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Our Current Campaigns

by burylibdems on 5 March, 2016

Say No to Fracking in Bury In the ‘media quiet’ days before Christmas, the Government awarded an additional set of Fracking licenses to private companies. Threes of these license blocks cover the Bury area, including one which covers parts of Prestwich. License areas 70, 80 and 81, which includes a part of Prestwich, Whitefield, Bury, […]

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Trasport Authority Welcomes Bus Services Bill

by burylibdems on 23 May, 2016

New powers could enable a London-style transport network in Greater Manchester ​Transport leaders in Greater Manchester have welcomed the publication of the Bus Services Bill, a new piece of legislation which will enable an elected Mayor to franchise bus services. The Bill, which proposes powers to allow Combined Authorities with an elected Mayor to franchise […]

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Warm Welcome to Electric Bus Trials

by burylibdems on 20 May, 2016

Liberal Democrats across Greater Manchester have welcomed the announcement earlier last week that officials from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have met with the Volvo Bus Corporation to discuss proposals to replace the current bus fleet with a new electric fleet run on rechargeable batteries. A spokesperson for the Lib Dem group on Transport for […]

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Council Group Report to Members

by burylibdems on 17 May, 2016

An update on the work of the Council Group since the last members meeting. Obviously our main piece of work since the last meeting has been around the local elections on 6 May 2016. We were very pleased to welcome an additional Lib Dem colleague in Holyrood Ward, but gutten to just miss out this […]

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Voting takes places across the country on Thursday 23 June 2016 in the important referendum to determine whether the country will remain in, or leave the European Union. Many people may be on holiday or other commitments on this additional polling day. Anyone can sign up for a postal vote. The votes arrive in the post […]

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Local elections – We’re getting there…

by burylibdems on 11 May, 2016

We are the third party of British politics and last week’s result shows that clearly. Our percentage vote has almost doubled since last year. Contrast that with 2010 when we lost 411 seats. We are the only party to gain a council (Watford, where we wiped out the Conservatives) and in places such as Eastleigh […]

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Local Elections – Thank you for your Support

by burylibdems on 6 May, 2016

Just to thank residents across Bury for their support in the local elections last week. Our two best results were in Holyrood Ward, where we took a seat from Labour: Steve Wright (LIB DEM)1,733 Labour 1,463 Conservative 280 UKIP 229 Green 139 and in St Mary’s Ward where we lost by 19, but cut Labour’s […]

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Petition to Save the HomeStart Charity

by burylibdems on 2 May, 2016

Local campaigners have launched a petition to save the local charity ‘Home-Start Bury’. This is a charity which supports local families by offering support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children. Bury Council funded Home-Start thorugh it’s ‘Commissioning Fund’ for a period of three years starting in 2013/14. That came to an end […]

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The Lib Dems backed A new amendment to the Immigration Bill from Lord Dubs which passed by 279 votes to 172. On whether the UK should provide sanctuary for 3000 unaccompanied child refugees There will be another opportunity to vote on the issue and Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said, following the vote, that the […]

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Earlier in the month was the regular meeting of Bury’s ‘Full Council’. The Lib Dem Group asked our full allocation of four questions: (summaries below – full answers here) – Children in Residential Care Mary D’ALbert asked about the recent report that “Thousands of police visits ‘criminalise’ children in care homes”, and could we be […]

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Lib Dems secure Victory for Vulnerable Tenants

by burylibdems on 19 April, 2016

The Government has agreed a Liberal Democrat amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill, which protects vulnerable tenants from being wrongly evicted.Under the Housing & Planning Bill, landlords get faster access to a property if they believe the tenant has abandoned it. The successful amendment requires a landlord to get in touch with a third […]

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