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David Davis, Boris Johnson and Brexit Chaos

by burylibdems on 11 July, 2018

Tom Brake MP: I’m running out of words to describe what a mess this Government is in. Chaos, dissaray, shambles, omnishambles. Bluntly, the resignations of David Davis and Boris Johnson on Monday makes it clear: this government is up shit creek without a paddle. It is obvious to all – Brexiters and Remainers alike – […]

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Black Pride

by burylibdems on 11 July, 2018

Secretary of the newly formly Liberal Democrat Campaign for Race Equality talks about her experience as someone who is BAME and LGBT, and why events like Black Pride are so important. Sunday was UK Black Pride, a day to hear from and celebrate those of us who live in the BAME-LGBT intersection. I am one […]

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Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Lloyd has slammed the Government for failing to meet their deadline to ban cold calling by companies selling pension products. During debates on the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill, Treasury Minister John Glen committed to “ban pensions cold calling quickly” and promised to make a statement to Parliament if he failed […]

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The Pankhursts: Suffragette City Tour

by burylibdems on 4 July, 2018

You are invited to this professionally led walk is in memory of the Pankhursts – Emmeline, Christabel and Sylvia – fierce campaigners, resolute radicals, recalling their city centre haunts and outlining their struggle. Starting at St Ann’s Church at 17:30, the tour will last approximately 2 hours. To RSVP please go here: https://www.libdems.org.uk/clairehalliwell/the_pankhursts_suffragette_city_tour

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GMSF Delayed, Again…

by burylibdems on 4 July, 2018

The next draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) has been delayed again by the ten Labour Council Leaders in Greater Manchester. The second draft was originally meant to be published in June 2018, but was recently delayed to July – now we’re not expecting to see anything until much later in the year. […]

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Vince Cable Speech: Housing

by burylibdems on 27 June, 2018

Vince Cable explores how we can end the housing crisis through pragmatic steps to create more affordable homes, protect those who are renting, and help people get on the property ladder. “At the centre of the last budget was a pledge to build 300,000 UK houses a year to address the ‘housing crisis’. We were […]

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Reporting Back: Health Scrutiny

by burylibdems on 26 June, 2018

Councillor Steve Wright represented the Liberal Democrats at last weeks meeting of Bury’s Health Scrutiny Committee. Fairfield Hospital Update Senior management from Fairfield Hospital gave a presentation on the ‘Improvement Journey’ Fairfield Hospital in the last couple of years.  The hospital was rated by the Care Quality Commission as  ‘Requires Improvement’ and now it is […]

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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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