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Working for you on Leicestershire County Council!

The Liberal Democrats are the lead opposition on Leicestershire County Council. Our job is to scrutinise the Conservative administration to ensure that the right decisions are being made for the people of Leicestershire.

Our councillors work hard all year round, keeping in contact with residents and being ready to help with any issues or concerns they might have.

The Leicestershire Liberal Democrat Group

Working for you at County Hall

Recent updates

  • Guernsey Grammar School (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guernsey_Grammar_School_and_Sixth_Form_Centre#/media/File:Guernsey_Grammar_School.jpg)
    Article: Sep 27, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats have sparked a debate on Grammar Schools at Leicestershire County Council. This follows the Theresa May's announcement that the Government wish to re-introduce selective schooling.

    At Wednesday's meeting, they will propose a motion that celebrates the success of Leicestershire's Comprehensive Schools and warns against the problems that re-introducing selective schools could bring.

  • Michael Fighting for Desford Library
    Article: Sep 2, 2016

    Conservative-run Leicestershire County Council is looking at closing Desford Library unless the volunteer group, who are offering to run it for free, take financial responsibility for £45,000 worth of repairs. Following advice from their solicitor, the volunteers are refusing to take on this £45,000 financial liability.

  • Michael Fighting for Desford Library
    Petition: Sep 2, 2016

    We the undersigned call on the County Council to give the Desford volunteers the support they need in order to keep Desford library open.

    Conservative-run Leicestershire County Council is looking at closing Desford Library unless the volunteer group, who are offering to run it for free, take financial responsibility for £45,000 worth of repairs. Following advice from their solicitor, the volunteers are refusing to take on this £45,000 financial liability.

  • Parking Charges Sign
    Petition: Aug 11, 2016

    We the undersigned oppose plans by the Conservative-run County Council to bring in on-street parking charges in many streets in Leicestershire.

  • LCC Champions
    Article: May 3, 2016

    A huge congratulations to Leicestershire's sporting heroes.

    Last night we saw Leicester's Mark Selby win the World Snooker Championship, and Leicester City football club become Premiere League champions after Spurs failed to keep the pace, securing City's place as champions.

    You've done us all proud!!

  • Sarah PCC Office Costs
    Petition: Apr 26, 2016

    Sarah Hill is campaigning to reduce spending on the Police Commissioner's office and put that money into frontline policing. If you agree with this aim, please sign our petition!

    "We the undersigned back calls for Leicestershire Police to put more resource into frontline policing and providing a more visible presence in our area."

  • Dr Sarah Hill
    Article: Mar 15, 2016

    Press Release

    Lib Dems Select Popular Local Campaigner

    to fight Police Commissioner Election

    The Liberal Democrats have selected Dr Sarah Hill to stand as their candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner election. Standing a platform of reduced central office costs and creating a more visible presence of police on the streets, Sarah intends to challenge the status quo with new ideas to maximise the effect of local policing while handling a tight budget.

  • Article: Feb 17, 2016

    PRESS RELEASE

    For Immediate Release

    17th February 2016

    Lib Dems raise serious concerns about

    Conservative cuts to Council budgets

    The reduction in funding from the Government combined with the ever increasing cost of providing social care is forcing the Council to make severe cuts to the services it provides.

  • Article: Feb 16, 2016

    PRESS RELEASE

    16th February 2016

    Conservatives Favouring Wealthy Councils

    The Government recently announced "transition funds" for Councils that are struggling with cuts to their budget, but it appears that these funds favour wealthy Councils over cash-strapped ones that desperately need the funding.

    For example, if Leicestershire County Council had a core spending power per dwelling similar to Surrey County Council, they'd have an extra hundred million per year. Yet Surrey has received a £12 million transition fund - nearly four times as much as Leicestershire has received.

  • Article: Feb 8, 2016

    PRESS RELEASE

    For Immediate Release

    8th February 2016

    Tories Confirm Severe Cuts for Leicestershire

    The Government has published its final funding settlement that will be voted on in the House of Commons tomorrow. Broadly similar to the provisional settlement announced in September, there will be severe cuts to Council funding, with Leicestershire County Council expected to lose all Revenue Support Grant by 2020.