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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: Dec 11, 2017
    By Alison Rouse

    SPRING REGIONAL CONFERENCE 2018 - DERBYSHIRE
    Saturday 24th February 2018 - 9:15-4:30pm

    Come and join us at our Spring gathering (venue update coming soon!)

    Our opening keynote speaker in the morning is Baroness Lorely Burt
    Shadow Secretary of State for Equalities in the Lords

    Our closing keynote speaker for the afternoon is Baroness Susan Kramer
    Treasury Spokesperson in the Lords

  • Event: Dec 21, 2017 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 19th January and subsequently every 3rd Thursday of every month thereafter.

    Dates for Liberal Drinks 2017:

    February 16

    March 16

    April 20

    May 18

    June 15

    July 20

    August 17

    Sept 21

    October 18

    November 15

  • Lewis Hastie
    Article: Dec 3, 2017
    By Lewis Hastie in liberaloracle.wordpress.com

    It's been in the news recently that many cohabiting couples don't realise that they have no legal rights or remedies in the event of a breakup. Earlier in the year, the Court of Appeal rejected Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan when they sought a change in the law to allow heterosexual couples to enter civil partnerships. As a progressive party, believing passionately in the freedom of every individual to live their life as we please, we Liberal Democrats should seriously consider lending our support to cohabitees and to opposite sex couples wanting to enter civil partnerships as an alternative to marriage.

  • Lewis Hastie
    Article: Dec 3, 2017
    By Lewis Hastie

    On a cold November night, I went to Leicester City Hall to oversee the count of the Eyres Monsell by-election. The young Tory candidate sat quietly in one corner, whilst a much larger group including the Labour candidate, various activists and existing councillors all arrived together. Among the Liberal Democrats, the party chair Alan Fox and our one and only city councillor Nigel Porter were present along with myself. Our impressive candidate, Tony Faithfull-Wright, arrived proudly adorning a rosette.

  • Tony Faithfull-Wright
    Article: Dec 1, 2017
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats
    During the recent Eyres Monsell By-Election Labour's John Ashworth MP was twittering that Tony, the only local candidate in the by election was scare mongering.
    All Tony had been doing during the by election was informing local residents what is in the council's consultation document? If the Labour controlled council are saying what's in the consultation plan is never going to happen then whoever put it in the consultation document was scare mongering in the first place. If these potential development sites are genuinely up for consideration then Tony could not possibly have been scare mongering or lying - because all he was doing was just keeping local residents informed about the public consultation and potential development sites in Eyres Monsell. This is not the first time Labour have kept local residents in the dark.
  • Event: Jan 24, 2018 7:00 PM
    Alpha Tutorials, 308 Melton Road, Leicester.

    The first Leicester Liberal Democrats Executive Committee Meeting for 2018 will take place on Wednesday January 24th at 1900 hours as usual at Alpha Tutorials, 308 Melton Road, Leicester. All Members are welcome to attend.

  • Article: Dec 1, 2017
    By Scott Kennedy-Lount,

    After Leicester's Liberal Democrats received "scaremongering" accusations by prominent Labour Party members in Leicester during the recent Eyres Monsell By-Election concerning the Public Consultation for the Leicester Local Plan run by Leicester City Council; it has been announced by the Labour run City Council there is to be an extension of the Public Consultation until 17th December.

  • Article: Nov 30, 2017
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats

    The Liberal Democrats in Leicester are pleased the party made progress in the recent Eyres Monsell Ward By-Election held last Thursday 23rd November. Local Resident, Tony Faithfull-Wright stood as candidate for the Liberal Democrats securing 320 votes and 30% of the vote share on 12.4% turnout.

    Importantly for the party this was a swing of 23% to the Liberal Democrats since the 2015 Full City Council elections held on the same day as the General Election.

  • Tony Faithfull-Wright
    Article: Nov 30, 2017
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats in Eyres Monsell Focus. By-Election Special.

    Tony Faithfull-Wright, Liberal Democrat Candidate in the Eyres Monsell Ward by-election advised in the Eyres Monsell Focus he had been told by local residents and parents at Rolleston Primary School they were dismayed that the council had identified school playing fields as a potential development site.

  • Nigel Porter
    Article: Nov 30, 2017
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats

    As plans announced this week to purchase two properties on Horsefair Street for £1.1million, one to be demolished to make way for an Open Space between Town Hall Square and the Leicester Market which eventually could cost up to £1.6million, Leicester Liberal Democrats' Aylestone Ward Councillor, Nigel Porter has said "there appears to be no clear strategy by the leadership of the Council."