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  • Support Michael Mullaney and the local Lib Dem team this time
    Article: May 12, 2015

    Despite a challenging night for the party nationally the Lib Dems emerged as the clear 2nd party to the Conservatives in Hinckley and Bosworth.

    In the parliamentary seat Lib Dem Michael Mullaney got nearly 12,000 votes coming 2nd to Tory David Tredinnick. Labour finished third, just 16 votes ahead of the 4th placed UKIP candidate.

  • Support Michael Mullaney and the local Lib Dem team this time
    Article: May 6, 2015

    The campaign to be Hinckley and Bosworth's MP looks too close to call between Michael Mullaney and David Tredinnick.

    Speaking at the close of the campaign Michael Mullaney said "Thanks for the really positive response to my campaigns to get A and E Services into Hinckley and my campaign to give local people more control over planning decisions.

    All the indications are that the election tomorrow will be too close to call between David Tredinnick and myself.

    As the Leicester Mercury put it "David Tredinnick may be pushed close by the Liberal Democrats in Bosworth".

    For 28 years we have had the same representation at Westminster. A review of David Tredinnick's career is set out here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Tredinnick_%28politician%29 If you believe we have the best possible representation then vote David Tredinnick Conservative on May 7th.

    If you believe however that we can do better then vote for change. At the last election I came a close 2nd to Mr Tredinnick. So we can have a change here this time.

    We need a change so that we can have a representative who lives locally, who will campaign on the serious issues locally, and a representative who cares for people and what happens to them

    Tomorrow that change can happen, with your support. It's going to be close between David Tredinnick and myself and every vote will count. Please also support my excellent team of colleagues whoa re standing for the local Council.

    If you can help my campaign in the last 36 hours please get in touch on 07576 289910 .
    All the best
    Michael Mullaney

  • Michael Mullaney and Mathew Hulbert supporting local libraries
    Article: May 4, 2015

    COUNCILLORS are backing a national campaign calling on those in authority to give libraries a long-term future and are calling on Leicestershire County Council to withdraw the threatened closure of several libraries in Hinckley and Bosworth.

    Councillor Michael Mullaney, the Lib Dems Parliamentary Candidate for Bosworth, and Councillor Mathew Hulbert (Lib Dem, Barwell), the Borough's Children and Young People's Champion, are supporting the Speak Up For Libraries Manifesto.

  • Article: Apr 27, 2015

    Liberal Democrats will give people give 1,310 carers in Hinckley and Bosworth a £250 'Carer's Bonus' for looking after loved ones who are older, disabled or seriously ill.

    The annual payment would be a boost to an army of unsung heroes who work tirelessly to care for their friends and relatives.

    This policy is part of a £150m package to help make the lives of Britain's 6.5 million carers that bit easier. It forms part of our Disability Manifesto published today.

  • Article: Apr 20, 2015

    COUNCILLORS are welcoming the Lib Dems manifesto commitment to enshrine the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into UK law.

    It's just one of a host of measures aimed at children and young people in the document which the party is putting before the electorate at the General Election on May 7th.

    Councillor Mathew Hulbert (Lib Dem, Barwell), the Borough Council's Children and Young People's Champion, says "The Lib Dems are the only major political party to make such a pledge, which makes me very proud.

  • 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.