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  • Article: Jun 27, 2022

    The Conservative government's failure to deliver for Leicestershire and its taking people in Leicestershire for granted has left the County Council in a dire financial situation.

    On Friday at a meeting of Leicestershire County Council's cabinet the leader of the County Council describes it's financial situation as "frightening"

  • Article: Jun 6, 2022

    The Liberal Democrat Parliamentary spokesman for Hinckley and Bosworth Councillor Michael Mullaney has called for a new Prime Minister.

    The Hinckley and Bosworth Liberal Democrats have called on Bosworth's Conservative MP and all Conservative MPs to remove Boris Johnson as Prime Minister this week.

    A vote of no-confidence in Boris Johnson is being held by Conservative MPs this evening after enough Conservative MPs submitted their letters to the 1922 Committee.

  • Article: Jun 2, 2022

    The government has slashed funding for free school meals for 4-7 year olds in Leicestershire by £558,827 in real terms, shocking new figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats have revealed.

    The party said it is another example of the Conservatives "short-changing our children."

    Universal Infant Free School Meals were introduced by the Liberal Democrats, to provide free school meals to all pupils in reception, Year 1 and Year 2. However since the policy was introduced seven years ago, the Conservatives have increased funding per pupil by just 4 pence, from £2.30 to £2.34, or an increase of 1.7%.

  • Liberal Democrats VAT Cut Vote (Liberal Democrats)
    Article: May 25, 2022

    Hinckley and Bosworth's Liberal Democrats have slammed Bosworth's Conservative MP for voting against an emergency tax cut in the House of Commons last week.

    It comes as over 300 Conservative MPs voted against the measures put forward by the Liberal Democrats to cut VAT from 20 per cent to 17.5 per cent.

  • Article: May 25, 2022

    Hinckley and Bosworth Lib Dems have today called on Boris Johnson to resign as the damning Sue Gray report is published and the Partygate scandal comes to a head.

    The local Liberal Democrats have accused the Conservatives of "failing the country" and added that while thousands in Hinckley and Bosworth made sacrifices, Boris Johnson's Number 10 partied.

  • Article: Apr 12, 2022

    Hinckley and Bosworth Liberal Democrats have called on Bosworth's Conservative MP Luke Evans to sack Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak following the revelation that both are to be fined over lockdown-breaking parties at Number 10.

    The Liberal Democrats are also calling for Parliament to be recalled immediately so MPs can hold a vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson as Prime Minister, following the revelation that both he and Rishi Sunak are to be fined over lockdown-breaking parties at Number 10.

  • Article: Apr 6, 2022

    Nearly a third of local patients waited longer than 4 hours in A&E before being seen in February, new analysis of NHS England figures by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

    Even more shockingly 628 patients waited over 12 hours, or 8.8% of the total.

    The figures also show that people in the East Midlands. area waited an average of 48 minutes for serious incidents in February. Scandalously, one in 10 people waited over an hour and 40 minutes for an ambulance to arrive.

  • Article: Apr 6, 2022

    The Conservative Government have failed to deliver funding for improved local bus services in Leicestershire

    Last year, the Prime Minister announced that £3bn would be spent on "new funding to level up buses across England towards London standards", with local authorities encouraged to bid for the money.

  • Article: Apr 6, 2022
    • Typical family in Hinckley and Bosworth set to pay an extra £157 in National insurance contributions (NICs) this year as cost of living crunch hits.

    • Local businesses are also set to feel the squeeze with £10,701,744 tax hit.

    • Lib Dems demand emergency VAT tax cut to put money back in the pockets of struggling families.

  • Article: Mar 23, 2022

    The Liberal Democrats have slammed the Spring Statement as a "massive missed opportunity" to help families in Hinckley and Bosworth

    The party has called for the standard rate of VAT to be reduced from 20% to 17.5% for one year. It comes after the Chancellor's lacklustre Spring Statement failed to adequately protect local families from soaring bills and the Conservatives' worsening cost of living crisis.