We store cookies on your device to make sure we give you the best experience on this website. I'm fine with this - Turn cookies off
Switch to an accessible version of this website which is easier to read. (requires cookies)
  • Sam Gyimah MP (Left) with James Archer PPC for Erewash (Right)
    Article: Sep 20, 2019
    By James Archer - PPC for Erewash

    It has been a very hectic last two weeks for me, I attended my candidate assessment, received confirmation that I had passed and have been appointed as Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for Erewash, and then it was off to Bournemouth by train for the autumn conference for my first time at conference.

  • Article: Sep 3, 2019

    Dr Phillip Lee defected to the Liberal Democrats today, ahead of crucial votes to try to prevent a damaging No Deal Brexit. The MP for Bracknell in Berkshire cited the transformation of the party into a "narrow faction, where the measure of an individual's conservatism is measured by how recklessly they wish to leave the European Union." in his scathing resignation letter. He also described the party as "infected with the twin diseases of populism and English nationalism."

  • Article: Aug 29, 2019

    Anti prorogation demos:

    There are demos planned in Nottingham and Derby this Saturday to protest Boris Johnson's constitutional outrage!

    Nottingham 11am - Brian Clough Statue, off Old Market Square

    Derby 2.30pm - Derby City Council, Morledge

    See you there!

  • The Erewash Team (some of them!) helping Laura Gordon in Sheffield Hallam
    Article: Aug 21, 2019

    Obviously, most of what we do is in Erewash.

    But the Erewash Lib Dems do like a change of scenery from time to time....

    Last month a few of us took a trip to Brecon and Radnorshire to help out in the by election there - which was a fantastic win for Jane Dodds, with a 14% swing from the Tories.

    And this weekend a team from Erewash went to climb the hills of Sheffield Hallam to assist the excellent Laura Gordon (third from left) - a by-election is expected to be called here shortly.

  • The vote share in the Brecon and Radnor by-election
    Article: Aug 2, 2019
    By Bryan Lewis

    Boris Johnson has suffered a major blow after the Tories were beaten by the Liberal Democrats in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election on 1st August. This cuts the Tory majority in Parliament to just one.

    Party leader, Jo Swinson said, "Boris Johnson's shrinking majority makes it clear that he has no mandate to crash us out of the EU. As leader of the Liberal Democrats, I will do whatever it takes to stop Brexit and offer an alternative, positive vision for a richer, greener and safer future. Britain demands better than what the tired old parties can give."

  • Article: Jul 24, 2019

    I love this party.

    I was just 17 when I became a Liberal Democrat. Honestly, if you'd have told me that I'd one day get the chance to write this post as the party's new leader I wouldn't have believed you.

    The first thing I want to do is say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in this election. But special thanks must go to my good friend Ed Davey.

  • Article: Jul 18, 2019

    Taxing Land, Not Investment

    The Liberal Democrats have today published a comprehensive blueprint for replacing the broken business rates system. This would cut business rates for some retaillers by 20% and has the potential to benefit businesses in Ilkeston and Long Eaton town centres as well as across the rest of the borough.

  • Erewash Lib Dems are a happy lot.
    Article: Jul 10, 2019

    Hey, being a Lib Dem isn't only about delivering leaflets and knocking on doors (and winning the odd seat here and there!)

    There is a social side to it all too, so it was great to have a bit of a get together tonight at Trent Lock, which was attended by both the "usual suspects" and a few other members too. A couple of hours of talk on politics, history, geography, and generally putting the world to rights!

  • Erewash Borough Council Today
    Article: Jun 19, 2019

    Hopefully you will have received the borough council's newsletter, EBC today. It's an "election special", with details of all the results of the elections of May 2nd.
    Well, we hope you noticed that there is now one of the portraits which is surrounded not in blue or red, but in yellow!

    Robert Mee, councillor for West Hallam & Dale Abbey, is our first councillor in the borough since 2011. He is the only Lib Dem on the Council, but will be working not only to ensure that the residents of West Hallam, Dale Abbey and Stanley Common are well represented, but also to push a liberal agenda wherever he can.

  • Article: Jun 19, 2019
    By Sir Ed Davey MP

    I'm running to be Leader of the Liberal Democrats - but your choice could be about far more than simply who leads our Party.

    The tectonic plates of British Politics are shifting, and its the most volatile I have seen it in my lifetime. With the Liberal Democrats on 20% in the polls, two main Parties crumbling from the inside, and a re-alignment of political allegiances across the country, we have a golden opportunity to cement our place as the leading force of Remain.