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Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

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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Former policeman and Lib Dem Police Chief candidate, Matt Gallagher, is calling for Greater Manchester Councils to tackle their “scandalous” road safety record by implementing a blanket 20mph speed limit on all residential roads. Greater Manchester has the North West’s highest rate of overall pedestrian casualties. Last year 744 people were needlessly killed or seriously […]

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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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Save petrol, save pounds, save the planet

by VMMChamberlain on 24 July, 2012

CAMPAIGNING Liberal Democrat Euro-MP Chris Davies is demanding EU wide action to force van manufacturers to reduce costs for businesses – and for ordinary consumers at the petrol pump. The EU sets legally binding targets for fuel efficiency of vans and cars. New cars have to meet a target of 120g/km by 2012 and 70g/km […]

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Earlier today Lib Dem Transport Minister Norman Baker MP officially launched the Liberal Democrat Manchester Central by-election campaign with newly selected candidate Marc Ramsbottom.  The campaign launch follows the recent announcement of £322 million extra funding towards the Northern Hub rail project for Manchester which could create 30,000 jobs and represents a £4.2bn boost for […]

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