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  • 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.

  • Article: Mar 5, 2015

    Cllr Michael Mullaney has today agreed to become an 'Arthritis Champion', supporting Arthritis Research UK in their efforts to find a cure for arthritis while calling for policy change to prevent its onset and transform the lives of people that have musculoskeletal conditions.

    Musculoskeletal conditions include osteoarthritis, back pain and osteoporosis. People with these conditions often experience a great deal of pain and a loss of mobility. Over 10 million people in the UK have a musculoskeletal condition.

  • Article: Mar 1, 2015

    Local Lib Dems have welcomed the news that scrap metal thefts have fallen by a third in the past year - combatting unscrupulous thieves targeting churches, desecrating war memorials and causing disruption by stealing electric cables and metal from railway lines.

    Latest figures show there were 40,680 metal thefts in England and Wales in 2013/14 - down from 59,788 in the previous 12 months.

  • Article: Mar 1, 2015

    Hinckley and Bosworth Councillor Michael Mullaney has today welcomed the news that the independent body which advises the Government on the National Minimum Wage is to recommend that it be increased by 3%.

    The above-inflation rise would take the adult rate from £6.50 to 6.70 an hour, the biggest rise since 2008.

  • Cllrs Michael Mullaney, Charlotte Green and Michael Gould campaign for re-opening of Elmesthorpe station
    Article: Mar 1, 2015

    Campaigners have persuaded Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council to back a campaign to re-open a local railway station.

    Local Lib Dem councillors have been campaigning for the re-opening of Elmesthorpe railway station as an additional public transport option for commuters in areas such as Earl Shilton and Barwell.