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Delivering a Fair Start for Every Child

by timpickstone on 25 November, 2010

Liberal Democrats believe that a quality education is the biggest opportunity to improve people’s lives. Nothing is more important than giving every child a fair start in life. Today the coalition government published its white paper on schools – “The Importance of Teaching”. It sets out our ambitious reform programme to raise standards for all […]

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Making Welfare Work and Making it Fair

by timpickstone on 13 November, 2010

Our Universal Credit is a radical and liberal policy. It will simplify and amalgamate the main welfare benefits into one single system; ensure that work always pays; and alleviate poverty by boosting take-up and encouraging people into work. It is exactly the kind of change that we came into politics to make. Labour failed miserably […]

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Nick Clegg on a Fairer and more Balanced Economy

by timpickstone on 29 October, 2010

Yesterday I visited Manchester and Oldham to launch the Regional Growth Fund – accompanied by our former Party President Sir Ian Wigglesworth and Michael Heseltine, who will oversee the fund. This is a fund worth £1.4bn to promote business and create jobs – and it will help bring about the fairer and more balanced economy […]

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When we came into office, we inherited an economy that was on the brink. With the largest budget deficit in Europe and no plan for tackling it, Britain faced huge economic risks. These could only be dealt with by a clear plan to deal rapidly with the worst financial position this country has faced for […]

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Message from Nick Clegg on the Fairness Premium

by timpickstone on 16 October, 2010

Today is a defining moment for the Liberal Democrats. Today we show what can be achieved as a party in power – that we can deliver on a promise that we put on the very front page of our manifesto: giving a fair chance to every child. The Liberal Democrat’s purpose in Government is to […]

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Statement on Council Chief Executive and Budget Savings

by timpickstone on 16 September, 2010

Following the announcement of the early retirement of Bury Council’s Chief Executive, and the need to make up to £24 million of savings over the next four years Liberal Democrat Group Leader Tim Pickstone said: “We will be extremely sorry to lose Mark Sanders from Bury Council. Mark has been a key part of some […]

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Statement on Local Area Grant Funding

by timpickstone on 16 September, 2010

Following the decision by Bury Council, supported by all three parties to support moves to restore the Local Area Partnership Grants, Liberal Democrat Group Resource Spokesperson Councillor Richard Baum said: “When we heard that the Local Area Partnership (LAP) Grants were to end following the grant cut by the last Labour Government we were devastated.” […]

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Victory on Traffic Improvements (Prestwich)

by timpickstone on 30 July, 2010

Councillors and residents victory with Prestwich traffic improvements Local Lib Dem Councillors have joined residents in welcoming a pair of improvements to traffic hotspots in Prestwich. After lengthy campaigns, new restrictions on parking have been proposed for Queen’s Drive and School Grove, making roads safer for residents and fellow drivers. The plans for Queen’s Drive […]

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Prestwich LAP Votes NO on Parking Charges

by timpickstone on 19 July, 2010

Prestwich Local Area Partnership voted overwhelmingly against Bury Council’s plans to impose parking charges on Fairfax Road at its meeting on 15th July. The vote was taken after the controversial plans were outlined at the meeting. Angry residents in the audience grilled Council parking chiefs for half an hour after it was confirmed that the […]

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Yesterday I was proud to be at the Government Dispatch Box in the House of Commons moving a motion in support of a Queen’s Speech that committed to delivering long cherished Liberal Democrat policies. Over the coming months we will bring forward legislation for much needed political reform and the restoration of our civil liberties. […]

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