Archive for the ‘GE 2017’ Category

Support our call for more police in Bassetlaw

by Leon Duveen on 7 June, 2017

Two weeks ago, we launched a petition calling for better community here in Bassetlaw (you can still sign it here) to counter the growing rise in petty crime and vandalism around the District. Since we launched the petition we have found that since March 2016, we have lost another 80 officers from Nottinghamshire Police and […]

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We need police on the streets of Bassetlaw

by Leon Duveen on 26 May, 2017

Since Theresa May became Home Secretary in 2010, police numbers have plummeted by 14% to the lowest figure since March 1985. Here in Nottinghamshire, we have 1910 police officers, down 15% since 2010. This means that local law enforcement and crime prevention is now weak and wobbly.

Today, we are launching a petition to ask the next MP for Bassetlaw to support this policy and to call for more police on our streets here in our community. You can sign it on Saturday at our street stall in Retford. Alternatively, sign the More Police for Bassetlaw petition online (

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Fracking? No No NO!

by Leon Duveen on 10 May, 2017

I don’t know if the Liberal Democrat commitment to stop Fracking, passed at our Spring Conference last year, will make it into our manifesto (although I hope & believe it will), but as it is a very live issue here in Bassetlaw, can I make clear, as I did in 2015, my total opposition to […]

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Watch the video of Leon’s statement Why I am standing to be the 1st Lib Dem MP for Bassetlaw or read it here:   Hi, my name is Leon Duveen and I am campaigning to become the first Lib Dem to be elected as the MP for Bassetlaw. I am standing in this General Election […]

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One of the ideas that the Labour Party is floating ahead of their Manifesto launch is to raise the current rate of Corporation Tax (currently 20% on the profits of small companies, 21% on those with profits over £300,000) to help pay for the NHS. Now we all know the NHS needs to be paid […]

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