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Welcome to the Leicester City Liberal Democrats Website

The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

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  • Article: Aug 27, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats have slammed the fall in non-EU students studying at British universities.

    Alistair Carmichael, the party's Home Affairs spokesperson, lambasted the fall which he said showed the government's fixation with their immigration target was undermining Britain's economy and the university sector.

  • Article: Aug 27, 2016

    Phil Knowles, leader of the Liberal Democrats on Harborough District Council, says:

    "Local health services are under threat, from possible nighttime closures of certain A&E services to response times for ambulances, Waiting times for operations, closure of heart service units to bed blocking, GP services, domiciliary care, social care and much more are under discussion.

    "Problems and difficulties in one area impact on the ability to deliver care and service provision in other sectors. Just when will the Secretary of State accept that there has to be a full and overarching review on all of this, the responsibilities, interactions and the finances? The NHS problems urgently need to be addressed and resolved. This can only be achieved with a nationally supported, overarching review and the clock is ticking as we rapidly approach winter with the added heath and service issues it will undoubtedly bring.

    "The problems that are highlighted almost on a daily basis will not be solved by taking them each in isolation or in a simple departmentalised way.

    "It is time for the Secretary of State to agree to set up such a review. If he can't see the need to do this and the long-term benefit to the whole of the NHS, then the prime minister needs to step in, appoint a new secretary of state and organise the overarching review and give the NHS a chance to thrive and not just a hope to survive,"

  • Event: Aug 30, 2016 7:00 PM
    Cedars Lebanese Restaurant, 48 Church Gate, Leicester

    The Leicester City Liberal Democrats Dining Night for August will take place on Tuesday 30th August 2016 at:

    Cedars Lebanese Restaurant, 46-48 Church Gate, Leicester. LE1 4JA.

    Church Gate is situated in the centre of Leicester within easy reach of Leicester St Margarets Bus Station or a short walk from the Haymarket Bus Station. Leicester Railway Station on London Road is approximately a 10-15 minute walk to the Restaurant. The nearest car park is the Leicester City Council run Car Park at the Haymarket.

  • Event: Sep 14, 2016 7:00 PM
    Chef and Spice, 1 Andrewes Street, Hinckley Road, Leicester

    The Leicester City Liberal Democrats Dining Night for September 2016 will be held on Wednesday 14th September at:

    Chef and Spice, 1 Andrewes Street, Hinckley Road, Leicester. LE3 5PG.

    Chef and Spice was an Award Winning Restaurant during 2015, offering a variety of cuisine in a buffet style.

    The Chef and Spice is situated on the corner of Andrewes Street and Hinckley Road close to the junction of Braunstone Gate and Narborough Road (North).

  • Money / banknotes (pounds sterling) in hand
    Article: Aug 7, 2016

    Commenting on the decision of the Bank of England to cut interest rates to a record low, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson, Susan Kramer, said:

    "This is a necessary move by the Bank of England to help our economy as it reels from the impact of Brexit, but we cannot pretend this isn't a deeply worrying sign.

  • By election results since May - July 2016
    Article: Aug 1, 2016

    Following the success of the local elections earlier this year, where the Lib Dems gained the most seats (45) of any party, the Lib Dem revival continues to show promising progress:

    It's been a superb effort from local campaigners up and down the country. But there's still a lot more to do.

    Your local Lib Dem councillors and focus groups will continue to fight the issues you tell us are important. And we'll do this all year round, not just at election time.

  • Tom call for a charge on single use plastic bags
    Article: Aug 1, 2016

    Plastic bag usage has plummeted in England since the introduction of a 5p charge last year, under the previous coalition government.

    The number of single-use plastic bags used by shoppers in England has fallen by more than 85%. More than 7bn bags were handed out by seven main supermarkets in the year before the charge but this has been reduced to just over 500m in the first six months after the charge has been introduced.

  • Event: Sep 15, 2016 7:00 PM
    The Ale Wagon, Charles Street, Leicester (on the corner with Rutland Street)

    Join us for the monthly Liberal Drinks get together at the Ale Wagon, Charles, Street Leicester from 7pm on Thursday 21st January and subsequently every 3rd Thursday of every month thereafter.

    Dates for Liberal Drinks 2016:

    February 18

    March 17

    April 21

    May 19

    June 16

    July 21

    August 18

    Sept 15 (Just before Federal Autumn Conference in Brighton)

  • Politics after Brexit attendees in Leicester
    Article: Jul 31, 2016
    By Alan Fox, Chair Leicester City Liberal Democrats

    Members and Supporters from across the East Midlands Region joined us on Monday 25th July at the Parcel Yard in Leicester to listen to our panelists, Zuffar Haq, George Smid and Alison Rouse, and to discuss our hopes, fears and vision for the future of politics in the UK, Europe and the world after the recent vote to withdraw from European Union membership.

  • Tim Farron in Whitehall
    Article: Jul 30, 2016
    By Anushka Asthana and Heather Stewart in The Guardian

    Lib Dem leader says PM put personal ambition above country but could have made a big difference to remain campaign

    Theresa May has been accused of making no effort during the EU referendum campaign despite being one of the few politicians who might have been able to prevent the vote for Brexit.

    In an interview with the Guardian to mark a year as Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron attacked the prime minister, suggesting that she had put her personal ambitions above the needs of the country: