In a huge blow to Britain’s Green industry, the Conservatives have announced they will end all Government funding to the Green Deal – a programme set up by the Liberal Democrats in Coalition that helps people make their homes more energy efficient. Tim Farron has condemned the new policy, saying: “Today’s news is yet another […]

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Speaking in the House of Commons the new Liberal Democrat leader called Tory plans to rip £12bn from welfare bill “unfair, unwise and inhuman”. Tim Farron said the cut was unnecessary and accused George Osborne of choosing to attack the poorest families under the guise of economic necessity. He accused the Chancellor of “demonising” people […]

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Newly-elected leader Tim Farron has confirmed that the Liberal Democrats will vote against the Government’s Welfare Bill.  Making the announcement, Tim said: “The truth is the Tories do not have to cut £12bn from welfare: they are choosing to. “The Liberal Democrats will always stand up for families. We will not let the Conservatives, through choice, […]

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Westmorland & Lonsdale MP Tim Farron has been elected the new leader of the Liberal Democrats. The Liberal Democrat leadership contest saw 56% of members vote with the result revealed this afternoon. Tim Farron received 56.5% of the votes and in second place Norman Lamb received the backing of 43.5%. Norman Lamb: 43.5% (14,760 votes) […]

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The Tories used to say we were in it together, but this budget says one thing: you’re on your own. Amongst the gimmicks and giveaways, the Chancellor has hidden four more years of pain, austerity, and cuts. As a direct result of the Conservative obsession with ideological cuts, thousands of public sector workers, families and […]

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A Sad Day for Politics

by jen on 3 June, 2015

We are sad to report that Charles Kennedy, former Liberal Democrat party leader and a Member of Parliament from 1983 to 2015, has died. John Leech commented: “A sad day for politics and everyone who knew Charles Kennedy. “He was a good man, great company with the knack of getting the big calls right. Under […]

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Local Liberal Democrats have tonight (Sunday January 26th) selected Northenden Councillor Mary Di Mauro to be the Liberal Democrat Candidate in the by-election following the death of Labour MP Paul Goggins. Mary was a secondary school teacher for ten years. She lives in Northenden village with her husband and two children. Mary has represented Northenden […]

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This article appeared in today’s Manchester Evening News about information Manchester Lib Dems obtained showing the Council has spent £70,000,000 on Agency staff over the last six years (click picture to make it larger): Chorlton Lib Dem Councillor Victor Chamberlain said: “At a time when the Council is laying thousands of workers off and imposing harmful […]

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Take lowest earners out of tax

by MCRLibDems on 4 December, 2013

Manchester City Council will consider today whether the lowest paid workers should be paying income tax. The Manchester Liberal Democrats have put forward a motion calling the Government to change the tax rules so that those on the minimum wage would pay no income tax. Increasing the personal income tax allowance to £10,000 was a […]

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Stop unsightly Letting Boards

by MCRLibDems on 2 December, 2013

Too many Manchester neighbourhoods are covered by forests of unsightly ‘To Let’ boards say local Lib Dems. They are calling on the City Council to follow Leeds Council who have banned the boards in favour of smaller more discrete signs pinned flush to houses. They are calling for the Council to introduce a new code […]

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