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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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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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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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Manchester council spends £70m on agency staff in six years

by VMMChamberlain on 25 January, 2014

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 VMMChamberlain 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 VMMChamberlain 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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Shop local and protect our high streets says Lib Dems

by VMMChamberlain on 2 December, 2013

Manchester needs a huge boost to promote small businesses ahead of Christmas and stop the decline of our high streets. Manchester Liberal Democrats are calling on the City Council to get behind the first ever Small Business Saturday campaign on 7 December. Small Business Saturday has been massively successful in America where it has encouraged […]

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Save the Mersey Valley Wardens

by VMMChamberlain on 27 January, 2013

Manchester Lib Dems have slammed the Labour Council’s proposals to cut funding for the Mersey Valley COuntryside Warden Service that looks after natural sites along the Mersey Valley like Chorlton Water Park. The City Council’s budget proposals mean that the service is likely to close down in April. A cut of £150,000 from Manchester Council along with Trafford Council’s […]

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Recently uncovered figures show Manchester Council spent a staggering £18.9m on Consultants’ fees in the last three years. Marc Ramsbottom who is standing to be the first Lib Dem MP for Manchester Central in next month’s By-Election slammed the Council: “It is an insult to residents that our arrogant Labour Council is cutting frontline services […]

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Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat Leader, has today announced that Greater Manchester is to receive a £35million cash injection to boost Greater Manchester’s economy and to create jobs. The investment from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund will be given to Greater Manchester’s Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to support large projects in […]

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