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: 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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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 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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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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