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Rochdale Lib Dems force another vote on Councilllor’s Allowance rise

Lib Dem alternative budget aims to reduce the cost of democracy. Council Tax discount for the poorest. Extra money on pot-holes and push to safeguard services. Rochdale Liberal Democrats will force a another vote on freezing Councillor’s allowances at next week’s annual budget meeting.  As part of their ‘alternative’, fully costed budget – Councillors Andy Kelly and Irene Davidson claim […]

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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! — Warren Fox […]

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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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Fury as Council refuse to accept pay rise petition

Rochdale Liberal Democrats have spoken of their fury after Rochdale Council refused to accept their petition against the controversial councillor’s pay rise. 1,615 people have so far signed the petition so far but the Council have chosen to accept a petition on their website signed by just 41 residents. Robert McLean, who left the Conservatives and joined the Liberal Democrats […]

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