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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 Tim Farron'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: Mar 23, 2016

    Councillors Chris Townsley and Brian Cleasby (Lib Dem, Horsforth) have warned that at least one of Horsforth's pharmacies may be forced to close thanks to government budget cuts.

    The government has announced that it will cut funding for pharmacies by £170 million, with the reduced budget taking effect from October. Health minister Alistair Burt has also said1 he expects this to result in the closure of pharmacies, estimating that 1,000-3,000 could close nationwide - a quarter of the total.

  • Cuts could force Rothwell pharmacies to close
    Article: Mar 18, 2016

    Leeds Lib Dems are warning that up to 46 of the city's pharmacies could close thanks to government budget cuts.

    The government has announced t hat it will cut funding for pharmacies by £170 million, with the reduced budget taking effect from October. Health minister Alistair Burt has also said1 he expects this to result in the closure of pharmacies, estimating that 1,000-3,000 could close nationwide - up to a quarter of the total.

  • Article: Mar 18, 2016

    Local Lib Dem Councillor Stewart Golton has welcomed the works planned to reinstate the verge fronting the Tesco Express on Holmsley Lane after residents complained about the damage.

    Parking on the verges outside both the houses and the shop had caused extensive damage to the grass, leaving kerbs and manholes to jut dangerously above the muddy areas.

  • Council let down on recycling hopes for Rothwell
    Article: Mar 18, 2016

    Leeds' Lib Dem group, led by Cllr Stewart Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell), called on the council to provide glass collections for Leeds in its annual budget meeting, as part of a raft of green, recycling measures designed to save the city money and reduce landfill waste.

    Under the Lib Dem group's plan, 120,000 households would have received a monthly glass waste collections and the existing food waste service operating in Rothwell would have been expanded to the whole of the city.

  • Cuts could force Rothwell pharmacies to close
    Article: Mar 18, 2016

    Councillor Stewart Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell) has warned that at least one of Rothwell's pharmacies may be forced to close thanks to government budget cuts.

    The government has announced that it will cut funding for pharmacies by £170 million, with the reduced budget taking effect from October. Health minister Alistair Burt has also said1 he expects this to result in the closure of pharmacies, estimating that 1,000-3,000 could close nationwide - a quarter of the total.

  • Article: Mar 18, 2016

    Lib Dem councillor Stewart Golton has hit out at reports that PCSO numbers are set to rise in Leeds when many areas, including Rothwell, will actually see less PCSOs dedicated to their area thanks to a deal between Leeds City Council and the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

    Until recently, the council helped co-fund 165 PCSOs which were split fairly at an equal rate of 5 per ward so all communities in Leeds reaped the benefits of a patrolling presence on the streets. Leeds City Council paid 21% of the bill for the officers while the Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, funded the balance.

  • Cllr Lay next to a pothole on Yeadon High Street
    Article: Mar 15, 2016

    Yeadon Lib Dem Councillor Sandy Lay has expressed his frustration at the pocked state of Yeadon High Street and called on the council to sort out the damaged road surface.

    The High Street is a busy road, acting as one of the main routes into Yeadon from the airport, used extensively by buses, cars and lorries. For many years its potholes have been patched but now Cllr Lay is calling for the stretch to be resurfaced.

  • Cllr Lay under a sign warning of camera enforcement in Otley.
    Article: Mar 8, 2016

    Councillors Sandy Lay, Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes have funded CCTV in Otley and Yeadon for another year.

    The 8 cameras cost £18,048 pa and are paid for by the councillors' community wellbeing money. As this pot saw a reduction in its funding this year, the cameras now take up more than half the money available to the councillors for projects across the ward.

  • Cllr Lay at Wellcroft Park
    Article: Mar 8, 2016

    Councillor Sandy Lay, (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) has expressed his disappointment that improvements for Wellcroft Play Park have been shelved following funding setbacks.

    The park has been earmarked for an upgrade for some time and new plans were released by Leeds City Council in October 2015, to move the play area to the other side of the park to avoid the Yorkshire Water pipe that runs across Wellcroft.

  • Article: Mar 2, 2016

    Leeds Lib Dem crime spokesman Cllr Jonathan Bentley has warned that many communities in Leeds will lose PCSOs next year, even if other areas gain.

    Leeds City Council leader Judith Blake recently said that each ward in Leeds will have at least three PCSOs - a cut from the five each area is currently allocated.

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