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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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  • One of the two crossings repainted on Charles Street, Leicester
    Article: Oct 18, 2020
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats in Comments from Leicester Mercury, 25th September.

    As Leicester City Council have spent £23,000 recently commissioning new artwork on existing pedestrian crossings on Charles Street, by the City Hall, Aylestone Wards Liberal Democrat Opposition Leader Councillor Nigel Porter commented to the Leicester Mercury:


    "We all like art and appreciate nice designs but I don't think the council should be splashing the cash on repainting crossings like this at a time when people are losing their jobs left right and centre.

  • Scott
    Article: Oct 18, 2020
    By Scott Kennedy-Lount in Leicester Mercury letters page, October 14th, 2020

    As a major piece of local provision for the future, considering the city is a Tier 2 Covid Stage, one wonders why Leicester City Council has rushed to move towards the next stage of the Public Consultation of the Draft Local Plan.

    One questions if a fair democratic process is currently being exercised by the Labour dominated council?

  • Article: Oct 17, 2020
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats

    We wish all members, supporters and residents across Leicester a Happy Navrati from Leicester Liberal Democrats.

  • Article: Oct 17, 2020

    People across the country have endured terrible hardships over the past six months. They've lost loved ones, lost livelihoods and been cut off from friends and family.

    We have made huge sacrifices and played by the Government's rules - we deserve to have confidence that these rules will work.

    Instead, our efforts are being squandered by the incompetence of Boris Johnson. His Test and Trace system is not fit for purpose, and scientific advice is being ignored.

  • Article: Oct 17, 2020

    Today, Home Affairs Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael led cross-party opposition to the Government's Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill, calling a vote against the legislation in the House of Commons.

    Writing in the Independent ahead of the debate, Alistair set out our concerns:

  • Article: Oct 11, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    This is an incredibly difficult time for people. Right across our country, coronavirus has caused enormous upheaval and uncertainty.

    Too many have lost loved ones. Too many have lost their livelihoods.

    In many ways this crisis has amplified pressures in our communities that have for too long been ignored. That must change.

  • Article: Oct 11, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to extend access to Free School Meals to all children whose families are on universal credit, and guarantee food vouchers to those children when schools are closed for holidays or during periods of lockdown.

    Coronavirus has shone a new spotlight on the issue of child hunger - but this is not a new issue

  • Article: Oct 5, 2020

    Over 100 Liberal Democrat councillors from across the East Midlands have signed a letter to the Secretary of State for Local Government, Robert Jenrick MP, calling for a halt to controversial Government plans to abolish Borough and District Councils across the region and replace them with larger Unitary authorities.

  • Article: Oct 2, 2020
    By Ed Davey

    October is Black History Month - a time to celebrate the enormous contributions Black people have made to our country.

    Black History Month - a time to celebrate the enormous contributions Black people have made to our country.

    Their contributions have shaped our national identity and are evident in every field from literature, politics, science, business, music and arts.

  • Article: Oct 2, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    The coronavirus crisis is taking an enormous toll on people up and down the country. This pandemic has caused huge upheaval and uncertainty for families and communities everywhere.

    We all want life to get back to normal as soon as possible.

    Liberal Democrats worked constructively with the Government to pass the Coronavirus Act back in March. We helped ensure vital emergency measures were in place, such as enabling the emergency registration of nurses and other healthcare workers, and allowing people to receive Statutory Sick Pay from day one.