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Grantham and Stamford

The constituency covers the towns Grantham[2] and Stamford in Lincolnshire with surrounding villages.

The District of South Kesteven wards of All Saints, Aveland, Belmont, Bourne East, Bourne West, Earlesfield, Forest, Glen Eden, Grantham St John's, Green Hill, Greyfriars, Harrowby, Hillsides, Isaac Newton, Lincrest, Morkery, Ringstone, St Anne's, St George's, St Mary's, St Wulfram's, Stamford St John's, Thurlby, Toller, and Truesdale.

Grantham and Stamford

South Holland and the Deepings

The constituency covers the District of South Holland, and the District of South Kesteven wards of Deeping St James, and Market and West Deeping.

It covers the area around Spalding and roughly corresponds to the South Holland local government district, with Market, and West Deeping added to it.

South Holland and the Deepings

Recent updates

  • Vince Cable at 2018 Spring Conference
    Article: Aug 11, 2018
    By Ashley Cowburn in The Independent

    Lib Dem Leader Sir Vince Cable is set to claim it is possible to legislate for a fresh referendum within weeks and for it to be held before the Article 50 process expires.

    In a speech during a rally on Saturday - organised by the People's Vote campaign for a fresh referendum - Sir Vince is expected to dismiss concerns from Brexiteer "fanatics" that there is no time to get legislation through parliament for a second public vote.

  • Article: Aug 10, 2018
    By Philip Knowles

    At the moment there are still huge question marks and nothing is certain but the seed of an idea from Lib Dem Councillor Phil Knowles is generating interest and discussion at EMAS.

    Some weeks ago Cllr Knowles contacted EMAS, encouraging them to consider the potential of a trial a mobile stroke unit here in the East Midlands. The vehicles are proven in Germany and we understand in Australia and there is one such Unit involved in a trial in the South East of England where results are rumoured to be very encouraging indeed.

  • Nick Harvey | Image: Chatham House
    Article: Aug 10, 2018

    After the 2015 election disaster, a comprehensive post-mortem led by James Gurling analysed what had gone wrong and made a huge number of detailed recommendations of what should be done differently next time.

    However, the snap election of 2017, coming just two years later and out of left field, meant that we were still recovering from 2015 and had not had much chance to implement many of those changes.

  • Liberal Democrat activists get a briefing in a by-election HQ
    Article: Aug 10, 2018

    I say no - conscience comes before one's own ambitions and equality, tolerance & justice are far more important that one's own career path. The future of our great United Kingdom and our future generations is far more important than anything else in my view and worth fighting for every step of the way.

    Politics surely should be about policies and not personal attacks - what a shame it hasn't remained that way? What I did not realise is that this was just the beginning of a long and rocky ride over the coming months where I saw a real lurch to the right, in the words of the former Tory MP Stephen Phillips QC the party has started to mould itself into 'UKIp-Lite'.

  • Lib Dems at Leeds Pride 2018 with Gender Reform Act Banner
    Article: Aug 9, 2018

    As the summer of Prides continues , Lib Dem local parties will be attending events around the country, including the following:

    Wigan Pride

    The Wigan, Leigh and Makerfield Liberal Democrats will take part in the Wigan Pride parade, and have a stall at the event this Saturday from 11am-5pm.

    Chester Pride

  • Ed Davey outside Kingston Police Station.
    Article: Aug 8, 2018

    Theresa May once called modern slavery "the great human rights issue of our time", and she was right. The very idea that human beings are held in bondage in the UK today - forced to pick fruit and wash cars, to work on construction sites and in nail bars - is sickening.

    In 2015, the Coalition Government passed a Modern Slavery Act to make it easier to identify victims and bring traffickers to justice, and prosecutions have increased as a result. But now, many of Theresa May's own policies are undermining efforts to tackle it.

  • Article: Aug 8, 2018
    By Sophie Tyrrill

    I first became involved with party politics when I was 18. I was studying an undergraduate degree in Politics and Religious Studies (later refined to straight Politics) at Cardiff University. Like most first years, I had planned to join at least one society and throw myself into student life at the University. I knew I wanted to join a political society, and for me what was then Cardiff Conservative Future seemed like the perfect option.

  • Article: Aug 7, 2018
    By Keith Melton

    GLD/ALDC training sessions

    (Sorry if you already accessed this page and it did not work properly - technical hitch which is now sorted!)

    Calling all councillors, PPCs and, particularly, Councillor Candidates for 2019!!!

    Green Liberal Democrats have got together with ALDC to organise two training sessions especially directed at Liberal Democrats who propose to stand in their local areas for the 2019 set of Local Elections. Both sessions will be held on Saturday 15th September in the Consort Room of the Grand Hotel in Brighton.

  • Article: Aug 7, 2018
    By Roderick Lynch

    The new Liberal Democrat Campaign for Race Equality aims to make the Liberal Democrats a truly multiracial party - to become a leading political force for race equality and integration.

    The Alderdice review into race equality within the party made for uncomfortable reading. It concluded that the party was not integrated at any level - and that too many of our local parties were overwhelmingly white in multiracial communities.

  • Article: Aug 5, 2018

    The odds on a second Brexit referendum before 2020 have shortened to 2.48 after polls showed that, for the first time, a majority of Britons want to vote again on their country's future relationship with the European Union. It is becoming clear that the Government's Chequers 'deal' is not going to work and increasingly the choice is a "hard Brexit" or stay in the EU.