County Council publishes financial case for Unitary Council

Leicestershire County Council has today published its independently commissioned report from Ernst & Young outlining the financial case for a Unitary Council for Leicestershire - with the potential saving of £31.4 million per annum if the county had one council.The full report can be obtained by following the link at the bottom of the main article.

Conservatives stay in control of Leicestershire

Despite a strong showing from new UKIP party candidates, the Conservatives are pleased to remain in control of Leicestershire County Council.  Although their majority has been cut to 5, this is a "good working majority" according to leader, Nick Rushton.

Launch of Conservative Group Manifesto 2013

The launch of the Conservative Group Manifesto for the forthcoming County Council elections on 2 May 2013 was held with guests Emma McClarkin MEP and Rt Hon Andrew Robathan MP, Minister of State for the Armed Forces ...

Baroness Margaret Thatcher

Today the nation was told of the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher at the age of 87.  As a mark of respect the Leicestershire County Council Conservative candidates have been asked to cease campaigning.

Battram Illegal Travellers Update

Leader of LCC Nick Rushton welcomes a letter by chief officers is to be sent to Battram residents keeping them up to date on what the County Council is doing to ensure the speedy removal of the illegal encampments on County Council land in Battram.

Lib Dem manifesto is 'light on detail and big on vague'

Following yesterday's launch of the Lib Dem manifesto for the forthcoming County Council elections, Kevin Feltham condemns it as being light on detail and big on vague, empty rhetoric and unfounded promises.