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  • 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.

  • Article: Mar 22, 2022

    New figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats have revealed 30% of 11 year old children have a reading age below 11. The research reveals almost 167,960 11 year olds across the country and 337 in Bosworth being below the standard reading age.

    The shocking figures were published recently by the Department for Education in response to a Parliamentary Question tabled by Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Munira Wilson.

  • Article: Mar 22, 2022

    Hinckley and Bosworth Liberal Democrats have demanded an emergency cut to VAT to protect local families from soaring bills and the Conservatives' worsening cost of living crisis.

    The Liberal Democrats are calling for the standard rate of VAT to be reduced from 20% to 17.5% for one year, a move that would save households in Hinckley and Bosworth average of around £600 each. This would mean putting around £23,160,000 in the pockets of 38,600 families in Hinckley and Bosworth.

  • Michael Mullaney and Joyce Crooks campaigning to save local bus services
    Article: Mar 21, 2022

    Local councillors have launched a petition to save threatened local bus services.

    Arriva buses have announced plans that will see the 153 bus service from Market Bosworth to Leicester cease stopping in the villages of Barton-in-the-Beans, Carlton and Nailstone from April 17th. If the cuts a take place it will mean no bus services will serve Barton-in-the-Beans or Carlton.