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  • 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.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2015

    Michael Mullaney's speech to the national Lib Dem conference this weekend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQl6N-N_DXY

  • Mathew Hulbert interviewed on Barwell Library
    Article: Mar 16, 2015

    A COUNCILLOR has taken to the region's airwaves to call for the future of a village library to be secured.

    Mathew Hulbert, who represents Barwell for the Lib Dems on Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, appeared on this week's edition of The Sunday Politics in the East Midlands on BBC One.

    A decision is due to be taken soon, by Conservative-controlled Leicestershire County Council, about the future of many local libraries.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2015
    Michael Mullaney the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Bosworth and Executive Member for Council Housing on Lib Dem run Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council took to the stage of the Party's national conference at the weekend to set out the achievements in Hinckley and Bosworth.
    Michael Mullaney said "I'm delighted that Hinckley and Bosworth were one of the first Council's to pay all our directly employed workers at least the Living Wage. In addition to this we have also managed to freeze Council Tax for five years in a row, meaning we have the lowest Council Tax in Leicestershire and one of the top ten lowest in Britain. And done this without any cuts to frontline services or compulsory redundancies.
  • Mathew Hulbert discusses the Bank campaign with Vince Cable
    Article: Mar 16, 2015


    A COUNCILLOR is calling for RBS to re-open the NatWest Bank branch in Earl Shilton, after raising the issue of the company closing the last branch in town with a senior member of the Coalition Government.

    Councillor Mathew Hulbert (Lib Dem, Barwell) held talks with Dr Vince Cable MP, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, at the Liberal Democrats' Spring Conference held at the Liverpool ACC.

  • Cllrs Bill Crooks and Michael Mullaney submit the petition against plans to build 450 houses in Barlestone and Osbaston
    Article: Mar 11, 2015

    Proposals to put 450 houses between Barlestone and Osbaston have been turned down following huge opposition by residents and Councillors. Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council Planning Committee recently kicked out the plans to build the new development.

    Concerns had been raised that local infrastructure in the villages could not cope with that size of development.

  • Article: Mar 11, 2015
    The Labour Party appear to have given up any hope of winning Bosworth after local Labour supporters were emailed by Party bosses in London urging them to go and help in Loughborough.
    An email sent out by Labour's London campaign HQ told Labour supporters in Hinckley and Bosworth that "Loughborough is a battleground seat - crucial to securing a Labour majority - so we're asking volunteers from the surrounding area to help us win our constituency."
    This follows on from the official Labour win website which last year said that Bosworth was "not one of Labour's target seats at the next election."
    Lib Dem Cllr Michael Mullaney, who came a close second to Bosworth's disgraced Tory MP David Tredinnick at the last election said, "Everybody knows there is only one way to get rid of Bosworth's out-of-touch Tory MP and that is to support the Lib Dems this time.
    "Labour has come third, or even fourth, at every election in this area for the past 10 years. Labour nationally have recognised that they are out of the race and have told their supporters they would be better helping elsewhere."
    Since the last General Election, Labour have gone backwards in Hinckley and Bosworth. In the 2011 local elections they were reduced to a single Councillor in the whole constituency and in the 2013 local elections they didn't win a single councillor at all.
    Cllr Michael Mullaney has a strong record of action in the constituency having led the fight to Save Hinckley's ambulance station in 2013 and campaigned hard against Tory cuts to local libraries and museums.
    ENDS
    Notes to editors
    The result of the last Election Election in Bosworth constituency was Tredinnick, Con 23,132 Cllr Michael Mullaney (Lib Dem) 18,100 Lab 8,674 UKIP 1,098 Others 3,270
    Following the most recent local elections, the Lib Dems have 4 county cllrs in Bosworth constituency, the Tories 3.5, Labour none and others 1.
  • Petition: Mar 10, 2015

    I/We believe that the Hinckley area, including Barwell, Burbage, Earl Shilton and surrounding villages has such a large population that it needs improved NHS services including A and E and Maternity services in Hinckley.

  • Article: Mar 10, 2015

    Hinckley and Bosworth Lib Dem Councillor Michael Mullaney has praised the pub and brewing sector as a 'major driver' of our economy. Figures show that local pubs and breweries 'top up' our economy by over £26 million per year.

    Research by Oxford Economics found that in Hinckley and Bosworth there are 93 pubs and 1 brewery, providing employment to 1,411 local people both directly and indirectly.

  • Article: Mar 10, 2015

    In this National Apprenticeships Week, two local Councillors are urging local businesses to keep backing apprenticeships and help boost the campaign to allow people to earn and learn at the same time.

    Councillor Michael Mullaney, Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesman for Bosworth, and Councillor Mathew Hulbert, the Borough Council's Children and Young People's Champion, hope the week's focus on the wide range of apprenticeships on offer and the positive impact that they have on businesses and individuals will encourage more companies to take up the offer.