Leeds LibDems Seek ‘Sheffield-Strength’ Strategy for City’s Trees

Leeds Liberal Democrats are submitting an amendment at Leeds City Council’s Annual Budget Meeting on Wednesday that seek to invest in a closer relationship between city’s residents – both human and arboreal – in future years Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Councillor Stewart Golton will present the proposal. He said: “The management of the city’s trees […]

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Press release: LibDems seek to get People Power in charge of city’s streets

The Liberal Democrat group are proposing a series of amendments at this week’s Leeds City Council Annual Budget meeting that hope to put communities in control of planning transport improvements in their area. The creation of ‘15 Minute Neighbourhoods’, on street electric vehicle charging, and a new team to get delayed suburban transport schemes implemented, […]

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Press release: Budget debate Opposition Jury find Labour Council guilty of PCSO ‘theft’

Leeds Liberal Democrats say a joint stand by Opposition Council groups to call for the reintroduction of 37 Police Community Support Officers axed by Labour is a judgement on their ‘theft’ from the neighbourhoods they now no longer patrol. The Liberal Democrats have joined other Opposition groups on the Council in submitting identical amendments at […]

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Press release: LibDems move to firm up ‘City Limits’ Council Care Commitment

Leeds Liberal Democrats are calling for a study on how the Council’s fostering service could be transformed into John Lewis-style employee owned company. It is hoped that by putting foster carers in charge, more could be recruited, and less children would be looked after in placements outside the city. Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Cllr Stewart […]

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Lib Dems slam exaggerated Tory boasts on West Yorkshire police funding as ‘smoke and mirrors’

Leeds Liberal Democrats have attacked local Conservative boasts about police funding as “smoke and mirrors” that dress up a potential Council Tax rise as if it were extra funding from the Government. Local Conservatives have claimed that “West Yorkshire Police is set to receive an additional £27.3m in its funding, thanks to the Conservative Government’s […]

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