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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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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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Reacting to the news that Labour run Manchester Council spent £425,000 on an Alicia Keys’ concert last week, Councillor Simon Wheale, Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Manchester City Council, said: “It is absolutely appalling that Manchester’s Labour Town Hall bosses have committed a monumental, ’empire state’ scale of spending on one concert whilst putting the future of […]

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Sixteen months after the council imposed a new system of communal recycling bins and removed individual household boxes for recyclable materials Clarendon Road and the avenues off it look disgusting and there are complaints about rats in the rubbish. The terraced houses in the avenues around Clarendon Road in Whalley Range had one of the […]

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The news that Matt Gallagher has been selected as the Lib Dem Crime Commissioner Candidate for Greater Manchester is hugely encouraging. Whilst being fundamentally against the existence of such a post, the elections are on and in November, I am delighted that Greater Manchester has someone to choose from with 30 years experience as a […]

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20s Plenty for Manchester

by VMMChamberlain on 19 September, 2012

This column by Chorlton Lib Dem Councillor Victor Chamberlain appeared in Monday’s Manchester Evening News:

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The news that Greater Manchester Police Authority have decided to cancel their swanky dinner at the 5 star Lowry Hotel is to be welcomed, but Greater Manchester’s hard-pressed tax payers may be less pleased to learn that they may still have to stump up for it. “This lavish party at a five star hotel, where […]

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Greater Manchester Liberal Democrats have selected retired former police Inspector Matt Gallagher to be their candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner. Matt Gallagher said today, “I have 30 years police experience, and a detailed knowledge of the Greater Manchester Police. That is why I am best candidate to work with police officers and cut crime […]

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