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  • 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

  • Local Lib Dem health campaigners are calling for the Walk in Centre or Minor Injuries unit our growing area needs ()
    Article: Sep 12, 2019

    The X-ray facilities that had been carried out at Mount Road hospital were stopped for safety reasons, this means residents will now have to travel miles away to Coalville or Glenfield to get X-rays.

    The motion proposed by Councillor David Bill and seconded by Councillor Ann Pendlebury was passed unanimously

  • Article: Sep 5, 2019

    Reacting to the news that Abingdon man Luke Evans has been selected as the Conservative candidate for Bosworth Lib Dem HBBC Leader Cllr Stuart Bray said:

    "The Conservative Party simply takes our area for granted. The last MP was parachuted in from outside and achieved little for the area. Now they have picked a man from Abingdon who's stood and lost in Birmingham before ending up here. We deserve better than being second choice.

  • Article: Aug 15, 2019

    Following the publication of a report showing that rural crime has hit a seven-y ear high, costing the UK £50m in 2018 and up 12% on the previous year, Liberal Democrat Rural Affairs Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael MP said: "These figures only confirm what people in rural areas have known for a long time. As government gets ever more centralised our country areas are increasingly left behind. Successive policing ministers may have forgotten the countryside but It is clear that the criminals have not. A visible presence from police that understand the needs of rural communities now has to be a priority."

  • Article: Jul 22, 2019

    Jo Swinson has been welcomed to the leadership of the Lib Dems by a leading local Lib Dem who believes there's a real chance the party can make a big breakthrough at the next election.

    Leicestershire County Councillor Michael Mullaney said "We were fortunate to have two excellent candidates for the leadership of the party Ed Davey and Jo Swinson. I backed Ed Davey and am sorry to not see him elected leader however Jo Swinson will make a great leader and gives the Lib Dems a real chance of breaking through at the next election.

  • Article: Jul 10, 2019

    Liberal Democrat analysis of new Home Office figures, has revealed that the Conservative Government cut police funding to Leicestershire by 6.1% in real terms between 2015-16 and 2019-20.

    According to Liberal Democrat analysis, total government funding to all 43 forces (in 2019-20 prices) fell from £8.48 billion in 2015-16 to £7.99 billion in 2019-20. 32 of the 43 forces across the country experienced cuts of 6% or more.

    Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey said:

    "Across the country, we are seeing rising crime and falling police. Far too many people now feel unsafe walking down their own streets.

    "Taking 5,000 police off our streets in the last four years and cutting funding in real-terms by £490 million from 2015-16 to 2019-20 are big Tory crimes."

    Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Hinckley and Bosworth Cllr Michael Mullaney added:

    "Inflicting 6% cuts on our local police force over the last four years, given concerns about knife crime, and other crime, shows just how out of touch the Tories are.

    "The Liberal Democrats demand better. We will give police forces the resources they need to recruit more officers and restore community policing, so that we can make our streets safer and make people feel safer too.
    The data is from the Home Office statistical bulletin Police funding for England and Wales 2015 to 2020, published today and available here.

    The 2015-16 figures have been converted to 2019-20 prices using HM Treasury's latest GDP deflators, available here.

    The calculations of real-terms cuts for each police force can be found here.

  • Lib Dems storm to success locally in the European Elections ()
    Article: May 26, 2019

    Voters in Hinckley and Bosworth and the rest of the East Midlands have elected Lib Dem MEP Bill Newton-Dunn to represent the area. The Lib Dems finished the election ahead of the Conservatives and Labour.

    Hinckley and Bosworth Lib Dem Cllr Michael Mullaney said "Congratulations to Bill Newton-Dunn who is a fantastic champion for our region. At the elections the Lib Dems finished ahead of the Conservatives and Labour again in Hinckley and Bosworth. This shows when the Conservatives call the election there's a real chance Bosworth can elect a Lib Dem MP."

  • Local Lib Dems celebrate gaining Hinckley and Bosworth from the Tories ()
    Article: May 3, 2019

    Liberal Democrats stormed to victory in Hinckley and Bosworth gaining the council from the Conservatives. The Lib Dems won 21 council seats, the Conservatives were reduced to 11 seats and Labour won just 2

    Stuart Bray becomes Lib Dem leader of the Council Stuart said "Thank you to everyone who backed the Lib Dem team we will continue to champion the issues that concern residents in our borough."

  • Petition: Mar 10, 2019

    Since the Conservative controlled Council switched off streetlights and cut funding for PCSOs residents have
    noticed an increase in crime in their neighbourhoods. We call on the Council to reverse these cuts and help make our streets safer