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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

  • 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.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2016

    The Tory-run Leicestershire County Council has released a draft budget that will cut funding to prevention and early intervention services by £4 million. The budget will fall from £6.5m to £2.5m. This is on top of a cut of £3m that was made a few years back.

    Early Intervention Services are geared towards addressing problems at an early stage in order to prevent them deteriorating into more serious problems that are more difficult to address. This can range from assisting elderly people or people with disabilities living independently, to helping victims of homelessness, domestic abuse or people with addictions, before their situation spirals out of control and they find themselves needing more expensive help.

  • Article: Jan 11, 2016

    The draft budget for Leicestershire County Council was released today. There will be a Council Tax increase of 4%, the highest Council Tax rise in 8 years. There will also be severe cuts to Council services.

    Over the next three years, the Government Grant is expected to reduce down to zero and the Council will need to rely entirely on Council Tax and Business rates to fund local services.

  • Councillor Simon Galton, Leader of the Leicestershire Liberal Democrats
    Article: Dec 18, 2015

    Today, Tory Leader Nick Rushton sent out a Christmas message, wishing readers a Merry Christmas. Much of the focus was on some of the more positive things to happen in Leicestershire this year, such as the reinternment of Richard III, but the bit that most caught my eye were the warnings of what the year ahead would bring.