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“The country’s most right-wing council has reached a whole new low”

Manchester City’s sole opposition Councillor John Leech has launched a stinging attack on Manchester’s Labour Council, accusing them of being the most right-wing in the country after spending £10,000 on one-way tickets to ‘get rid’ of the homeless. Following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, Manchester City Council, which had 78 rough sleepers last year, admitted it had spent almost £10,000 […]

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Paltry £400m means North is left in the dark

Responding to Philip Hammond’s promise of £400m for transport in the Northern Powerhouse, former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:  “At the beginning of his speech Hammond made it clear that he thought Manchester is in the North East. Maybe the Conservatives also think Cumbria is in Sweden? It would explain why they’ve stopped giving us any money. “£400m is a paltry amount in the […]

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Vince Cable calls for “renaissance of manufacturing” in North West

Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable has called for a “renaissance of manufacturing” in the North West and a “massive injection” of infrastructure investment, in a speech today at his party’s Autumn conference. The former Business Secretary will warn that the UK economy remains overly reliant on property markets and banks in London and the South East. He will then set out policies to tackle regional […]

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Farron relaunches campaign for radiotherapy in the South Lakes

South Lakes MP Tim Farron has relaunched his campaign to bring a radiotherapy unit to Westmorland General Hospital. A petition is being sent to every house in the constituency to call for the current NHS England review into services in Lancashire and South Cumbria to include proposals for the new unit. In 2015, Tim persuaded the then Liberal Democrat Treasury […]

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