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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

  • Cllr Golton on Fleet Lane
    Article: Nov 18, 2015

    Local Lib Dem councillor Stewart Golton has called on the council to provide more money to Rothwell, Woodlesford and Oulton after discovering that the ward is receiving less than half the average spent on other parts of the city.

    Frustrated at the ever-shortening list of streets being treated year on year in our area, Cllr Golton asked for a list of how much was spent on each ward in the city and found there was an average spend of £286,000 in each ward while the Rothwell ward receives only £138k.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2015

    Families in Elmet and Rothwell still look set to lose over £3.5m when the tax credit cuts go ahead in three years' time.

    Figures from the House of Commons Library show that 3,600 families will be affected across the constituency, including 5,700 children.

    These families will lose a total of £3.6 million from the tax credit changes, losing an average of £1,000 per household.

  • Cllr Golton at ‘Grotty’ rose-bed in Woodlesford
    Article: Nov 18, 2015

    News that a local eyesore is to disappear from the corner of Holmsley Lane and Leeds Road has been welcomed by Cllr Stewart Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell).

    Residents concerned at its neglected state had contacted Cllr Golton several times to try and find a solution to the offending planter. The council has now agreed to spend £6,150 to grass over the raised bed.

  • Cllr Golton at last year’s Christmas meal at Blackburn Hall, organised by Pam Clarkson
    Article: Nov 18, 2015

    Councillor Stewart Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell) is highlighting the essential work done by volunteers across the ward during the festive season and calls on local residents to celebrate their achievements.

    Cllr Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell) said:

    "Christmas is traditionally a time when we all look forward to celebrating the season with family and loved ones. However, there are those who feel isolated and for them, this is a tough time of year.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2015

    Cllr Stewart Golton is aiming to spread some early Christmas cheer with a donation to the Rothwell Christmas Carnival.

    Cllr Golton is donating £200 towards the cost of the event from his councillors' funding for local projects. The outer south community committee and other ward councillors are also helping to fund the event.

  • Cllr Golton by the disused paved area
    Article: Nov 18, 2015

    Lib Dem councillor Stewart Golton has welcomed new parking plans for Windmill Green.

    Windmill Green is a long-established estate of bungalows designed several decades ago before high car ownership.

    Local residents contacted Cllr Golton as parking was becoming increasingly problematic with vehicles parked on pavements and people unable to manoeuvre safely.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2015

    Leeds Lib Dem councillors are disappointed that Leeds City Council will not develop its own policy to help it oppose fracking applications.

    Last week the council voted in favour of a motion calling on the government to withdraw the current licences for fracking in the Leeds area. But councillors from the ruling Labour administration rejected an amendment from the Lib Dem group for the council to develop its own policy to help it oppose individual applications from fracking companies.

  • Article: Nov 10, 2015

    Leeds City Council has given Otley shoppers an early Christmas present by agreeing to relax Saturday car parking charges across the town in the run up to Christmas.

    Charges will be suspended on the Licks, Beech Hill and Courthouse Street car parks from 3pm on Monday 30th November and Wednesday 9th December as well as all day on every Saturday in December leading up to Christmas.

  • Article: Oct 30, 2015

    Local Otley councillors have renewed calls for a 20mph zone near Ashfield Primary School.

    City councillors Sandy Lay and Colin Campbell and town councillor Sylvia Thomson spent an hour on a busy Friday morning monitoring traffic speeds outside the school during the morning drop off period.

    The session was in response to local residents, who had raised concerns with the councillors about speeding when large numbers of children are entering and leaving the school.

  • Article: Oct 26, 2015

    Councillor Sandy Lay, (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) is calling on local families to comment on new plans released for Wellcroft Park.

    The park has been awaiting an upgrade for some time and now Leeds City Council has released plans to move the playground. The new plans move it to the other side of the grassy mound that conceals Yorkshire Water pipework to accommodate larger play equipment.

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