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Last week, Councillor Tim Pickstone met with Greater Manchester’s ‘Metro Mayor’ Andy Burnham. Two of Greater Manchester’s Lib Dem Group Leaders (Bury and Stockport) met with the Mayor as part of a six-monthly series of meetings between Lib Dem councillors across Greater Manchester. Obviously at this first meeting we were unable to raise everything we […]

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Changes to Parliamentary Constituencies Proposed

by burylibdems on 17 October, 2017

The Boundary Commission for England has today published its revised proposals for new Parliamentary constituencies. This is part of a review to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600 and to ensure all constituencies are the same size. Under the revised plans Bury borough is split three ways: a ‘Bury’ constituency consitsing of […]

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Responding to Theresa May’s conference speech last week, Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable commented: “This was the speech of a brave Prime Minister struggling on, while her disloyal Cabinet colleagues openly plot against her. “Rows over Brexit have left Theresa May only able to tinker around the edges of the great challenges the country faces, […]

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Anything you want us to ask Andy Burnham?

by burylibdems on 10 October, 2017

Bury’s Lib Dem Group Leader, Cllr Tim Pickstone is meeting ‘Metro Mayor’ Andy Burnham this week as a delegation of Lib Dem Group Leaders in Greater Manchester. Anything you want us to ask him? This is a summary of the GM Metro Mayor powers produced by the Centre for Cities. In Greater Manchester the Mayor […]

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Metrolink 6% Fare Hike Condemned

by burylibdems on 4 October, 2017

Metrolink Fares are to to rise by around 6% a year until 2020, the ten Greater Manchester Council Leaders have agreed. The decision was to rise fairs by ‘inflation + 2.33%’ on 1 January 2018, 2019 and 2020 respectively. At todays inflation level that is an increase of 5.93% on 1 January 2018, and over […]

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Responding to the news Conservative backbenchers have called for a pause to the rollout of Universal Credit, Liberal Democrat Work and Pensions Spokesman Stephen Lloyd MP said: “There is a mounting sense that the government could be defeated if it does not immediately pause the roll-out of Universal Credit. “The roll-out has been an utter […]

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Campaign to Include Ex-Military in next Census

by burylibdems on 22 September, 2017

Bury Council has pledged to support the Royal British Legion ‘Count Them In’ campaign to include ex-military personal questions in the 2021 census, thanks to a move by Liberal Democrat councillors. Bury’s Liberal Democrat Council Group brought a motion to Bury’s Full Council to highlight the issue, which went on the receive support from both […]

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Call for Safer Building Standards

by burylibdems on 22 September, 2017

The Liberal Democrats, at their annual conference held this year in Bournemouth called for significantly safer building standard in the light of the terrible Grenfell Tower tragedy. In a motion overwhelmingly agreed, the Party expressed its deep regret at the appalling Grenfell Tower fire. It called for the public inquiry to be full and as […]

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Vince Cable: Inequality is threatening our future

by burylibdems on 13 September, 2017

Read the highlights from Vince Cable’s speech to the Resolution Foundation on inequality, delivered on the 6th September 2017. Vince Cable will today make a major speech warning of the dangers of inequality arguing that if the problems we face today are not addressed then our country risks tearing itself apart. Speaking to the Resolution […]

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Time to Talk – Suicide Prevention Day

by burylibdems on 12 September, 2017

Last Sunday, 10 September 2017 was the 15th Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day. The day was launched to raise awareness of, and take action on the 800,000 people who die each year globally as a result of suicide. Councillor Mary D’Albert represented us at an event in Bury hosted by Samirtans Bury to raise awareness on the […]

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