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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

  • Why are you IN?
    Article: Apr 24, 2014

    Today, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched the Liberal Democrats' 2014 European election campaign. The launch took place in Colchester at a rally with activists and supporters, followed by a public town hall-style Q&A session hosted by Heart FM.

    Speaking at the launch event, Nick Clegg said:

  • Cllr Downes by one of the 20mph zone signs.
    Article: Apr 11, 2014

    The release of £5800 of Ward Based Initiative funding by the Lib Dem councillors for the scheme will reinforce the pedestrian links outside the school and aims to encourage locals to walk to school rather than go by car.

    Cllr Ryk Downes (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) said:

    "It is excellent news that we have secured this funding to help increase the safety for our local children.

  • Article: Apr 10, 2014

    Morley and Rothwell councillors have raised concern that unequal spending on leisure facilities is having a damaging effect in in both their areas.

    Rothwell leisure centre has received minimal investment in recent years with previously planned £5.7 million refurbishment currently on hold, and no revised timetable for the work to take place.

  • Article: Apr 10, 2014

    Councillor Brian Cleasby (Lib Dem, Horsforth) has raised his concerns about the plans for the proposed roundabout works on Horsforth roundabout.

    The plans as they currently stand involve lengthening an extra lane off the roundabout before it merges back into a single lane on the Rodley exit. However, despite welcoming the works, Cllr Cleasby is worried about where the lanes join.

  • Cllr Downes with other volunteers and the bale making machine in front of Yeadon Tarn.
    Article: Apr 10, 2014

    Councillors Ryk Downes and Colin Campbell (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) again joined volunteers down at Yeadon Tarn to carry out work to keep harmful blue/green algae away.

    Two years ago the algae infestation became so bad it led to a ban on people accessing the tarn. The solution to this problem is the placement of barley straw in the lake twice a year which combats the algae; this has so far stopped it from returning to contaminate the tarn.

  • Cllr Downes with local resident, Mel Metcalfe, on Newell Carr Road
    Article: Apr 8, 2014

    Following pressure from Lib Dem councillors in the Otley and Yeadon ward, Leeds City Council has agreed to place a crossing on Newall Carr Road near the Otley Prince Henry's Grammar School.

    The road has been the site of accidents over the years and this crossing should help ensure the safety of all those who use it, especially for the young students at nearby Otley Prince Henry's Grammar School.

  • Cllr Cleasby alongside the sign ()
    Article: Apr 8, 2014

    Councillor Brian Cleasby (Lib Dem, Horsforth) has won the battle to have the sign in the car park by the library in Horsforth altered.

    Despite being inside the conservation area, Leeds City Council put up a sign so large that it requires special planning consent just to be there. After realising this, Cllr Cleasby contacted the Planning Department to make sure that the council had remained within the law, only to be told that planning consent was never sought. This has then resulted in the council's Planning Department holding its own authority to account, threatening legal action against Leeds City Council if the signs are not removed or reduced by 11th April 2014.

  • Article: Apr 4, 2014

    Lib Dem Councillor Ryk Downes has called for Police and Community Support Officers to remain at current levels in the Otley and Yeadon wards.

    At the Full Council meeting last week, he questioned the current administration on whether they had made the decision on whether to keep the number the same or reduce them further in the area, sending them to other parts of the city.

  • Cllrs Cleasby and Townsley with the Trim Trail leaflets
    Article: Apr 4, 2014

    Local Councillors Brian Cleasby and Chris Townsley (Lib Dem, Horsforth), have organised for thousands of leaflets to be printed and distributed across Horsforth and Rawdon to highlight the outdoor activities on offer in the area in a bid to get residents and their families into Horsforth Hall Park.

    The park includes a Health Walk Trail, a bowls green and a cricket field. It also boasts two playgrounds, a skate park and the Trim Trail for the more adventurous. The Trim Trail, which opened in 2007, consists of equipment including stepping stones, static bars and cargo nets to encourage locals into the park and to get fit - a great outdoor gym!

  • Article: Mar 28, 2014

    Lib Dem Councillor Martin Hamilton has sent a letter to Leeds City Council, calling for them to unite with him and the local community in Headingley and Hyde Park to buy the former playing fields from Leeds Girls High School.

    Ever since the school closed in 2008, The Hyde Park Olympic Legacy group and other campaigners have fought to save the fields from the threat of development so that they can be used by local primary schools and the wider community.

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