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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: Aug 20, 2014

    Local Lib Dem councillors Colin Campbell, Sandy Lay and Ryk Downes want to raise awareness of the public consultation by Leeds City Council on proposed reductions in the opening hours at Otley and Yeadon Libraries.

    Leeds City Council has announced that the opening hours for the libraries need to be reduced and are offering residents two scenarios to choose between. However both scenarios see a total reduction of 7 hours a week for Otley Library and 3-4 hours a week for Yeadon Library.

  • Article: Aug 19, 2014

    Leeds City Council Officers have advised local Councillors that they are currently looking for a replacement maypole and that a contractor visited the site last week. However they have no idea how long the process will take.

    Cllr Sandy Lay (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) said:

    "Whilst this news is welcome I'm still concerned that the Council does not seem to think this is a priority - unlike myself, my colleagues, the MP and the community.

  • Article: Aug 19, 2014

    Councillor Stewart Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell) welcomes the announcement of plans for a new polling station in Rothwell.

    Local people will be able to vote in the old hospital clock tower in Rothwell, creating a new voting district for local residents around St George's.

    Councillor Stewart Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell) said:

  • Cllrs Campbell and Downes on King Street. ()
    Article: Aug 19, 2014

    Local Lib Dem councillors Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes have welcomed a move by Leeds City Council to resurface the badly cracked pavements on either side of King Street in Yeadon.

    After getting reports from residents that the pavement was causing them to trip due to its uneven surface, the councillors contacted the highways department and asked them to look into getting the paths patched up.

  • Councillor Golton, the new bingo machine and members of the Tuesday Club. ()
    Article: Aug 19, 2014

    Councillor Stewart Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell) has paid for a new bingo machine for the Tuesday Club in Rothwell.

    The Tuesday Club gives elderly residents a place to meet up and socialise with bingo a favourite activity.

    Cllr Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell) said:

    "Bingo always proves to be a very popular pastime at the Tuesday Club and the new machine will now allow them to keep playing in the future."

  • Article: Aug 13, 2014

    Weetwood Lib Dem councillors have today welcomed Leeds City Council's decision to adopt the Far Headingley, Weetwood and West Park Neighbourhood Design Statement as part of their local planning policy.

    This document, originally written by community groups and local residents and adopted in 2004, provides a view of what local residents like about their area, defines the character of the area for them and sets out how the community would like to see future development of the area handled.

  • Article: Aug 11, 2014

    Councillor Colin Campbell (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) has warned that attempts to improve the punctuality of the 965 service will mean problems for passengers travelling to Wharfedale Hospital.

    The new timetable, which comes into effect on 30th August, sees the 965 bypass the hospital entirely during off peak hours, forcing passengers to use a stop which is roughly a five minute walk away or to use the 940, which only runs once every 75 minutes.

  • Article: Aug 5, 2014

    Cllr Stewart Golton, Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Leeds City Council, and Vice President of Leeds and District Allotment Gardeners Federation, has welcomed the decision of High Court Judge, His Honour Judge Behrens, to allow a judicial review in favour of allotment holders against massive increases in rents.

  • Article: Jul 14, 2014

    Cllr Stewart Golton, Leader of the Lib Dem Group on Leeds City Council, has condemned proposals by the Council's administration to spend over half a million pounds on one new committee room at the Civic Hall.

    Cllr Golton said "When the Council claims it can't afford to pay a living wage to its staff, that one in ten staff face losing their job and is proposing to close the city's visitor centre, plans to spend over half a million on creating a new committee room should be at the back of the queue, not at the front.

  • Article: Jul 1, 2014

    After discovering that Leeds is failing European directives for air quality, Councillor Jonathan Bentley, Lib Dem Spokesperson for the Environment, is calling for the creation of a Low Emission Zone in the city in a bid to clean up our air. This follows a motion agreeing action to tackle poor air quality be creating low emission zones back in 2011, which the Council has failed to act on.

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