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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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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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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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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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