Bury Liberal Democrats

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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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Lib Dems at Manchester Pride

by burylibdems on 24 August, 2016

This Saturday the Liberal Democrats will be out in force showing our support for the LGBT+ community at Manchester Pride. The Lib Dems have a strong and extensive record of supporting LGBT+ equality and we’re looking forward to marching proudly in the parade at one of the UK’s biggest pride events. You don’t need to […]

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Renters Rights Bill – Tell us Your Story

by burylibdems on 23 August, 2016

The Liberal Democrats in Parliament are pushing forward a ‘Renters Right Bill’. supported by tennants lobby groups such as Generation Rent and the Make Renting Fair Campaign. We’re proposing to: – Ban letting fees for renters – Give renters access to an open register of rogue landlords – Bring in compulsory electrical safety checks in […]

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Brexit has pushed up the cost of a typical family holiday in Europe by up to £300, the Liberal Democrats say. Since the 23rd June the falling value of the pound has seen the Euro exchange rate jump from 70p to currently around 86p. This means that a typical 10 day family holiday to Europe […]

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Local Lib Dem Barbeque – this Sunday

by burylibdems on 16 August, 2016

The local Lib Dems are hoding their annual summer BBQ this Sunday (21 August 2106), kindly hosted this year by Cllr Mary, and Vic D’Albert. 2.00pm onwards.  The guest speaker is Baroness Pinnock of Cleckheaton, Lib Dem Lords Spokesperson on Children and Families. Friends, supporters, members all welcome to this informal and friendly event.   The […]

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The Liberal Democrats in Bury have chosen candidates in case Prime Minister Teresa May call’s an early general election. Lib Dem Group Leader in Bury Cllr Tim Pickstone said: “Under normal circumstances the next General Election will be in 2020, but given the very significant changes following the EU Referendum, and the chaos in some other […]

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Mental Health Funding A Disgrace – Tim Farron

by burylibdems on 3 August, 2016

Some of the most heartbreaking cases we’re supporting are children and their families facing terrible mental health provision. Now, investigation by the Liberal Democrats finds young people facing mental health conditions are waiting months and as long as three years to receive treatment because of a disgraceful lack of funding from government. In the North […]

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Massive Reduction in Plastic Bag Use

by burylibdems on 2 August, 2016

Plastic bag use has plummeted in England since the introduction of a 5p charge last year, under the previous coalition government. The number of single-use plastic bags used by shoppers in England has fallen by more than 85%. More than 7bn bags were handed out by seven main supermarkets in the year before the charge […]

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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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