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Tim Farron - Leader of the Liberal DemocratsThe 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.

We champion the freedom, dignity and well-being of individuals, we acknowledge and respect their right to freedom of conscience and their right to develop their talents to the full. We aim to disperse power, to foster diversity and to nurture creativity.

We believe that the role of the state is to enable all citizens to attain these ideals, to contribute fully to their communities and to take part in the decisions which affect their lives.

If you agree with us, why not join the #LibDemFightback today.

  • Tim Farron Speaking
    Article: Nov 26, 2015

    Chancellor George Osborne has set out the state of the economy in the Autumn Statement and spending plans for the next four years in the Spending Review.

    Commenting, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said:

    "This was a deeply political budget from a deeply political Chancellor. It looks good in the theatrics of the Commons, with Labour divided, weak and inept, but the budget will unravel.

  • Article: Nov 24, 2015

    Tim Farron said:

    "The Liberal Democrats know that to defeat an enemy as evil as ISIL the use of military force is necessary. We will consider supporting extending airstrikes against ISIL in Syria provided the Government's plans meet the five points that I and colleagues have set out today.

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has written to the Prime Minister along with former leaders Nick Clegg, Paddy Ashdown and Menzies Campbell to outline the five principles the party wants to see addressed if they are to support military action in Syria.

  • Syria Refugee Camp
    Article: Nov 24, 2015

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has written to the Prime Minister along with former leaders Nick Clegg, Paddy Ashdown and Menzies Campbell to outline the five principles the party wants to see addressed if they are to support military action in Syria.

    The letter, also signed by the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie and the Welsh Liberal Democrats Kirsty Williams, sets out the specific principles that would be required to be met to secure Liberal Democrat support for military action against ISIL in Syria.

  • Clifford's Tower - York - Spring Conference - 9th March 2014
    Article: Nov 24, 2015

    We are trying something new at this year's Spring Conference. The Autumn Conference saw a record-breaking members' attendance with more first time conference attendees than ever before and we are keen for even more members to come to conference and actively engage with the Party's policy making process.

  • Article: Nov 23, 2015
    By Keith Oseman


    How does your local council rank for recycling nationally and regionally?
    A useful set of maps and tables comparing recycling rates (for 2013-14) across the UK are available on the website of SITA UK, the recycling and waste management company.

    The site has an interactive map which allows you to enter a postcode and view performance data for that borough.

  • 2015 Euro Referendum Campaign Footer
    Article: Nov 23, 2015
    By Phil Knowles

    January 9th 2016 - The Date for Your Diary

    The Most Important vote in Years. The vote that will determine the future of our Country. The vote we simply have to WIN!

    Slogans and phrases, the pace of the debate quickens. London & Brussels have decided that the formal launch of our campaign to stay IN will be taken across the whole of the UK. The East Midlands is no exception

  • Soldiers with Missile Battery in Desert
    Article: Nov 23, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats have welcomed the UN's unanimous Security Council resolution that agreed that ISIL/ISIS constituted an "unprecedented" threat to international peace and security, and called upon Member States with the requisite capacity to take "all necessary measures" to prevent and suppress its terrorist acts on territory under its control in Syria and Iraq.

  • Article: Nov 22, 2015
    By Michael Mullaney

    Postal votes are going out in the Barwell by-election and it looks set to be a very close election between us and the Conservatives.

    Polling day is December 3rd and we are aiming to canvass all houses and get out lots more leaflets before then.

    Any help from members in the region would be greatly appreciated.

  • Catherine Bearder and Phil Knowles at New Wigston Swimming Pool
    Article: Nov 21, 2015
    By Phil Knowles

    Top European Catherine Bearder MEP was in South Leicestershire recently and is pictured with Regional Vice Chairman Cllr Phil Knowles along with Cllr Sharon Morris & Cllr Bill Boulter visiting a new swimming pool facility in Wigston. The pool is part of a £10 million investment by Oadby & Wigston Borough Council in new facilities in the Liberal Democrat Council Controlled Authorities area.

  • Erewash AGM 2015 - Lord Wallace and Martin Garnett
    Article: Nov 21, 2015
    By Keith Oseman



    Liberal Democrat peer Lord William Wallace of Saltaire visited Long Eaton on Thursday to meet members of Erewash Liberal Democrats and to address the local party's Annual General Meeting. The peer was formerly the House of Lords spokesperson for the Coalition Government on Foreign Policy, Work and Pensions and Education. He presented the keynote speech on the subject of the "LibDemFightBack" campaign which has seen 60,000 new members join the party since last May's General Election.