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Manchester has come a shameful 8th in the top most complained about councils in England. Education & Children’s Services revealed as most criticised. Legal head of most complained area recently received a 60% pay rise. Mismanagement at the Council has seen forced payouts of up to £10,000. Manchester has come a shameful 8th, out of 365, in the […]

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New figures show Manchester home ownership is plummeting faster than anywhere else in the country. Former Manchester MP, John Leech says: “It’s about time the Government recognised issues outside of the Westminster bubble.” Full UK list attached. Plummeting home ownership across Greater Manchester and other major Northern cities shows housing is no longer just a London problem. English […]

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Today, Jeff Smith, Labour MP for Manchester Withington, released a statement of his position on Jeremy Corbyn. Smith admits Labour and Corbyn have let the Conservatives off the hook ‘time and again’ John Leech comments on Smith’s ‘utterly extraordinary position.’ Leech: ‘Clear that Smith just using Withington as first grip on Labour’s greasy career pole.’ Today, Jeff Smith, the Labour MP for Manchester […]

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15,000 and counting…

by jen on 11 July, 2016

The Liberal Democrats have gained 15,000 new members since the referendum, including hundreds in Manchester, and going strong. We’re already talking to our new members about how they can help to keep the UK in the European Union, and spread liberal values in Manchester and beyond. Join us today! http://www.libdems.org.uk/join

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Thank You Manchester!

by jen on 6 May, 2016

The results are out! John Leech stormed to victory winning his place back on the council with 53% of the vote! John Leech said: “In 2005 I promised not to give up on the residents of Manchester Withington. I haven’t and I’m not going to. I will continue to fight for south Manchester as I always have done. […]

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Lib Dems welcome TfGM dogs on trams trial

by jen on 2 November, 2015

Councillor Iain Roberts, Lib Dem leader on Transport for Greater Manchester, has welcomed proposals for a trial permitting dogs to travel on trams. The Liberal Democrats have long campaigned for dogs to be allowed on trams as they are on buses and trains and on nearly every other tram system across the UK. Until now, […]

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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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