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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 Vince Cable'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) 2672802.

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: Nov 23, 2017

    Leeds for Europe are holding a public meeting in the main council chamber of Leeds Civic Hall this Saturday (3pm). Entitled 'Brexit: How Will It Impact Education, Research and Innovation in Leeds?', the meeting will hear from a number of speakers, including Yorkshire and The Humber MEP, Linda McAvan, who will give her views on the current state of Brexit negotiations.

  • Article: Nov 22, 2017

    The leader of Leeds Liberal Democrats is concerned that an Autumn budget announcement to lift borrowing restrictions that currently prevent local councils from building new council houses may not apply to Leeds.

    The announcement means that councils will have more freedom to borrow against future rental income to enable the construction of new homes.

  • Article: Nov 9, 2017

    The leader of Leeds Liberal Democrats is warning that a council scheme to sell diversity accreditation to local organisations could be a distraction for the council's under-pressure schools service.

    The cultural cohesion quality mark is being set up by the council's children's services department as a means for organisations to audit their diversity and receive accreditation from the council. The quality mark will cover a wide range of equalities issues including ethnicity, sexuality, gender and disabilities.

  • Article: Sep 13, 2017

    Leeds-based anti-Brexit campaigners are holding their first Stop Brexit 'Day of Action' in the city centre this Saturday, 16 September 2017.

    The series of events will commence at 1pm with a rally in Dortmund Square. The rally will be addressed by speakers including Richard Corbett, Labour MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, and Professor Emmy Van Deurzen, Vice Chair of New Europeans - a pan-European pro-EU campaign organisation.

  • Article: Jul 11, 2017

    Lib Dem councillors in Leeds are calling for the government to offer a fairer deal on public sector pay.

    Councillor Sandy Lay (Otley and Yeadon) will move a motion at this Wednesday's (12th July) full meeting of council, which calls for the Chancellor of the Exchequer to lift the 1% cap on pay increases in the public sector.

  • Article: Jul 4, 2017

    The leader of Leeds City Council's Lib Dem group is calling for Leeds City Council to spend an unexpected windfall on better recycling services for residents.

    Waste management firm Veolia will pay the council an undisclosed sum as a result of its failure to meet contractual obligations on recycling of waste sent to the incinerator facility in East Leeds that it manages on behalf of the council.

  • Cllr Sandy Lay with Alison Barton from Otley Hire Centre
    Article: Jun 27, 2017

    City councillor Sandy Lay (Lib Dem Otley and Yeadon) is calling on BT Openreach and Northern Power Grid to work together to fix internet and broadband problems in a part of Otley that are causing ongoing connection and telephony issues for businesses and residents, including Waitrose and Westgate Surgery.

  • Article: Jun 14, 2017

    Councillors Colin Campbell, Ryk Downes and Sandy Lay (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) have expressed concerns about the future quality of waste collection services in Otley and Yeadon following Leeds City Council's proposals to shut the Henshaw Lane waste depot in Yeadon and move the bin wagons to Newmarket Approach in East Leeds.

  • Cllr Lay
    Article: Jun 9, 2017

    Councillors Sandy Lay (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) and Paul Wadsworth (Cons, Guiseley) have welcomed First West Yorkshire's announcement that they will be holding a public meeting on the results of their service consultation.

    The meeting will take place in Yeadon Town Hall at 7pm on Monday June 19th. First Bus will feed back the results of the consultation that ran earlier this year on routes serving the A660 corridor, including the Guiseley and Yeadon 33a and 97 services.

  • Cllr Lay standing next to an example hole
    Article: May 23, 2017

    Otley and Yeadon councillors Sandy Lay, Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes are asking residents to tell them where funding should be targeted to fill problem potholes in the local area.

    £411,000 has been made available citywide to fill holes in residential roads over the next year and the councillors want local residents to help them prioritise the streets with the worst damage.

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