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  • Cllr Michael Mullaney
    Article: Oct 18, 2019
    Plans by the Tory leader of Leicestershire county council Nick Rushton to abolish all local Boroughs including Hinckley and Bosworth and replace them with one Unitary authority for Leicestershire have been condemned by a leading Liberal Democrat.
    Hinckley County Councillor and Leicestershire Lib Dem Finance spokesman Cllr Michael Mullaney said "These plans would see areas like Hinckley miss out. They will lead to massive centralisation of decision making in the county and areas like Hinckley and Burbage on the edge of the county are likely to be overlooked. It's particularly concerning if control over planning applications end up with the County Council given we are expected to take so much development here without the infrastructure needed being delivered by government.
  • Michael Mullaney and the local Lib Dems are campaigning for the return of X-ray services to Hinckley
    Article: Oct 18, 2019

    Liberal Democrat run Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council have written to local NHS chiefs offering to loan them the money to bring X-ray services back to the town.

    Leader of the Council Cllr Stuart Bray has made the offer to the West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group.

    Responding to the news local health campaigner and Hinckley Lib Dem Councillor Michael Mullaney said "last year over 8,000 people had X-rays in Hinckley, it's a crucial local service.

  • Cllr Michael Mullaney
    Article: Oct 10, 2019

    News that the government is to delay its fair funding review for local councils for another year until 2021/22 was met with anger at the recent Leicestershire County Council's full council meeeting.

    Councillor Michael Mullaney, Leicestershire Lib Dem finance spokesman raised the issue at the meeting. Michael Mullaney said "At present Leicestershire gets one of the worst deals from this Tory government. As we are one of the worst funded local government areas this means local residents have to put up with a double whammy of service cuts and council tax rises.

  • Article: Oct 5, 2019

    Former Conservative MP for Loughborough and Charnwood and former Health Secretary Stephen Dorrell has joined the Lib Dems

    Responding to the news Lib Dem Leicestershire County Councillor and parliamentary candidate for Bosworth Michael Mullaney said "This is brilliant news. I welcome Stephen Dorrell to the Liberal Democrat's. Stephen Dorrell is a leading and well respected former Leicestershire Conservative MP and cabinet minister.

  • Michael Mullaney met with party leader Jo Swinson to discuss need for more support for local services in hinckley and Bosworth
    Article: Sep 30, 2019

    The Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Hinckley and Bosworth Councillor Michael Mullaney recently met with party leader Jo Swinson recently where he discussed with her issues affecting the local area.

    Michael Mullaney said "It was great to meet with Jo Swinson and talk about the issues affecting people in Hinckley and Bosworth. Our area is amongst the worst funded in the country for police, schools and local health services. We desperately need a government who will put the interests of people in our area higher up the agenda.

  • Article: Sep 18, 2019

    Hinckley councillor and Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Bosworth Michael Mullaney spoke at national Liberal Democrat conference on the need for fair funding for local services. The speech can be viewed here from 53 minutes in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjlOnX7KEEE

  • Michael Mullaney putting the case for more investment in a hinckley and Bosworth at national conferenxe
    Article: Sep 18, 2019

    Hinckley councillor and Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Bosworth Michael Mullaney spoke at the national Lib Dem conference about the need for fairer funding for areas like Hinckley and Bosworth who currently don't get their fair share of funding for health, education, police and other services.

  • Article: Sep 18, 2019

    Local Liberal Democrat Councillors have welcomed a pledge, by party leader Jo Swinson, to invest in vitally needed youth services and youth workers, to help tackle knife crime and provide positive places for young people to be.

    Swinson made the commitment in her leader's speech at the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference in Bournemouth.

  • Michael Mullaney and the local Lib Dems are campaigning for the return of X-ray services to Hinckley
    Petition: Sep 12, 2019

    "I/we the undersigned are very concerned about the closure of Hinckley's X-ray facilities. We call upon the NHS to re-instate an X-ray facility in Hinckley with immediate effect."

    Furthermore we call on the Conservative Government to make good on their empty promises and deliver the long-awaited improvements to our NHS that our town deserves."

  • Police Funding graphic
    Article: Sep 12, 2019

    Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council has backed calls for more police to be put on local streets.

    The Borough Council passed a motion proposed by Lib Dem parliamentary spokesman Cllr Michael Mullaney which condemned government cuts in real terms to police spending and called for more officers on local streets.

    Proposing the motion Michael Mullaney said "Many people I speak to are very concerned about the lack of police on local streets.

    "Sadly since 2015 there has been a 6.1% real term cuts in police funding in Leicestershire. This is putting a huge strain on our local police force.

    "Speaking to local residents in Hinckley and surrounding villages there is a real concern about the lack of police on the streets. People are concerned about a rise in crime, particularly thefts in rural as well as urban areas.

    "It's vital we get more police on the streets, this is something myself and Lib Dem councillors in Hinckley and Bosworth will continue to campaign for."

    Wording of motion passed by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council

    Proposed by Lib Dem Councillor Michael Mullaney seconded by Lib Dem councillor David Cope

    Leicestershire Police funding

    Council deplores the fact that since 2015 Leicestershire police has suffered 6.1% of cutbacks by this Conservative government.

    Many residents in the borough, particularly in the rural areas are concerned about rising levels of theft and other crimes and the lack of police available to deal with it.

    Hard pressed Residents had to pay a large increase in Council Tax for the police this year to make up for reduction in government support.

    Council calls upon government to properly fund our local police force