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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: Jan 17, 2021

    Over the past year, Liberal Democrat MPs have tabled a number of Private Members' Bills that would make important changes to help build a fairer country, tackle deep-rooted inequalities and ensure a more effective response to the Covid pandemic.

    Eleven key Liberal Democrat Bills were due to have "Second Reading" - the next stage of their progress through Parliament - over the next three months.

  • Article: Jan 17, 2021

    It is completely unacceptable that parents have received woefully inadequate food parcels in place of free school meals.

    The Secretary of State must urgently investigate this situation.

    The amount of food parents have received to feed their children is not anything like enough to provide an adequate, nutritious lunch every day.

  • Article: Jan 17, 2021

    I tabled the Immigration (Health and Social Care Staff) Bill 2019-21, which was due for its second reading on Friday.

    Lib Dems will continue to fight for healthcare workers' rights

    But the Government have decided to axe all sitting Fridays until the end of March, meaning dozens of Private Members Bills will effectively be shut down.

  • Article: Jan 17, 2021

    For years, this Government have promised our fishing industry a sea of opportunity, but, today, our boats are tied up in harbour, their propellers fouled with red tape manufactured in Whitehall.

    Our boats are tied up in harbour, their propellers fouled with red tape manufactured in Whitehall.

    Boats that are able to go to sea are landing their catches in Denmark-an expensive round trip of at least 72 hours, which takes work away from processors and other shoreside businesses in this country.

  • Michael Mullaney
    Article: Jan 15, 2021

    A consultation run by Leicestershire County Council has set out how the authority tries to close a possible £92million shortfall in funding up to 2025. Meeting the funding gap could mean largescale service cuts, job losses and Council Tax rises for people in Leicestershire, unless the County receives extra support from the government. Opposition Liberal Democrat Councillors have called on the government to fairly fund Leicestershire County Council and keep a commitment to meet the Council's costs caused by Covid-19 and not expect residents to meet the costs through big Council Tax rises.

  • Lord Brian Paddick
    Article: Jan 12, 2021
    By Brian Paddick

    The 'spy powers bill' is a step too far - all parties should unite to oppose it in the Lords

    The Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill would give police informants total immunity. Yet the government has failed to provide any evidence as to why that's necessary

    Having served as a police officer for more than 30 years, I know that it is an undesirable but necessary part of policing to rely on informants, or "covert human intelligence sources" as they are now known. And, on occasion, those informants need to be tasked to commit crime.

  • Article: Jan 4, 2021

    This is the public health policy the Prime Minister should have announced before Christmas.

    But yet again, Boris Johnson ducked the difficult decisions, failed to listen to experts and acted too late.

    Just yesterday morning Johnson was telling parents that schools were safe and children should definitely go. Today he is telling us that they must all move to remote learning but without any proper future plan.

  • Article: Jan 4, 2021
    By Ed Davey - Leader of the Liberal Democrats

    Boris Johnson has completely lost control of the Covid-19 crisis.

    Boris Johnson's dither and delay continues to cost lives and livelihoods

    This government has abdicated its key responsibility, which is to make the tough decisions for the future good of the country. Over and over again, Boris Johnson has ducked the hard choices.

  • Simon Galton
    Article: Jan 3, 2021

    Leicestershire Liberal Democrats have called on the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to allow Head Teachers in the county to make the decision if it is safe to reopen their schools yet.

    Many teachers, parents and Education Unions believe Primary Schools should not reopen on Monday due to the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus more widely

  • Event: Feb 18, 2021 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.