Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who voted and helped in the County Council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections last Thursday.

The pandemic made these challenging elections for all involved. Full results will be updated the site in due course.

Your candidates for the May elections

Residents across Oadby and Wigston can vote in two elections on Thursday 6th May

Your Liberal Democrat County Council candidates are:

Dean Gamble and Jeffrey Kaufman (Oadby)

Linda Broadley (North Wigston)

Bill Boulter (South & West Wigston)

Michael Charlesworth (East Wigston)

A Liberal Democrat County Council will mean less waste, better highways, action on climate change and boosting Leicestershire’s recovery from Covid. Find out our key priorities for the County Council.

Police and Crime Commissioner

James Moore is the Liberal Democrat candidate for Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner. He will cut political appointments and office costs and back more front-line policing .

James Moore will only take a salary equivalent to his current role in education, with the rest being donated to projects for young people across Leicestershire and Rutland.

Full details of James Moore’s policies can be found here.

James Moore
James Moore will save money by reducing the office costs of the Police and Crime Commissioner and back more front-line policing.

Back our call for promised Covid funds

Covid-related costs and loss of income have meant huge financial pressures for EVERY council in the country.

Petition by Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 Alpha Stock Images

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council have faced lost income and extra costs from closed leisure centres and pools, lost long stay parking revenue and extra staff time to help coordinate support for local businesses and vulnerable residents.

The strain of the pandemic on council finances has been made worse by a fall of nearly a fifth in the money available for councils over the last ten years.

Money from central government has all but disappeared – we’ve all seen the affect on services provided by both our local councils: more pot-holes, self-service libraries, fewer staff in key areas like planning and highways and councils forced to charge to make ends meet.

Despite government promises a year ago to help councils through this difficult time, the extra money required has not appeared.

Most councils simply can’t fill this funding gap from reserves. The last year has been a once-in-a-lifetime event and only the government has the financial resources to help councils keep local services up to scratch.

Please sign our petition, calling on the Conservative MP here and his Government to keep their pledge to do whatever is necessary to support councils in their response to coronavirus and to fairly and properly fund local services hit by budget cuts in recent years.