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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 22, 2014

    Rothwell ward will be the first community in Leeds to face street lamps being switched off late at night as part of a citywide plan to switch off 8000 street lights.

    The communities of Rothwell, Carlton, Oulton & Woodlesford are set to see over 10% of their lamp standards go dark after midnight. The switch off has been planned for some time, but the Council was reluctant to reveal the criteria they would use to identify where they planned to switch off until now.

  • Article: Sep 22, 2014

    Local Lib Dem councillor, Ryk Downes, is asking residents to contact him with their opinions about the major changes set for several bus services in Yeadon.

    Set to start from the 25th October, the 737 will no longer run between Leeds Bradford International Airport and Harrogate, with the 747 taking over that section of the route. There will also no longer be a direct link between Shipley and Harrogate, the journey now requiring a change at Leeds Bradford Airport.

  • Article: Sep 22, 2014

    Rothwell Lib Dem Councillor Stewart Golton has criticised Highways Chiefs for leaving residents unaware of major roadworks already started and due to take six months to complete.

    "Councillors got a letter just days before works started telling us what work was to take place and that residents nearby would be written to, but the first they knew about it was when bollards appeared." said Councillor Golton.

  • Article: Sep 19, 2014

    Councillor Ryk Downes (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon), is warning residents of the partial closure of the Harrogate Road/Victoria Avenue airport tunnel.

    Cllr Downes said:

    "I have been notified by Leeds Bradford Airport that they need to carry out essential maintenance works to the tunnel and that they will be closing one side of it between 7pm and 6am every day for up to 9 weeks, starting on 12th October.

  • 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.

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