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  • Councillor Michael Mullaney
    Article: Sep 21, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats have published figures showing that 22,270 State Pensioners here in Hinckley and Bosworth are set to be impacted by the government breaking its manifesto promise and suspending the triple lock on pensions.

    The state pension triple lock is a rule that means the state pension must rise each year in line with the highest of three possible figures, inflation, average earnings or 2.5%.

  • Michael Mullaney
    Article: Sep 20, 2021

    A Councillor in Hinckley and Bosworth raised the issue of thousands of local families being about to be hit by a big cut in their income at a national party conference this weekend.

    Hinckley Councillor Michael Mullaney spoke at the national Lib Dem Conference and raised the plight of thousands of local families who will be hit by a £20 a week cut in Universal Credit at the beginning of October.

    Speaking at the conference Michael Mullaney said "According to the Joseph Rowntree Trust nearly 7,000 families in Hinckley and Bosworth will be hit by a £20 a week cut in Universal Credit. When you add to that the fact that many of the same struggling families will be hit by National Insurance rises, and the furlough scheme ending it's a time of real hardship for many families both here in Hinckley and Bosworth and nationally.

    "I hope the government will reconsider and make the £20 a week Universal Credit uplift permanent. This change would be the single biggest cut in social security benefits since World War 2. If they don't drop these plans it will have a devastating impact on many struggling families here in Hinckley and Bosworth."

  • Article: Sep 17, 2021

    Bosworth Liberal Democrats have slammed Bosworth's Conservative MP's choice to break their promise to the electorate and vote for a 1.25% rise in National Insurance.

    The changes, which go against the Conservatives' manifesto promise not to raise taxes, will mean hard-pressed local families and small businesses will be left paying hundreds of pounds more in tax each year.

  • Michael Mullaney speaking against plans to abolish Hinckley and Bosworth at the national lib Dem conference
    Article: Sep 17, 2021
    Liberal Democrats in Leicestershire will be among thousands of party members from across the country attending their party's annual conference this weekend.
    The conference will be held online rather than at the traditional seaside venues though due to continuing covid-19 concerns.
    Amongst those attending the conference are Councillor Michael Mullaney, Leader of the opposition on Leicestershire County Council. Michael said "The Liberal Democrats are in a very positive mood following the gain of the parliamentary seat of Chesham and Amersham from the Conservatives on a huge swing and a series of council by-election gains, including a recent gain from the Conservatives in Rutland. As the Conservative government becomes increasingly unpopular Liberal Democrats are position to increase our support at their expense.
  • Article: Sep 7, 2021

    As many as 1 in 6 hard-pressed families across Bosworth Constituency face being left worse off when the government end the uplift to Universal Credit next month.

    New data from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation exposes the true nature of how badly some areas will be hit by the £20 Universal Credit cut, a cut which is opposed by Leicestershire Lib Dem County Councillor Michael Mullaney.

    In the report, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation estimate that the Universal Credit cut alone could force 500,000 people, almost half of them children, into poverty. Their breakdown shows that some 6,790 families in Bosworth will be harmed by the governments uplift cut, with 16%, 1 in 6, families with children in Bosworth being affected adversely.

  • Article: Jun 21, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats shock triumph in the Chesham and Amersham by-election would see some 154 seats across the country flip to the party after they sent shockwaves through the Tory blue wall.

    The Liberal Democrats gained a 25% swing in Chesham and Amersham electing their 12th MP Sarah Green.

    Bosworth would be one of 154 constituencies that would turn Liberal Democrat at an election on that size of swing.

  • Michael Mullaney
    Article: May 14, 2021

    The main opposition party on Leicestershire County Council, the Liberal Democrats have elected a new leader and team to oppose the Conservative administration ay County Hall.

    Michael Mullaney Lib Dem County Councillor for Hinckley De Montfort was elected to the post by the Leicestershire Liberal Democrat group. This follows the decision of the long standing leader of the Leicestershire Lib Dems Simon Galton to stand down as leader.

  • Cllr David Bill
    Article: Apr 1, 2021

    A councillor has hit out at plans to close the Santander bank in Hinckley Town Centre saying it is a "most-valued facility".

    The Castle Street branch is set to shut in July as part of plans to close 111 Santanders by the end of August, after the coronavirus restrictions accelerated a shift towards mobile and online banking.

  • Article: Mar 27, 2021

    A Hinckley Councillor has spoken at a national party conference on the need for increased support for businesses and employees in Leicestershire as we emerge from Covid19 pandemic

    Speaking in a debate on the economy at the national Liberal Democrat Conference Councillor Michael Mullaney said "Here in Leicestershire we have been hit by a local lockdown longer than anywhere else with Leicester having been under lockdown since way back in June 2020, with parts of Leicestershire county also having been hit by it. This will do damage to the economy of Leicester and Leicestershire as a whole and as we emerge from Covid19 it's important the Leicestershire economy is properly supported.

  • Article: Mar 27, 2021

    A Liberal Democrat campaigner from Barwell has called for the government to adequately fund the youth service, after a decade of cuts.

    Mathew Hulbert made the call in a speech to the party's national Spring Conference which was held online due to the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

    Mr Hulbert, who is the co-author of the party's policy on the youth service, participated in a debate on education.