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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 Tim Farron'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

  • Tarnfield Park Play Area
    Article: Sep 13, 2016

    Yeadon Lib Dem councillors Ryk Downes, Sandy Lay and Colin Campbell have welcomed the start of the long-awaited Tarnfield Park works at Yeadon Tarn.

    The refurbishment work started on Tuesday 13th September and is set to run for approximately sixteen weeks. This will see the park itself open, but the play area closed.

  • Article: Sep 13, 2016

    Leeds City Council's commitment to a fairer economy has been called into question by Liberal Democrat councillors over its purchase of an Amazon warehouse.

    Group leader Cllr Stewart Golton (Rothwell) is warning that the council's relationship as landlord to Amazon, which has attracted criticism for a number of its employment practices, undermines its own agenda to create better quality jobs in the Leeds economy. Cllr Golton wants the council to use its influence as owner of the warehouse to improve conditions for workers at the facility.

  • Cllr Downes with other volunteers and the bale making machine in front of Yeadon Tarn
    Article: Sep 12, 2016

    Councillors Ryk Downes and Colin Campbell (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) hope to again join volunteers down at Yeadon Tarn to carry on the work that controls the harmful blue/green algae in the water, and are looking for more people to help fix the barley straw bales with them on Wednesday 21st September.

  • Cllr Lay at the sailing centre
    Article: Sep 12, 2016

    Lib Dem councillors Ryk Downes, Colin Campbell and Sandy Lay (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) have welcomed funding from the local community committee towards a disability hoist at the Leeds Sailing Centre at Yeadon Tarn.

    The centre provides a variety of activities both on and off the water such as sailing, rowing, and climbing, and offers a range of adapted dinghies, canoes and kayaks for disabled visitors. However the centre was in need of a new lakeside hoist to help wheelchair users get in and out of boats.

  • Cllr Sandy Lay outside the property
    Article: Sep 6, 2016

    Lib Dem councillors, Sandy Lay, Ryk Downes and Colin Campbell are celebrating after Leeds City Council confirmed it would be buying the eyesore empty home at 21 Victoria Avenue in Yeadon and putting it into its housing stock, following sustained pressure by the councillors.

    The house was initially bought by all six West Yorkshire councils when they owned Leeds Bradford Airport, as part of plans to acquire land to extend the runway. When those plans fell through, and the airport was sold to a private company, the house remained empty and slowly fell derelict, to the concern of local residents.

  • Article: Sep 6, 2016

    Councillors Sandy Lay, Ryk Downes and Colin Campbell (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) are celebrating after securing two variable message signs for Otley from Leeds City Council.

    Variable message signs allow drivers to safely take in information about road closures, incidents and potential congestion points while they are driving, and two thirds of motorists asked by a Leeds University study stated a preference for the signage against other methods of communication such as the radio or internet.

  • Article: Jul 26, 2016

    Otley Lib Dem councillor Ryk Downes has welcomed work that is set to start on White Bridge on 15th August.

    The bridge, which was originally painted white to give it its name, is set to be returned to its glory days with damaged panels to be replaced and the parapet fully repainted.

    The restoration will be carried out over the course of a fortnight from 15th August, though the footpath is to remain open to all pedestrians.

  • Article: Jul 20, 2016

    Lib Dem councillors want Leeds City Council to introduce glass collections to address an alarming fall in recycling in Leeds over the last year.

    Household recycling in Leeds city fell by almost 3% in 2015/16, with just 40% of the city's waste recycled. This is a reversal of the recent trend which saw recycling increase for six consecutive years from 2008-2014.

  • Article: Jul 19, 2016

    Councillor Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell) has accused the council of dishonesty in its handling of nuisance parking on Wood Lane in Rothwell.

    The council told local ward members that a traffic regulation order (TRO) on the A61 would only be implemented alongside more parking available on site in Leeds Valley office park. This was to avoid the chaos that has occurred in the past when cars displaced from parking on the A61 filled Wood Lane to bursting.

  • Article: Jul 18, 2016

    Councillor Stewart Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell) has welcomed the announcement of a pedestrian refuge to be built on the problem junction of Haigh Road where it joins Styebank Lane.

    The wide junction encourages cars on Styebank Lane to corner at speed, which has caused safety concerns among local residents for several years.

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