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Contact the Liberal Democrats

Since the election campaign Leeds Liberal Democrats have had hundreds of emails and calls from electors wanting to be part of Nick Clegg's campaign here.

If you would like a poster, or to help the Liberal Democrat campaign, or even to make a much needed donation, please write now to info@leedslibdems.org.uk or call (0113) 226 6519.

We have parliamentary and city council candidates in your area.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Councillor Stewart Golton - Leader, Leeds City Council Liberal Democrats

Recent updates

  • Article: Sep 17, 2014

    Councillor Ryk Downes (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon), is carrying on his fundraising efforts with a gruelling week-long trek in Africa, summiting Kilimanjaro on his fiftieth birthday, 26th September, in an effort to raise awareness and funding for the Lily Foundation.

    The Lily Foundation helps support families and children affected by the incurable Mitochondrial disease, which Cllr Downes' 18 month old grandson Cory suffers from, as well as looking for a cure through funding research and raising awareness.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2014

    Councillor Ryk Downes (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon), has welcomed the funding found to save the vital 963 bus service that runs from Otley, through Pool, to Tadcaster.

    The service had been in danger of cancellation after North Yorkshire County Council threatened to withdraw their part funding from the service. They have now agreed to keep that funding in place until at least July 2016.

  • Article: Sep 15, 2014

    Local Lib Dem councillors Colin Campbell, Sandy Lay and Ryk Downes have confirmed that they will use a portion of their MICE money to create a new 'No Cold-Calling Zone' in Yeadon.

    The zone will cover the Hawthorns after residents complained that doorstep salespeople were a major problem.

    Cllr Campbell (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) said:

  • Article: Sep 15, 2014

    Lib Dem councillor Chris Townsley has called for a new train station at Woodside Quarry, Horsforth and better parking provision around Horsforth Train Station.

    In front of the Full Council this week, he claimed that for too long there has been inadequate parking at Horsforth Train Station, with commuters from North Yorkshire descending on the town to take advantage of cheaper fares prompting a raft of complaints from nearby residents in both Horsforth and Cookridge.

  • Article: Sep 15, 2014

    Local Lib Dem councillors Brian Cleasby and Chris Townsley have welcomed the announcement of a new 20mph zone around West End Primary School in Horsforth.

    After several years of campaigning with locals to slow down motorists' speed outside the school to keep the children safe, the Highway's department has finally found funding from a nearby developer and contributions from the school itself.

  • Article: Sep 12, 2014

    Yeadon Lib Dem councillor Ryk Downes is asking local residents to contact him to share their experiences of the dangerous parking on Henshaw Lane and Parkland View.

    Parking restrictions were introduced in May on nearby Green Lane due to the severe problems caused by cars parked on both sides of the road, reducing visibility and access for local residents.

  • Article: Sep 10, 2014

    Leader of the Lib Dem Group in Leeds, Cllr Stewart Golton, is speaking out on the council's hard line against granting badges to voluntary organisations that transport disabled people.

    Government guidelines categorically state that it is at the discretion of the local authority to grant Blue Badges to organisations on a case by case basis.

  • Article: Sep 10, 2014

    Speaking on behalf of the Liberal Democrat group, Cllr Jonathan Bentley has once again called for the council subsidies for trade union convenors to be cut.

    Nearly half a million pounds every year is spent by the council on paying fifteen full time employees of the Trade Unions even though the unions rake in over £350 million every year.

  • Article: Sep 1, 2014

    Councillor Stewart Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell) has condemned Leeds City Council's arrogant response to its recent defeat in the courts where the presiding judge ruled that the council's allotment rent hike was unlawful.

    Ignoring calls to resume talks with the Leeds and District Allotment Gardeners Federation, shocked plot-holders were sent terse letters demanding that the new site leases be signed or face direct council control.

  • Article: Sep 1, 2014

    Free school meals set to benefit an extra 27,000 young children in Leeds, as schools head back after the summer break

    Councillor Sue Bentley, Lib Dem Education spokesperson on Leeds City Council, welcoming the introduction of universal free school meals for pupils in reception, year one and year two, said :-

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