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Jo Swinson’s message for Pride 2017: Love Happens Here Pride is a colourful, energetic celebration of freedom, love and acceptance. Each year I am amazed as thousands of people of all sexualities take to the streets in the name of freedom and equality. I am proud to stand with the LGBT community in the continuous […]

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Our two local NHS walk-in centres will remain open for at least eight more months. NHS Bury CCG has confirmed that the centres, at Prestwich and within Moorgate Primary Care Centre in Bury, will remain operational until at least March 31 2018. The CCG says that: “The CCG remains committed to the redesign of urgent […]

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Standing Up for Public Sector Pay

by burylibdems on 4 July, 2017

Liberal Democrats MPs have supported plans to end the public sector pay cap in amendments on the Queens Speech being considered by Parliament. This follows a clear Manifesto Commitment to end the 1% pay cap by the Party. After the Conservatives were elected as a majority government in 2015, then chancellor George Osborne said that he […]

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Reporting Back: 10 Libraries to Close

by burylibdems on 4 July, 2017

Bury Council’s Cabinet met last week to consider the future of Bury’s 14 Libraries. The meeting was the end of a nearly year-long process to review the library provision across Bury. The outcome is that TEN libraries will close. Ainsworth, Brandlesholme, Castle Leisure, Coronation Road, Dumers Lane, Moorside, Topping Fold, Tottington, Unsworth and Whitefield. FOUR Libraries […]

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Britain must stay in the Single Market to protect jobs The Liberal Democrats have tabled an amendment to the Queen’s Speech calling for Britain to stay the single market and customs union. The party is now calling on both Labour and Conservative MPs to support the amendment and inflict a historic defeat on the government, […]

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Success for Campaign to ban Letting Fees

by burylibdems on 27 June, 2017

Letting agents fees look set to be banned in this year Queen’s Speech following pressure from the Liberal Democrats. The fees cost on average £223 per tenancy but under the new plans they will be banned and tenants will be given the opportunity to recover illegal fees imposed upon them. Liberal Democrat member of the […]

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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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