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Welcome to Gedling Liberal Democrats!

If you want further information on Gedling Lib Dems or would like to help us campaign please contact us on info@gedlinglibdems.org.uk or see the contacts page for Local Liberal Democrats in your area. Published and promoted by Gedling Liberal Democrats, 2 South View Road, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 3QL.

Recent updates

  • Article: May 27, 2017

    On behalf of the whole of the Gedling Lib Dem Team, I would like to apologise for any offence caused by our official Election Communication that may have been received today. It was delivered by Royal Mail and was scheduled several days ago, before the terrorist attack in Manchester.

    We had no control over when leaflets were being delivered, only that they would be distributed over seven working days.

    It appears that Royal Mail have very promptly delivered a large batch of leaflets within the constituency today which was not expected.

    You have our assurance that this was not planned or anticipated and we regret any distress this may have caused.

    Jason Stansfield
    Electoral Agent for Robert Swift

  • Article: May 26, 2017

    Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, has launched a national movement calling on people, irrespective of their party affiliation, to stop the Conservatives' planned Dementia Tax.

    It comes alongside Liberal Democrat research that reveals that across England, 9 out 10 homes could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May's Dementia Tax.

  • Article: May 26, 2017

    An announcement by the Labour Party that it would invest £45bn in the NHS and social care over five years as well as protect pensions could be rendered meaningless by Brexit, Liberal Democrats have said.

    Treasury analysis from 2016 estimated that the form of Brexit supported by the Labour and Conservative parties - a negotiated bilateral agreement as opposed to membership of the single market - would rob public services of £36bn EACH YEAR. A botched Brexit could cost the Exchequer up to £45 billion a year. The government has neither formally rejected this analysis nor commissioned new figures since the referendum.

  • Article: May 26, 2017

    A new survey for The Independent has found the majority of the public is now in favour of banning the most-polluting vehicles from city centres.

    Some 51 per cent of respondents agreed with this suggestion, with only 15 per cent against and the remainder not expressing a view, pollsters ORB said.

    Commenting on the reports which shows the public back the Liberal Democrat policy of banning the most-polluting cars from city centres, Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Secretary Jenny Randerson said: "The air we allow our children to breathe is toxic and is leading to a national health crisis.

  • Article: May 25, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have withdrawn their Party Election Broadcast that was due to air on BBC One in England this evening. The party is replacing it with a heartfelt, personal and non-political message from leader Tim Farron following the heinous attack in Manchester on Monday.

    In the emotive and deeply personal message, recorded yesterday, he reflects on his experience of visiting Manchester for the vigil in Albert Square on Tuesday night.

  • Article: May 23, 2017

    Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, has announced that the party has suspended all national campaigning until further notice. Tim was due to fly to Gibraltar today as part of the general election campaign but has cancelled the trip.

    Tim Farron said: "The country is united in grief after this devastating terror attack. Just as the country is focusing all its thoughts on the victims and their families, so politicians should come together in solidarity and respect for the innocent people caught up in this vile attack.

  • Document: May 21, 2017
  • Article: May 21, 2017

    Below is a summary of our General Election Manifesto:

    Key policies

    • Second referendum on Brexit deal
    • 1p in the pound on income tax to raise £6bn for NHS and social care services
    • End the 1% public sector pay cap
    • Invest nearly £7bn extra in education
    • Ban the sale of diesel cars and small vans in the UK by 2025
    • Scrap the planned expansion of grammar schools
    • End imprisonment for possession of illegal drugs for personal use
    • Reinstate university maintenance grants for the poorest students
    • Job-sharing arrangements for MPs
    • Increase maximum sentence for animal cruelty from six months to five years, and a ban on caged hens
    • Extend free childcare to all two-year-olds and introduce an additional month's paid paternity leave for dads
    • Reverse cuts to work allowances in universal credit and housing benefit for 18-21 year olds
    • Levy up to 200% council tax on second homes
    • Take over the running of Southern Rail and Govia Thameslink
    • £300m for community policing in England and Wales
  • Time Farron hope
    Article: May 19, 2017

    Tim Farron was the only real leader on stage at the ITV Leaders' Debate on Thursday night. He received the most mentions on social media, was applauded throughout, especially when standing up for young people, the NHS and for trusting the British people to have the final say on the Brexit deal.

    However the question remains: where was Jeremy Corbyn?

    This is just the latest example of Corbyn not turning up when it counts. He is supposed to be Leader of the Opposition but he hasn't opposed anything. When he voted with Ukip and the Conservatives on their extreme version of Brexit, he lost the right to call himself a progressive politician. Now on Brexit, Labour claim they will redraw the Tory plans they have been complicit in passing, but refuse to tell us what those plans will be.

    Remind you of anyone?

    Robert Swift, Liberal Democrat candidate for Gedling said: "Labour has been trying hard to shift the spotlight away from Corbyn and Brexit. His decision not to attend the debate and defend his willing support for Theresa May's plans must have been a relief to their supporters."
  • Article: May 19, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats recently distributed a letter signed by Dr Clare Gerada setting out her view on the challenges facing the NHS.

    Clare absolutely stands by those comments however the letter did contain incorrect details regarding Clare's time at the Royal College of General Practitioners. We thank Clare for publicising her concerns about our NHS and apologise for the drafting error. Here is the correct version of Clare's letter:

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