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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.

Recent updates

  • Event: Apr 16, 2020 7:00 PM
    The White Horse, London Road

    Due to the current public health situation in England the Liberal Drinks event for March is suspended.

    Once the current situation improves we look forward to you joining us for the monthly Liberal Drinks get together at the old Horse, London Road Leicester from 7pm every 3rd Thursday of every month.

    The White Horse is situated on London Road opposite Victoria Park.

  • Article: Mar 31, 2020
    By Mark Pack

    Plans for Liberal Democrat autumn conference on hold, online options to be explored instead

    In the light of the coronavirus epidemic, the Federal Board has decided to put on hold plans for the preparation of a traditional party conference in the autumn and will make a final decision on whether to cancel the event in May.

  • Article: Mar 29, 2020
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats

    First Leicester, Arriva Midlands and Centrebus are again revising their service timetables from Monday 30th March.

    Details can be found in the link below:

    https://www.centrebus.info/service-levels-in-the-midlands/

    https://www.firstgroup.com/leicester/news-and-service-updates/coronavirus-covid19-service-information

  • Article: Mar 29, 2020
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats

    Leicester City Council advise as the government have announced every working age household in receipt of council tax support will receive a further £150 credit towards their Council Tax bill for 2020-21. Revised bills will be issued to these households but are advised to pay as normal and overpayements will be refunded.

  • Article: Mar 29, 2020
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats in Leicester City Council website

    Leicester City Council's website offers residents advice during the coronavirus outbreak concerning our mental wellbeing. These can be found in the link below:

    https://www.leicester.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health/improve-your-health/mental-health/coronavirus-and-our-mental-wellbeing/

  • Article: Mar 29, 2020
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats in Leicester City Council website

    The Leicester City Council website advises the following information concerning Rent, Council Tax reduction for low income families, Crisis Support, Universal Credit and Pause of Recovery Action during the current Coronavirus outbreak.

    https://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-council/coronavirus/council-tax-and-financial-support/

  • Article: Mar 29, 2020
    By Mark Pack

    Not only are we going through what could become the country's biggest crisis since 1945, but we're also entering a very new world that will persist once the immediate crisis is over.

    I'm proud of what we have achieved so far by championing NHS workers and pressing the Government on issues such as offering a better deal to the self-employed.

  • Article: Mar 25, 2020

    The Government's analysis shows that they lead to higher rates of reoffending than community sentences. The President of the Prison Governors Association has described them as "pointless". They need to end for both men and women.

    But we also need to recognise that prison is especially damaging for women.

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    Article: Mar 25, 2020

    Last week, the Government set out a package of financial measures to support UK workers, highlighting just how threatening coronavirus is to our economy and our society.

    As soon as these measures were announced, Liberal Democrats stated our concerns that far too little was being provided to help the self-employed through this crisis. Days later, and no new support has been announced by the Government.

    There are five million self-employed people in the UK. These are our construction workers, our childminders and our delivery drivers.

    Each day that we fail to take action to protect the self-employed, millions of people remain worried and unsure of how they are going to support themselves or their families. Leaving them with no reliable safety net is unacceptable.

    Ministers cannot keep hiding from the insecurity these individuals have been put in by the coronavirus crisis. It is not good enough to say it is "operationally difficult" to pay them.

    The Liberal Democrats have put down amendments to the Government's coronavirus legislation to support the self-employed. They are:

    • increasing the weekly rate of Statutory Sick Pay from £94.25 to £220

    • guaranteeing 80% of self-employed individuals' earnings, up to £35,000

  • Article: Mar 24, 2020

    Today, MPs will debate the Government's emergency Coronavirus Bill.

    The Coronavirus crisis is an unprecedented threat, leaving the most vulnerable in our communities at risk. People across the country are rightly worried about their loved ones. This is a national emergency and emergency powers are clearly necessary to keep individuals and communities safe from the virus.