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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: Jun 16, 2021

    Chesham and Amersham

    I'm writing this month's report before we know the result. But we do already know that we've had the best candidate in Sarah Green, run the best campaign and had an awesome amount of help from people all around the country.

    That would all be impressive even in normal times, but coming off the back of the huge May elections and while we're all still dealing with coronavirus and lockdowns, that's been an amazing achievement.

  • Priti Patel
    Article: Jun 15, 2021
    By Alistair Carmichael

    Just 353 refugees were resettled in the UK last year. The Government must provide safe and legal routes to sanctuary.

    Priti Patel says refugees should come to the UK through safe and legal routes, and is threatening to punish any who don't.

    But at the same time, the Conservative Government is failing to provide any safe and legal routes for refugees to take.

    The Government's latest figures show that just 353 refugees were resettled in the UK in 2020-21 - a drop of 93% since the previous year.

    The UK has a proud history of providing sanctuary to those in need, but now the Conservatives are turning their backs on refugees.

    Their failure to provide safe and legal routes is pushing desperate, vulnerable people into the hands of people smugglers and human traffickers.

    Priti Patel's tough rhetoric and cruel policies only increases their profit margins. "We thank your government for our full pockets," one smuggler told the Guardian recently.

    That's why the Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to make an ambitious, ten-year commitment to resettle 10,000 vulnerable refugees a year from Syria and other dangerous conflict areas. Because that's how we will actually combat these criminal gangs and prevent people from making dangerous attempts to cross the Channel and the Mediterranean.

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  • Ellwood & Clive multisports
    Article: Jun 15, 2021
    By Gedling Liberal Democrats

    Cllr Clive Towsey-Hinton, Liberal Democrat councillor for Phoenix Ward, has written to the Chief Executive at the County Council to request that the multi-use play area at the disused Sherwood Academy site on Wollaton Avenue in Gedling be brought back into use over the summer months.


    Clive stated: "The multi-use play area (basketball court) was well used by older children in the local area until the school site closed two years ago. There is currently nothing for older children to go to in the local area." Clive and fellow Lib Dem councillor Andrew Ellwood have offered to use their ward budget for the current financial year to provide an access point on to the play area and secure the play area from the rest of the disused school site.

  • Article: Jun 15, 2021

    At the weekend we met with old friends and new from our European sister parties for ALDE Congress, albeit via a Zoom link, as the Congress was online for the first time. It was my privilege to lead a diverse Lib Dem delegation of around 40, which in addition to the official categories for diversity, included several UK nationals resident in the EU and a few EU citizens resident in the UK.

  • Article: Jun 15, 2021

    Priti Patel says refugees should come to the UK through safe and legal routes, and is threatening to punish any who don't.

    The Conservative Government is failing to provide any safe and legal routes for refugees to take.

    But at the same time, the Conservative Government is failing to provide any safe and legal routes for refugees to take.

  • Article: Jun 11, 2021

    Many congratulations to Nick da Costa who has been elected as the new chair of Federal Conference Committee (FCC), following Geoff Payne's decision to stand down earlier this year.

    Nick is a councillor in Haringey as well as an experienced FCC member, bringing to the role a great understanding both of how conference works and of what we need to do as a party to win.

  • Article: Jun 11, 2021
    By Ed Davey - Leader of the Liberal Democrats

    People looking after their loved ones too often feel forgotten.

    Yesterday, I spent some time meeting with a wonderful group of unpaid carers.

    We had been brought together by Carers UK and a number of other carers' organisations as part of Carers Week, so they could share their experiences directly with me and we could discuss what changes might make their lives better.

  • Article: Jun 4, 2021

    We want your views on how to improve the party's independent complaints process.

    Any organisation with a hundred thousand members will have conflicts: what matters is how we deal with them. Wherever possible the process needs to be quick and effective - and it must always be transparent, fair and independent of political influence. It is key that if someone actions are damaging to other party members or members of the public, they can't expect to be protected by who they know or what role they hold in the party.

  • Article: Jun 1, 2021

    Pride Month is a time of LGBTQ+ celebration, activism and commemoration.

    Whilst pride marches across the world have been cancelled for a second year due to Coronavirus, Pride Month is an opportunity to take stock of the march towards LGBTQ+ equality in the UK, while acknowledging and continuing to fight for progress.

  • Article: May 29, 2021

    The campaign is growing rapidly and this is a seat with a lot of potential.

    We came a strong second here in 2019. We have lots of local representation and a base of voters we can build on.

    And the reception on the doors has been phenomenal.

    We need you to play your part:

    Come and help

    The biggest way you can make a difference in this campaign is to come to Chesham and Amersham to help by knocking on doors and delivering leaflets.

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