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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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Thursday is Polling Day!

by burylibdems on 1 May, 2018

Thursday is polling day in the important local elections in our area. Polling stations are open 7am to 10pm. You do NOT need your polling card to vote. Here are details of polling stations in our area. If you have a postal vote that you’ve not been able to return you can the completed vote […]

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Reporting Back: Answers to Questions

by burylibdems on 1 May, 2018

Earlier this month was the regular meeting of Bury’s Full Council. The Liberal Democrat team always take the opportunity to ask our full quote of questions to the Leader of the Council. Here are some highlights: We asked about the levels of uncollected bins: Could the Leader inform members of the numbers of bins which […]

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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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Liberal Democrat councillors listen, work hard and get things done for their communities. It’s why right across the country, people have been electing more of them, week in, week out. There is a secret phenomenon in British politics. It is occurring in by-elections all over the country, week in, week out, to local authorities from […]

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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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Don’t Persecute Honest Passengers!

by burylibdems on 15 April, 2018

Don’t persecute honest passengers, prosecute fare-dodgers is the message from the Opposition Spokesperson on Transport for Greater Manchester Committee. Investigations from the Lib Dem team of councillors here in Bury revealed that an estimated one in eight Metrolink passengers are fare-dodgers with T4GM confirming that they estimate that 12% of journeys are not paid for. […]

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Layla Moran is co-sponsoring a bill to finally bring marriage equality to Northern Ireland – find out why I couldn’t have been prouder of Lynne Featherstone and the Liberal Democrats in government when we changed the law in England, bringing in equal marriage. It is, without doubt, one of the best things our party did […]

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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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