A Lib Dem campaigner in Hinckley and Bosworth has joined with national political figures to promote a 'remain' vote in the upcoming referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union.
Mathew Hulbert, former Councillor in Hinckley and Bosworth, attended the rally held at St Martin's House in Leicester, which saw Lib Dem former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Sir Vince Cable, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and former Labour leadership contender Liz Kendall MP speak to a packed room.
On Saturday Hinckley and Bosworth Liberal Democrats held a Market Stall on Castle Street, Hinckley to put out the case for Britain voting to stay in the European Union.
Amongst those manning the stall was Lib Dem parliamentary spokesman for Bosworth Cllr Michael Mullaney. Michael said "Numerous people came up to the stall to give their views on the European referendum.
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2016, Liberal Democrats in Hinckley and Bosworth are backing a new campaign which aims to prevent male suicide in the UK.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), a national coalition of charities and other organisations, aims to do this by offering support, challenging a culture that prevents men seeking help when they need it, and pushing for changes in public policy so that suicide is better prevented.
People in Leicestershire will be going to the polls for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections on Thursday 5th May.
The current Tory Police Commissioners office costs run at £1million. Sarah Hill is standing for PCC on a platform of massively reducing that cost and re-directing that money to where it's needed: more police on local streets.
Liberal Democrats in Hinckley and Bosworth are calling for increased spending on children and young people's Mental Health services in the East Midlands, after a new report found the region's lagging behind other parts of the country.
The analysis, produced by the think-tank Centre Forum in its 'Children and Young People's Mental Health: State of the Nation' report, has found a big expenditure gap; with only £41 per child being spent in the East Midlands, compared to £83 in Northern England.
A meeting was recently held by West Leicestershire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) about the future of Health services in Hinckley.
Amongst those attending was Hinckley County Councillor Michael Mullaney.
Following the meeting Michael said "The Hinckley urban area, including Barwell, Earl Shilton and Burbage is the 2nd biggest population concentration in the County outside Leicester. With a rapidly growing population our area needs more, not fewer, NHS services locally. Last year several thousand local people signed a petition I organised calling for improved health services locally.
Liberal Democrats in Hinckley and Bosworth have condemned plans, announced in the recent Budget by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to force all schools currently under Local Education Authority (LEA) control to become Academies.
In his speech in the Commons George Osborne announced that all schools must become academies by 2020.
The Conservative-run Cabinet on Leicestershire County Council made a decision to close Barwell Library. It's the first library to be closed following a decision that the County's community libraries need to be taken over by volunteer groups in order to stay open.
A volunteer group in Barwell had made a bit to run the library, but withdrew the bid feeling that they would not be able to sustain this operation in the long run. The volunteers aren't just responsible for the running of the library, but also expected, after a transition period, to raise the money to pay the rent and other running expenses.
Three other libraries, Braunstone, Mountsorrel and Kirby Muxloe, also have issues in finding a volunteer group to take them over and will have a decision made on them in April after further negotiation.
Michael Mullaney said: "It's extremely sad that Barwell residents are going to lose their library. It's a much used and much loved service."
"A group of volunteers did try and put together a plan to take it over, but didn't feel they could sustain it once the transition phase ended and they would be expected to pay full bills and rent."
"Volunteers aren't just expected to find time to run these libraries they're expected to raise the cash to pay tens of thousands for rent and other expenses."
"The Tories on the County Council say they have to cut back on library funding due to a loss of Government funding, but it's their own Tory colleagues in Government making these cuts."