Press release: LibDems repeat blueprint to regain City’s Recycling Credibility

Leeds Liberal Democrats hope that a recent U-turn by Leeds City Council to cancel charges for bulky waste collection offers a glimmer of hope that the Labour-run authority might be starting to listen to criticism of its worsening recycling record. They hope that, after multiple attempts, Liberal Democrat proposals for food waste collection, doorstep glass […]

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LibDems call for Council to put ‘Communities in Control’ of Council Services

Leeds Liberal Democrats have called for Leeds City Council to set up a ‘Community Devolution Commission’ to counter what they see as a dangerous level of centralised control of spending and service delivery within the Council.Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Cllr Stewart Golton is proposing the amendment that would bring about the Community Devolution […]

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Press release: Lib Dems call for ‘Quid Pro Quo’ on City Parking Charges

Leeds Liberal Democrats are hoping to see a Market town achieve free parking for its shoppers and workers, whilst looking at how to make parking more expensive for city slickers, through their amendment to be submitted at Wednesday’s Leeds City Council Annual Budget meeting. Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Cllr Stewart Golton will propose […]

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West Yorkshire’s forgotten fraud victims

Conservatives have forgotten 14,000 fraud victims in West Yorkshire The Liberal Democrats have accused the Government of forgetting victims of fraud in West Yorkshire after senior Conservative Ministers overlooked fraud and computer misuse offences when making false claims on falling crime. Yorkshire Region Liberal Democrats have also called on the local Conservative MPs to publicly recognise the […]

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Lib Dems demand tax cuts for small businesses in Leeds

Lib Dems call for tax cuts for 10,300 small businesses in Leeds  In the wake of Small Business Saturday, local Lib Dems call for small businesses in Leeds to be given a tax cut, saving them an average of £5,000. The tax cut would help businesses including local restaurants suffering from Christmas cancellations following new […]

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Hustings for West Yorkshire Metro Mayor

Liberal Democrat candidate for West Yorkshire Mayor, Cllr Stewart Golton will be at the West Yorkshire Mayoral Hustings on Thursday 1st April at 12.00pm, hosted by Centre for Cities. If you wish to attend, you must register (for free) via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/west-yorkshire-metro-mayor-economy-hustings-tickets-142832336363 […]

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Stewart Golton speech to West Yorkshire Economic Growth & Development Conference

We meet in the depths of winter, in lockdown and online. Our economy, and our society, has faced its biggest shock in generations, and we face the double challenge of Covid and Brexit as we try and emerge from where we are. I want to take us forward a few months to May. That is […]

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LIB DEMS SELECT STEWART GOLTON AS WEST YORKSHIRE METRO MAYOR CANDIDATE

West Yorkshire Liberal Democrats have chosen high profile Leeds City Councillor Stewart Golton as their candidate for West Yorkshire Mayor. An elected councillor for 20 years, Stewart is the Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Leeds City Council. He is the party’s sole representative on the West Yorkshire Combined Authority where he has been […]

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A statement on the expansion of Leeds Bradford Airport

“The air travel industry is at a crossroads. National and Local Government response to the Climate Change crisis by committing to achieve carbon neutrality in the near future will necessarily affect an industry whose infrastructure relies on carbon based fuels. Our current experience of the extent of travel restrictions necessary to combat a global pandemic, […]

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