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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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Liberal Democrats announce Shadow Cabinet

by burylibdems on 21 June, 2017

Tim Farron appoints new Shadow Cabinet team After a hectic General Election, the Liberal Democrats nationally and here in Bury are ready to begin work as the opposition. Liberal Democrats have announced a new Shadow Cabinet. The party which gained seats in the election now have 12 MPs in the House of Commons. Liberal Democrat […]

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Support for Carers Week 2017

by burylibdems on 14 June, 2017

This wee (12-18 June 2017) is Carers Week – an annual annual campaign week to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities […]

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Up to 907 children living in poverty across Bury will have their lunches taken away under Theresa May’s plans to abolish universal free school lunches for infants, Liberal Democrat research has revealed. In total 6,255 children in Bury are set to lose out under the plans. Those families losing out are expected to have to […]

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76% of homes in Bury could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May’s so-called ‘dementia tax’, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed. The figures are based on the value of homes sold so far this year across Bury, where 76% are over £100,000 (based on house sales so far this year). The threshold, […]

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The Liberal Democrats have announced they will invest £27,055,827 more in schools and colleges in Bury over the next parliament. The funding for Bury would reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets, protect per pupil funding in real terms and ensure no school loses out from changes to funding arrangements. £1,534,076 of the funding […]

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The Liberal Democrats have announced they would plug funding gaps for the NHS and social care by putting a penny on income tax, in their first major manifesto commitment of the election campaign. The tax would raise an additional £21.6 million for Bury, with £14 million for the NHS and £7.6 million for social care […]

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Lib Dems Commit to End Rough Sleeping

by burylibdems on 3 May, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have become the first major party to commit to ending the “national scandal” of rough sleeping across Britain, including across Greater Manchester. The latest figures show there were 189 people sleeping rough in Greater Manchester in 2016, many are young people and many believe these figures to be only the tip of […]

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Three million households will be hit to the tune of £2,500 a year Planned benefit cuts by the Conservative government combined with soaring inflation will leave nearly 3 million working households an average of £2,500 a year worse off, according to analysis by the Institute of Fiscal Studies. Low inflation over the last two years […]

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Multiple Delays in Bury New Road Roadworks

by burylibdems on 28 April, 2017

Following on from questions from Prestwich Liberal Democrat councillors, the reasons for the delays in the start of the roadworks on the A56 through Prestwich village have been revealed: According to the Council: “- The main contractor struggled with resources to meet the original start date. – Trial holes have demonstrated that some tree positions […]

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