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  • Cllr Michael Mullaney
    Article: Sep 10, 2020

    A Hinckley Liberal Democrat councillor has hit out at plans by the Conservative run Council to push on with plans for one Council for Leicestershire.

    Papers have been published for next Friday 18th September's Leicestershire County Council Cabinet and include a report supporting the abolition of the seven Boroughs and Districts in Leicestershire and their replacement with one Unitary authority for the county.

  • Ed Davey
    Article: Sep 1, 2020

    Liberal Democrats in Hinckley have welcomed the election of Ed Davey as new leader of the party.

    Hinckley County Councillor Michael Mullaney said "I'm delighted that Ed Davey has been elected leader of the Liberal Democrats.

    "I've been a strong supporter of Ed who has the vision to take the Lib Dems and Britain forward. He has made supporting carers a top priority. Here in Hinckley and the rest of Leicestershire there are 1,000s of carers who provide vital support to family and friends, often unpaid. I'm proud we have a leader who prioritises people who are some of the unsung hero's of our communities.

  • Cllr Michael Mullaney
    Article: Aug 21, 2020
    Liberal Democrats are urging the Government to continue furlough support until it is safe and extend support to those who have so far been excluded by the Government.

    Acting leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey MP, who is asking the public to join the Party's campaign to protect workers, warned that the Government must not "undo the work and threaten mass unemployment."

    Hinckley Liberal Democrat Borough and County Councillor Michael Mullaney said "Many, many working people in Hinckley and Bosworth have benefitted from these support schemes. According to government statistics published this week, 17,700 people in Hinckley and Bosworth have benefited from the job retention scheme.

    "Government statistics also show a further 4,100 people in Hinckley and Bosworth are receiving financial support through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, following a successful campaign by the Liberal Democrats."

    However, the Party has warned some of the worst hit are the country's self-employed workers, three million of whom are still not covered by government support.

    Acting leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey MP said:

    "It is clear that the job retention scheme has helped stem the tide of job losses. The Chancellor must not undo the work and threaten mass unemployment by ending the scheme before it is safe to do so.

    "Instead, now is the time to extend support to those wrongly excluded and for Ministers to deliver a Green Recovery Plan that will create millions of jobs, keep people in work and tackle climate change."

    Hinckley Councillor Michael Mullaney added:

    "We have all heard countless heart-breaking stories about people who lost their livelihoods overnight as a result of the coronavirus crisis, including here in Hinckley and Bosworth.

    "It is simply unacceptable so many people in need are excluded from support for unjust reasons. The Government should listen to Liberal Democrat plans to protect jobs and ensure no one is left behind."

    The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Chancellor to expand the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme to include:
  • There was a huge turnout at Michael Mullaney's campaign laiunch
    Article: Dec 12, 2019
    By Michael Mullaney

    Today's election in Hinckley and Bosworth is set to be a close fight between local campaigner Michael Mullaney and the Tories.

    Michael has a track record of fighting for our NHS and other local services.

    With our area's schools, health service and police all losing out under the Tories we need a hardworking local campaigning Lib Dem MP elected today.

  • Michael and Ian Bullock
    Article: Dec 12, 2019
    By Michael Mullaney

    A leading former local Conservative has switched to back Michael Mullaney for today's election in Bosworth

    Ian Bullock former chairman of Market Bosworth Conservatives is now backing Michael Mullaney to be our next MP.

    Michael Mullaney said: "Many former Conservative and Labour voters are doing as Ian is doing and switching to back the Lib Dems in Bosworth today. It's time for a new MP who has a record of action locally and will fight to get us the quality local services we need."

  • Liberal Democrat plans would see a vital extra 32 police officers on local streets
    Article: Dec 2, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats have announced plans to fund at least 32 police officers across Hinckley and Bosworth as part of an extra £1bn nationwide investment into community policing.

    This commitment amounts to 20,000 more police officers across England and Wales, enough for an extra two officers per ward. The Liberal Democrats will also fund an immediate 2% pay-rise for serving police officers.

    Liberal Democrat plans stand in stark contrast to Labour and the Conservatives, who have made big promises on police numbers, but have failed to commit the funding needed to deliver them.

    Liberal Democrat candidate for Bosworth Councillor Michael Mullaney said:

    "Too many people feel unsafe in their own homes and walking down their own streets. With entire communities feeling exposed and vulnerable, both the Tories and Labour are claiming to offer solutions but the sums just don't add up.

    "Only the Liberal Democrats have a bold and credible plan to increase the number of police across Hinckley and Bosworth. The Liberal Democrats are committing £1 billion nationwide investment per year to fund this - that's £250 million more than Labour or the Tories.

    "The Liberal Democrats are the only party willing to back our bobbies with money, not just words. We are the only party that can stop Brexit, make our communities safe and build a brighter future."

  • There was a massive response to Michael Mullaney and campaigners petition to get X-ray services back in Hinckley
    Article: Nov 14, 2019

    Campaigners in the Hinckley area are celebrating news that the campaign to get X-ray services back in the town has been a success.

    X-ray facilities were withdrawn from the town after the equipment was considered to be too dangerous to continue to use.

    Hinckley Liberal Democrat Cpuncillor Michael Mullaney launched a petition to get X-ray equipment back in the town which got a huge response. Michael said "I'm delighted that our campaign has been a success. It's essential that we have X-ray facilities in our large and growing town.

  • There was a huge turnout at Michael Mullaney's campaign laiunch
    Article: Nov 14, 2019

    There was a big turnout for the launch of the Liberal Democrat campaign to gain the Bosworth seat from the Conservatives.

    The Lib Dems held a big launch meeting at the New Plough Inn in Hinckley where parliamentary candidate Michae Mullaney was officially adopted as Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Bosworth by members for the general election.

  • Thanks to everyone who signed the huge petition to get X-ray services back in Hinckley
    Article: Nov 14, 2019

    A petition of well over 2,000 names calling for X-ray facilities to be brought back to Hinckley was submitted to the Borough Council.

    The Liberal Democrat group submitted the petition at the recent full council meeting.

    Presenting the petition Hinckley Lib Dem Cllr Michael Mullaney said "A huge thank you to everyone who signed the petition.

  • Cllr Michael Mullaney
    Article: Nov 4, 2019

    Lib Dems in Hinckley and Bosworth go into the election in positive spirits. Having gained the Borough Council from the Conservatives in May they now aim to win the parliamentary seat.
    Lib Dem parliamentary candidate Cllr Michael Mullaney said "We showed in May that the Lib Dems can win here winning the popular vote and the council, we can get a Lib Dem MP in Bosworth this time.