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South Lincolnshire Liberal Democrats cover the parliamentary constituencies of South Holland and The Deepings, and Grantham and Stamford.

The constituencies are part of South Holland District Council and South Kesteven District Council areas. There are a number of major towns within the South Lincs Liberal Democrats area including Bourne, Grantham, Holbeach, Market Deeping, Spalding, Stamford, as well as a host of beautiful villages.

If you want to know more about our work here in South Lincolnshire contact our chair on chair@southlincslibdems.org.uk or to be part of the Lib Dem fightback join here - http://wwByw.libdems.org.uk/join


By-Election South Holland District Council

Donington, Quadring and Gosberton Ward

Thursday 3 May

Liberal Democrat Candidate

Neil Oakman crop

Neil Oakman

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  • Camapign for Gender Balance
    Article: Apr 17, 2018
    By Natalie Chindipha in Liberal Democrat Voice

    Female? An aspiring MP? This is the event for you!

    Normally an annual event, the Campaign for Gender Balance and the Candidates and Diversity Team will be running a second Future Women MPs Weekend to support and develop female talent within the party.

    Empowering and thought-provoking, this intensive training weekend for aspiring female MPs will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to run as a successful candidate.

  • Mark Pack
    Article: Apr 17, 2018
    By Mark Pack

    The annual council election predictions from Michael Thrasher and Colin Rallings are out, based on what has been happening in council by-elections.

    Vote share predictions: May 2018

    On vote share, they predict the Lib Dems to be static on last year, and hence up sharply on 2014 (the last time most of these seats were contested). For Labour and Conservatives, they predict a neck and neck tussle whilst for Ukip it's a picture of continued dramatic decline.

  • Jo Swinson
    Article: Apr 17, 2018
    By Peter Walker and Jessica Elgot in The Guardian

    Theresa May was criticised over lack of advance scrutiny, but most supported military action

    The Commons response to Theresa May's statement on military strikes in Syria exposed a paradox: while many believed she should have sought the approval of parliament beforehand, it seemed clear this would have been granted anyway.

  • hospitle photo
    Article: Apr 16, 2018
    By Philip Knowles

    EMAS has confirmed that the Ambulance Station in Market Harborough is to close, the site is to be sold and the Ambulances moved and from later this year housed at the current Market Harborough Police Station as a joint use by Blue Light Services. What EMAS say is the first of its kind in Leicestershire.

  • European Movement logo
    Event: May 25, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    South Holland Centre 23 Market Pl Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 1SS

    Continuing a series of events in Lincolnshire, join us in Spalding, as we explore the options available to the country and how they will affect us all

    Lincolnshire European Movement on May 25 7pm to 10pm

    South Holland Centre, 23 Market Place, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 1SS

    • With Ken Clarke MP

    • and a panel including

      • Tom Brake MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Exiting the European Union
        Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader, Green Party
      • James Torrance, Joint Founder of "Renew"

      Learn more about Brexit and its potential implications for you, your families, workplaces and the country

      Book your free tickets from the Box Office either in person or by phone 01775 764777.

      www.southhollandcentre.co.uk

  • Exit from Brexit
    Article: Apr 16, 2018
    By George Smid in Lincolnshire Reporter

    The housing market is booming. The mortgage interest rate is low. And your growing family could do with a bit more space. You decide to move.

    After a year you find the move is more complicated than you thought - and the house of your dreams still not in sight. Worse, the interest rate is going up, house prices are falling. It will be difficult to sell your current house now. Also, the cost of the removal is going up and up.

  • st lukes hosp
    Article: Apr 15, 2018
    By Philip Knowles in East Midlands Liberal Democrats

    For almost 30 years Phil Knowles was at the head of the campaign for the New Harborough Hospital, indeed for much of the time, he was the single voice fighting for what he constantly labelled as a much-needed community facility.

    Now one year on from the opening he says the sheer volume of those using the facility underlined just how much the facility is needed and just how important the campaign was.

  • Article: Apr 15, 2018
    In ALDC
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    If you plan on coming to one of our five 2018 training weekends, our early-bird discounted rates are running low.

