where are we?
    • What is happening behind the scenes?
    • What we can do?
  • 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.

  • 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.