Sir Gerald Kaufman R.I.P.

Official Statement from Manchester Gorton, Central and Blackley Liberal Democrats Sir Gerald Kaufman R.I.P. It is with great sadness that we heard of the death yesterday of Sir Gerald Kaufman, Member of Parliament for Manchester Gorton. I first met Sir Gerald over 30 years ago when he visited (then) Wright Robinson High School whilst I was studying in the sixth-form. […]

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Double win in Bolton

Lib Dems in Bolton were celebrating last night as Rebekah Fairhurst and Bernadette Eckersley-Fallon won byelections to represent Daisy Hill and Wingates on Westhoughton town council respectively. Both were gains from Labour. Local parliamentary candidate Warren Fox tweeted the bar charts: 2 fantastic by-election results in Westhoughton for Daisy Hill & Wingates. Congrats Rebekah and Bernie! pic.twitter.com/59RJKmqBAM — Warren Fox […]

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Vote doubles in Copeland and Stoke

The Lib Dems more than doubled our share of the vote in both the Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent Central byelections yesterday. In Copeland, Rebecca Hanson’s campaign took us from 3% at the General Election to 7% – despite the “third party squeeze” effect of a tightly fought by-election with Labour and the Conservatives in a close contest. We moved up from […]

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Metrolink “stark reminder of hard Brexit risks”

Manchester Metrolink’s ‘big-bang’ expansion will come into operation this weekend as the new Second City Crossing opens on Sunday 26th February. Prominent Remain campaigners have warned projects like this – funded by the EU – are at serious risk. Mayoral candidate pledges to fight against Brexit “every step of the way.” As the Metrolink celebrates its landmark second city crossing this […]

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