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The Tories used to say we were in it together, but this budget says one thing: you’re on your own. Amongst the gimmicks and giveaways, the Chancellor has hidden four more years of pain, austerity, and cuts. As a direct result of the Conservative obsession with ideological cuts, thousands of public sector workers, families and […]

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A Sad Day for Politics

by jen on 3 June, 2015

We are sad to report that Charles Kennedy, former Liberal Democrat party leader and a Member of Parliament from 1983 to 2015, has died. John Leech commented: “A sad day for politics and everyone who knew Charles Kennedy. “He was a good man, great company with the knack of getting the big calls right. Under […]

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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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What are Lib Dems achieving in government?

by VMMChamberlain on 5 June, 2013

For a Higher Resolution version go to: http://i1.wp.com/www.markpack.org.uk/files/2013/06/LibDem_achievmentsA3_1200px1.png 

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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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