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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: Feb 2, 2016

    Local community groups in both Otley and Yeadon were given a year's worth of free community centre use thanks to Lib Dem councillors Sandy Lay, Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes.

    The free usage over several sites is worth over £50,000 and will allow not for profit groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, the Airedale and Wharfedale Autism Resource and the Senior Citizens Thursday Club to meet without worrying about paying for their rent.

  • Article: Feb 2, 2016

    Yeadon councillors Ryk Downes, Sandy Lay and Colin Campbell will be donating £300 of their council MICE money to support the efforts of the Yeadon Youth Committee.

    The Yeadon Youth Committee is made up of a number of young people from the Yeadon area, who work together to raise funds for various charities and causes. The most recent effort involved a sponsored head shave at the sailing centre in Tarnfield Park which raised over £800.

  • Article: Feb 2, 2016

    Lib Dem councillor Sandy Lay has thanked Otley and Yeadon schoolchildren who spent the day with councillors last Friday 29th January to tell them what they would like their area youth funding spent on.

    Pupils from every primary and secondary school across Otley and Yeadon gathered together at Horsforth High School, along with students from other schools in the Outer North West to decide how they would want the £50,000+ fund spent.

  • Article: Jan 26, 2016

    Councillors Colin Campbell, Ryk Downes and Sandy Lay, (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) have expressed their concern at the decision by West Yorkshire Police to withdraw the traffic control and management duties they traditionally perform at the historic Otley Agricultural Show.

    The police withdrawal from the show, to be held on Saturday 21st May, is a blow to the organisers, who now face a much larger bill to procure a private contractor.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2016

    Councillor Stewart Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell) has condemned a further delaying of the confirmation of the HS2 route decision, leaving residents in Woodlesford uncertain about the future.

    The £50 billion project has caused huge upset amongst residents living alongside the initially proposed route, especially given the refusal so far to discuss compensation with affected residents.

  • Article: Jan 19, 2016

    After the recent flooding on Boxing Day, Councillor Brian Cleasby (Lib Dem, Horsforth) has called on the council to compile a database mapping the riparian owners throughout the city.

    A riparian owner is the person who owns the land along the banks of any watercourse. They have certain responsibilities for keeping the banks well maintained, free of debris and the watercourses clear as well as looking after the flood defences on the land.

  • Article: Jan 19, 2016

    Otley councillors Ryk Downes and Sandy Lay have expressed their disappointment over the planning consent granted for two detached houses where 5 Prince Henry Road, Otley currently stands.

    The planning application was approved by the council's plans panel on Thursday 14th January, despite widespread objections from both local ward members and public.

  • Article: Jan 19, 2016

    On Friday last week Councillors Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) attended a meeting with developers, planners and the Environment Agency to discuss construction of Garnett Wharfe's hydro-electric facility and the restoration of the weir following recent floods.

    The developers built a temporary dam in order to work on the weir to cope with the movement of water from the hydro-electric facility. This dam was badly damaged in the high water levels early last December. Repairs were then delayed due to the Boxing Day floods.

  • Article: Jan 19, 2016

    Lib Dem councillor Stewart Golton has called for Arriva to provide more detail on what its successful bid to run rail services running through Woodlesford will mean for passengers.

    The new franchise deal was announced back in December last year, with promises from Arriva of more trains on the line and more carriages. But, one month later, the company has released no further detail on what this will mean for commuters.

  • Article: Jan 19, 2016

    Local Yeadon councillors Sandy Lay, Ryk Downes and Colin Campbell have confirmed that new equipment for the play area in Tarnfield Park is in the process of being ordered.

    After discussions with the community, a scheme for new play equipment, stepped seating and extra fencing has been agreed at a cost of £117,500.

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