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  • Article: Dec 17, 2018

    The Conservative government has announced its financial settlement for local councils

    Councillor Simon Galton leader of the Lib Dem's the main opposition party on Leicestershire County Council said "This is bad news for Leicestershire. Where is the news that we will get fair funding for Leicestershire? For years we have been at the back queue for government support in Leicestershire. All the evidence from this latest deal is that we are still getting a raw deal from government"

  • Local NHS campaigners Michael Mullaney, Dave Mayne, Lynda Gibbs and David Bill with the Hinckley NHS petitions
    Article: Dec 12, 2018

    Health services in Hinckley and Bosworth still face huge pressures says a local County Councillor.

    Hinckley County Councillor Michael Mullaney said "Our local NHS reported that it was having to make £20million of "savings" or cuts in 2018/2019. Tory health secretary Matthew Hancock must realise that our area faces massive cuts to our local NHS.

  • Article: Dec 12, 2018

    Burbage Lib Dem campaigners have produced a video outlining their concerns about the proposed freight depot that will threaten Burbage Common and put massive amounts of lorries on already overstretched local roads in Hinckley, Burbage and neighbouring villages https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g4bWRFDOWs&feature=youtu.be

  • Article: Dec 8, 2018

    The Leader of Leicestershire County Council Nick Rushton was again urged to drop his plans to abolish Hinckley and Bosworth and the other Boroughs in Leicestershire to create one Unitary authority for Leicestershire.

    Speaking at the full county council meeting Cllr Michael Mullaney, Lib Dem finance spokesman labelled the Tory leader's plans to continue to push for a single Unitary Authority "financially wreckless"

  • Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable came to support the local Lib Dem team
    Article: Dec 7, 2018

    Leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Vince Cable MP visited Hinckley to meet local Lib Dem supporters and to talk to local school and college principals and students about problems with education under-funding.

    Vince Cable said "It was great to see the wonderful work being done at the Hinckley Academy and the North Warwickshire and Hinckley College.

  • Michael Mullaney Joyce Crooks and Bill Crooks campaigning to save local bus services
    Article: Dec 5, 2018

    Leicestershire Lib Dem councillors campaigning to save threatened rural bus services have welcomed news that a threatened service has been saved for another six months.

    The 159 Roberts bus which travels between Hinckley and Coalville and stops at many local villages including Newbold Verdon, Barlestone, Market Bosworth and Stapleton was due to end in December. However thanks to campaigning by residents and councillors the County Council has agreed to support the service until June next year.

  • Article: Dec 2, 2018

    Bosworth Liberal Democrats held a successful Annual General Meeting recently.

    A packed room elected the local party officers for the next year and heard how the party was going forwards locally.

    Cllr Michael Mullaney Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Bosworth spoke at the meeting "Local Lib Dems are needed more than ever to campaign for local residents. Here in Leicestershire we have the worst funded council by the Conservative government, this means residents face rocketing Council Tax bills whilst vital services continue to be cut.

  • Bill and Joyce Crooks are campaigning to save the 159 Bus service that covers many local villages
    Petition: Nov 25, 2018

    I/We the undersigned call for the 159 Bus Service to be kept it's a vital service for residents living in many Leicestershire towns and villages & we call for cuts to the 153 service to be dropped

  • Michael Mullaney speaking at regional conference against the Tory County Council plans to scrap Hinckley and Bosworth Borough
    Article: Nov 25, 2018

    Plans to scrap Hinckley and Bosworth Borough and the other Boroughs and Districts in Leicestershire to create one Leicestershire Unitary authority have been condemned at a regional conference.

    The East Midlands Liberal Democrats passed a motion opposing plans for one council for Leicestershire.

    Proposing the motion was Leicestershire Lib Dem Finance Spokesman County Councillor Michael Mullaney, Michael said "One Unitary authority for Leicestershire would centralise decision making too much. People in Hinckley don't want planning decisions for Hinckley taken by a remote authority in Glenfield.

  • Michael Mullaney and local residents are fighting to save Hinckley's Big Pit from development
    Article: Oct 23, 2018

    A Hinckley County Councillor has urged a Planning Inspector to reject plans for 60 houses to be built on a Hinckley nature feature. A Planning Inspector is currently considering an appeal by Orbit Housing to build 60 houses on the Big Pit site, situated behind Ashby Road in Hinckley.

    Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Hinckley De Montfort, Cllr Michael Mullaney has written an official submission to the Inspector urging him to turn down the proposals to build on the site.