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Greater Manchester Mayoral Elections 4 May 2017

by burylibdems on 28 March, 2017

Residents will now be receiving polling cards for an extra election this year. Voters across Greater Manchester will be asked to vote for the first elected ‘Mayor of Greater Manchester’. Voting takes place on Thursday 4 May 2017. If you don’t already have a postal vote but would like one, you can download form here. […]

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Watch Tim Farron’s speech to the Party’s Spring Conference here. Full text of speech here.  

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The Liberal Democrats have called for an “NHS Passport” to secure the rights of the 59,000 EU citizens working in the NHS, as figures have revealed a sharp rise in nurses from the EU quitting the health service. Over 2,700 EU nurses left the NHS in 2016, a 68% increase compared to two years ago. […]

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JANE BROPHY, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of Greater Manchester, is calling for the Greater Manchester Spacial Framework (GMSF) to be scrapped. The GMSF process will only go ahead if all ten councils in Greater Manchester and the newly elected mayor vote in favour of it. If any one of the eleven deciding vote […]

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By Manchester Lib Dem Councillor John Leach: If I asked you to imagine your ideal community, who and what would be in it? What kind of people would you choose to have as your neighbour? Would you want a neighbour who would be there in your moment of need – maybe even go as far […]

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Lib Dems call for £7m extra for NHS in Bury

by burylibdems on 8 March, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have slammed the Government’s failure to provide enough extra cash for the NHS in today’s budget, warning that local services will struggle to cope with growing demand. Ahead of the budget the Liberal Democrats called for a £4 billion funding boost for NHS and care services this year. That would amount to […]

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The Liberal Democrats have called for an extra £4bn funding in this week’s Budget for the NHS and Social Care services to tackle the crisis emerging across the country. Cuts to local government have hit social care badly, with more than a million older people having un-met care needs and thousands stuck in hospital for […]

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Stepping Forward for Education.

by burylibdems on 28 February, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have a bold vision for what education in Britain could become. As party leader Tim Farron has said: “Education creates the level playing field so that every individual can play a full part in their community” Lib Dems know that education is not just about tests and targets. It’s also about making […]

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Reporting Back: Bury’s Budget Council 2017

by burylibdems on 27 February, 2017

At Bury’s recent ‘Budget Council’ Meeting the proposals from the majority Labour Group were voted through, which is a Council Tax increase from 1 April 2016 of 4.94%. Your local Liberal Democrat councillors voted against this budget. The increase is made up of a basic increase of 1.94%, plus a further 3% ‘social care levy’. […]

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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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