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  • Article: May 24, 2016

    Local health campaigners took to Hinckley Market on Monday running a stall with a petition calling for the maintaining of the Mount Road Hospital and improvements to local NHS services.

    With queues to sign the petition forming at times over 700 people signed the petition in just one day. This adds to the 3,000 people who already signed the petition.

  • Article: May 23, 2016

    If you oppose plans by Conservative run Hinckley and Bosworth Council to bring in a Brown Bin Tax please sign the petition here http://bosworthlibdems.org.uk/en/petition/axe-the-tory-bin-tax

  • Local campaigners on Hinckley Market campaigning for Britain to remain in the EU
    Article: May 23, 2016

    On Saturday Hinckley and Bosworth Liberal Democrats held a Market Stall on Castle Street, Hinckley to put out the case for Britain voting to stay in the European Union.

    Amongst those manning the stall was Lib Dem parliamentary spokesman for Bosworth Cllr Michael Mullaney. Michael said "Numerous people came up to the stall to give their views on the European referendum.

  • Article: May 17, 2016

    As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2016, Liberal Democrats in Hinckley and Bosworth are backing a new campaign which aims to prevent male suicide in the UK.

    The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), a national coalition of charities and other organisations, aims to do this by offering support, challenging a culture that prevents men seeking help when they need it, and pushing for changes in public policy so that suicide is better prevented.

  • Sarah Hill with Burbage County Councillor Keith Lynch and Hinckley County Councillor Michael Mullaney, who are backing Sarah for PCC
    Article: May 4, 2016

    People in Leicestershire will be going to the polls for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections on Thursday 5th May.

    The current Tory Police Commissioners office costs run at £1million. Sarah Hill is standing for PCC on a platform of massively reducing that cost and re-directing that money to where it's needed: more police on local streets.

  • Article: Apr 12, 2016

    Liberal Democrats in Hinckley and Bosworth are calling for increased spending on children and young people's Mental Health services in the East Midlands, after a new report found the region's lagging behind other parts of the country.

    The analysis, produced by the think-tank Centre Forum in its 'Children and Young People's Mental Health: State of the Nation' report, has found a big expenditure gap; with only £41 per child being spent in the East Midlands, compared to £83 in Northern England.

  • Councillors Michael Mullaney, David Bill and local residents outside Mount Road Hospital Hinckley
    Article: Apr 5, 2016

    A meeting was recently held by West Leicestershire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) about the future of Health services in Hinckley.

    Amongst those attending was Hinckley County Councillor Michael Mullaney.

    Following the meeting Michael said "The Hinckley urban area, including Barwell, Earl Shilton and Burbage is the 2nd biggest population concentration in the County outside Leicester. With a rapidly growing population our area needs more, not fewer, NHS services locally. Last year several thousand local people signed a petition I organised calling for improved health services locally.

  • Article: Mar 28, 2016

    Liberal Democrats in Hinckley and Bosworth have condemned plans, announced in the recent Budget by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to force all schools currently under Local Education Authority (LEA) control to become Academies.

    In his speech in the Commons George Osborne announced that all schools must become academies by 2020.

  • Article: Mar 4, 2016
  • Article: Feb 18, 2016

    Liberal Democrat Councillors voted against the Conservatives proposals for a new tax on brown bins at the Council meeting today (18th February 2016).

    Conservative bosses also agreed a 4.5% Council Tax rise too. Similar further rises are planned for each of the next four years - which will increase Council Tax by nearly 18% over the Conservatives four-year term.

    In his response to the budget Lib Dem Opposition Leader Cllr Stuart Bray (Hinckley Castle Ward) said: "The Conservatives recently undertook a botched consultation exercise where local residents were asked to choose between either a council tax rise or a new brown bin tax and now the Tories have ignored local people and are implementing both.

    "Residents now face a Tory triple-whammy. An inflation-busting Council Tax rise, a new tax to empty their bins and large increases in many fees, including a new charge for rat treatment and a rise in the cost of getting buried in the Borough. It is said that there is nothing certain in life except death and taxes and both of these are set to get a whole lot more expensive under the Tories."

    "Conservative cuts at Westminster and County Hall are having a huge impact on the Borough Council's finances and local people are having to pick up the bill. If you tot-up the increases being imposed by the Count y Council, Police Commissioner and the Borough Council, people are going to be significantly worse off. But one thing is clear, with the Conservatives in charge at every level there is nobody else they can blame."

    Lib Dem Finance Spokesman Keith Lynch (Hinckley Clarendon) added "For the previous eight years through careful planning and sound financial management, which was highly praised by independent auditors, the Lib Dems were able to protect front line services, freeze Council Tax for 5 years and put money away for a rainy day. After just one year the Conservatives are making a mess of it."

    County Councillor Michael Mullaney (Hinckley Division) has today launched the Lib Dem petition. People can sign the Bin Tax petition by visiting www.BosworthLibDems.org.uk.

    Cllr Mullaney added, "The Council estimates that 60% of the public will send their brown bins back and not pay the Tories' new bin tax. We are concerned that this will lead to an inevitable rise in fly-tipping and the cost of cleaning this up with fall back on the taxpayers."