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  • Michael Mullaney's campaign launch in Hinckley
    Article: Apr 13, 2015

    A packed meeting at the New Plough Inn in Hinckley saw Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Michael Mullaney launch his general election campaign.

    Speaking to the meeting Michael Mullaney said "Seven years ago local members chose me to stand for the Lib Dems in our area.

    "Over that seven years we've campaigned on many issues. I successfully campaigned with you to save the Ambulance Station in Hinckley from being closed.

    I've campaigned to save local bus services when they were under threat

    I've campaigned to reform planning laws so we have more local control over where house building takes place

    I've worked to ensure that pensioners in sheltered accommodation keep their warden service when Leicestershire County Council cut the funding

    I'm campaigning to save libraries in rural areas

    And I believe it's time our area had the NHS services our large growing population needs which is why I'm campaigning to bring A and E and Maternity services to Hinckley and thank you to everyone who has signed the petition on that.

    "At the last election I finished a close second to David Tredinnick. All the signs knocking on doors is that this time it will be even closer.

    "People tell me they want a change, to have a local MP who will campaign for serious local issues."

    Special guest at the campaign launch Baroness Liz Barker said "In Michael Mullaney the people of Hinckley will have a hard working MP who will stand up for local services. He will be an MP who campaigns for much needed community health services."

  • Michael Mullaney with local author David Herbert
    Article: Apr 12, 2015
    A candidate to be the next MP for Hinckley and Bosworth got a surprise when he canvassed one local resident.

    Cllr Michael Mullaney, who is the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Bosworth knocked on the door of a local resident to discover that they had written a biography of a previous Liberal MP for the area, George Ward.

    Michael Mullaney canvassed David Herbert a resident in Earl Shilton and ended up being given a signed copy of Mr Herbert's book "The Life and Times of George Ward", Liberal MP for Bosworth in the 1920s.

    Michael Mullaney said "This was a canvassing first. Knocked on a door and ended up leaving with a signed copy of a book written by the resident I called on!
  • Article: Mar 30, 2015

    Local Lib Dem Councillor Michael Mullaney's campaign to be Bosworth's next MP has got off to a flying start. The Lib Dems say that they have already called at many local homes and that people see a clear choice locally.

    "We are getting a tremendous response," says the Lib Dem challenger Councillor Mullaney. "People want someone to fight for the area and to talk sense in Parliament," he says.

  • Michael Mullaney and Mathew Hulbert at Snibston Discovery Museum
    Article: Mar 29, 2015

    COUNCILLORS have celebrated Museum Week and are calling on Leicestershire County Council to reverse its decision to close one in the County.

    Museum Week 2015, the second year it's happened, is an international event which provides an opportunity for Museums and cultural organisations all over the World to share and discuss their special passions with the public using the social media platform Twitter.

  • Article: Mar 29, 2015

    Local Councillor Michael Mullaney has welcomed news that two local churches will be sharing £162,200 of funding from The Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund. The money is for urgent repairs to public places of worship across the UK. All Saints Church, Kirkby Mallory and St James Church, Newbold Verdon will both benefit from the scheme.

  • Article: Mar 22, 2015

    Following the re burial procession of King Richard the 3rd this weekend, killed at the Battle of Bosworth, another Battle of Bosworth is underway.

    In a matter of weeks voters in the Bosworth consitituency will go to the polls and a ferocious battle is underway between the Conservatives and Lib Dems in this marginal seat.

  • Article: Mar 22, 2015

    COUNCILLORS are welcoming a massive financial boost to child mental health services.

    It was announced in the Budget that an extra £1.25Billion over five years would be spent on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS); that's £250Million a year over the next five years, with the funding starting to come on stream next month.

  • Article: Mar 18, 2015

    You can join the many other people who have signed the petition by signing it at http://bosworthlibdems.org.uk/en/petition/accident-and-emergency-and-maternity-services-in-hinckley

  • Article: Mar 18, 2015

    Lib Dem parliamentary spokesman for Hinckley and Bosworth Michael Mullaney has praised the blocking of any increase in fuel duty. The announcement came as part of today's Budget, the last before the General Election.

    Thanks to the work of the Liberal Democrats in Government, pump prices are currently 16p per litre lower than under the previous Labour government's fuel duty plans, and will be 17ppl lower by the end of 2015-16 - saving the typical motorist £9 each time they fill their tank, compared to the previous government's fuel duty plans.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2015

    NHS chiefs are facing new pressure for accident and emergency and maternity services to be based in Hinckley.

    Hinckley's County Councillor, Michael Mullaney, has written to Health ministers and launched a petition in support of the plan.

    Councillor Mullaney has told Ministers that, "We have a growing population around Hinckley that needs such services. People in Hinckley, Burbage, Barwell, Earl Shilton and the nearby villages deserve to have both accident and emergency and maternity services provided more locally." He says that these facilities could be based at an expanded Ashby Road Community Hospital.