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Shameful Tory MP Blocks Upskirting Bill

by burylibdems on 20 June, 2018

Despite widespread support for the anti-upskirting Bill, it was single-handedly blocked by Tory MP Christopher Chope. We were so close. Lib Dem MP Wera Hobhouse has been fighting to make ‘upskirting’ (taking photographs up a woman’s skirt without their consent) a specific criminal offence. Last week it looked likely that this vile practice would be […]

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MP’s Victory in ‘Up-Skirting’ Law

by burylibdems on 19 June, 2018

Liberal Democrat MP Were Hobhouse, who was previously a LiB Dem Councillor in Rochdale, has declared victory her bid to make ‘upskirting’ a specific criminal offence. Ms Hobhouse had brought a Private Members’ Bill to make the practice a specific officen, but the Bill was blocked by a Conservative MP Christpher Chope (he also blocked […]

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Vince Cable speech: Capitalism in Crisis

by burylibdems on 13 June, 2018

In a speech entitled ‘Capitalism in Crisis’, Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable explains how a modern, liberal approach can help capitalism save itself. He explores some of the serious problems facing capitalism today, and how these issues have provoked reactions from the extremes of the political spectrum. Common sense reform is necessary to curb the […]

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Leading Liberal Democrats have written to the Chancellor calling for new, dedicated money from the Treasury to fund teachers’ future pay rises and are seeking cross-party support. The call comes amid fears that the Government will accept a pay rise for teachers, but won’t provide schools extra money to fund for it. The Liberal Democrats […]

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Public Meeting: Democracy Needs You!

by burylibdems on 5 June, 2018

Bury Liberal Democrats have organised a public meeting on the theme: “Democracy needs you: why you should get involved in politics today”. “Democracy is threatened whenever we take it for granted” former USA President Barack Obama says. We will look at how democracy works, why sometimes it doesn’t and how you can be part of […]

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Metrolink New Fare Zones – Public Consultation

by burylibdems on 5 June, 2018

A new zonal fares system is being proposed for Metrolink. The proposal would replace the existing ‘station to station’ fare system with a zonal system – similar to London’s travel network. You have the opportunity to share your feedback ahead of any final decision being made about the proposed change with a survey before 17 […]

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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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