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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

  • Article: Jun 13, 2021
    By Ed Davey - Leader of the Liberal Democrats

    People looking after their loved ones too often feel forgotten.

    Yesterday, I spent some time meeting with a wonderful group of unpaid carers.

    We had been brought together by Carers UK and a number of other carers' organisations as part of Carers Week, so they could share their experiences directly with me and we could discuss what changes might make their lives better.

  • Event: Jun 17, 2021 7:00 PM
    The Old Horse, London Road

    The Leicester Liberal Democrats Liberal Drinks is starting again this week but in line with current guidelines and the weather, members who are interested in going on Thursday are advised to book a place with the Chair at chair@leicester-libdems.org.uk

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

  • Article: Jun 6, 2021
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats

    It isn't to late to participate in the National Summer Draw.

    Details can be found in the link below:

    https://leicester-libdems.org.uk/en/article/2021/1406035/support-leicester-liberal-democrats-in-the-national-summer-draw-2021

  • Article: Jun 6, 2021

    We want your views on how to improve the party's independent complaints process.

    Any organisation with a hundred thousand members will have conflicts: what matters is how we deal with them. Wherever possible the process needs to be quick and effective - and it must always be transparent, fair and independent of political influence. It is key that if someone actions are damaging to other party members or members of the public, they can't expect to be protected by who they know or what role they hold in the party.

  • Article: Jun 6, 2021

    Pride Month is a time of LGBTQ+ celebration, activism and commemoration.

    Whilst pride marches across the world have been cancelled for a second year due to Coronavirus, Pride Month is an opportunity to take stock of the march towards LGBTQ+ equality in the UK, while acknowledging and continuing to fight for progress.

  • Article: May 30, 2021

    The Conservatives' Environment Bill will fail to protect British nature and our beautiful landscapes.

    We are already living in one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world. Our waterways are in a poor condition with just 14% in good condition. More than 40% of native species are in decline.

  • Article: May 26, 2021

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has accused the Government of selling out British farming after it emerged that MPs would not get to scrutinise the UK's trade deal with Australia before it is signed.

    Last night the Department for International Trade issued a tweet, saying: "We have always been clear Parliament will be able to scrutinise Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) following signature, rather than at the stage where agreement in principle is reached."

  • Article: May 26, 2021

    Changing policy by stealth is completely irresponsible.

    Changing policy by stealth is completely irresponsible.

    Matt Hancock should have made clear the changes he was making to guidance in advance and communicated it to the public and local officials.

    He needs to make clear the situation immediately to Parliament.

    Clarification on the new rules in these areas is now needed, not only for residents but for those that would normally travel to the affected areas.

  • Article: May 26, 2021

    No amount of tough talk and bluster from the Home Secretary can hide the fact that she has utterly failed to get a grip on the UK's broken immigration system.

    Priti Patel has been talking tough about immigration for ages, while failing miserably to make the system fairer or more effective.

    Years of Home Office failure, coupled with hostile policies and rhetoric from successive Conservative Home Secretaries, have shattered public confidence.

  • Article: May 23, 2021
    By Scott Kennedy-Lount, Treasurer, Leicester Liberal Democrats

    Leicester Liberal Democrats are participating in the parties National Summer Draw to be drawn on 30th June 2021. Unlike the Christmas Draws in the past you can buy tickets from the convenience of your home by following the link below. You will need to register your details to participate.

    This is one way participants can help the local party and potentially win a prize.