Advertiser Column: Lib Dem school dinners plan saves £400 per year for 13,000 Manchester Parents.

  The new school term started last week and so did the Lib Dem policy of providing every child in infant school in England with a free school meal. If […] ... More

Advertiser Column: Remembering WW1 at St Chads, Ladybarn

This column appeared in the Advertiser yesterday. For some reason, they left the words in Bold out of the column, even though I was under the word limit for the […] ... More

Advertiser Column: Giving Pensioners more freedom to spend their own money

More details of Government pension reforms were made public last week by Lib Dem Pensions Minister Steve Webb.  The major change announced will be that savers are to receive free […] ... More

Advertiser Column: Why I support a public inquiry into historic child abuse.

Nothing is more important than the protection of children from abuse.  The revelations that have come to light over the last few years have been very serious, stomach-churning allegations. I […] ... More

Garden Tool Libraries thanks to @EatGreenUK

Yesterday was the launch new scheme set up by the group “Eat Green.” They have had the great idea of setting up “Garden tool libraries” that allow aspiring gardeners to […] ... More

Data Retention (DRIP) Bill

I have received numerous emails and tweets about this particular Bill and am aware of how strongly many of my constituents feel about this situation.  The Liberal Democrats and I […] ... More

Guest Blog: Julian Huppert: This is not Snoopers’ Charter. It’s what we had already plus additional safeguards

As a Liberal, I care passionately about civil liberties, privacy, and the need to limit abusive state surveillance. But I also know that there is a need for the police […] ... More

Advertiser Column: Manchester needs more affordable Housing

  Last week I attended the launch of SHOUT campaign in Parliament.  Shout stands for Social Housing Under Threat and I am glad to be a part of it. Social […] ... More

Advertiser column: One party state in Manchester is bad for democracy

  In last month’s local elections we lost a group of extremely hardworking Councillors and I want to pay tribute to their work for and with our community.   Bill […] ... More

SMR Column: Remembering Hillsborough and the 25 year fight for justice

Next week, on the 15th of April, it will be the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. There are expected to be thousands at the service at Anfield and it […] ... More

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