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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

  • bus uturn
    Article: Feb 23, 2017

    The Tory group on Leicestershire County Council made a surprise announcement at yesterday's budget meeting when they withdrew plans to cut £1.3 million in bus subsidies. This would have led to the discontinuation of any bus that did not currently operate on a purely commercial basis except Park and Ride Services. It is estimated that one third of Leicestershire's buses would have disappeared.

  • Article: Feb 1, 2017
  • Houseman Headline
    Article: Dec 23, 2016

    It's been a very eventful year, with some success, but also some disasters.

    We Saved Leicestershire's Fire and Rescue Service

    This time last year we were concerned over threats to Leicestershire's Fire and Rescue Service. Tory Leader Nick Rushton and Labour Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby looked set to force through draconian cuts that would have closed two fire stations and reduced the number of fire engines by a third. Despite warnings from unions and ex-fire officers, it looked as though they were set to press ahead, but our campaigning work paid off and they were eventually forced to u-turn.

  • 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 Meter
    Petition: Aug 11, 2016

    "We the undersigned oppose plans by the Conservative-run County Council to introduce on-street parking charges."

  • 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!!

  • 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.