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  • Article: Feb 11, 2014
    A councillor is calling for action to tackle speeding on a Barwell road.
    Cllr Mathew Hulbert (Lib Dem, Barwell) has raised the issue of speeding on Stapleton Lane in the village after being contacted by residents last year and this year.
    Councillor Hulbert has raised the matter with both Leicestershire County Council Highways Department and Leicestershire Police.
  • Article: Jan 24, 2014

    Hinckley Councillors Michael Mullaney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVT9TJCiKAM&feature=youtu.be and David Bill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjJJPIlZJPg at the County Planning meeting putting the case for saving the Big Pit nature feature in Hinckley from development

  • Article: Jan 24, 2014

    The relaunch of a group designed to help Hinckley job seekers back into work has got a warm welcome from councillors in the town.

    Hinckley Liberal Democrat councillors, David Bill, Stuart Bray, Michael Mullaney and the Mayor Lynda Hodgkins attended the official relaunch of the Hinckley Workclub, at Hinckley Library recently

  • Article: Jan 16, 2014

    Local residents and Councillors are celebrating after plans to destroy a nature feature in Hinckley have been turned down.

    A proposal to fill in the "Big Pit" behind Ashby Road in Hinckley and build houses on the site was turned down at the County Council Planning Committee this afternoon.
    Hundreds of local residents signed petitions and wrote in to object to the proposals to destroy the Big Pit. Campaigner,s including local Lib Dem Borough Councillors Jeff Bannister, Lynda Hodgkins and Keith Nichols objected to the plans. Whilst Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council also opposed the plans to fill in the Big Pit.
  • Cllrs Keith Nichols, Jeff Bannister, Lynda Hodgkins and Michael Mullaney at the proposed road access to the Big Pit
    Article: Jan 14, 2014
    Well over 250 residents living near the site of the "Big Pit" wildlife haven in Hinckley have signed a petition opposing plans to fill in the site.
    The petition was organised by Hinckley Lib Dem County Councillor Michael Mullaney and local Lib Dem Borough Councillors Jeff Bannister, Lynda Hodgkins and Keith Nichols.
  • Article: Dec 10, 2013

    A motion proposed by Lib Dem parliamentary spokesman for Hinckley and Bosworth Cllr Michael Mullaney and seconded by Barwell Lib Dem Cllr Mathew Hulbert has got Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council to back the Charter to Stop the Payday Loan Rip-off. The Charter calls for tougher regulation of payday lenders and is supported by some of Britain's biggest debt, consumer and anti-poverty organisations - including Which?, Citizens Advice, StepChange Debt Charity, Church Action on Poverty, and the Centre for Responsible Credit.

  • Article: Dec 1, 2013

    Hinckley County Councillor Michael Mullaney on BBC Politics Show putting the case against Police Commissioners http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IpcpGvJ3k8

  • Article: Nov 14, 2013
    Councillors in Hinckley have welcomed the decision by Hinckley and Bosworth's Planning Committee to turn down plans to build on "The Paddock" greenspace.
    An application for ten houses on the site of "The Paddock" off Coventry Road, Hinckley were voted down by the Planning Committee on Tuesday night. The decision to turn down the plans was proposed by Cllr Keith Lynch (Lib Dem Hinckley Clarendon) and seconded by Cllr Diane Taylor (Lib Dem Hinckley Clarendon)
  • Article: Nov 8, 2013
    Hinckley Lib Dem Councillors David Bill and Michael Mullaney are calling for the green space called "The Paddock" off Coventry Road in Hinckley to be saved.
    The Paddock is subject to a planning application, which if passed would see it built on.
    Cllrs David Bill and Michael Mullaney have written a joint statement to the Council's Planning Department urging rejection of plans to build on The Paddock.
  • Article: Nov 1, 2013

    The number of people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance in Hinckley and Bosworth has dropped, according to latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

    The figures released by the ONS show that the number of people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance has fallen by 214,500 since this time last year including 265 in Hinckley and Bosworth

    Across the UK the number of unemployed people in the UK has dropped by 18,000 between June and August.

    Commenting, Lib Dem Parliamentary spokesman for Hinckley and Bosworth Cllr Michael Mullaney said:

    "The fall in the number of people in Bosworth claiming Jobseekers' Allowance is a welcome sign and shows that our economy is
    recovering and people are returning to work.

    "It is clearly a step forward but we must remain focussed on creating jobs and ensuring that all hardworking people benefit from the
    recovery.