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  • Barwell campaigners Cllrs Mathew Hulbert, Charlotte Green and David Gould campaiging to keep Library provision in Barwell
    Article: Jun 30, 2014

    A petition has been set up calling on Leicestershire County Council to withdraw the threatened changes to Barwell Library.

    Liberal Democrats in the village have set it up so local people can express their dissatisfaction at the proposed changes which would mean no longer having professional librarians running it and it would cease to be funded by the County Council.

  • Michael Mullaney
    Article: Jun 30, 2014

    Pensioners would be guaranteed to earn at least an extra £790 per year by the end of the next parliament under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans, Pensions Minister Steve Webb announced today.

    Cllr Michael Mullaney Lib Dem parliamentary spokesman for Hinckley and Bosworth has welcomed these changes that mean the state pension will be worth at least £131-a-week by 2020, up from just £97.65 four years ago. Everyone remembers Gordon Browns 75p pensions insult. Ever since 2010 this can never happen again thanks to the Liberal Democrats.

  • Petition: Jun 20, 2014
  • Cllrs Keith Nichols, Jeff Bannister, Lynda Hodgkins and Michael Mullaney at the proposed road access to the Big Pit
    Article: Jun 17, 2014

    A public hearing held in Hinckley was told how vital it is to save a threatened environmental asset in the town.

    There have been plans to fill in and build on the Big Pit water feature behind Ashby Road in Hinckley.

    In the past a number of applications to both Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council and the County Council to fill in and build on the Big Pit have been turned down, following campaigns by local residents and councillors.

    The latest plans to fill in and build on the Big Pit were voted down by County Councillors in January.

    The applicant has appealed this decision and the appeal is being considered by a government Inspector, who held a Public Hearing in Hinckley to hear local people's views.

    Among the speakers for saving the Big Pit at the Hearing were numerous local residents and Hinckley Liberal Democrat Councillors.

    Michael Mullaney Lib Dem County Councillor for Hinckley said "As one of the two County Councillors for Hinckley I have been contacted by many residents on this issue.

    "The proposal to fill in the Big Pit and build houses there is opposed by residents for many reasons.

    "Firstly the Big Pit site is considered an important environmental asset in that part of Hinckley. There are ducks and other wildlife on the site and only on the morning of the Hearing did David Bill and I see wildlife around the site.

    "Another concern residents have raised is the sheer number of lorry movements along Ashby Road, that would be needed to fill in an area the size of the Big Pit and the associated noise and dust that would be created by these.

    "The plans to fill in the Big Pit and build houses in this area have been opposed by the Borough Council, the County Council, 250 residents who signed a petition and many more who wrote in to call for the Big Pit to be saved.

    "I hope that this Appeal will reach the same decision and save the Big Pit."

  • 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.