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Fighting 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

Fighting for you at County Hall

Recent updates

  • Article: Apr 10, 2014

    Nick Clegg has today announced an extra £300 million to help growing businesses and create tens of thousands of jobs across England.

    The £300 million forms part of the Liberal Democrat's Regional Growth Fund, which is now being delivered in Government. The Fund is designed to unlock billions of pounds of private sector investment and create sustainable employment and growth in a wide range of sectors across the country.

  • Article: Apr 9, 2014

    The Lib Dem Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander MP, has today outlined his proposals for a Mansion Tax. In a speech on tax this morning, Danny described some of the details of the Tax, which would apply on homes worth over £2 million.

    The Liberal Democrats first proposed our Mansion Tax in 2009 and have been pushing for it to be implemented in Government, against huge opposition from the Conservatives.

  • Article: Apr 8, 2014

    From September this year, all children between the ages of five and seven will receive free school meals, regardless of family income.

    Despite strong opposition from Tory backbenchers, the Liberal Democrats have fought to deliver free lunches in schools which will improve the lives of many children, as well as saving families £437 a year. Many studies have found that nutritious meals at school improve pupils' health, behaviour, concentration and their overall wellbeing. It makes a real difference in the classrooms, and these findings have been backed by the Department of Education and the Department of Health.

  • Simon Sansome Presents his Petition to the Council
    Article: Apr 4, 2014

    Today, Cllr Simon Sansome handed in a petition to Leicestershire County Council with over 250 signatures calling for a new school in Hallam Fields. The area has been promised a new primary school since the developments started several years ago. Section 106 contributions have been put aside for it, but still no school delivered.

  • Bill Newton Dunn in EU Parliament
    Article: Apr 3, 2014

    The think tank Policy Network's analysis of MEPs' voting records from VoteWatch over the past five years finds that Liberal Democrats are the "most successful coalition partner" in the European Parliament. The report also states that Lib Dems "have played a central role in policy-making in both Westminster and Brussels."

  • Article: Apr 2, 2014

    Today, David Cameron praised the Liberal Democrats' flagship policy of cutting income tax for working people - but tried to claim it as his own.

    Cameron stated that the rise in the tax-free allowance is among his proudest achievements. The allowance will rise to £10,000 this Sunday, giving more than 26 million people a £700 tax cut since 2010. This was the top policy on the Liberal Democrat manifesto and we have fought to deliver it in every Budget and Autumn Statement since 2010.

  • Car Exports
    Article: Apr 2, 2014

    Europe is fundamental to the success of the British car manufacturing according to a new report published today by the SMMT, a body which represents the UK automotive industry, and KPMG.

    The report found that over 80% of cars produced in Toyota's factory near Derby are sold in continental Europe.

    "The UK's membership of the EU has always been an important consideration for Toyota, from our original decision to invest here and indeed to this day," Toyota said in a statement. "Like a lot of international investors in this country, open access to the European Single Market has been and remains crucial to our business success."

  • Article: Apr 2, 2014

    Seven years ago the financial crash seriously damaged the British economy, causing the deepest recession in decades. The wreckage laid bare the urgent need to invest in manufacturing, boost exports and, crucially, create a genuine partnership between industry and government to ensure long-term investment. In government, we have promoted a new industrial strategy to give manufacturers, in particular, the stability and support necessary for them to grow and create skilled jobs.

  • Article: Mar 26, 2014

    Thanks to the European Arrest Warrant, British criminals can be brought back to Britain and placed behind bars. If Ukip get their way and the EAW is scrapped, many criminals will sleep more soundly.

    Here are some that have been brought back to Britain thanks to Europe.

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    Article: Mar 26, 2014

    When it comes to the debate about whether Britain should be IN or OUT of Europe, it's clear what British businesses want.

    According to a report by the CBI, 8 out of 10 businesses would vote to stay IN Europe. Here are just a few of them:

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    Easyjet

    "EasyJet is a product of the EU's deregulation of Europe's aviation market. Without deregulation we would not exist."