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  • Article: Mar 20, 2018

    Hinckley Councillor Michael Mullaney took part in a debate at the national Liberal Democrat conference about the desperate need for Leicestershire to get fair funding from the government. Leicestershire receives the lowest funding of any county in the country which means local services are being hit and residents face huge Council tax rises. It's time for this to change and for the Tory government to deliver fair funding for Leicestershire Michael's speech starts about 9 mins in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gbO-32S3QE.

  • HInckley Lib Dem County Councillor Michael Mullaney backs the campaign for fair funding for local schools
    Article: Mar 19, 2018

    A Leicestershire County Councillor has taken up the cause of fair funding for Leicestershire schools at a national conference.

    Hinckley County Councillor Michael Mullaney spoke at the Liberal Democrat national conference about how Leicestershire has some of the lowest funded schools in the country.

    Speaking at the conference Michael said "Children and young people in Leicestershire are unfairly missing out because our local schools are some of the worst funded by the government in the country.

  • Angela Williams is backing Emma Harrison to be the new Lib Dem councillor for Earl Shilton
    Article: Mar 12, 2018

    Local Lib Dems are delighted that Emma Harrison, a long-standing resident of Earl Shilton and local mother, has agreed to stand in the Earl Shilton by-election taking place on March 29th.

    Emma's priorities include:

    Pressing for action to tackle parking problems and speeding traffic in the town

    Fighting for action to deal with the increasing problem of fly-tipping locally

  • Cllr Michael Mullaney and Mathew Hulbert with Baroness Lorely Burt who backs the campaign for the electrifcation of the Midland Mainline
    Article: Mar 12, 2018

    A former government minister has backed a call, by Lib Dem campaigners in Hinckley and Bosworth, for the government to stick by its previous pledge to ensure the electrification of the Midland Mainline. Baroness Lorely Burt, who was a Whip in the Coalition Government, is supporting the call for the modernisation of the line, which runs through Leicester and the rest of the East Midlands.

    Recently the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Gray ling MP, cancelled the improvement. Lib Dem Shadow Cabinet Member Baroness Burt, who was the Member of Parliament for Solihull from 2005 to 2015, showed her support for the cause at the East Midlands Liberal Democrats Spring Conference.

    Councillor Michael Mullaney, the Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesperson for Bosworth, says "I'm delighted that Lib Dem Shadow Cabinet member Baroness Lorely Burt is backing the campaign to electrify the East Midlands Mainline.

    "When in government the Lib Dems made the electrification of the line a priority. It's tragic that the current Conservative only administration has decided to cancel electrification in Leicestershire. Our region has one of the lowest levels of infrastructure spending in the country. Electrification of the Midland Mainline will mean cleaner, faster trains for passengers and will be a boost for businesses in the region.

    It's time Tory MPs and the Tory government did something for our region. It's time they reinstate electrification of the Midland Mainline."

    Mathew Hulbert, Vice Chair of Bosworth Liberal Democrats and former Councillor for Barwell, says "Under this Tory government the East Midlands always seems to be at the back of the queue when it comes to investment in new infrastructure. We also have among the lowest social mobility in the country, with more people born poor here likely to die poor than in many other parts of the country. I think these two factors are very likely to be connected, as investment in infrastructure projects, such as the electrification of the Midland Mainline, helps create jobs, helps local businesses, and helps the wider local economy and people at all levels in it.

    "Failing Chris Grayling must now reverse his appalling decision and commit, as soon as possible, to the electrification of the Midland Mainline."

  • Hinckley Lib Dem County Councillor Michael Mullaney
    Article: Mar 1, 2018

    Leicestershire County Councillor Michael Mullaney got a party conference to back his campaign for fairer funding for local government.

    At present Leicestershire is the worst funded County Council in England. County Councillor Michael Mullaney took this up at the East Midlands Liberal Democrat Conference and got the party conference to back his call for fairer funding.

  • Article: Feb 22, 2018

    Liberal Democrats have condemned the budget passed by Leicestershire County Councils Conservative bosses yesterday.

    Under the Conservative budget plans people will see a rise of 5.99% in Council Tax, the highest council tax rise for 15

    At the same time a raft of cuts were passed including proposals to close 24 children's centres in the county,
    transport for children with special educational needs will be cut and rural bus services are under threat following

  • Petition: Feb 14, 2018

    Conservative Council bosses have unveiled their latest budget plans for our area. Buried within them
    include proposals to increase car park charges for the town's council-run car parks.

    We the undersigned call on the Conservative Councils to scrap plans to increase car park
    charges and keep their promises to axe plans to bring in on-street parking charges.

  • Article: Feb 14, 2018

    Conservative Councillors on Leicestershire County Council are proposing to close 24 Children's Centres across the County.
    This petition calls on them to change their minds and keep the Centres open.

    Sure Start Centres are places where families with children 0-5 years old can access information, support and services. Activities include Baby Clinics, Stay and Play, Childminder Groups, Parenting Skills, and many more.

  • Michael Mullaney and local residents are fighting to save Hinckley's Big Pit from development
    Article: Jan 19, 2018

    Campaigners have welcomed the latest proposals to build on a Hinckley nature feature being turned down again.

    Hinckley and Bosworth's planning Committee voted to reject the latest plans to build 60 houses at the Big Pit water feature, near Asda in Hinckley.

    Michael Mullaney the local Liberal Democrat County Councillor for the area attended the meeting he said "I'm delighted common sense has again prevailed and the planning committee has again rejected plans to build on the Big Pit. This site is totally unsuitable for development. There are huge concerns about flooding risks if the site is built on, there are also concerns that the plans as proposed will cause problems with parking.

  • Article: Jan 19, 2018

    1804 patients in Leicestershire have faced waits of half-an-hour of more in ambulances outside A&E so far this winter, Liberal Democrat analysis has revealed. Of these, 564 faced waits of over an hour. The figures were obtained for the University of Leicester Hospital Trust.

    In the week to 31st December, 360 patients faced waits of over half an hour and 178 spent at least an hour waiting in ambulances outside A&E.