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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: Mar 20, 2022
  • Article: Mar 20, 2022

    Stopping criminals from reoffending is crucial for cutting crime and making our communities safer. The Conservative Government is failing badly on that score: rehabilitation is poor and reoffending rates are far too high.

    We know that stable employment is a key factor that reduces the risk of reoffending, helping people to build lives free from crime. But the current rules around criminal records can negatively affect people's job prospects, as well as their ability to travel, adopt, access domestic violence shelters, and many other parts of civil life.

  • Article: Mar 13, 2022
    By Scott Kennedy-Lount in Leicester Mercury, and Leicestershire Live, Saturday March 12th 2022.

    Local Party and Regional Treasurer Scott Kennedy-Lount this week called for the Leicester City Council to be more transparent with its Environmental figures in its pursuit of introducing a Workplace Parking Levy across the city boundary.

    Dubbed as a "Shamesless attack on workers;" there are no figures in the 73 page consultation document produced by the city council which closes today; nor in an Executive Summary from September 2021 concerning Leicester's Climate Strategy for the period 2020-23 figures for a variety of emissions and pollutants are mentioned for in the home, workplace, waste but nothing for travel and transport.

  • Article: Mar 13, 2022
    By Leicester Liberal Democrats

    Our Twitter and Facebook pages this week have celebrated International Women's Day, promoted recent Evington Ward candidate Zuffar Haq MBE at two Health Centres in Leicestershire, promoted Cllr Nigel Porter's Petition against the Workplace Parking Levy and help for Ukraine donations. Local party and Regional Treasurer, Scott Kennedy-Lount had a letter published in the Leicester Mercury criticising the Labour run Leicester City Council wanting more openness in the environmental figures in its Workplace Levy Parking proposal.

  • Article: Mar 13, 2022

    The UK has lost nearly half of its biodiversity since the Industrial Revolution. We're ranked in the bottom 10% in the world and the worst among G7 nations for biodiversity.

    The UK should be leading at COP15, but the lack of action at home undermines our credibility

    Conservative ministers claim to be close to the target of protecting 30% of the land and sea for nature, but are completely undermined by a lack of management measures and enforcement.

  • Article: Mar 13, 2022

    As a child I learned basic sign language.

    My parents' had a friend whose mother had been deaf since birth and just loved looking after and playing with me.

    Part of that was teaching me her language so we could chat about the TV we were watching, what I was doing at school or just whatever flitted through my happy little head.

  • Article: Mar 13, 2022

    This country is built on the simple mantra, that it doesn't matter how high and mighty you think you are, the rules are the rules. If you break the rules, you get punished. Yet Boris Johnson and many Conservative MPs think the rules don't apply to them.

    Conservatives' actions have created a sense of 'one rule for them, another rule for us', eroding the trust of the public they are meant to be acting in the best interest of.

  • Article: Mar 13, 2022

    Air pollution is to blame for nearly 40,000 deaths each year in the UK.

    Everyone has the right to clean air, but it's a right many people in the UK are unable to realise. The Conservatives have repeatedly failed to take meaningful action to address this killer.

    1 in 4 pupils attend schools in areas over air pollution limits.

  • Article: Mar 13, 2022
    By Munira Wilson

    Teachers have been off for over 267,000 days due to Covid since the return of school in September, meaning children have lost out on the equivalent of 1.5 million teaching hours in just this school year.

    They have suffered enormous disruption to their education and spent months isolated from their peers.

  • Article: Mar 13, 2022
    By Layla Moran

    At this dark moment, our security depends on urgently forging a relationship that works with our closest neighbours. Countering the grave threat posed by Putin means we must stand tall with our European allies instead of needlessly antagonising them, while working closely together on issues like energy security, trade and helping Ukrainian refugees.