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Elmet and Rothwell has selected Coun Stewart Golton, the Lib Dem leader of Leeds City Council as their official Parliamentary Candidate in the forthcoming General Election. Coun Golton has represented the Rothwell ward for 11 years and has successfully led the Lib Dem team to oppose both Labour and Conservative policies. Standing on a platform […]

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But Lib Dem Councillor Stewart Golton stepped in to ensure that council red tape does not put the stoppers on Rothwell’s Christmas Carnival. Rothwell Carnival Committee faced a bill from the council of £458 to close the road to allow the Christmas open market on Commercial Street. Cllr Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell) said: “The Christmas […]

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Stewart Golton warns of rush to close care homes

by stewartgolton on 21 November, 2016

ROTHWELL Lib Dem Coun. Stewart Golton has warned that Labour councillors are acting irresponsibly by rushing to close down council care homes including Dolphin Manor and Home Lea House in Rothwell. A recent council meeting saw administration councillors on Leeds City Council vote down a proposed stay of execution for six care homes that it […]

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Communities set to pay the cost of pharmacy cuts

by stewartgolton on 27 October, 2016

Rothwell Lib Dem councillor, Stewart Golton has warned that communities will suffer after the government reaffirmed its commitment to cutting pharmacy budgets. And he said that the most vulnerable in society, particularly the elderly will suffer. The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has warned that the government will be imposing a cut of 12 per cent […]

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Coun Golton demands switch on for safety sake

by stewartgolton on 22 May, 2016

Rothwell Lib Dem councillor has called for street lights to be switched back on after evidence mounts that the cash saving policy has lead to an increase in crime. Coun Stewart Golton has repeated his demand for an immediate end to the council’s policy of switching off street lights to save money. Leeds City Council […]

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Councillor Stewart Golton (Lib Dem, Rothwell) has warned that at least one of Rothwell’s pharmacies may be forced to close thanks to government budget cuts. The government has announced that it will cut funding for pharmacies by £170 million, with the reduced budget taking effect from October. Health minister Alistair Burt has also said that […]

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Dolphin Manor

by stewartgolton on 26 October, 2011

It is a few weeks now since the Council decided not to take forward its proposals to shut down Dolphin Manor residential home. The residents can now finally feel secure in the place they are very proud to call home. It took a lot of hard work from a great many people to prove to […]

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Rothwell Allotments

by stewartgolton on 13 October, 2011

I have been contacted by many concerned allotment holders and residents after the For Sale signs went up at the Victoria and Reservoir Allotment Sites in Rothwell. Land Agents Strutt & Parker are working on behalf of the Lord Mowbray Estate to sell both allotment sites. Both sites are currently leased by Leeds City Council […]

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Campaign update

by stewartgolton on 11 July, 2011

The campaign to save Dolphin Manor and the Rose Farm Day Care Centre from closure is gathering pace, and the local Lib Dem councillors have been active working with local residents, relatives and carers so that those in charge get the message that we want our elderly cared for locally, and we won’t stand for […]

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Dolphin Manor

by stewartgolton on 22 May, 2011

More and more people tell me how betrayed they felt when they first heard of the proposed closure of Dolphin Manor residential home and the Rose Farm Day Centre for the elderly here in Rothwell. Many had voted Labour because they had promised to protect the vulnerable from cuts, only to see the Labour run […]

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