    You need to act fast to book early-bird discounted rates, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    ALDC member price: £160 for a single room (usual price is £240) and £130 for a double room per person (usual price is £210). Non-ALDC member price: £280 for a single room and £250 for a double room per person. It's cheaper to join us and book our member rate.

    The weekends are held at Yarnfield Park in Staffordshire, a dedicated training centre with leisure facilities and a bar. All food and accommodation are included in the price, plus a three course dinner and guest speaker on the Saturday night.

    Kickstart Weekends, 6-8 July + 23-25 November

    The weekend caters for everyone; whatever your role in a campaign, and regardless of your experience. Come along to get tailored, professional advice; training and bespoke mentoring for your team from experienced Liberal Democrat campaigners and councillors. You'll leave having improved your campaigning skills and with a well-developed campaign plan ready for your next set of elections.

    Find out more, watch a promo video + book >>>

    PagePlus Masterclass, 6-8 July

    Taking place alongside Summer Kickstart, we'll be running a PagePlus masterclass for people new to using the programme or in need of a refresher. The course will include an introduction and cover basic techniques, how to download and use ALDC templates, and you'll create a leaflet using materials we provide. There will also be training in literature as well as classes on messaging and photos.

    Find out more + book >>>


    LGA/ALDC Councillors' Weekend, 6-8 July

    Running alongside our Summer Kickstart is our joint event with the LGA Lib Dem Group. The weekend is packed full of sessions focused on improving your skills in your important roles as both a Liberal Democrat councillor and a campaigner. The training includes: how to be an effective councillor, managing casework, political influencing, scrutiny and a Facebook advertising masterclass with Mark Pack.

    Find out more + book >>>


    Agents' Training, 23-25 November

    Taking place alongside our Autumn Kickstart weekend, we've developed a course to take prospective election agents through the process of being an agent in local elections. The course is suitable for complete beginners, but will also be relevant for those who want to bring their knowledge up to date. The legal framework we operate in continues to develop and so up to date training is vital for all agents.

    Find out more + book >>>

    The weekends provide an opportunity to meet and network with like-minded Lib Dems, who want to campaign hard to get the best deal for their communities.

    I hope to see you at one or more of our events this year.

    Best wishes,
    Neil

    Cllr Neil Fawcett
    Development Officer, ALDC

  • Register to vote
    Event: Apr 25, 2018 5:00 PM

    DON'T LOSE YOUR DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS

    Deadline to apply for proxy votes for May 2018 local elections across much of Britain: 5pm, Wednesday 25 April

    If you are not able to vote in person at your local polling station in an election, you can instead apply for a proxy vote - this means appointing someone to vote on your behalf. That is particularly useful if you are overseas, but people in the UK can go for this option too.

  • Article: Apr 14, 2018
    By Keith Melton

    10 FREE PLACES FOR YLDs !!!

    YOU may have the opportunity to gain one of ten FREE places at the Green Liberal Democrat conference in May. And the good news is that we have extended the deadline for entry into the competition. The deadline for entering WAS going to be Noon on Friday 20th April, but we have extended the deadline to Noon on Monday 30th April - so you have ten extra days to get that short essay written.

  • Liberal Democrat Gain
    Article: Apr 14, 2018

    Just the three council by-elections this week as the usual dip in their volume ahead of the May round of elections takes place. Two Conservative-held seats, one Labour-held seat and all three with Liberal Democrat candidates.

    Rogate ward on Chichester Council was fought by Kate O'Kelly, already a county councillor and making her the first Lib Dem candidate in the ward since 2007 after four contests without one since. And it was certainly worth her standing as she continued the run of Lib Dem gains from the Conservatives across southern England:

  • Vince Cable in Twickenham
    Article: Apr 14, 2018
    By Vince Cable

    Riding the coattails of an erratic US President is no substitute for a mandate from the House of Commons.

    The Prime Minister could and should have recalled Parliament this week and sought the approval of MPs before proceeding.

