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  • Article: Jan 19, 2018

    1804 patients in Leicestershire have faced waits of half-an-hour of more in ambulances outside A&E so far this winter, Liberal Democrat analysis has revealed. Of these, 564 faced waits of over an hour. The figures were obtained for the University of Leicester Hospital Trust.

    In the week to 31st December, 360 patients faced waits of over half an hour and 178 spent at least an hour waiting in ambulances outside A&E.

  • Article: Jan 15, 2018

    There are two development consultations which are currently being carried out. Both consultations are being promoted in our area by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council.

    Local Plan Review

    This consultation is the first step to drawing together a new Local Plan for Hinckley & Bosworth which will cover the period up to 2036. This consultation runs until 4th March

  • Article: Dec 21, 2017

    Police in Leicestershire are facing a real-terms cut of £2million next year, the Liberal Democrats have revealed.

    On Tuesday the government announced that core funding for police budgets will remain exactly the same as last year.

    Taking into account inflation, that means Leicestershire Police will face a real-terms cut of £2million.

  • Article: Dec 21, 2017

    Figures from the Social Mobility Commision's State of the Nation Report 2017 show Hinckley and Bosworth is one of the worst places for social mobility in Britain. Hinckley and Bosworth came near the bottom of the league, 305th out of 324 places, for social mobility.

    Leicestershire County Councillor Michael Mullaney raised the issue with the leader of the County Council at the recent County Council meeting. Michael said "All children and young people deserve a fair chance in life. Hinckley and Bosworth being near the bottom of the league for social mobility means many local young people missing out on opportunities to succeed in life.

  • Article: Dec 8, 2017

    Campaigners and Liberal Democrat Councillors have reacted with fury after Conservative County Councillors voted down a motion supporting the WASPI women's pension campaign.

    WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) support women born in the 1950s who saw their retirement ages changed without adequate notice which meant many women did not have the time to prepare adequately for retirement. The campaign asks for transitional support for the women affected.

  • Michael Mullaney and local residents are fighting to save Hinckley's Big Pit from development
    Article: Dec 6, 2017

    The latest plans to build houses on a Hinckley nature feature were voted down at Hinckley and Bosworth's Council's planning committee last night.

    By a 12-4 vote the committee objected to a proposal to build 60 houses on the site.

    The public gallery was packed with local residents who objected to the development on the Big Pit.

    Speaking against the plans the local County Councillor for the area Michael Mullaney (Lib Dem: Hinckley De Montfort) said "The Big Pit is a totally unsuitable place for housing development. There is evidence going back hundreds of years of natural springs in the area.

    "There are already problems with flooding in this part of Hinckley. It would be a massive mistake to build houses on this site."

  • Article: Dec 4, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have tabled a motion in support of the WASPI women that will be debated at Wednesday's meeting of Leicestershire County Council. They hope the motion will get cross party support.

    The Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign has focused on the raising of the state pension age for women and how the lack of communication and forewarning of the changes has put a number of women into financial difficulty.

  • Angela Williams becomes the first ever Lib Dem councillor in Earl Shilton taking 68% of the vote
    Article: Nov 28, 2017

    The Lib Dems swept to a huge victory in the Earl Shilton Church Ward by-election. The Lib Dem candidate Angela Williams won the town council by-election with a massive 68% of the vote.

    Angela Williams becomes the first ever Lib Dem Councillor elected in Earl Shilton Angela said "Thank you to everyone who voted for me. I was honoured to secure s uch a huge amount of support. I will be taking up the issues people raised with me during the campaign in particular concerns about speeding on local roads."

  • Angela WIlliams will make a great new councillor for Earl Shilton
    Article: Nov 23, 2017

    Voters go to the polls today in the Earl Shilton Church ward by-election. The election for a new Town Councillor is between local Lib Dem campaigner Angela Williams and the Labour Party.

    Earl Shilton resident Angela Williams will make an excellent Town Councillor. She will put Earl Shilton's needs before party politics.

  • Paul Williams the new Lib Dem Burbage Parish Councillor and supporters
    Article: Nov 21, 2017

    The Lib Dems came out on top in a close by-election in Burbage. In the election for a new Parish Councillor for Burbage Stretton Ward held on Thursday, Lib Dem Paul Williams secured victory by just 18 votes.

    The by-election was caused by the death of long serving Burbage Councillor David Inman.

    The new Councillor Paul Williams said "A big thank you to everyone who supported me in the election. Having spoken to many residents it's clear the main issues they want tackling are problems with speeding and inappropriate parking in parts of the village. There are also concerns about the scale of development and the lack of services to go with the developments."