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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: Dec 10, 2019
    By Ian Bradwell

    The children are the future of this country and it is disgusting they are suffering from lack of funding
    in their schools. Lack of books, lack of pencils, even having to close schools occasionally on Fridays
    because they can't afford to keep schools open five days a week.


    What is worse, something which isn't often spoken about and which is hidden and regularly talked
    about is the impacts of lack of funding on our disabled children.

  • Ian Bradwell, Western Park, November 2019
    Article: Dec 10, 2019
    By Ian Bradwell

    The Liberal Democrats have pledged to plant 60 million trees but it does seem odd that, once a year, we cut down an x amount of trees and, for what? A couple of weeks, where they are put into a house, decorated, regularly fall apart and afterwards put on a rubbish tip. What sense does that make?

    Now before I go on, I want to make something absolutely clear, the art of politics is compromise, so I am not saying, all naturally felled trees should not go into houses, we should have them in public places, for example in the City Centre near the Clock Tower and other places where people can see them nicely decorated. That is fine.

  • Nitesh Dave November 2019
    Article: Dec 8, 2019
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats

    Liberal Democrats PPC for Leicester East, Nitesh Dave impressed assembled residents at a hustings hosted by South Asian Health Action on Friday evening.

    Bringing key Liberal Democrats manifesto policies to the forefront of the discussion, Nitesh promoted Education, Health and Equality during his opportunites to answer a selection of prepared questions from the chair of the evening and open forum from the floor.

  • Ian Bradwell, Western Park, November 2019
    Article: Dec 8, 2019
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats

    Liberal Democrats PPC for Leicester West, Ian Bradwell attended two events in the constituency during the last full week of campaigning.

    The first, hosted by New College Leicester was a hustings for students having their own mock General Election. Besides Ian, only the Labour candidate attended.

    Ian was also invited by the Riverside Housing Association to meet residents and discuss policies.

  • Event: Dec 19, 2019 7:00 PM
    The Ale Wagon, Charles Street, Leicester

    Join us for the monthly Liberal Drinks get together as usual at the Ale Wagon, Charles, Street Leicester from 7pm on Thursday December 20th and subsequently every 3rd Thursday of every month thereafter.

    Dates for Liberal Drinks 2018:

    February 15

    March 15

    April 19

    May 17

    June 21

    July 19

    August 16

    Sept 20

    October 18

  • Article: Dec 1, 2019
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats via UK Liberal Democrats

    Today we stand together as a global community to mark World AIDS Day.

    AIDS is a global health challenge and there are currently more than 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK.

    As a nation, we have made great strides in minimising the physical, psychological and societal impact of HIV. And thanks to the hard work of researchers, our understanding of HIV has grown significantly.

  • Article: Dec 1, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    More than 700 people die while homeless each year. It is the most shameful example of the failure of our housing and welfare systems.

    The Conservatives just don't seem to care. They are sitting on their hands, failing to protect the most vulnerable people in society.

    The latest government figures show that, under the Conservatives, the number of rough sleepers in England on a single night has risen by 31% since 2015, to 4,677. In 2018, 1,320 people were prosecuted under the Vagrancy Act, according to the homelessness charity Crisis.

  • Article: Dec 1, 2019
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats via UK Liberal Democrats

    "Our policies are the most progressive of the three main parties."

    The Resolution Foundation, an independent think-tank, has released a report on child poverty. You can find this here.

    It found that our policies would mean 600,000 fewer children in poverty by 2023-24.

    This makes ours the most progressive policies of the three main parties.

  • Article: Dec 1, 2019
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats via UK Liberal Democrats

    The UK produces 2.26 million tonnes of plastic packaging every year.

    Less than half of this is being recycled.

    The Conservatives claimed they will cut plastic pollution. They announced a deposit return scheme in 2018, but it is currently due to be implemented by 2023.

    In reality, all the Tories have done is try to get headlines with piecemeal bans on straws and stirrers.

  • Article: Dec 1, 2019
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats via UK Liberal Democrats

    "We will put the UK at the heart of global efforts to protect our marine environment."

    Our marine environment is in crisis. Programmes like the BBC's Blue Planet 2 have revealed the scale of the threat.

    The world's beloved marine species like whales and turtles face numerous threats. Plastic pollution, over-fishing, high volumes of shipping traffic, and rising temperatures are but a few.