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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

  • Article: Mar 22, 2017

    A 20mph zone has been agreed for Stone Brig Lane to protect pupils from Rothwell Primary but Cllr Stewart Golton has warned that without enforcement, the zone will be ineffective.

    With consultation already complete and signage now created, the zone is set to come into effect as soon as the signs go up. It joins several other 20mph zones already in operation around local schools.

  • Article: Mar 22, 2017

    Lib Dem Councillor Stewart Golton has welcomed the news that the garages on Queensway, off Haigh Road, once demolished, are to be replaced by a communal green space that can be enjoyed by all residents.

    After years as a local eyesore, demolition has started and work should be finished on the new communal green area by the summer.

  • Article: Mar 15, 2017

    Otley and Yeadon councillors Sandy Lay, Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes have called for more targeted support for parents and families after figures show that nearly a fifth of all ten year olds in Otley and Yeadon are now obese.

    The local results also show that Otley and Yeadon ranks in the top ten worst wards in Leeds for obesity in four year olds. Experts have concluded that obesity at such a young age can lead to diseases such as type 2 diabetes and respiratory, heart, bone and joint problems even in childhood, while studies have shown that their lives could be shortened by as much as seven years on average, compared to non-obese people.

  • Article: Mar 15, 2017

    Lib Dem councillors Colin Campbell, Ryk Downes and Sandy Lay (Lib Dem Otley and Yeadon) have welcomed news that the design work on the creation of a residential 20mph zone for the Ashfield area of Otley is about to start.

    The zone will include all streets between Newall Carr Road and the border with North Yorkshire and by including Ashfield School it will make the roads safer for children and residents alike.

  • Article: Mar 14, 2017

    Local councillors Colin Campbell, Ryk Downes and Sandy Lay have welcomed news that the footbridge alongside Otley Bridge is to have anti-slip coating applied as part of a set of major works to be carried out on the bridge over the next few years.

    The coating is to be applied over two nights during the week commencing the 20th March, and temporary traffic lights on the Otley Bridge will allow pedestrians to use the main bridge to cross while the footpath is closed from 7pm.

  • Article: Mar 13, 2017

    Otley and Yeadon councillors Sandy Lay, Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes fear Leeds City Council is becoming complacent on air pollution following publication of a council strategy document which has removed the issue from the list of top priorities to address in the city.

    The councillors want the local authority to do more to improve air quality in Otley, Yeadon and across the city. They believe measures ranging from pollution monitoring stations, better public transport connections and forcing building companies to take responsibility for the environmental impact of new developments should be encouraged. These are issues the councillors have raised at recent council meetings.

  • Article: Feb 22, 2017

    Councillor Jonathan Bentley (Lib Dem, Weetwood) is staging a last ditch attempt to get Leeds City Council to remove Tetley Fields in Weetwood from its list of sites for future housing development.

    Lib Dem councillors will table a motion to a council meeting this Wednesday (22nd February) calling for the council's executive board to reconsider its site allocations plan (SAP) - a planning document that sets out potential sites for housing development over the next fifteen years.

  • Article: Feb 15, 2017

    Broken footpath paving slabs will be replaced outside Bennett Court in Otley, following action taken by local Lib Dem councillor Ryk Downes.

    The badly cracked paving slabs have been a long running issue for local residents, especially those living in the nearby retirement communities.

    However Cllr Downes, who was made aware of the issue by town councillor Penny Robinson last week, spoke to the council's housing department on Tuesday (14th February) and was assured the pathway should be re-laid within 24 hours.

  • Article: Jan 24, 2017

    School children from across North West Leeds will meet tomorrow (Friday 27th January) to discuss their plans for Outer North West Community Committee's local youth funding for the year ahead.

    Pupils from primary and secondary schools across Otley and Yeadon will gather at Prince Henry's School in Otley for a day to learn about local government and setting budgets, with at least £50,000 of funding available for community youth activities across all four council wards.

  • Councillor calls for better buses
    Article: Jan 24, 2017

    Councillor Sandy Lay (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) has called upon First Bus to improve reliability of the 33A service.

    The 33A, running from Otley to Leeds train station, connects residents in Horsforth, Rawdon, Yeadon and Guiseley and is a vital service for local residents.

    However, due to the length of the route, it also encounters many of the bottlenecks that are created on the road network in Leeds, meaning long waits for passengers at bus stops are common.

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