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  • Petition: Nov 2, 2014

    I/we call upon Conservative run Leicestershire County Council to rethink plans that could see many local libraries close including many in Hinckley and Bosworth. Local Libraries are an incredibly important local service that need to be kept.

  • Petition: Nov 2, 2014

    I/We call on the Royal Bank of Scotland to drop it's plans to close the Nat West Bank in Earl Shilton. This is a vital local service for people in Earl Shilton town and nearby villages which needs to be kept.

  • Article: Oct 24, 2014

    Hinckley Councillor Michael Mullaney has met with representatives of Cancer Research UK to find out more about their bid to help more people survive the disease.

    Michael Mullaney said "Earlier this year I was happy to support Hinckley and Bosworth Council signing the Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Control, through which the council has agreed to undertake a range of measures, with its partners, to reduce the harm caused by smoking across the borough. Smoking still being one of the biggest causes of cancer.

    "The meeting with Cancer Research UK was extremely useful. Figures provided to me by Cancer Research UK at the meeting found that 3,580 people are affected by cancer in Bosworth each year with 1,709 people in the area tragically dying from the disease.

    "There have been major advances in the fight against cancer over the last 40 years. Two in four people diagnosed with cancer today in the UK will survive the disease for at least ten years, compared to just one in four in the early 1970s.

    "Cancer Research's pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer is helping to save millions of lives. It's vital that we continue to support their work and do everything we can to help beat cancer sooner.

    "I am supporting Cancer Research UK's four point plan to help tackle cancer.

    "Which is that the government should;

    • Continue to support the UK's world leading cancer research infrastructure

    • Set an aspiration for a tobacco-free society

    • Renew efforts to promote earlier diagnosis of cancer

    • Ensure all cancer patients can access the best, evidence based surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments.

    For more information on how to get involved in Cancer Research UK's campaigning work, visit cruk.org/campaigns

  • Michael Mullaney speaking at the conference calling for more local control over planning decisions
    Article: Oct 22, 2014

    Local Liberal Democrat Councillor and Parliamentary candidate Michael Mullaney has welcomed news that Income Tax cuts that will benefit 47,000 workers in Hinckley and Bosworth.

    Michael Mullaney used a debate at the Liberal Democrat Party conference to highlight the 10,000s of local workers who from next year will have had an £800 Income Tax cut. This is due to raising the Income Tax threshold so that no one pays Income Tax on earnings up to £10,500

    Michael's speech can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RfI1vK4eHg&index=18&list=PLf3UymFHxHUm47zFH4Nak_h2HsqMK_B6U

    Cllr Mullaney said "I welcome this, but want to go even further. Our plans are to raise the Income Tax threshold to £12,500 which would save the average worker £1,200 a year.

    "At this time when many people are struggling, raising the Income Tax threshold, taking many low paid workers out of Income Tax altogether and giving other workers a big Income Tax cut is the fair way to cut tax and to make work pay"

  • Article: Oct 21, 2014

    Local Councillor and Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Bosworth Michael Mullaney is urging MPs to support the full power of recall for MPs.

    Today (Tuesday 21 October) Parliament will vote on a new law to "Recall" those "bad apple" MPs from parliament who have done wrong and force them to face a public vote in a by-election.

  • Local author Stewart Bint backs the save Local Libraries Campaign
    Article: Oct 20, 2014

    Local Councillor and Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Bosworth Michael Mullaney was approached by local author Stewart Bint who offered his support to Michael Mullaney's fight to save threatened local libraries.

    Michael Mullaney met Mr Bint, from Desford, at the Desford Library to discuss the campaign.

    Michael Mullaney said "It's great to see local authors backing the campaign to save our local Libraries. Here in Hinckley and Bosworth we have eight local Libraries under threat. Desford, Barwell, Burbage, Newbold Verdon, Markfield, Ratby, Groby and Market Bosworth could be closed by Conservative run Leicestershire County Council.

    "The County Council are saying that if volunteers can't be found to run these Libraries they will close.

    "It would be a tragedy to lose these important community facilities, especially as many of these villages have lost other services and amenities over the years.

    "These threats to Libraries are unlikely to even save much money. The County Council wants to save £800,000 through closing these Libraries. But one of them, Newbold Verdon, was built recently with over £700,000 from the Big Lottery Fund which the County may have to pay back if they close it. This would wipe out almost all the savings and so it would be all pain with virtually no gain.

    "I hope Conservative run Leicestershire County Council have a rethink and keep the Libraries open."

    Local Author Stewart Bint said "How can our County Council live with themselves by wanting to deny people's access to books? It's akin to the book-burning regimes which litter history.

  • Cllr Mathew Hulbert speaking at the conference
    Article: Oct 17, 2014

    A HINCKLEY and Bosworth Borough Councillor has successfully changed his Party's policy in his debut speech at their national Autumn Conference.

    Councillor Mathew Hulbert, who represents Barwell, moved an amendment to a motion on Reducing Poverty and Discrimination at the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference held in Glasgow.

  • Michael Mullaney speaking on Welfare Reform at the conference
    Article: Oct 17, 2014

    Councillor Michael Mullaney secures policy change at Party Conference

    Hinckley Liberal Democrat Councillor and parliamentary candidate for Bosworth Michael Mullaney secured a change in national party policy to help people get back to work.

    You can view Michael's speech at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsbFA5sPBNs&list=PLf3UymFHxHUmzoFQ4iz0s5IIsW5TD56_E&index=3

  • Article: Oct 14, 2014

    The basic state pensions will rise by at least £2.85 a week thanks to the Liberal Democrats triple lock. It means 115,437 pensioners in Leicestershire will benefit from an increase in their pension.

    This rise will bring the level of the state pension to at least £115.95 and will benefit millions of pensioners across the UK. This is £18.30 more, each week, than in 2010 when the Liberal Democrats entered coalition. This means pensioners on the full basic state pension are £950 a year better off than they were under Labour.

  • Article: Oct 13, 2014

    Bosworth's MP David Tredinnick has been challenged to set out his position on MPs pay rises.

    It follows an interview on Channel 4 News in which he refused to answer whether he would accept a 10% pay rise.

    His Liberal Democrat rival, Hinckley Councillor Michael Mullaney said "If I'm elected Bosworth's MP in May I will refuse to take the entirely unacceptable MPs pay rise. I challenge Mr Tredinnick to state what his position on the pay rise is.