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  • Article: Jul 4, 2017

    Hinckley and Bosworth Liberal Democrats are backing a national campaign calling for investment in out-of-school youth services.

    UK Youth-an organisation which works with young people and youth organisations-has launched its own manifesto.

    The number one ask in that manifesto is a call for youth services to be made a priority public service.

  • Michael Mullaney and local Lib Dem supporters
    Article: Jun 8, 2017

    As the election in Hinckley and Bosworth draws to close there's a real chance for a real change in Hinckley and Bosworth today

    Lib Dem candidate Michael Mullaney whose challenging strongly to be our areas next MP said "At the end of a hard fought election I jut wanted to say thank you for the warm response I have received. I really do appreciate it.

  • Article: Jun 2, 2017

    Elderly local residents are "outraged and dismayed" by the Conservatives' plans for a 'dementia tax', according to Lib Dem parliamentary candidate Michael Mullaney. He has vowed to fight the plans, which would see the Conservatives take people's homes to pay for their care.

    Research by the Lib Dems has revealed that 95% of homes in Hinckley and Bosworth could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May's so-called 'dementia tax'.

    Michael said: "The Conservatives' 'dementia tax' is a cruel and heartless policy, which will hit elderly and vulnerable residents across our area. Those who need the most care will be hit hardest. It is a disgrace.

    "It is no wonder that local residents are outraged and dismayed by the Conservatives' plans. Many have worked hard all their lives to leave something to their children, only to find now that it will be taken away.

    "The dementia tax shows the Conservatives are taking people for granted. May's refusal to set out any detail shows she has no plans to ditch this policy. The public deserves to know now, not after the election.

    "Local people need a new MP who will serve them and campaign against the "dementia tax", not another 5 years of the same ineffective Tory MP who will just serve party bosses.

    "I will fight the 'dementia tax', and push for a cap on the cost of care. The Lib Dems would put a penny on income tax to give social care in Leicestershire the cash boost it needs."

  • Article: Jun 2, 2017

    Leicestershire's Lib Dem opposition have urged the ruling Conservative administration to scrap the charges for using the county's domestic recycling centres.

    At the last County Council meeting, Lib Dem Deputy Leader Cllr Stuart Bray (Hinckley St Mary's Division) asked the Leader of the Council if he agreed with the new Conservative Deputy Leader of Derbyshire County Council who said on taking office:

  • Article: May 26, 2017

    If elected to Parliament at the General Election in June, Liberal Democrat candidate for Bosworth Cllr Michael Mullaney has pledged to work alongside leading charity, Arthritis Research UK to represent the thousands of people in Hinckley and Bosworth living every day with the pain of arthritis.

    Arthritis is the single biggest cause of disability and pain across the country with 10 million people living with arthritis. and other musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain. The pain, fatigue and lack of mobility caused by arthritis affects every aspect of a person's life, making everyday tasks such as making a cup of tea, travelling to work or getting out of bed extremely difficult.

  • Article: May 25, 2017

    Over 18,000 schoolchildren in Leicestershire will lose out on free lunches, under plans announced in the Conservative manifesto.

    Free school lunches for pupils from reception to Year 2 were introduced by the Liberal Democrats in government, but Theresa May now plans to scrap them. The changes would cost families an average extra £480 a year for every child.

    The Liberal Democrats have called on Conservative candidate David Tredinnick to make it clear whether or not he/she would vote for the plans.


    Liberal Democrat candidate for Hinckley and Bosworth Cllr Michael Mullaney commented:

    "This Conservative manifesto shows the nasty party is back.

    "Margaret Thatcher was known as the milk snatcher, it seems Theresa May will go down as the lunch snatcher.

    "She is cynically snatching meals away from thousands of children in our area.

    "Bosworth's Conservative MP David Tredinnick must now say whether he will vote to take away free lunches from the children of hard-pressed families.

    "The Liberal Democrats will offer a brighter future by extending free school meals to all primary schools.

    "We will stand up to Theresa May's cold, mean-spirited Britain, protecting those that need the most help and fighting for more funding for our schools and hospitals."


  • Article: May 25, 2017
  • A big turnout for Michael Mullaney's campaign launch in Hinckley and Bosworth
    Article: May 16, 2017

    There was a big turnout of Lib Dem supporters at their campaign launch held at Hinckley's New Plough Inn.

    Speaking at the meeting Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Bosworth Michael Mullaney said "This election is the chance for people to get a real change in our area. On June the 8th people in Hinckley and Bosworth can elect a new MP who lives locally, and campaigns on the real issues of protecting our local NHS and education services. In recent years I helped the campaign to save Hinckley's Ambulance Station when it was threatened with closure and campaigned to save Hinckley's second Fire engine when the Tory led Fire Authority threatened to remove it. As your MP I could achieve even more for our area.

  • Article: May 15, 2017

    Councillor Michael Mullaney Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Bosworth has pledged his support for pub-goers and beer drinkers in Leicestershire by backing CAMRA's Election Manifesto.

    CAMRA's 187,000 members are asking candidates to promote and celebrate Britain's 1,540 breweries and over 50,000 pubs by considering a range of measures to help make pub-going and beer drinking more affordable for UK consumers.

  • Article: May 14, 2017
    The Liberal Democrats have announced they will invest £34 million more in schools and colleges in Leicestershire over the next parliament.

    The funding for Leicestershire would reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets, protect per pupil funding in real terms and ensure no school loses out from changes to funding arrangements.

    £23million of the funding would be spent on protecting the Pupil Premium, introduced by the Liberal Democrats to help the most disadvantaged children.

    Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Bosworth, Councillor Michael Mullaney said

    "Children in Hinckley and Bosworth are being taught in overcrowded classes by overworked teachers - but Theresa May doesn't care.

    "Under the Conservatives, funding per pupil is set to see the biggest cuts in a generation, while billions of pounds are being spent on divisive plans to expand grammars and free schools.

    "This extra £34million of funding would ensure no school and no child loses out. Here in Leicestershire we have some of the lowest education funding in Britain. Yet despite electing numerous Tory MPs and councils it makes no difference. Electing a Lib Dem MP in Bosworth will cause the Tories the shock they need to wake them up and start delivering for Leicestershire after years of our schools being underfunded.

    "We will reverse crippling Conservative cuts to school budgets and invest to ensure every child has the opportunity to succeed.