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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: Feb 12, 2019

    Despite telling Labour conference he would pursue a People's Vote if he could not secure a General Election, Jeremy Corbyn is now offering support for Theresa May's Brexit.

    His support is coming at the cost of people's jobs, our NHS and the environment - he's just missing in action. We've had enough.

  • Article: Feb 12, 2019

    Tomorrow sees two parliamentary bills become law.

    Two bills that the Liberal Democrats have been fighting on, to improve the lives of those living in Britain.

    Upskirting

    Back in June last year, my Private Members' Bill making upskirting a specific criminal offence was kicked out of Parliament by a Tory dinosaur - for no good reason. But we didn't give up.

  • Event: Feb 21, 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: Feb 11, 2019
    By Norman Lamb

    When the Liberal Democrats were in Government, I had the privilege of being Minister of State for Care and Support at the Department of Health. As Health Minister I worked to ensure that mental health was treated with the same priority as physical health, introducing the first ever access and waiting time standards for mental health. We also secured more money for children and young people's mental health services.

  • Nigel Porter
    Article: Feb 10, 2019
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats in Leicester Mercury

    The Leicester Mercury reported this week a planning meeting descended into 'Chaos and confusion' as Councillors botched a vote on controversial proposals for a block of new flats in Aylestone.

    After 30 minutes of debate, Planning Committee Chair, Cllr Ted Cassidy, ( Labour, Fosse Ward) proposed members vote to support the view of planning officials who said there was no reason to refuse permission.

  • Event: Feb 27, 2019 7:15 PM

    The Leicester Liberal Democrat's Dining Night will have a French theme for February on Wednesday 27th at 7.15pm at Bistrot Pierre, 8-10 Millstone Lane, LE1 5JN.

    Please email Dining.Night@leicester-LibDems.org.uk to book your place before 7pm on Sunday 24th February to advise the restaurant of diners.

  • Article: Feb 4, 2019
  • Article: Feb 2, 2019
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats

    The Leicester City Council website advises the next Beaumont Leys Community Ward meeting will take place on Wednesday 13th February, at 6.00pm. The venue is Beaumont Leys Library, Beaumont Leys, Leicester.

  • Nigel Porter
    Article: Feb 2, 2019
    By Cllr Nigel Porter, Aylestone Ward

    As the row continues over support of a grant of £200,000 in a building in the City Centre then occupied by a business which failed in the location, Liberal Democrat Cllr Nigel Porter (Aylestone Ward has said the Labour City Mayor should apologise to the taxpayer.

    "At the time the Labour Mayor gave away £200,000 of taxpayers' cash - the business owner said 'without the support of Leicester City Council and the grant, our restoration of the building would simply not have been financially viable- well the business wasn't financially viable even with £200,000 of taxpayers' cash.

  • Article: Feb 1, 2019

    The title of this article should be common sense, shouldn't it?

    And yet, between 2014 and 2016 alone, over 3000 people were dragged before the court. Not for doing anything wrong, but for falling foul of a 195-year-old law.

    The 1824 Vagrancy Act was drafted with soldiers coming home from the Napoleonic Wars in mind. It's a cold, archaic relic from a bygone age. I will do everything in my power to ensure it doesn't reach its 200th birthday.