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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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  • Ian Bradwell, Western Park, November 2019
    Article: Mar 8, 2021
    By Ian Bradwell

    Like many people, unfortunately last year I got the Covid-19 virus. I had to go into Intensive Care for a short time, then onto a Covid ward. While I was in hospital, it gave me a wonderful opportunity, to observe how brilliant our NHS nurses are.

    They did their duty with cheerfulness and a hearty dedication. It must have been at times heartbreaking to those succumbed to the virus and died. Not that you would know this, because they did everything in their power, to make your stay in hospital comfortable.

  • Article: Mar 8, 2021

    This year we honour the women who are paving the way for future generations.

    We celebrate Kamala Harris: the first female, first Black and first Asian-American Vice President of the USA. We celebrate Zara Mohammed who just became the first woman to be Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain. We celebrate Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the first woman and the first African person to head the World Trade Organisation, and we celebrate Prof Sarah Gilbert, the lead professor behind the Oxford coronavirus vaccine.

  • Article: Mar 4, 2021

    Daisy Cooper elected Deputy Leader by Lib Dem MPs

    Daisy Cooper MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education, reacted to the Budget:

    "It's simply astonishing that the Budget has nothing to tackle child poverty, nothing for children or young people or their early years education or schools.

    "Tens of thousands of childcare providers are at risk of closure, whilst school finances are at breaking point.

  • Article: Mar 2, 2021
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats

    Sadly Leicester is back in the top two areas across the whole country for covid infections. The question everyone is asking - Why is Leicester at the centre of high infection rates again & where is the quality Leadership from the council? Why is the Labour run authority failing to properly answer important questions time & time again?

  • Event: Mar 18, 2021 7:00 PM
    The Old 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 Old Horse is situated on London Road opposite Victoria Park.

  • Article: Feb 27, 2021

    For years, the Liberal Democrats have been campaigning to scrap the archaic Vagrancy Act, which makes it illegal to sleep rough.

    And yesterday, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick conceded that we were right, and that it's time to get rid of this cruel and outdated law.

  • Article: Feb 27, 2021
    By Layla Moran

    25 years ago our former leader Paddy Ashdown laid out the stakes for Britain's position in the world:

    Britain's role as the bulwark against tyranny in two wars this century was not a product of isolationism. It was the natural response of a nation used to engaging in the world and certain about its role as a European power.

  • Article: Feb 27, 2021

    Millions of people across the country have made untold sacrifices in the past year.

    Boris Johnson must not squander the months of sacrifice by millions of people and businesses across the country

    People have been isolated from their families, hundreds of thousands of businesses have been shuttered and our precious freedoms have been curtailed.

  • Stand up for Carers
    Article: Feb 23, 2021

    The Hinckley and Bosworth Liberal Democrat Council group have tabled a motion which calls for better support for carers across Hinckley and Bosworth, including increasing the Carers allowance by £20.

    Liberal Democrats tabled the motion for the forthcoming Borough council meeting on Tuesday 23rd February calling for more financial support for the over 1,000 full time carers throughout Hinckley and Bosworth.

  • Article: Feb 17, 2021

    Residents in Leicestershire are to be hit with the maximum 4.99% Council Tax rise, an equivalent of over £67 for a band D household, after the Conservative County Council passed its budget today.

    Opposing the rise the Liberal Democrats, who are the official opposition group on the County Council, hit out at the failure to get fair funding for Leicestershire from the Conservative government.