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  • Article: Apr 16, 2021

    Today, I'm delighted to be launching the Liberal Democrat manifesto to Take London Forward.

    I will be laying out some of the big changes that are part of my plan, including:

    Embracing changes brought about by the pandemic:

    What would have been ten years of steady change has been accelerated in a year by the pandemic.

  • Article: Apr 13, 2021

    The death of Shirley Williams is heartbreaking news for the whole Liberal Democrats party.

    Since the sad news was announced, Liberal Democrat members and figures from public life have been remembering Shirley and paying tribute to her.

    We've collected a few of those memories here.

    You can also share your memories of Shirley and add your name to the book of condolence here.

  • Article: Apr 12, 2021

    I want to send my best wishes to Muslims in the UK and across the world as we welcome the Holy Month of Ramadan.

    Ramadan is a time of reflection, renewal and generosity. These are much needed in our communities, our politics and all our lives.

    A second year observing Ramadan with restrictions on meeting together will be difficult. Holding an iftar will be different, loved ones will be missed and celebrations will be muted.

  • Article: Apr 12, 2021

    On behalf of her family, it is with great sadness that we announce that Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby, died peacefully in the early hours of Monday April 12th.


    Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

    This is heartbreaking for me and for our whole Liberal Democrat family.

    Shirley has been an inspiration to millions, a Liberal lion and a true trailblazer. I feel privileged to have known her, listened to her and worked with her. Like so many others, I will miss her terribly.

  • Article: Apr 9, 2021

    "Prince Philip dedicated his life to our country. We will always be grateful for his amazing service, not least the powerful legacy he leaves to millions of young people who have taken part in his unique Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

    "His quiet and steadfast counsel and support of The Queen, is perhaps his greatest if unquantifiable contribution to our nation's history.

    "At this sad time for millions, we should never forget Prince Philip was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. So our thoughts must be with the whole Royal Family, but in particular with The Queen at this difficult time."

  • Article: Apr 8, 2021

    No such thing as Superheroes? Meet our Councillors and Activists!

    This May the Liberal Democrats have one mission - make Britain a fairer, greener, more caring country. And we've been doing an amazing job!

    Watch our new video to find out more about the achievements of our superhero Lib Dem Councillors and activists!

  • Article: Apr 6, 2021

    Today the Liberal Democrats have launched our campaign for the local elections in England on 6 May.

    Vote Liberal Democrat on 6 May and you'll get a local champion who will get things done in your community. You'll get a cleaner, greener neighbourhood where recovery comes first and local people are listened to.

  • Petition: Apr 4, 2021

    Sawley Bridge Pedestrian Improvements

    Erewash Liberal Democrats have looked at the situation around Sawley Bridge (also known as Harrington Bridge) over the River Trent. The Birdge currently has a 40mph speed limit and a very narrow pavement. It is the main route back from the riverside path into Salwye now the path along the north bank of the Trent has been closed by the land owner. It is also 40mph where the Trent path crosses Tamworth Road. The speed limit in question is in Leicestershire however and outside of Erewash even though it directly effects mostly Erewash/Sawley residents. Please sign our petition to get Leicestershire Council to reduce the speed limit on this stretch of road.

  • Article: Apr 3, 2021
    By Wera Hobhouse

    As the Black Lives Matter protests highlighted so powerfully, too many people's lives both in the UK and across the world are blighted by discrimination, inequality and injustice. It is unacceptable.

    There is still so much to do to tackle racial injustice in our country.

    Black and Asian children are more than twice as likely to grow up in persistent poverty as White children. Gypsy, Roma and Traveller, Black Caribbean and mixed-race children are significantly more likely to be excluded from school than other pupils.

  • Stan Heptinstall
    Article: Apr 3, 2021

    The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election is now scheduled for Thursday 6th May this year having been held over from last year due to COVID.

    The Liberal Democrats have selected Stan Heptinstall as our candidate. Stan is a family man with a wife, four children and 10 grandchildren. He spent all his working life as a senior member of staff in the University of Nottingham Medical School and, on retirement, was made an Emeritus Professor of the same university. Importantly, he served as a borough and county councillor for many years and spent time as a deputy leader and as the mayor. He is highly