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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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Comment: Jeremy Corbyn is wrong on the Single Market

by burylibdems on 26 September, 2016

In recent speeches Jeremey Corbyn has showed his true colours – he wants Britain out of the single Market. Here’s eleven reasons he’s wrong: Britain may have voted to leave the European Union, but this doesn’t mean we want to leave the ‘single market’ free trade area. The single market means it as easy to […]

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Liberal Democrat Federal Conference overview

by burylibdems on 14 September, 2016

This weekend the Liberal Democrat Federal Conference gets underway in Brighton, running from Saturday 17th to Tuesday 20th September at the Brighton Centre. It promises to be a busy and exciting event, with plenty of policy motions, fringe meetings and training sessions on offer. On Saturday, highlights from the main hall include Safe and Free (liberty and security […]

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Last week was the regular meeting of Bury Council’ Cabinet. A key point on the agenda was Bury Council’s financial outlook, which at present shows the Council heading for a £6.4 million overspend in the current financial year. This summary actually hides an even more worrying picture, with overspend in various areas totalling over £10.5 […]

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The Liberal Democrat plan for Britain in Europe

by burylibdems on 7 September, 2016

Today Tim Farron has set out the Lib Dem plan for Britain in Europe. At its heart, it demands that the British people should have their say on the final deal in a referendum. In a message to members earlier today the Lib Dem leader wrote: “The simple fact is, voting for a departure is not the […]

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Increase in Missed Bins across Bury

by burylibdems on 6 September, 2016

Figures obtained by Bury’s Lib Dem councillors have revealed a noticeable increase in the number of reported ‘missed bins’ in the last few years. The figures identify the number of bins reported as not collected by bin type. This includes instances where it is not the Councils fault such as access problems due to parked […]

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Bury Lib Dems welcome new intern

by burylibdems on 31 August, 2016

I am delighted to welcome our new intern Louise Bowe to the team. Louise (pictured above, in orange) was recently appointed to be ALDC’s new Campaigns and Communications Intern, and is paid two days a week by Bury Lib Dems to work here in Bury. Louise is an activist from Wigan and is Secretary of […]

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Prime Minister Theresa May has announced proposals to bring back more Grammar Schools. Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron explains why he feels that Grammar Schools block rather than aid social mobility: There are currently only 164 grammar schools left in England but none in Wales or Scotland I get why grammar schools seem an easy […]

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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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