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Reporting Back: Full Council

by burylibdems on 17 May, 2018

Last Wednesday was Bury’s ‘Annual Meeting’, the yearly meeting which follows the local elections in May. The meeting is in two parts, a ‘business’ Annual Meeting, and a largely ceremonial ‘Mayor Making’ second part. Because there was only a slight change in the composition of the Council this year the Annual Meeting didn’t many significant […]

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Our Peers are fighting back against the Tory government’s hard Brexit. Last week Theresa May suffered yet another series of damning defeats in the Lords, exposing the ever-increasing anger at her administration’s undemocratic, destructive approach to Brexit. So far the government has been defeated a total of 14 times, with the Lords rejecting the Brexit […]

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Local Lib Dems are backing the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in its campaign to persuade the Government to exempt overseas nurses working in the NHS to stop being charged to receive care for themselves and their families. Under a system introduced in 2015, non-EEA nationals must pay a £200 overseas health surcharge per family […]

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Single Market defeat sends a clear message

by burylibdems on 9 May, 2018

Tonight, the House of Lords has racked up three more victories for common sense on the EU Withdrawal Bill. The Government have received their eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth defeats in the House of Lords during the Report stage of the EU Withdrawal Bill.  A vote on an amendment to ensure our future interaction with EU […]

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Local Elections – Thank you!

by burylibdems on 8 May, 2018

A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Liberal Democrats in the local elections last week. In Bury: – The Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Councillor Tim Pickstone, was elected in Holyrood Ward. – In next door St Mary’s Ward, Michael Powell narrowly failed to take the seat from Labour, this time by 56 votes. This […]

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Thursday is Polling Day!

by burylibdems on 1 May, 2018

Thursday is polling day in the important local elections in our area. Polling stations are open 7am to 10pm. You do NOT need your polling card to vote. Here are details of polling stations in our area. If you have a postal vote that you’ve not been able to return you can the completed vote […]

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Reporting Back: Answers to Questions

by burylibdems on 1 May, 2018

Earlier this month was the regular meeting of Bury’s Full Council. The Liberal Democrat team always take the opportunity to ask our full quote of questions to the Leader of the Council. Here are some highlights: We asked about the levels of uncollected bins: Could the Leader inform members of the numbers of bins which […]

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Reporting Back: Arena Bombing and the Fire Service

by burylibdems on 24 April, 2018

Last week was the regular monthly meeting of the Greater Manchester Corporate Issues and Reform Scrutiny Committee. This report is from the Liberal Democrat representative on the Committee,  Prestwich councillor Tim Pickstone. Last week’s meeting mainly focussed on the very significant issues raised in the Kerslake Report into the 2017 Arena bombing terrorist incident and […]

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Liberal Democrat councillors listen, work hard and get things done for their communities. It’s why right across the country, people have been electing more of them, week in, week out. There is a secret phenomenon in British politics. It is occurring in by-elections all over the country, week in, week out, to local authorities from […]

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Taking Action on Tax Avoidance

by burylibdems on 17 April, 2018

Liberal Democrat councillors on Bury Council have been successful in a a move to get Bury Council to play its part in tackling corporate tax avoidance. Lib Dem Councillors brought a motion on tax avoidance to the last full meeting of Bury Council. The motion was supported by other parties and is now the official […]

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