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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: May 20, 2015

    Year on year, less roads see improvement in our area, so the Council needs to get it right on the few roads that get attention. This means listening to local residents better.

    With the reduction in highways maintenance works happening in our area in recent years, less and less roads get prioritised for improvement. At the same time concerns over parking and speeding have grown. Any plans for our roads therefore need to take these issues into account so they are built in from the get go.

  • Article: May 14, 2015

    Council Group selects Leadership for 2015/16 Council Year

    The Liberal Democrat Group at Leeds City Council has re-elected Cllr Stewart Golton (Rothwell) as its Leader for 2015/16. Cllr Jonathan Bentley (Weetwood) has taken on the role of Deputy Leader.

    Cllr Stewart Golton said : "While it has been a hard year for the Liberal Democrats as a whole in Leeds we successfully defended our Council seats with increased majorities. I am glad my colleagues have put their trust in me to continue to lead the Group and look forward to and look forward to keep working for people across the City".

  • Article: May 12, 2015

    Council finally admits it got its figures wrong

    … but still wants to build houses on greenfield sites

    Leeds Council's administration has finally admitted that it has set its core strategy target of building 70,000 new homes at too high a level. But, it still wants to keep it at 70,000 even though that means concreting over greenfield sites across the City.

  • Article: May 5, 2015

    Leeds solicitor Ed Sanderson is Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Leeds East.

    Ed Sanderson explains why he asks people in Leeds East to vote for him to be their MP;

    "I strongly believe in a stronger and fairer society. I want everyone, whatever their start in life, to be able to make a better life for themselves, their family and their community. In government, Liberal Democrats have given ordinary working families a tax cut of £800 a year. Our aim is to increase that to £1,200. 1.8 million apprenticeships have been created. £9 billion has been clawed back from tax dodgers.

  • Article: May 5, 2015

    Office manager Kate Langwick is Liberal Democrat council candidate for Crossgates & Whinmoor.

    Veterans' charity founder Adam Douglas is Liberal Democrat council candidate for Gipton & Harehills.

    Local campaigner and children's charity leader Joanne Binns is Liberal Democrat council candidate for Killingbeck & Seacroft

  • Article: May 5, 2015

    Careers advisor Simon Dowling is Liberal Democrat council candidate for Alwoodley.

    Campaigner and businessman Mark Harris is Liberal Democrat council candidate for Chapel Allerton.

    Barrister Darren Finlay is Liberal Democrat council candidate for Moortown.

    Security firm director Najeeb Iqbal is Liberal Democrat council candidate for Roundhay.

  • Article: May 5, 2015

    Leeds-based charity head Aqila Choudhry is Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Leeds North East.

    Aqila Choudhry explains why she wants people to vote for her to be their MP;

    "I want everyone, whatever their start in life, to be able to make a better life for themselves, their family and their community. In government, Liberal Democrats have cut tax for 24 million ordinary workers. If you return Liberal Democrats to government, we will cut tax by a further £400 for ordinary workers. We will guarantee mental health equality by increasing spending on the NHS.

  • Article: Mar 27, 2015

    Local Lib Dem councillors Sue Bentley, Jonathan Bentley and Judith Chapman, have welcomed the announcement of £100,000 of improvements to be made for the flats on Iveson Drive, Tinshill Lane and Tinshill Mount.

    The council has recently set up a fund to improve the environment around council owned properties.

  • Article: Mar 26, 2015

    Local Lib Dem councillors Colin Campbell, Sandy Lay and Ryk Downes, have welcomed the announcement of £15,000 of improvements to be made to the outdoor communal facilities for the Abbey Garth, Saxton House and Well Lane flats in Yeadon.

    The council has recently set up an Environmental Improvement Fund, which aims to make improvements in the areas around housing so they can be a better place to live. The £15,000 awarded to the schemes in this area will improve the flats' shared bin shed capacity to improve hygiene, and install handrails at Wells Court to improve safety.

  • Article: Mar 25, 2015

    Local Lib Dem councillors, Sandy Lay, Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes, have welcomed the possibility of an electric vehicle charging point to be installed in the Licks Car Park.

    Leeds City Council have recently received funding directly from the Government to create a network of vehicle charging points across West Yorkshire, of which only three are to be in council car parks. The local councillors were then notified by the parking department that the Licks car park by North Parade had been singled out as a possibility.

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