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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

  • Article: Apr 6, 2022

    The Conservative Government have failed to deliver funding for improved local bus services in Leicestershire

    Last year, the Prime Minister announced that £3bn would be spent on "new funding to level up buses across England towards London standards", with local authorities encouraged to bid for the money.

  • Councillor Michael Mullaney
    Article: Feb 23, 2022

    Leicestershire Liberal Democrats have attacked the Conservative government for taking the people of Leicestershire for granted.

    It comes as the Conservative County Council budget was passed today, which included a 2.99% Council Tax rise. This means a Leicestershire Band D Council Taxpayer will have to pay over £42 more Council Tax to the County Council.

  • Michael Mullaney
    Article: Oct 1, 2021

    Leicestershire County Council has given it's unanimous backing to a campaign by Cancer Research UK to increase funding for public health prevention services.

    A motion proposed by leader of Leicestershire Lib Dems Councillor Michael Mullaney calling for support for the campaign got support from all parties. Michael Mullaney said "Almost every family in Leicestershire will have been affected by cancer. Each year around 4,000 people in the county develop cancer and sadly around 2,000 die from it.

  • Michael Mullaney
    Article: Sep 20, 2021
    The leader of the opposition on Leicestershire County Council has raised at a national party conference the issue of tens of thousands of local families in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland being about to be hit by a big cut in their income.
    Councillor Michael Mullaney leader of the Opposition on Leicestershire County Council spoke at the national Lib Dem Conference and raised the plight of thousands of local families who will be hit by a £20 a week cut in Universal Credit at the beginning of October.
  • Michael Mullaney
    Article: May 14, 2021

    The main opposition party on Leicestershire County Council, the Liberal Democrats have elected a new leader and team to oppose the Conservative administration ay County Hall.

    Michael Mullaney Lib Dem County Councillor for Hinckley De Montfort was elected to the post by the Leicestershire Liberal Democrat group. This follows the decision of the long standing leader of the Leicestershire Lib Dems Simon Galton to stand down as leader.

  • James Moore Lib Dem PPC candidate for Leicestershire
    Article: Mar 23, 2021

    The Local Choice Who Listens

    Dr. James Moore has lived in Leicestershire and Rutland for much of his life. Educated at John Cleveland College, Hinckley, he holds degrees from the University of Oxford and the University of Manchester. James has worked in education for most of his career and currently teaches history and politics at the University of Leicester. He has been a local campaigner for several decades, serving as a member of Liberal Democrat controlled Hinckley and Bosworth Borough council, and working to prevent crime in the community.

  • Leicestershire's roads have been run down under twenty years of Tory rule at County Hall
    Article: Mar 18, 2021

    Leicestershire County Council is responsible for highways issues locally. For the past two decades the Conservatives have controlled the County Council. Over these 20 years Council Tax bills have soared yet roads maintenance budgets have been slashed. The result is many local roads are congested and our pavements and road surfaces are crumbling.

  • Article: Mar 10, 2021

    Whilst 45 parts of England are celebrating getting support from the government's new Towns Fund, there's been an angry response to the news that Leicestershire is again missing out on support.

    No town in Leicestershire will benefit from the £1billion fund announced by the Conservative Chancellor in the recent budget to help support towns recover post the Covid-19 pandemic. Leicestershire Lib Dem Finance spokesman Councillor Michael Mullaney said "This is a bitter disappointment for Leicestershire. Many of our towns would have welcomed being part of this fund to help them recover post Covid-19.

  • Stand up for Carers
    Article: Feb 23, 2021

    The Hinckley and Bosworth Liberal Democrat Council group have tabled a motion which calls for better support for carers across Hinckley and Bosworth, including increasing the Carers allowance by £20.

    Liberal Democrats tabled the motion for the forthcoming Borough council meeting on Tuesday 23rd February calling for more financial support for the over 1,000 full time carers throughout Hinckley and Bosworth.

  • Article: Feb 17, 2021

    Residents in Leicestershire are to be hit with the maximum 4.99% Council Tax rise, an equivalent of over £67 for a band D household, after the Conservative County Council passed its budget today.

    Opposing the rise the Liberal Democrats, who are the official opposition group on the County Council, hit out at the failure to get fair funding for Leicestershire from the Conservative government.