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I want to lead the Liberal Democrats because I am ambitious about our future. I believe we are the only party that can represent the millions of liberal-minded people alarmed by the direction this country is taking: people, whether they voted remain or leave, who hate the intolerance, xenophobia and division that the Brexit vote […]

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Reporting Back: Extraordinary Council Meeting

by burylibdems on 22 July, 2017

Last week Bury’s Councillors met together for an important extraordinary meeting. This was to consider the outcome of an investigation in to senior staff, which had resulted in the resignation of the Council’s Chief Executive and Executive Director of Children’s Services. This is an important and serious issue, and one which you will probably have […]

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Justine Greening has announced £1.3bn of additional funding for schools that she has said will come from “efficiencies” from within the education budget. Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Secretary Layla Moran said: “This is a desperate attempt to pull the wool over people’s eyes. Instead of providing the £4bn of extra funding promised in their manifesto, […]

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Jo Swinson’s message for Pride 2017: Love Happens Here Pride is a colourful, energetic celebration of freedom, love and acceptance. Each year I am amazed as thousands of people of all sexualities take to the streets in the name of freedom and equality. I am proud to stand with the LGBT community in the continuous […]

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Our two local NHS walk-in centres will remain open for at least eight more months. NHS Bury CCG has confirmed that the centres, at Prestwich and within Moorgate Primary Care Centre in Bury, will remain operational until at least March 31 2018. The CCG says that: “The CCG remains committed to the redesign of urgent […]

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Standing Up for Public Sector Pay

by burylibdems on 4 July, 2017

Liberal Democrats MPs have supported plans to end the public sector pay cap in amendments on the Queens Speech being considered by Parliament. This follows a clear Manifesto Commitment to end the 1% pay cap by the Party. After the Conservatives were elected as a majority government in 2015, then chancellor George Osborne said that he […]

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Reporting Back: 10 Libraries to Close

by burylibdems on 4 July, 2017

Bury Council’s Cabinet met last week to consider the future of Bury’s 14 Libraries. The meeting was the end of a nearly year-long process to review the library provision across Bury. The outcome is that TEN libraries will close. Ainsworth, Brandlesholme, Castle Leisure, Coronation Road, Dumers Lane, Moorside, Topping Fold, Tottington, Unsworth and Whitefield. FOUR Libraries […]

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Britain must stay in the Single Market to protect jobs The Liberal Democrats have tabled an amendment to the Queen’s Speech calling for Britain to stay the single market and customs union. The party is now calling on both Labour and Conservative MPs to support the amendment and inflict a historic defeat on the government, […]

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Success for Campaign to ban Letting Fees

by burylibdems on 27 June, 2017

Letting agents fees look set to be banned in this year Queen’s Speech following pressure from the Liberal Democrats. The fees cost on average £223 per tenancy but under the new plans they will be banned and tenants will be given the opportunity to recover illegal fees imposed upon them. Liberal Democrat member of the […]

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Government Drops Plans to Scrap Free School Lunches

by burylibdems on 21 June, 2017

Theresa May is expected to have dropped plans to scrap free school lunches for infant pupils from today’s Queen’s Speech. It comes after the Liberal Democrats strongly criticised the Conservatives during the election campaign over the plans which would have deprived 1.7 million children of free school lunches, including 700,000 living in poverty. Liberal Democrat […]

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