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Powering a New Economy

by burylibdems on 22 February, 2017

This Morning Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron set out our vision for a new green economy. Speaking at a Policy Exchange event in central London Tim said, “My plan is for Britain to become entirely energy self-sufficient.” During the coalition government the Liberal Democrats worked hard to expand green industry but since then, the Conservatives […]

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Bury’s Library Review – Formal Consultation

by burylibdems on 21 February, 2017

Bury Council is now formally consulting on its proposals to close 10 or 11 of our 14 libraries. Consultations run until 27 April. There are two options are: 1) to retain the following library buildings: Bury (plus Archives), Ramsbottom, and Prestwich; 2) to retain Bury (plus Archives), Ramsbottom, Prestwich and Radcliffe. You can read the […]

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Update: Unaccompanied Child Refugees

by burylibdems on 14 February, 2017

Last week, when media attention was focussed on the Article 50 vote in Parliament, the Government quietly back-tracked on the previous commitment to help unaccompanied child refugees. Previously the ‘Dubs amendment’ had secured a commitment, with all-Party support, to take in 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees. The Government is now closing the door on child refugees […]

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Stunning Lib Dem Victory in Labour’s Heartland

by burylibdems on 7 February, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have pulled off a stunning victory in the previous Labour heartland of Rotherham, taking the seat from Jeremy Corbyn’s party and receiving almost four times as many votes as Labour. Local doctor Adam Carter came from fourth place last time to win 2,000 votes in Brinsworth and Catcliffe ward. Labour were second […]

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Reporting Back: Full Council and the GMSF Debate

by burylibdems on 7 February, 2017

Last Wednesday (1 February 2017) was the regular ‘Full Council’ meeting of Bury Council, the one meeting where all 51 councillors meet to discuss the main issues facing the area. This was a very busy meeting of the Council, with a full public gallery – mostly people concerned about the proposals in the Greater Manchester […]

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Bury’s GMSF Debate – Statement

by burylibdems on 2 February, 2017

Last night (Wednesday 1 February 2017) a proposal that  Bury Council pull out of the Greater Manchester Strategic Framework was rejected. Liberal Democrat and Conservative councillors voted to pull out, but Labour councillors voted to stay in. Speaking after the debate, Liberal Democrat Group Leader on Bury Councillor Tim Pickstone said: “We recognise the need for more […]

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Lib Dems propose Bury pulls out of GMSF

by burylibdems on 1 February, 2017

Councillors in Bury are to debate Bury pulling out of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF). The three Prestwich Liberal Democrat councillors have tabled the proposal, which will be discussed at the full Council meeting tonight (1 February 2017). Lib Dem Leader Councillor Tim Pickstone said: “At the moment Bury is signed up to a […]

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Lib Dem Leader Tim Farron MP has urged Theresa May not to “roll out the red carpet” for Donald Trump after he was invited to Britain on a State visit. As the government indicated it would ignore a huge petition calling for Mrs May to withdraw her invitation to Mr Trump, Liberal Democrat leader Tim […]

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Save our Libraries – Sign the Petition

by burylibdems on 20 January, 2017

Bury Council’s Cabinet at its meeting on  Wednesday 25 January 2017 agreed to consult on proposals to close up to 11 of our 14 libraries. The Council has been consulting on library service for a number of months, though for everyone involved in the consultation (which never mentioned closures) these plans will come as a huge […]

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Bury and Prestwich Walk-In Centres to Close

by burylibdems on 20 January, 2017

Bury’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) met on Wednesday 18 January 2017 to consider the outcome of its own ‘consultation’ on the future of our two Walk-In Centres, in Bury and Prestwich. The result of the public engagement undertaken included over 1,000 survey completed by residents and showed: 90% thought that the Walk-In Centres serve […]

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