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  • Article: Sep 14, 2018

    The Liberal Democrats have published a comprehensive blueprint for replacing the broken business rates system, cutting taxes for businesses by 40% in Hinckley and Bosworth

    Local Liberal Democrat Councillor and parliamentary candidate Cllr Michael Mullaney has described the plans as "exactly the sort of policy we need to boost local investment and ensure businesses in Hinckley and Bosworth thrive".

    The report - Taxing Land, Not Investment - calls for the abolition of business rates and its replacement with a tax on land values, the Commercial Landowner Levy (CLL).

    The levy would remove buildings and machinery from calculations and tax only the land value of commercial sites, boosting investment and cutting taxes for businesses.

  • Lib Dem members in Bosworth have selected Michael Mullaney to be their parliamentary candidate
    Article: Sep 12, 2018


    Liberal Democrats in Hinckley and Bosworth have selected local Councillor Michael Mullaney to be their parliamentary candidate. Michael, the County Councillor for Hinckley De Montfort, has previously stood at the last three elections for the Lib Dems in Bosworth. At the last general election he secured the highest number of votes for any Lib Dem candidate in the entire Midlands.

  • Article: Sep 6, 2018

    Residents living near a proposed development in Hinckley are furious after a Freedom of Information request revealed that Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council objected to there being a public hearing about plans for development on the site.

    For many years residents living near the Big Pit water feature, behind Ashby Road in Hinckley have fought attempts to develop on the site.

  • Michael Mullaney and local residents are fighting to save Hinckley's Big Pit from development
    Article: Aug 10, 2018

    Residents and Councillors have reacted with fury to the news that an appeal about plans to build on a Hinckley nature feature will not be heard in public.

    Orbit housing want to build 60 houses on the Big Pit nature feature, behind Ashby Road in Hinckley. Their proposals were turned down by Hinckley and Bosworth Council's Planning Committee at the beginning of this year. Orbit then appealed the decision and a Government Inspector will now make a decision on whether to allow the development to go ahead or not.

    Residents and Councillors are angry that the Government Inspector will only be receiving written submissions and there won't be a public hearing where people can come and give their views to the Inspector.

    Local Councillor for the area covering the Big Pit, Michael Mullaney (Lib Dem: Hinckley De Montfort) said "There should be a full public hearing where members of the public can come and give their views to the Inspector on this issue. It's outrageous that there won't be a public hearing held at Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council where people can give their views.

    "The plans to develop the Big Pit are hugely controversial. They have been turned down on many occasions by the local Borough and County Council. Over 1,500 people signed a petition opposing plans to build on the site.

  • Article: Jul 10, 2018

    Six Sure Start Children's Centres that were due to be closed by the Conservative County Council have now been saved thanks to campaigns from residents and Lib Dem councillors.

    24 Children's Centres in Leicestershire were due to be closed by the Conservative County Council. Hinckley Lib Dem County Councillor Michael Mullaney tried to amend the County Council budget earlier this year to save the Children's Centres but this was voted down by Conservative County Councillors who voted to close them.

  • Article: Jul 10, 2018

    A leading local Liberal Democrat is calling for the final EU deal to be put to a vote of the people.

    Leicestershire Lib Dem County Councillor Michael Mullaney said "The Conservative government is in chaos with minister after minister resigning. There's a complete lack of direction and leadership at the top of government.

  • Article: Jul 2, 2018

    Plans to abolish Hinckley and Bosworth Borough have been condemned by a Hinckley County Councillor.

    The Conservative leader of Leicestershire County Council, Nick Rushton, has launched a proposal to abolish all the Boroughs and Districts in Leicestershire and create one Leicestershire wide authority.

  • Article: Jun 27, 2018

    The train service running through a Leicestershire town has been branded abysmal and an appeal made for more trains to stop in the town.

    At present trains from Hinckley to Leicester and Hinckley to Birmingham stop hourly. Hinckley Lib Dem County Councillor Michael Mullaney is pressing for trains to stop more regularly in the town. Michael Mullaney said "Hinckley is a large and growing town. It's abysmal that we only get trains stopping here hourly. If we are to encourage more people to get off the roads and onto public transport the public transport available needs to be far more regular.

  • Article: Jun 25, 2018

    Liberal Democrats in Hinckley and Bosworth are calling for part of the extra funding announced for the NHS to be spent on properly financing local health services in our area, halting the planned £20m of cuts by the CCG in 2018/19 and finally providing Hinckley with the walk-­in health centre our growing community so desperately needs.

  • Article: Apr 25, 2018

    The Conservative MP for Hinckley and Bosworth David Tredinnick has faced anger over his decision to ask the Prime Minister about homeopathy today instead of the crisis in the local NHS.

    Last week it was revealed that the West Leicestershire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, which covers Hinckley and Bosworth would be faced with making £20million of savings making cutbacks to local NHS services very likely. Instead of raising this with the Prime Minister however, David Tredinnick instead raised the issue of homeopathy in the NHS.