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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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The Liberal Democrats are first off the starting block to announce both their candidates for the General Election on 8 June 2017. Across the country the Party had candidates in place should the Prime Minister call a ‘snap’ General Election, while other parties are still choosing candidates. (Richard Baum left, Andrew Page right) In Bury […]

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Liberal Democrats surpass 100,000 members

by burylibdems on 25 April, 2017

Voters flock to Liberal Democrats after Theresa May calls snap general election WOW what a week so far! Since the general election was announced our members in Bury have been growing quickly and I would like to welcome you all to the party. The Liberal Democrats in Bury are currently organising new events for members to […]

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The Liberal Democrats have seized on remarks by Theresa May and Philip Hammond that suggest the Conservatives will drop their commitment to the triple lock on pensions and might also hike taxes and National Insurance. Alistair Carmichael MP, Liberal Democrats shadow first secretary of state, said: “This is May and Hammond admitting that the cupboard […]

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In the short time since the snap General Election was announced the Liberal Democrats have gained over 8,000 new members A huge warm welcome to everybody who’s joined the Liberal Democrats in Bury over the past few days. The Liberal Democrat General Election campaign has got off to a flying start as new members have seen […]

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Jane Brophy, Lib Dems GM Mayoral Candidate, has uncovered astonishing figures about the GMP’s ability to investigate crime in Greater Manchester. The force failed to follow up almost half (45%) of all crimes reported in 2016. A whopping 57% of burglaries were not investigated, along with more than three quarters of pickpocketing and street thefts. […]

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The year since the last local election in May 2016 has been the best year EVER for Liberal Democrats in local by-elections, with a total of 33 net gains. You can get involved in this success every week at the ALDC (Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors) offices in Manchester where they run a volunteer phone bank […]

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Gender Pay Gap Reporting

by burylibdems on 11 April, 2017

A small, but important, measure which was championed by the Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government, came into effect last week. When Jo Swinson was Minister for Equalities, she introduced the requirement for companies with more than 250 employees to report on their gender pay gap (the difference between what men get paid and what […]

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First Ever Bury Pride – this Saturday

by burylibdems on 4 April, 2017

This Saturday is the first ever ‘Bury Pride event’. Bury Pride will support the LGBTQ+ community and celebrate equality and diversity right here in Bury. Bury Pride will be held on Saturday 8th April 2017 and will be absolutely FREE to all members of the community. You can register for your free ticket here: https://www.fatsoma.com/mobile/products/e2igalq4 […]

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GMSF Phase 2 Consultation DELAYED

by burylibdems on 4 April, 2017

The Council Leaders who sit on the Greater Manchester Combined Authority have delayed the next phase of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. A revised version of Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, due out in March, has been delayed by six months. The proposals, which at present include plans to decimate Greater Manchester’s greenbelt, will now be […]

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