Helen Tamblyn-Saville to represent Lib Dems in East Retford West By-Election Helen Tamblyn-Saville is delighted to have been chosen to stand for the LiberalRead more
On Saturday 21st July 2018, we held our Brexitometer in Retford and on Saturday 11th August we held it inRead more
Bassetlaw Liberal Democrats’ Executive Member Phil Ray wrote to the Nottingham Post about the concern he has about Brexit andRead more
The Bassetlaw Liberal Democrats have selected Leon Duveen as their candidate in the Worksop South East by-election on March 22ndRead more
Lib Dem Deputy Leader Jo Swinson was on the Daily Politics this week talking about her two years out of politics after her defeat in 2015 and what motivated her to come back.
She cited the threat to liberal values posed by Brexit and Trump and the unwelcome prospect of another divisive referendum on Scottish independence as the driving forces which spurred her to contest her seat again.
It’s that time of year where schools and well-meaning organisations will once again be promoting their intent to take partRead more
Briefing: Fracking – An attack on local democracy
Though not in the Queen’s speech, the changes proposed by the Conservative Party to the planning laws surrounding the development of onshore oil and gas exploration, plus the further commitment to develop the shale gas industry (fracking) are alarming.
Since Theresa May became Home Secretary in 2010, police numbers have plummeted by 14% to the lowest figure since March 1985. Here in Nottinghamshire, we have 1910 police officers, down 15% since 2010. This means that local law enforcement and crime prevention is now weak and wobbly.
Today, we are launching a petition to ask the next MP for Bassetlaw to support this policy and to call for more police on our streets here in our community. You can sign it on Saturday at our street stall in Retford. Alternatively, sign the More Police for Bassetlaw petition online (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2PVHsLcNRfK_ub9mHzVelshVA1q6k70RfYLlX_EaWK7u_Mg/viewform).Read more
I don’t know if the Liberal Democrat commitment to stop Fracking, passed at our Spring Conference last year, will make it into our manifesto (although I hope & believe it will), but as it is a very live issue here in Bassetlaw, can I make clear, as I did in 2015, my total opposition to […]Read more