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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: 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.

  • Article: Jan 23, 2015

    Local Lib Dem Councillor Stewart Golton has challenged the council to rethink their street light switch off policy in light of a £6.6m windfall that he says could be spent switching to low energy LED bulbs instead.

    In the January meeting of the Full Council he was told, again, that the part light switch off would go ahead despite the council receiving an unexpected cash windfall of £6.6m from a contractor.

  • Article: Jan 23, 2015

    Local Lib Dem Councillor Stewart Golton has called upon the council to settle upon a site for the HS2 station after 'lukewarm' compensation plans were unveiled.

    Cllr Golton has called for a proper compensation package since the proposed route was first announced but HS2 ltd have advised that they are unable to do so until the route is finalised, leaving many residents wishing to move worried that they will not get a fair price for their homes.

  • Article: Jan 21, 2015

    1300+ additional homes on greenfield sites for Rothwell, Oulton and Woodlesford?

    Leeds City Council recently approved their Core Strategy, a document that committed it to providing 70,000 new homes across Leeds over the next 15 years, and they have now allocated plots of land where the housing is to go, including several significant sites in the Rothwell ward.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2015

    Local Horsforth Lib Dem Councillors, Brian Cleasby and Chris Townsley, are celebrating successfully securing a delay in the decision on the parking arrangements at Broadgate Primary School so that current problems can be improved.

    While expanding the primary school to ease pressure on local school places has been welcomed by the councillors, they have raised concerns several times about the lack of plans to deal with the increased traffic that will follow.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2015

    Local Lib Dem Councillor Stewart Golton has called upon the council to settle upon a site for the HS2 station after 'lukewarm' compensation plans were unveiled.

    Cllr Golton has called for a proper compensation package since the proposed route was first announced but HS2 ltd have advised that they are unable to do so until the route is finalised, leaving many residents wishing to move worried that they will not get a fair price for their homes.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2015

    Local Lib Dem Councillor Stewart Golton has welcomed plans to resurface the A639, Leeds Road, in Rothwell after work is completed on winter patching works.

    The work to patch the road for winter took place late last year and it has now been announced that there will be a full road resurface in the spring.

  • Article: Jan 15, 2015

    Councillor Chris Townsley, (Lib Dem, Horsforth), has today expressed his bitter disappointment at the government's decision to allow the demolition of a former corn mill and slams the Council's planning department for allowing the matter to go so far.

    The building, a Grade II listed 17th century mill of prime importance in the history of Horsforth had been allowed to fall into disrepair after it was listed in the 1980s when it was a scrap metal storage site. Despite local councillors fighting for its restoration, or partial retention, in the proposed plans for a new office block, a decision has been made by the Secretary of State's department to allow the full demolition of this once important site.

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