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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: 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.

  • 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.

  • Article: Feb 1, 2019
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats

    The Leicester City Council website advises the next Troon Ward Community Meeting will take place on Tuesday February 5th at 6.30pm at The Emerald Centre, 450 Gypsy Lane, Leicester, LE5 0TB.

  • Article: Feb 1, 2019
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats

    The Leicester City Council website advises the next Thurncourt Community Meeting will take place on Monday 4th February at 6.30pm at Thurnby Lodge Youth and Community Centre, Thurncourt Road, Leicester. LE5 2NG.

  • Article: Feb 1, 2019
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats

    It has been reported today on the Leicestershire Live (Leicester Mercury website) the building of a new 900 place Waterside Primary School on a former allotment site on Fosse Road North is delayed and costs increased by £5 million due to failing to notice serious contamination on the site.

    Council bosses were under the impression the land was an allotment site but further details have emerged from older local residents who have advised the land was originally a rubbish dump! Large amounts of rubbish and asbestos had failed to be found during test pit drilling.

  • Nigel Porter
    Article: Feb 1, 2019
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats

    The Liberal Democrat Councillor for Aylestone Ward, Cllr Nigel Porter has questioned if a restoration grant for £200,000 was money well spent in a Victorian building in the the City Centre which helped set up award winning Delilah Fine Foods in St Martins for use of the building and closed its doors last month after just 2 years in Leicester citing lack of customers.