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“Jackie is the best person to be Gorton’s next MP”

Lib Dem Mayoral candidate Jane Brophy has welcomed the selection of well-known local campaigner Jackie Pearcey to fight the Gorton by-election. “Jackie is passionate about Gorton and about Manchester. She’s the only candidate who can beat Labour and she’ll be a fantastic MP.” said Jane.   Jackie Pearcey was the overwhelming choice of party members at a packed selection meeting […]

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Chancellor’s six mile insult to the North

Jane Brophy has slammed as “insulting” a budget announcement from the Chancellor to fund just six miles of road across the whole of the North of England. “This feeble announcement by the Chancellor is insulting to the people of Greater Manchester and the North of England,” Jane said. “While the Government spends tens of billions on Crossrail in London, the […]

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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! pic.twitter.com/59RJKmqBAM — 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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