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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: Oct 23, 2014

    Cllr Stewart Golton, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Leeds City Council, has accused transport chiefs in West Yorkshire of dithering over taking control of bus routes from private firms.

    Cllr Golton said : "After years of complaints about private bus companies putting profit before passengers West Yorkshire Transport Authorities started looking at setting up Quality Bus Contracts back in 2009, indeed the original legislation enabling them to be set up was back in 2000! Now it is late 2014 and the process appears to be going nowhere."

  • Article: Oct 20, 2014

    Council agrees to safeguarding evening and weekend opening after pressure from local councillors.

    Leeds City Council originally proposed to slash 17 hours from Rothwell library's hours, reducing the evening and morning hours and even closing on a Sunday.

    After a lengthy consultation with local residents and meetings with local ward members, the Library Services announced their amended proposals which see Rothwell losing only 8 opening hours a week. However, this still keeps it as one of the longest opening libraries in Leeds.

  • Article: Oct 20, 2014

    Local Lib Dem councillor Stewart Golton has donated £300 of his yearly MICE money to the Rothwell Christmas Carnival to help put some extra festive sparkle in to the event.

    The Christmas Carnival and Lights Switch On, which this year falls on Saturday 22nd November, is an annual event that brings together Rothwell's community in an explosion of colour, lights and sound as residents enjoy bands, entertainers, fairground rides and, of course, the fantastic fireworks display at night.

  • Article: Oct 20, 2014

    Rothwell ward members have donated a total of £1000 to the Royal British Legion with their MICE money to run an event next year in remembrance of World War One.

    With the centenary of World War One here, many local communities have started commemorating the sacrifice made by local people in their area 100 years ago and Rothwell's Royal British Legion is organising an event next June.

  • Article: Oct 20, 2014

    £1.4 million bus lane fine income prompts council to beef up bus lane restrictions.

    Cllr Stewart Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell), has warned that an overdue review of bus lane times could see all routes made 24 hours.

    "Bus lanes vary in hours of operation which can be confusing for motorists, and residents have contacted me about being fined outside rush hour, believing that lanes only operated in peak periods." said Cllr Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell),"

  • Article: Oct 20, 2014

    Local Lib Dem Councillor Stewart Golton has given £250 of his annual MICE money to support the Friends of Rothwell Country Park to develop their new website and is working to improve a key gateway to the park.

    The group volunteer their time to help look after the park, conserving the wildlife and habitat and making improvements to this wildlife haven. One of their aims is to increase public awareness and enjoyment of the park and their website is key to achieving this.

  • Cllr Chris Townsley and Cllr Brian Cleasby in front of Rawdon Fire station.
    Article: Oct 17, 2014

    Local Lib Dem Councillors Colin Campbell and Chris Townsley have today welcomed the decision by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority (WYFRA) to keep the local fire stations in Otley and Rawdon open.

    Their future was put in doubt in the winter of 2011, when announcements were made of the impending closure Otley's and Rawdon's fire stations and relocating services to Menston. However, after calls to reconsider were raised by local residents and councillors in both wards, the authority has finally agreed that there is no site as suitable in Menston than the sites already open in Rawdon and Otley.

  • councillors in front of the Horsforth Cricket Club
    Article: Oct 16, 2014

    Local Lib Dem Councillors Chris Townsley and Brian Cleasby have welcomed work starting to build a new pavilion and changing rooms at Horsforth Cricket Club on Brownberrie Lane.

    The investment of £125,000 has been made possible by local developer contributions under Section 106 greenspace agreements, originally negotiated back in 2008.

  • Article: Oct 15, 2014

    Work's now started to externally insulate some of the draughtiest and coldest houses in Weetwood. Local Lib Dem councillors Sue Bentley, Jonathan Bentley and Judith Chapman welcome the funding that will help keep residents on the Ivesons, Silk Mills and Raynels Estates warm this winter.

    This work is being funded using a combination of government, European and council money. The scheme provides external insulation for homeowners and social tenants in the Weetwood area. These houses have been chosen because they were built in such a way that the cheaper and easier cavity wall insulation could not be installed.

  • Cllr Downes at the summit of Kilimanjaro.
    Article: Oct 9, 2014

    In the latest of the series of his gruelling charity challenges for the Lily Foundation, Councillor Ryk Downes has successfully trekked up Mount Kilimanjaro in just 5 days, reaching the top on his fiftieth birthday.

    As previously reported, Cllr Downes and his wife Bev Downes have undertaken a series of challenges this year to raise money for the Lily Foundation, an organisation that raise awareness of, fund research into and support families affected by the incurable mitochondrial disease, which Cllr Downes' own grandson, 18 month old Cory, suffers from.

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