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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: Feb 25, 2015

    New liberal ideas for our city: that is what is offered the Leeds Yellow Book, published today, 25 February 2015, by Beecroft Publications. The Leeds Yellow Book is a collection of essays by Liberal Democrats and Liberal Democrat supporters offering fresh thinking and ideas for our city on how to ensure that everyone in Leeds, no matter how they started out can make life better for themselves, their family and their community. The Leeds Yellow Book has been drawn together and edited by former Leeds Liberal MP Michael Meadowcroft and Honorary Alderman of the City of Leeds, Liz Bee and Ian MacFadyen. It is available from Beecroft Publications, 0113 257 6232, or from Amazon, www.amazon.org.

  • Article: Feb 24, 2015

    Cllr Colin Campbell has today expressed shock and dismay following a decision by West Yorkshire Police to stop providing support for parades and carnivals organised by community groups.

    Cllr Campbell (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) said:

    "In the past these groups were helped by the police when it came to controlling traffic during the temporary closure of roads while processions or parades past," said Cllr Campbell. "From May the Police have said they will no longer do this and organisations will have to employ companies to draw up specialist plans and presumably police the route.

  • Article: Feb 24, 2015

    All children under the age of four in Leeds would receive vitamin supplements under Liberal Democrat plans for the Leeds City Council budget, in line with the recommendations of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).

    Cllr Stewart Golton, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on the Council, will put forward the proposal at the council's budget meeting this Wednesday (25th February). The policy will cost £450,000, which the group proposes to fund from additional Government funding which has been announced earlier this month.

  • Article: Feb 24, 2015

    With the Tour de France less than a year ago and the Tour of Yorkshire only a couple of months ahead, Lib Dem group leader Councillor Stewart Golton has put cycling back on the agenda as the council votes on its budget for the year ahead.

    The Lib Dem group has suggested amending the council's budget to include setting up a fund of nearly £10m to help encourage cycling at a local level.

  • Article: Feb 24, 2015

    Leader of the Lib Dem Group in Leeds, Councillor Stewart Golton, is calling upon the council to commit to a scheme to keep Leeds' lights on by switching to LED streetlamps.

    The council is currently switching off 8000 residential streetlights to save money even though many other authorities have shown that by switching every residential streetlight to LED, it works out far cheaper in the long term.

  • Article: Feb 20, 2015

    Today the West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service voted to push through a 1.99% increase in the precept charged to Council Tax Payers in West Yorkshire. An alternative proposal to freeze the precept and not have a rise was rejected by the controlling Group.

    Cllr Chris Townsley (Horsforth), Lib Dem Group Leader on the Fire Authority said

  • Article: Feb 17, 2015

    Local Lib Dem Councillor, Stewart Golton, is celebrating success after many months of lobbying Leeds City Council has resulted in the reversal of their decision to refuse Blue Badges for charities that transport older people.

    More than two years ago Cllr Golton was contacted by local community transport charity, the Rothwell Rollers, when their application to renew their Blue Badge was refused. Then last September another local charity, For Disability Mobility, was refused a Blue Badge for their minibuses, with council assessors again quoting government guidelines as the reason.

  • Article: Jan 27, 2015

    Local Lib Dem Councillors, Chris Townsley and Brian Cleasby, have welcomed a £10,000 funding package for Horsforth Hall Park Cricket Club to help them renovate their kitchens and replace their wooden scoreboard with an electronic one during their 125th Anniversary Year.

    The cricket club, which boasts active Seniors and Juniors teams, was founded in 1890 and counts local cricketing greats such as Hedley Verity and Graham Roope among their former players.

  • Article: Jan 27, 2015

    Local Lib Dem Councillor, Ryk Downes, has spoken out on the council's hard line against granting badges to voluntary organisations that transport disabled people after local charity, Otley Action for Older People, had their renewal refused.

    Government guidelines categorically state that it is at the discretion of the local authority to grant Blue Badges to organisations on a case by case basis.

  • Article: Jan 26, 2015

    Councillor Colin Campbell, (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) has welcomed £56m funding announced by the Government to help regional airports secure new flight routes over the next three years.

    The Regional Air Connectivity Fund will open up a £17.5 million pot of cash next year that local airports can apply for to help cover the running costs of new routes as long as they can demonstrate the benefit to the local area that the routes would bring.

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