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Patients are dying in hospital corridors because of NHS underfunding, a group of A&E doctors has warned in a letter to Theresa May. In their unprecedented warning, the doctors told the prime minister that more than 120 patients a day were being managed in corridors in some hospitals, with “some dying prematurely” because staff were […]

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Reporting Back GM Combined Authority Scrutiny

by burylibdems on 16 January, 2018

Just to report back from the last two meetings of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Corporate Issues and Reform Scrutiny Committee. This is one of three Scrutiny Committees that have been set up to have oversight of the work of the GM Elected Mayor and other issues that happen at a Greater Manchester level. Bury […]

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The Government’s roll-out of Universal Credit risks causing chaos in the rental market and increased homelessness. It’s time for urgent reform. The Conservative’s roll out of Universal Credit risks driving up homelessness. That’s what the Liberal Democrats will warn in a debate in Westminster Hall this morning. Without urgent reform of the housing benefit element of Universal […]

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Your views sought on Policing Priorities

by burylibdems on 9 January, 2018

Greater Manchester’s Labour Mayor, Andy Burnham, is running a consultation on his plan for policing and the Lib Dem team are urging people take the survey. The proposed policing priorities are: Keeping people safe Protecting and caring for people who live, work, socialise and travel in Greater Manchester. Protecting those who are vulnerable and those […]

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11,000 homes empty for more than 10 years across UK

by burylibdems on 2 January, 2018

Over 11,000 homes across the country have been sitting empty for ten years or more, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed. Vince Cable has said it is a “national scandal” that so many homes are being left empty when the country is in the midst of a worsening homelessness crisis. The figures, uncovered through […]

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114,000 Tonnes of Plastic in the Bin this Christmas

by burylibdems on 20 December, 2017

114,000 tonnes of plastic packaging will end up in the bin, and not recycled, over the festive period estimate a group of environment charities including Friends of the Earth, the RSPCA, the National Trust and the Wildlife Trusts. Their recently launched beach litter report revealed the tide of plastic has risen to a whopping 70% […]

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Labour should be ashamed on the Single Market

by burylibdems on 13 December, 2017

Last night, on Jeremy Corbyn’s orders, Labour MPs sat on their hands and gave the Conservatives free reign to drag us out of the single market. Vince Cable MP writes: “Last night, Labour failed to back a Liberal Democrat amendment which would hold open membership of the single market. Once again, Labour have helped the […]

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Calls for Public Sector Pay Cap to End

by burylibdems on 13 December, 2017

Bury’s Councillors have backed calls from the Liberal Democrats group for the 1% pay cap for public sector pay rises to be ended, and to be properly funded by Government. Liberal Democrat councillors proposed a motion on Public Sector Pay to the last full meeting of Bury Council. This was agreed by Councillors and is […]

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Bury Lib Dems Christmas Hamper Raffle!

by burylibdems on 6 December, 2017

Join us in the festive cheer and help raise funds to help the Liberal Democrat Focus Team campaign in Prestwich and across Bury. The prize this year is a fabulous Hamilton Indulgent Chilled Hamper from M&S worth £100. Raffle tickets can be bought here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lib-dem-focus-team-christmas-hamper-raffle-tickets-40939904356?aff=es2 All proceeds raised will go directly to funding the local […]

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Hands-up if you voted for a 19% Metrolink fare rise

by burylibdems on 6 December, 2017

Metrolink Fares are to rise by around 6% a year until 2020, Greater Manchester Council Leaders have agreed. The decision was to raise fares by ‘inflation + 2.33%’ a year for three years. That’s an increase of 5.93% on 1st January 2018 and over the three years a fare rise of 19%. Railway companies announced […]

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