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The Liberal Democrats are campaigning for a Britain which is Open, Tolerant and United - enabling every person to get on in life.

The 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.

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  • Tim Farron arriving at Autumn 2016 Conference (Liberal Democrats on Flickr)
    Article: Oct 10, 2016
    By Newshound in Liberal Democrat Voice

    Tim Farron has commented on Theresa May's Conservative conference speech:

    Theresa May has just confirmed that we are going for a Hard Brexit. This means no single market for Britain.

    This means disaster for British jobs, businesses and our economy. The Lib Dems are now the only party fighting for Britain's membership of the Single Market.

  • Liz Leffman
    Article: Oct 10, 2016
    By Caron Lindsay in Liberal Democrat Voice

    I spent a couple of days in Witney this week. Events since my return have prevented me from telling you too much about my trip - but I would say that if you can get there before the by-election on October 20th, do go. We have a brilliant candidate and a huge team doing an incredible job. I spent Tuesday canvassing with Liz and some of her team in Eynsham and I was surprised by the warmth of the reception on the doors and it's clear that the more people who go to help, the more people we can speak to, the better the result we will get. So, what are you waiting for? If you can't go, phone! All the info you need to help is here.

  • Article: Oct 9, 2016
    By Derek Deedman in Liberal Democrats website

    Commenting on plans unveiled by the government to force businesses to reveal how many foreign staff they employ, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:

    The Government's plan on foreign workers is a nasty little policy that deserves to be thrown out on the rubbish heap. This threatens to further stoke the resentment that has seen increases in hate crime across our country. Only the Liberal Democrats are fighting to keep Britain open, tolerant and united.

    This policy has also shown that Conservatives are now not the party of business, the Liberal Democrats are. But this issue is about more than that, it's about what sort of society we are.

    Instead of backing away from the fight, the Liberal Democrats will oppose this plan and stand proud in our belief that immigration benefits our culture, our economy and our communities.

    Where these benefits aren't felt, it is a failure of governments, local and national, not the migrants.

  • Tim Farron Lib Dem Europe Plan
    Article: Oct 9, 2016
    By Chris Key in Liberal Democrat Voice

    It is a common dictum that politicians should be judged by their actions not by their words. Well it would appear that on many fronts the government could be rightly accused of double-speak after this week's Conservative Party Conference.

    Theresa May was Home Secretary for six years. During that time she deported almost 50,000 students with dubious legality and yet still failed to meet her own unrealistic targets. She also oversaw a big reduction in the number of immigration officers at ports and airports. However rather than accepting targets will never be met and giving the Home Office the staff they need, it has now become the job of head teachers and property owners to control immigration. If you cannot do it yourself outsource to someone who can is the leitmotif of the May government.

  • Barry Blossom Tree v1
    Article: Sep 10, 2016

    "Our council needs an opposition that actually does something' - Barry Holliday

    Nottingham Liberal Democrat, Barry Holliday, has called for "better opposition and better scrutiny" of the city council's activities after it was revealed that Nottingham City Council has remained the most complained about authority in the county.

  • Tony Sutton
    Article: Aug 23, 2016

    Nottingham Lib Dems select candidates to fight Nottingham city constituencies

    The local Lib Dems have selected their parliamentary candidates following reports that the new Prime Minister might go to the country early, before a possible recession and to take advantage of Labour in-fighting.

  • Barry Holliday
    Article: Aug 23, 2016

    Hate crimes up 42%, but Tories give discrimination helpline contract to inept G4S

    A lifeline for people facing human rights issues and discrimination is set to be privatised. With hate crimes up by 42% since the EU referendum result, the Conservative government is privatising the EASS (Equality Advisory and Support Service).

  • Barry Blossom Tree v1
    Article: Aug 22, 2016

    Nottingham Lib Dem spokesperson Barry Holliday condemns the Saudi-led airstrike on Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Hospital in Abs, Yemen

    The Liberal Democrats have always passionately supported international humanitarian law; in which it states that it is a war crime to deliberately attack a hospital or other medical unit, whether it is civilian or military, due to their special protected status.

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  • Pride Stall 1
    Article: Aug 1, 2016

    Nottingham Liberal Democrats have challenged the City Council on a shocking lack of consideration for LGBT people in the city after the council "named and shamed" a local LGBT venue for being dangerous.

    (Source: Nottingham Post article - http://www.nottinghampost.com/nottingham-s-three-most-dangerous-bars-threatened-with-closure-in-crackdown-on-violence/story-29417002-detail/story.html posted; 18th June.)

  • EU Flag
    Article: Jun 28, 2016

    Follow last Thursday's referendum the Liberal Democrats have seen a surge in membership of 9000 new members (as of Tues 28th).

    The Nottingham Lib Dems have seen an increase of 23% in our membership and we warmly welcome our new members.

    If you haven't joined already and are considering joining a party that is looking for a diverse, tolerant and outward-looking society and country please join us.

  • Tony Sutton
    Article: Jun 21, 2016
    By Nottingham Liberal Democrats

    The Liberal Democrats candidates for the Nottingham Constituencies at the last General election have called for a strong remain vote on Thursdays' referendum.

    Tony Sutton, who stood in Nottingham North in 2015 and Nottingham South in 2010, said "I think that within Europe we have a major influence on the policies and future direction of one of the most powerful group of nations in the world. Our economic prosperity and security are so closely linked with the other members that it is vital that we remain a committed and active member of the union in our own self interest and for the benefit of Europe as a whole."

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