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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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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 MCRLibDems on December 4, 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 MCRLibDems on December 2, 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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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 MCRLibDems on June 5, 2013

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Save the Mersey Valley Wardens

by MCRLibDems on January 27, 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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Former Policeman and Lib Dem Police Chief candidate, Matt Gallagher, has slammed his opponents for failing to understand how to fund the Police in Greater Manchester. Some candidates have opposed the reduction to the police budget and plan to lobby Government for more money. However Matt has said they are “deceiving the public” because the […]

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