    Liberal Democrats stood ready to assess the evidence and objectives for any action and if it were properly planned and justified, to support a military response.

    At this moment our thoughts are with British and allied troops. But the Government's decision fatally undermines the integrity of this mission.

  • A cluster of Liberal Democrat balloons.
    Article: Apr 13, 2018

    Next month more than 100 local parties are facing council elections. If yours isn't one of them, you can still make a huge difference to the party's overall local election effort - and help us elect more Liberal Democrats in May.

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  • Ballot Box
    Article: Apr 13, 2018
    By Mark Pack

    DON'T LOSE YOUR DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS

    Deadline to apply for postal votes for May 2018 local elections across much of Britain: 5pm, Wednesday 18 April

    Deadline to apply for proxy votes for May 2018 local elections across much of Britain: 5pm, Wednesday 25 April

    If you are not able to vote in person at your local polling station in an election, you can instead apply for either:

  • Neil Oakman crop
    Article: Apr 13, 2018

    Liberal Democrat councillors listen, work hard and get things done for their communities. It's why right across the country, people have been electing more of them, week in, week out.

    Watch here

    There is a secret phenomenon in British politics.

    It is occurring in by-elections all over the country, week in, week out, to local authorities from Sunderland to Somerset. Against the Tories. Against Labour. In Leave areas. In Remain areas.

    Since the general election in 2017, the Liberal Democrats are up 15 seats, double Labour's increase of 7, while the Conservatives are tanking - they have lost 18 seats.

  • Ed Davey (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Apr 12, 2018
    By Edward Robinson in Liberal Democrat Voice

    E d Davey's contribution (on the next steps to decarbonize the UK) to a new collection of essays from the Social Liberal Forum is a tour de force in strategic thinking.

    One of the great strengths of Liberal thought through the ages has been an ability to find practical, scientifically and economically-sound solutions to pressing social challenges. For an excellent example of this, from someone who has held high office, look no further than Sir Ed Davey's essay in Four Go In Search of Big Ideas, which not only provides a wide-ranging discussion of the challenges of decarbonising the UK's economy in line with the aims of the Paris Agreement but also presents up-to-date policy suggestions to support the deployment of cutting-edge green tech.

  • Register to vote
    Article: Apr 12, 2018

    DON'T MISS OUT ON YOUR DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS

    Deadline to register for the May 2018 local elections across large parts of England: Tuesday, 17 April.

    To be able to vote, you have to be on the electoral register and to do that, you have to fill in a simple online form. Other official paperwork, such as getting a passport, paying Council Tax or getting a driving license doesn't result in you being automatically added to the register - it's a separate process.

  • Exit from Brexit
    Article: Apr 12, 2018
    By Jamie Grierson in The Guardian

    Academics warn that people may not be aware they need to apply for 'settled status' after Brexit

    Vulnerable EU citizens including the elderly, children in care and victims of domestic abuse are particularly at risk of failing to secure the right to remain in the UK after Brexit, academics have warned. As the UK draws closer to departure from the bloc, the government is developing a system to give EU citizens already living in the UK "settled status".

  • Vince Cable
    Article: Apr 11, 2018
    By Vince Cable

    In the next few days, the Government may ask MPs to act on Syria. If they do, this is how the Liberal Democrats will approach it.

    I am certain that many Britons are as appalled as I am about the horrific scenes coming out of Syria.

    The use of chemical weapons is barbaric. It is a crime against humanity and it is a clear violation of international law.

  • John Marriott
    Article: Apr 11, 2018
    By John Marriott in Liberal Democrat Voice

    It wasn't always Tory v Labour, and it doesn't have to be again!

    State education, particularly at secondary level, is like the proverbial curate's egg, thanks largely to mistakes made by politicians of all parties over the past sixty years - and I include the 2010-2015 coalition as well. However, much of the mess was already in place by the beginning of this decade so I suppose that we could call it a joint affair between Tories and Labour. However, much of the success of state education is down to Liberals, as were the ideas behind the Welfare State, which emerged from the 1942 Beveridge Report.


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