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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: Aug 30, 2020
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats

    The Labour run Leicester City Council are yet again in disarray this week after the Guido Fawkes website, order-order.com exposed Leicester Deputy Mayor, Cllr Adam Clarke as having driven since February 2020 without a valid MOT certificate on his vehicle. Furthermore to add to the issue, the same vehicle has had no Road Fund license paid on it when due on May 1st. Both have since been rectified and in line with the a Labour lockdown rule breakers an apology issued.

  • Event: Oct 15, 2020 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.

  • Article: Aug 23, 2020

    When I ran to be the Liberal Democrat candidate for North East Fife, I knew what I was getting into. In the 2017 election, my party had missed out on winning the seat by just two votes, making this quiet, rural, coastal constituency the most marginal in the country. While I wasn't necessarily expecting another election to come along as soon as 2019, I was expecting a very competitive race.

  • Article: Aug 23, 2020

    In a bid to raise awareness of those excluded, we asked members of the public to share their stories with us.

    These individuals have lost their livelihoods overnight as a result of the coronavirus crisis and are entirely excluded from the Government's financial support measures.

    Here's what they had to say:

  • Tory Misrule A - derelict shops in the heart of Rugby
    Article: Aug 21, 2020

    Responding to ONS figures that show retail sales rose above pre-pandemic levels in July, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

    "This will be welcome news for so many people working on our high streets who would have spent several months worried about their job.

    "However, we are not out of the woods yet. The Government is yet to bring forward a proper plan for high streets in locally locked down areas, so people are likely to go through more tough times.

    "The Government also continues to threaten our economic recovery with its damaging Brexit policy. The fact that we could still leave negotiations with the EU with a bad or no deal means that many high street businesses will still be very concerned about what the future holds."

  • NHS
    Article: Aug 21, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats have warned it is "shameful" that bereaved families of NHS and care workers who die of coronavirus risk losing access to welfare benefits if they receive payments under the government's Covid-19 compensation scheme and called on Ministers to "scrap this senseless rule immediately."

    The Government has confirmed that families who receive the £60,000 payout under the scheme will no longer be able to claim for universal credit, housing benefit or pension credit, as they would be in breach of capital limits.

    Layla Moran led the cross-party campaign calling for the introduction of the Covid-19 compensation scheme for families of NHS and care workers who lose their lives to coronavirus.

    Figures she uncovered in July revealed only 19 families had benefited so far from the scheme, despite there being over 540 Covid-19 related deaths of health and social care workers in the UK.

    Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran said:

    "It is utterly shameful that bereaved families of NHS and care workers face losing access to benefits if they receive a payment from the Covid-19 compensation scheme.

    "This scheme was set up to provide financial security and comfort to the loveed ones of those who tragically died on the frontline against coronavirus.

    "This exercise in penny pinching is completely tone deaf and risks rubbing salt in the wounds of grieving families. The Government must scrap this senseless rule immediately."

    ENDS.

  • Article: Aug 15, 2020
    By Tim Farron

    This week the country has seen harrowing images from the English Channel. Desperate people in tiny plastic dinghies, some desperately emptying water from their sinking boat, forced into a perilous journey as they flee their homes to escape war and persecution.

    It's a disgrace that the Government has chosen refugees as their next distraction from their mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, an impending economic crisis, and failure to protect jobs.

  • Article: Aug 15, 2020

    Back in July, Boris Johnson finally agreed to our demands to hold an independent inquiry into the Government's response to coronavirus.

    The Prime Minister accepted his Government will "learn the lessons of this pandemic" and confirmed there will be in independent inquiry.

  • Article: Aug 15, 2020

    Due to the coronavirus crisis, young people have not only had to adapt to a new system of at-home learning, but many have also missed out on sitting crucial exams that would decide their university fate.

    Now, many of these students across England have been left rightly worried about their futures over the government's decision to use a botched grading system in their A-level results.

  • Article: Aug 15, 2020

    The past few months have been incredibly difficult for pupils and teachers. We must ensure no child's opportunities are diminished due to this terrible pandemic - that means getting children back to school safely.