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Woodlesford’s railways remain completely off track

by stewartgolton on 4 December, 2017

Woodlesford has been completely ignored in the Conservative government’s latest rail strategy. Local people, backed by the Liberal Democrats, have been clamouring for the reopening of Methley station and improvements to Woodlesford but have been snubbed by the Tories. Local Liberal Democrat campaigner Carmel Harrison said: “For too long the people of Woodlesford and Methley […]

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The leader of Leeds Liberal Democrats is concerned that an Autumn budget announcement to lift borrowing restrictions that currently prevent local councils from building new council houses may not apply to Leeds. The announcement means that councils will have more freedom to borrow against future rental income to enable the construction of new homes. However, […]

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Three candidates selected to fight City Council elections

by stewartgolton on 22 November, 2017

Rothwell Lib Dems have selected three local candidates to fight next year’s city council elections. Coun Stewart Golton will fight to retain his seat, he will be joined by Carmel Harrison, of Midland Street, Woodlesford and Pat Yates of Oulton. Carmel has lived in Woodlesford for 17 years. Like many in the village, she is […]

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Selection meeting

by stewartgolton on 30 October, 2017

  SELECTING the right candidates is key to a successful campaign and with a real opportunity to win another seat in Rothwell in next year’s all out council elections we want the best people. We will be holding the selection meeting at the Oulton Institute on Monday November 20th at 18.30pm. If you would like […]

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Woodlesford Station Crossing Update

by stewartgolton on 19 October, 2017

As reported in the last Focus, Rothwell Lib Dem Coun Stewart Golton had secured £5000 funding for widened footpaths to improve pedestrian safety at Station Lane/Aberford Road, but was frustrated at the delay in implementation. Focus Editor, Carmel Harrison, is delighted to see the improvements now in place “I use this crossing all the time, […]

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FRESH HS2 BLOW FOR ROTHWELL

by stewartgolton on 19 October, 2017

ROTHWELL residents will be as badly affected by HS2 as their Oulton & Woodlesford neighbours following the revealations of a huge rolling stock yard planned for the former Skelton Grange site announce by HS2 Ltd in July. Local Conservative MP, Alec Shelbroke has welcomed the rolling stock yard because of the jobs that come with […]

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ROTHWELL Lib Dem councillor, Stewart Golton is calling for Leeds City Council to spend an unexpected windfall on better recycling services for residents. Waste management firm Veolia will pay the council an undisclosed sum as a result of its failure to meet contractual obligations on recycling of waste sent to the incinerator facility in East […]

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THE final days of campaigning for the General Election have seen Stewart and the Lib Dem team in Elmet and Rothwell focus on key issues. People repeatedly told us they were concerned about investment in skills, employment opportunities for young people, social care, the NHS and local issues such as Save Rothwell Town Hall. We […]

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Hustings in Rothwell and Wetherby

by stewartgolton on 31 May, 2017

  STEWART Golton took the Liberal Democrat manifesto to the community at the weekend and last night (Tuesday) when he took part in hustings arranged by Churches Together in Rothwell and Wetherby. The Lib Dem leader of Leeds Cty Council tackled subjects as diverse as employment, industrial strategy, HS2 and local parking issues. Questions were […]

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Rothwell Lib Dem councillor Stewart Golton, has given local community group For Disability Mobility (FDM) £250 so they can keep transporting South Leeds’ elderly and training other community transport drivers throughout the city. FDM provide a community transport service for the elderly or infirm and run a social club, helping to reduce loneliness and social […]

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