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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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Leading Liberal Democrats have written to the Chancellor calling for new, dedicated money from the Treasury to fund teachers’ future pay rises and are seeking cross-party support. The call comes amid fears that the Government will accept a pay rise for teachers, but won’t provide schools extra money to fund for it. The Liberal Democrats […]

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Public Meeting: Democracy Needs You!

by burylibdems on 5 June, 2018

Bury Liberal Democrats have organised a public meeting on the theme: “Democracy needs you: why you should get involved in politics today”. “Democracy is threatened whenever we take it for granted” former USA President Barack Obama says. We will look at how democracy works, why sometimes it doesn’t and how you can be part of […]

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Reporting Back: Full Council

by burylibdems on 17 May, 2018

Last Wednesday was Bury’s ‘Annual Meeting’, the yearly meeting which follows the local elections in May. The meeting is in two parts, a ‘business’ Annual Meeting, and a largely ceremonial ‘Mayor Making’ second part. Because there was only a slight change in the composition of the Council this year the Annual Meeting didn’t many significant […]

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Local Lib Dems are backing the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in its campaign to persuade the Government to exempt overseas nurses working in the NHS to stop being charged to receive care for themselves and their families. Under a system introduced in 2015, non-EEA nationals must pay a £200 overseas health surcharge per family […]

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Local Elections – Thank you!

by burylibdems on 8 May, 2018

A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Liberal Democrats in the local elections last week. In Bury: – The Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Councillor Tim Pickstone, was elected in Holyrood Ward. – In next door St Mary’s Ward, Michael Powell narrowly failed to take the seat from Labour, this time by 56 votes. This […]

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Reporting Back: Arena Bombing and the Fire Service

by burylibdems on 24 April, 2018

Last week was the regular monthly meeting of the Greater Manchester Corporate Issues and Reform Scrutiny Committee. This report is from the Liberal Democrat representative on the Committee,  Prestwich councillor Tim Pickstone. Last week’s meeting mainly focussed on the very significant issues raised in the Kerslake Report into the 2017 Arena bombing terrorist incident and […]

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Taking Action on Tax Avoidance

by burylibdems on 17 April, 2018

Liberal Democrat councillors on Bury Council have been successful in a a move to get Bury Council to play its part in tackling corporate tax avoidance. Lib Dem Councillors brought a motion on tax avoidance to the last full meeting of Bury Council. The motion was supported by other parties and is now the official […]

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NHS Bury announce cuts of £5.2 million

by burylibdems on 16 April, 2018

Bury’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has announced cuts of £5.2 million for the financial year just started, towards meeting an expected £7.3 million deficit for the year. The cuts agreed are: Primary Care (GPs etc) £1.1 million – the largest items being: – Terminating the Vulnerable Patient Scheme, saving c£0.1m. – Terminating the Clinical […]

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Local Liberal Democrats have warned that the number of hospital admissions due to an older person falling, is set to rise to nearly 1,000 a day across England by the end of the decade. The worrying forecast, according to data released by the Local Government Association, has prompted renewed calls for more funding for adult […]

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