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  • Article: Oct 25, 2017

    Two Liberal Democrat members from Hinckley and Bosworth succesfully got the East Midlands Liberal Democrats conference to back a motion, unanimously, supporting the electrification of the East Midlands Mainline that travels through Leicester and the rest of the East Midlands.

    Hinckley Lib Dem County Councillor Michael Mullaney proposed the motion he said "Electrification of the East Midlands Mainline would mean cleaner, greener, faster trains for commuters here in Leicestershire and the rest of the East Midlands.

    "The very week the Conservative government announced electrification of the Midlands Mainline would not be taking place in Leicestershire they announced £30 billion extra for Crossrail for London and the South East. People in Leicestershire are sick to the back teeth of all the infrastructure money being poured into London and the South East and so little coming here in Leicestershire and the rest of the Midlands.

    "Our area needs improved public transport to boost the economy and to provide better public transport for local residents. On top of electrification of the Midland Mainline we should also see more frequent trains through Hinckley, a train every thirty minutes instead of hourly as at present. People in Leicesterhsire elected Consevrative MPs and Conservative councils it's time the Conservative government delivered the high-quality public transport our county deserves."

    Seconding the motion Bosworth Lib Dem Vice Chair Mathew Hulbert said "I'm very pleased this motion was passed unanimously. If the Tories can find £1bn for infrastructure in Northern Ireland, to secure the votes of the DUP to keep the present Government in office, they should be able to find the money to keep their promises to voters in our region and ensure electrification. Why aren't the Tory MPs from across the Midlands, including our own, forcing the Government's hand on this? Who speaks for the Midlands in this administration? We Liberal Democrats, at every level of Government, will continue to call for the Government to do what it needs to do to meet the country's transport infrastructure needs and to ensure that infrastructure helps to reduce our impact on the earth's climate.''
  • Rob Mayne secured a big swing to the Lib Dems in the Burbage by-election
    Article: Oct 10, 2017

    The Lib Dems secured a huge swing in a by-election in Burbage nearly winning a seat in the ward of the Conservative Council leader.

    The by-election in the Burbage Sketchley and Stretton Ward of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough took place last Thursday. It saw a Conservative majority of 500 nearly wiped out as the Conservatives clung on by just 37 votes after a re-count.

  • Cllr Rob Mayne
    Article: Sep 28, 2017

    Voters in Burbage will once again be going to the polls, this time to elect a new local councillor. A Councillor has sensationally quit his post following a bust-up in the ruling Conservative Group.

    Liberal Democrats are delighted that long-standing Burbage resident Rob Mayne has agreed to stand in the by-election which will take place on October 5th.

  • Article: Sep 26, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have tabled a debate on electrification at the next meeting of the Leicestershire County Council to be held on Wednesday 27th September. A motion has been tabled by Hinckley County Councillor Michael Mullaney that expresses disappointment in the recent Government decision to cancel the Midland Mainline electrification project.

  • Michael Mullaney and local residents are fighting to save Hinckley's Big Pit from development
    Article: Sep 12, 2017

    Councillor Michael Mullaney, Keith Nichols, Lynda Hodgkins and David Bill joined local residents and campaigners on a demonstration fighting to save Hinckley's Big Pit nature feature from development. County Councillor Michael Mullaney (Lib Dem: Hinckley De Montfort) who represents the area of Hinckley around the Big Pit site said "I was delighted to see so many residents turning out to campaign to save the Big Pit nature feature from development.

  • Article: Jul 4, 2017

    Hinckley and Bosworth Liberal Democrats are backing a national campaign calling for investment in out-of-school youth services.

    UK Youth-an organisation which works with young people and youth organisations-has launched its own manifesto.

    The number one ask in that manifesto is a call for youth services to be made a priority public service.

  • Michael Mullaney and local Lib Dem supporters
    Article: Jun 8, 2017

    As the election in Hinckley and Bosworth draws to close there's a real chance for a real change in Hinckley and Bosworth today

    Lib Dem candidate Michael Mullaney whose challenging strongly to be our areas next MP said "At the end of a hard fought election I jut wanted to say thank you for the warm response I have received. I really do appreciate it.

  • Article: Jun 2, 2017

    Elderly local residents are "outraged and dismayed" by the Conservatives' plans for a 'dementia tax', according to Lib Dem parliamentary candidate Michael Mullaney. He has vowed to fight the plans, which would see the Conservatives take people's homes to pay for their care.

    Research by the Lib Dems has revealed that 95% of homes in Hinckley and Bosworth could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May's so-called 'dementia tax'.

    Michael said: "The Conservatives' 'dementia tax' is a cruel and heartless policy, which will hit elderly and vulnerable residents across our area. Those who need the most care will be hit hardest. It is a disgrace.

    "It is no wonder that local residents are outraged and dismayed by the Conservatives' plans. Many have worked hard all their lives to leave something to their children, only to find now that it will be taken away.

    "The dementia tax shows the Conservatives are taking people for granted. May's refusal to set out any detail shows she has no plans to ditch this policy. The public deserves to know now, not after the election.

    "Local people need a new MP who will serve them and campaign against the "dementia tax", not another 5 years of the same ineffective Tory MP who will just serve party bosses.

    "I will fight the 'dementia tax', and push for a cap on the cost of care. The Lib Dems would put a penny on income tax to give social care in Leicestershire the cash boost it needs."

  • Article: Jun 2, 2017

    Leicestershire's Lib Dem opposition have urged the ruling Conservative administration to scrap the charges for using the county's domestic recycling centres.

    At the last County Council meeting, Lib Dem Deputy Leader Cllr Stuart Bray (Hinckley St Mary's Division) asked the Leader of the Council if he agreed with the new Conservative Deputy Leader of Derbyshire County Council who said on taking office:

  • Article: May 26, 2017

    If elected to Parliament at the General Election in June, Liberal Democrat candidate for Bosworth Cllr Michael Mullaney has pledged to work alongside leading charity, Arthritis Research UK to represent the thousands of people in Hinckley and Bosworth living every day with the pain of arthritis.

    Arthritis is the single biggest cause of disability and pain across the country with 10 million people living with arthritis. and other musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain. The pain, fatigue and lack of mobility caused by arthritis affects every aspect of a person's life, making everyday tasks such as making a cup of tea, travelling to work or getting out of bed extremely difficult.