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Current Surveys

by burylibdems on 6 July, 2016

Holyrood Health Survey 2016 We’re asking local residents to tell us your experiences of the NHS and your priorities for the future so we can best represent you as your local councillors. Click here to take part Prestwich Village Centre 2016 As your local Lib Dem team here in Prestwich we want to know your […]

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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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Openreach Broadband Reforms

by burylibdems on 27 July, 2016

The Liberal Democrats believe that Ofcom Openreach “reforms” leave millions with poor or substandard broadband. BT’s Openreach division, which runs the UK’s broadband infrastructure, should become a distinct company within the BT group, according to regulator Ofcom. Campaigners said the changes could not come soon enough for the millions of people who have suffered “woeful […]

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Full Council: Reporting Back

by burylibdems on 26 July, 2016

Earlier in the month was the regular meeting of Bury’s ‘Full Council’. This is the full meeting of all 51 councillors which meets five or six times a year. The meeting was a very busy agenda with important debates on Fracking, the EU Referendum and on Hate Crime. Fracking The Government last year released ‘licenses’ […]

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Lib Dems Slam NHS List Removals

by burylibdems on 20 July, 2016

Millions of patients face being dropped by their GP for being too healthy. They will be axed if they have not seen a doctor in five years and fail to respond to two written warnings.The measure is aimed at freeing up space on surgery lists as well as saving public money. In some areas patients […]

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Call for a Permanent Memorial for Victoria Wood

by burylibdems on 15 July, 2016

Prestwich Lib Dem Councillor Mary D’Albert has asked Bury Council to consider whether a permanent memorial to the late Victoria Wood would be appropriate in the Borough. The much loved comedian, singer, writer, actor and director sadly died in April this year. She was born in Prestwich, brought up in Bury and was schooled at Fairfield […]

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Monday, 18 July 2016, will be the 10th anniversary of saving Prestwich Arts College (and Broad Oak High in Bury) from closure. The proposals came from (the then Labour-run) Bury Council which had reviewed secondary school provision in the Borough and decided to reduce the number of schools.  It was actually to reduce by three […]

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Tim Farron: Calls For A General Election

by burylibdems on 13 July, 2016

Just over a year after the last general election, the Conservatives have plunged the UK into chaos with David Cameron gambled with the country on Brexit, and now a Tory leadership election has turned into a coronation. It is simply inconceivable that Theresa May should be crowned prime ministerwithout even having won an election in […]

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Saying NO to Hate Crime

by burylibdems on 6 July, 2016

Liberal Democrats in Bury are giving a very clear message that there is no place for hate crime in our local community. Regrettably, there has been a significant increase in hate crime reported to the police since the European Referendum result. Whatever our views on the referendum, we would hope all local people would join […]

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Tim Farron Speaks on Europe

by burylibdems on 29 June, 2016

Click on the link below to see Tim’s passionate speech on Europe: https://www.facebook.com/timfarronmp/videos/1349798931703771/<a

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People have been joining the Liberal Democrats at the rate of one a minute since Britain voted to leave the European Union, the party said. It reported a surge in applications since Tim Farron, the party’s leader, committed it to fighting the next election on a promise to rejoin the EU. “As the other two […]

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