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  • 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.

  • Local campaigner Pete Stead-Davis is fighting for local people in Barwell
    Article: Oct 11, 2018

    Liberal Democrats in Barwell are delighted that Barwell resident and campaigner Pete Stead-Davis is standing to be the new Barwell Parish Councillor in the upcoming by-election.

    On Thursday 18th October residents in Barwell St Mary's get to vote for their new Parish Councillor and Pete Stead-Davis is already hitting the ground running having successfully campaigned on many local issues.

  • Article: Sep 27, 2018

    Plans for a single Council for Leicestershire have been slammed at a meeting of Leicestershire County Council.

    Cllr Michael Mullaney Lib Dem Finance spokesman said "The plans for a single Leicestershire Unitary authority are dead in the water. There is huge opposition to them including amongst Tory MPs and Tory Borough Council leaders. People in Hinckley don't want planning applications for our area decided by a Unitary authority in Glenfield.

  • Article: Sep 27, 2018

    Tory County Council bosses have been condemned after they voted to reduce the number of Full County Council meetings from six a year to just five.

    Responding Lib Dem Finance spokesman County Councillor Michael Mullaney said "The Tory leadership have taken an axe to accountability and democracy. We have a Cabinet system that concentrates power in the hands of a small number of cabinet members.

  • Michael Mullaney and local residents are fighting to save Hinckley's Big Pit from development
    Article: Sep 27, 2018

    Residents in Hinckley are being encouraged to participate in an appeal on proposals to build 60 houses on a Hinckley nature feature. Orbit Housing wish to build 60 houses on the site of the Big Pit water feature behind Ashby Road in Hinckley.

    The plans had previously been voted down by Hinckley and Bosworth Council but Orbit have taken the case to appeal. The appeal is to be decided by a government Planning Inspector.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2018

    Controversial plans to have one Unitary authority for the whole of Leicestershire and to abolish the existing seven Leicestershire Boroughs and Districts will be debated at this Wednesday's Leicestershire County Council meeting. This is despite the County Council's Conservative leadership not wanting the issue debated until the December Full Council meeting.

  • Michael Mullaney speaking against plans to abolish Hinckley and Bosworth at the national lib Dem conference
    Article: Sep 23, 2018

    Speaking at the Annual Lib Dem conference Hinckley County Councillor Michael Mullaney called on the Tory led Leicestershire County Council to drop plans to scrap Hinckley and Bosworth and the other Boroughs in Leciestershire.

    Michael Mullaney said "Decision making over controversial issues such as planning developments should be taken at a local Borough level not imposed by a remote single Leicestershire authority.