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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: Mar 26, 2015

    Local Lib Dem councillors Colin Campbell, Sandy Lay and Ryk Downes, have welcomed the announcement of £15,000 of improvements to be made to the outdoor communal facilities for the Abbey Garth, Saxton House and Well Lane flats in Yeadon.

    The council has recently set up an Environmental Improvement Fund, which aims to make improvements in the areas around housing so they can be a better place to live. The £15,000 awarded to the schemes in this area will improve the flats' shared bin shed capacity to improve hygiene, and install handrails at Wells Court to improve safety.

  • Article: Mar 25, 2015

    Local Lib Dem councillors, Sandy Lay, Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes, have welcomed the possibility of an electric vehicle charging point to be installed in the Licks Car Park.

    Leeds City Council have recently received funding directly from the Government to create a network of vehicle charging points across West Yorkshire, of which only three are to be in council car parks. The local councillors were then notified by the parking department that the Licks car park by North Parade had been singled out as a possibility.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2015

    Local Lib Dem councillors, Sandy Lay, Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes, have welcomed the possibility of an electric vehicle charging point to be installed in the North Street Car Park.

    Leeds City Council have recently received funding directly from the Government to create a network of vehicle charging points across West Yorkshire, of which only three are to be in council car parks. The local councillors were then notified by the parking department that North Street car park had been singled out as a possibility.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2015

    Local Lib Dem councillors, Sandy Lay and Ryk Downes, have offered £400 of their MICE moneys so that Otley Action for Older People can fund their Memory Lane Café sessions all the way through 'til Christmas.

    The memory lane cafés bring local residents with dementia and memory problems together for support and advice, as well as entertainment, helping to combat the social isolation and loneliness that can result when dementia sets in.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2015

    Local Lib Dem councillors Chris Townsley and Brian Cleasby, have welcomed the announcement of £210,000 of improvements to be made to the St James and Regents estates and the Hall Park skatepark in Horsforth.

    The council has recently set up an Environmental Improvement Fund, which aims to make improvements in the areas around housing so they can be a better place to live. The £210,000 awarded to the schemes in Horsforth will see new, safer communal doors to seven blocks on St James' Close and Regents each, resurface estate paths and roads on the St James' Estate and even replace and upgrade the current skatepark in Hall Park.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2015

    Yeadon councillors Colin Campbell, Sandy Lay and Ryk Downes, have called upon the council to remove a green Yeadon field from their housing proposals, and instead replace it with an old, disused mill site.

    Leeds City Council is currently discussing which sites around Leeds are to be used to meet their housing target of 70,000 homes over the next fifteen years and includes plans for 2000+ houses in Aireborough. These include a plan to develop the green fields in the Banksfield/Coppice Wood area of Yeadon.

  • Article: Mar 23, 2015

    Local transport bosses have responded to Councillor Stewart Golton's call for improvements to the train service between Woodlesford and Leeds. The current franchise to run Northern Rail services is up for renewal with later trains and more carriages forming the heart of the new proposals.

    "Nobody locally needed to be told that the service from Woodlesford to Leeds is one of the most overcrowded in the country. Catching a train to Leeds in the peak, I have myself witnessed a woman fainting in the crush." said Cllr Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell). "It was obvious that more carriages are needed and I lobbied Metro to secure them for our area.

  • Article: Mar 17, 2015

    Morley and Outwood Liberal Democrats have selected health charity worker and former Yorkshire MEP Rebecca Taylor to challenge Ed Balls in the upcoming general election. Rebecca was born and raised in West Yorkshire and studied at the University of Leeds.

    In the European Parliament, Rebecca helped obtain innovation funding for small businesses, supported local residents to get EU environmental laws used to protect the Yorkshire countryside, and backed campaigns for Yorkshire food products to get European regional speciality status. As a keen cyclist, Rebecca not only supported and promoted the campaign to bring the Tour de France to Yorkshire, but was also proud to be a "tourmaker" (volunteer).

  • Article: Mar 17, 2015

    Local Horsforth Lib Dem Councillors, Brian Cleasby and Chris Townsley, have called on the council to apply for new government funding for rail station improvements, so that the parking problems around Horsforth Rail Station can finally get sorted out.

    The government announced last week that £60m was to be made available countrywide for improvements to rail stations such as car parks, ticket gates or better facilities. With long-standing resident complaints about commuters parking up on surrounding roads, Cllrs Cleasby and Townsley have now urged the council to submit a proposal for more car parking space next to Horsforth Station.

  • Article: Mar 11, 2015

    Local councillors Colin Campbell, Sandy Lay and Ryk Downes (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon), have welcomed the news that Otley is to receive investment in local cycling facilities with the arrival of new cycle storage.

    The new stands have been ordered for five different spots across Otley, allowing more people to choose their bike over their car when travelling into the town centre. Leeds City Council has confirmed that they hope to have them installed in time for the Tour de Yorkshire race in the summer.

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