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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: Dec 8, 2014

    Local Lib Dem councillor, Colin Campbell, has spoken out against plans that could see developers able to focus on building large, expensive homes at the cost of desperately needed affordable housing.

    Plans unveiled last week by Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles MP stated that developers of smaller plots of land would no longer have to pay towards developing affordable housing in that area. However Cllr Campbell, who has campaigned for many years for an increase in affordable housing, has been left nonplussed by this move.

  • Aqila Choudhry & Ed Sanderson General Election Candidates
    Article: Dec 6, 2014

    Leeds Liberal Democrats Greg Mulholland MP, Aqila Choudhry and Ed Sanderson hail Liberal Democrat tax reductions for ordinary hard-working families.

    Aqila Choudhry, standing for the Liberal Democrats at the general election in Leeds North East, says:

    "Liberal Democrats will have delivered a £825 income tax cut for people in Leeds by the next election. The Autumn Statement revealed plans to let workers take home even more money before they pay any income tax. Raising the tax-free personal allowance to £10,000 - a tax cut of £700 - was on the front of the Liberal Democrat 2010 manifesto and by the end of this parliament next April Liberal Democrats will have raised this allowance to £10,600. This just shows that Liberal Democrats in government put ordinary families first."

  • Article: Dec 5, 2014

    Local Lib Dem councillors from Yeadon and Horsforth, Colin Campbell and Brian Cleasby, have welcomed a government report that recommends building a link road from the A65 to Leeds Bradford International Airport and supports long term plans for a rail link.

    In a report published today, the scheme for the road is linked to improving bus services to the airport, with more frequent services and the potential for Park and Ride facilities to increase passenger numbers further and improve journey times.

  • Article: Dec 3, 2014

    Local councillors Colin Campbell, Sandy Lay and Ryk Downes have welcomed funding for a new 20mph zone around Coppice Wood Avenue in Yeadon.

    Plans were approved earlier this year and the project put into the pipeline at Leeds City Council. The final approval for the funding was agreed at the last Community Committee meeting, leaving only the legal consultation to take place before works can start.

  • Aqila Choudhry & Ed Sanderson General Election Candidates
    Article: Dec 2, 2014

    Ed Sanderson, a solicitor in Leeds, and Aqila Choudhry, a charity chief executive in Leeds, are aiming to be elected Liberal Democrat MPs for Leeds East and Leeds North East in the general election in May 2015.

    Aqila Choudhry says:

    "I look forward to working with Ed as we campaign together across Leeds North East and Leeds East. We want everyone in Leeds and the whole country, whatever their start in life, to be able to have a good life for themselves, their family and their community. We want everyone to be free from the shackles of poverty, ignorance and circumstance. In coalition, Liberal Democrats have done much, by introducing free school meals, taking the lowest paid out of tax and protecting the NHS from cuts in funding. But we have been held back by being in government with the Conservatives. I love this city that nurtured me growing up. Only by electing Liberal Democrats will we have a liberal Leeds and a liberal Britain."

  • maypole stump in the square in Otley
    Article: Dec 1, 2014

    Local Lib Dem councillors Colin Campbell, Ryk Downes and Sandy Lay have welcomed news that work is due to start on replacing Otley's maypole on Monday December 8th.
    The maypole, which was removed by Leeds City Council before the Grand Depart in July for safety reasons, has taken far longer to replace than local residents expected.

  • Ed Sanderson, the new Liberal Democrat general election candidate
    Article: Nov 29, 2014

    Ed Sanderson, a young solicitor in Leeds, has been selected to be the Liberal Democrat general election candidate in Leeds East.

    Ed Sanderson says:

    "I am standing to serve the people of the city I love by becoming MP for Leeds East. I am proud to call Leeds my home, having been born and brought up in the city.

  • Article: Nov 28, 2014

    Local Lib Dem councillors Chris Townsley and Brian Cleasby have welcomed news that a brand new Horsforth Food and Drink Festival will be coming to Horsforth Hall Park next July.
    The festival will run throughout the day over the last weekend in July next year with over 50 food and drink stalls, children's cookery classes, cooking demonstrations and even wine and ale tasting.

  • Article: Nov 27, 2014

    Local councillors Chris Townsley and Brian Cleasby have welcomed funding for a new 20mph zone around Featherbank Primary School in Horsforth.

    Drivers have been caught speeding down Featherbank Avenue which runs past the school and Cllrs Townsley and Cleasby have both campaigned for the area to be made safe for local residents and pupils alike.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2014

    Councillor Stewart Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell) has given some of his MICE money to help local groups come together over the holiday season.

    Cllr Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell) said:

    "Rothwell Open Minds and Rothwell and District Seniors Club both work hard over the festive season to help their members meet up. Too often people can feel isolated at home, especially at this time of year. A lot of friendships are formed at these local groups and it is great to be able to help them celebrate Christmas together"

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