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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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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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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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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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