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  • Petition: May 6, 2014
  • Why are you IN?
    Article: Apr 24, 2014

    Today, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched the Liberal Democrats' 2014 European election campaign. The launch took place in Colchester at a rally with activists and supporters, followed by a public town hall-style Q&A session hosted by Heart FM.

    Speaking at the launch event, Nick Clegg said:

  • Bill Newton Dunn MEP, Michael Mullaney and the Lib Dems are working to protect and create jobs across HInckley & Bosworth and the rest of Britain.
    Article: Apr 9, 2014

    Since 2010 Lib Dem policies have helped create over a million private sector jobs and a record rise in apprenticeships.

    • The Lib Dems have delivered more than 2500 apprenticeships here in Bosworth since 2010.
    • The Lib Dems are leading the fight to stay in the EU - over 3 million UK jobs depend on it.
    • Locally, Lib Dem Councillors have worked hard to bring over 5000 jobs to the area - many of these were opposed by the Conservatives!
  • Article: Mar 20, 2014

    The Budget has been welcomed by local Liberal Democrats in Hinckley and Bosworth with 38,4000 local people set to benefit from the Income Tax changes that will deliver an £800 tax cut for people on low and middle incomes.

    Lib Dem parliamentary spokesman for Bosworth Cllr Michael Mullaney said "Cutting income tax by £700 - by raising the tax-free allowance to £10,000 - was the top priority on the front page of the Liberal Democrat manifesto. That comes into effect next month and the Budget yesterday has confirmed that the Liberal Democrats have now been able to go even further. The tax-free threshold will rise to £10,500 next year, giving a tax cut of £800 for 25m working people since 2010.

  • Article: Mar 19, 2014

    New incentives for employers to take on apprenticeships are good news for Hinckley and Bosworth, according to the Liberal Democrats.

    The Party has made seeing a huge increase in apprenticeships a major priority and local representatives are welcoming the news that more are on their way.

    Cllr Michael Mullaney, the Party's Parliamentary Spokesperson, says "The Budget announcement of 100,000 new apprenticeships being created over the next two years is fantastic news and will mean even more opportunities for young people and others here in our area."

  • Article: Mar 18, 2014
    A major childcare package is set to help 2,970 parents in Hinckley and Bosworth, Liberal Democrat parliamentary spokesman Cllr Michael Mullaney said today.
    Working families will be given up to £2,000 to ease the cost of childcare as part of a scheme to be rolled out in Autumn 2015.
    The Government has said it will provide 20 per cent support on childcare costs up to £10,000 per year for each child.
  • Michael Mullaney speaks in favour of more protection for rural pubs
    Article: Mar 12, 2014

    A local Councillor spoke in favour of measures to protect local pubs at a national conference.

    Speaking at the Liberal Democrats Conference in York, Cllr Michael Mullaney backed a motion to help safeguard the future of pubs.
    Michael Mullaney, the Lib Dems parliamentary spokesman for Bosworth said "For many local villages the pub is the last service they have. It's therefore vital we do all we can to protect them.
  • Cllr Michael Mullaney at Hinckley Railway Station
    Article: Mar 5, 2014

    A proposal to increase the number of trains stopping at Hinckley received unanimous backing at the recent Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council meeting.

    Hinckley Councillor Michael Mullaney proposed a motion calling on Cross Country trains to restore the twice hourly rail services from Hinckley station.

  • Michael Mullaney tells the conference about good news on jobs locally
    Article: Feb 27, 2014

    The money given to schools to help children from poorer backgrounds is set to rise again in Hinckley and Bosworth, local Councillor Michael Mullaney said today.

    The Pupil Premium - aimed at providing extra money to support youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds - is expected to increase in Hinckley and Bosworth to £2,582,000 in September 2014.

  • Cllr Michael Mullaney at Hinckley Railway Station
    Article: Feb 17, 2014
    A Hinckley Councillor is calling for the restoration of the twice-hourly rail service connecting Hinckley to Birmingham and Hinckley to Leicester.
    Hinckley Councillor and Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesman for Bosworth Michael Mullaney is putting a motion forward calling for the improved rail service to the Borough Council meeting being held on the 20th of February.