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  • Jo Swinson Conf 2019
    Article: Sep 21, 2019
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    In her first speech to Liberal Democrat conference, Jo Swinson set out her vision for Britain and what a Liberal Democrat government would do. Councillors and campaigners from Rugby Liberal Democrats were in attendance.

    Jo Swinson, Leader of the Liberal Democrats closed Conference with a rousing speech outlining her vision for a Liberal Democrat government winning the next General Election powered by the surging Liberal Democrat movement across the county.

  • RDG & Local Party Sept 2019
    Article: Sep 11, 2019
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Liberal Democrats have selected leading NHS Consultant Plastic Surgeon Rana Das Gupta as their Parliamentary Candidate for the Rugby & Bulkington constituency.

    Rana has 35 years' experience in the NHS and has worked and lived in Warwickshire for the last 15 years. He is married to Victoria, a qualified Psychological Counsellor, and they have three children all at local schools in Warwickshire.

  • TD GA NN Summer 2019
    Article: Sep 4, 2019
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Congratulations to Glenda Allanach who is the new Councillor for Rokeby & Overslade after winning the by-election for the Liberal Democrats on Thursday 22 August 2019.

    Glenda lives in the ward and had been a local Councillor in Rugby back in 2000-2005.

    She was the first black woman to be elected to Rugby Borough Council in 2000.

  • TD rugby ball 1
    Article: Jul 15, 2019
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Liberal Democrats believe we must use the Rugby Union World Cup to maximise the town's exposure and invite the winning nation to visit with the Webb Ellis trophy.

    They have submitted a notice of motion, due to be debated at a forthcoming Rugby Borough Council meeting on Thursday 18 July 2019.

    The Rugby Union World Cup will take place in Japan between Friday 20 Sep 2019 and Saturday 2 Nov 2019.

  • Warwickshire LDs
    Article: Jul 15, 2019
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Liberal Democrats in Rugby are adding their voices to growing calls for action to tackle the climate emergency.

    They have submitted a notice of motion, due to be debated and voted on at a forthcoming Rugby Borough Council meeting on Thursday 18 July 2019.

    The motion proposes that the authority declares a climate emergency as a pledge to take local action to contribute to national carbon neutral targets through the development of their own practices and policies.

  • Glenda and Team!
    Article: Jul 15, 2019
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Liberal Democrats select Glenda Allanach as their candidate for the Rokeby & Overslade Ward by-election.

    Rugby Liberal Democrats have selected Glenda Allanach to be their candidate for the Rokeby & Overslade Ward by-election which is expected to take place on 22 August 2019.

    Glenda Allanach lives in the ward and is an experienced former councillor. From 2000-2005 she represented Paddox Ward on Rugby Borough Council during which time she stood for re-election twice and increased her share of the vote on each occasion.

  • Jerry Roodhouse
    Article: Jun 19, 2019
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Councillor Jerry Roodhouse has written to the local papers arguing that local Councils can, and should, be the voice that shouts at Westminster to change and act now to support communities.

    Dear Editor,

    The recent survey published by Britain Thinks makes for solemn reading and should get politicians off all parties to think seriously about where this is all going.

  • Rugby Town Hall
    Article: Jun 9, 2019
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    The Liberal Democrat Group on Rugby Borough Council do not support the Local Plan because it does not meet several key tests and it does not present a positive vision for the borough.

    On Tuesday 4 June 2019, a special Full Council meeting was held to debate the proposed Local Plan for Rugby, which sets the framework for all future development in the borough, proposing 12,400 additional houses.

  • Jerry Roodhouse
    Article: Jun 2, 2019
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Councillor Jerry Roodhouse has written to the local papers about the changing landscape of British politics, the need for a People's Vote to end the Brexit stalemate and the need to change the voting system so it is fit for purpose.

    Dear Editor,

    The local council and European elections are over, and the dust is settling the political landscape has also changed.

  • Phil Bennion 1
    Article: May 27, 2019
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    At the 2019 European Elections Phil Bennion was elected for the Liberal Democrats in the West Midlands and secured 6,255 votes in Rugby (24.2% of the vote) beating Labour and the Conservatives.

    The West Midlands constituency has seven MEPs representing Herfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands metropolitan area.