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  • 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

  • Michael Mullaney speaking up for fairer education funding for Leicestershire
    Article: Mar 4, 2019
    Hinckley and Bosworth Lib Dem campaigners spoke out in support of local education services and help for local high streets at a recent East Midlands regional conference.
    Hinckley County Councillor Michael Mullaney spoke at the conference in the education debate on the need for fairer education funding for Leicestershire schools. Michael Mullaney said "Leicestershire has some of the lowest funded schools in the country.
  • Article: Feb 21, 2019

    Leicestershire County Council's Conservative budget was condemned today as a budget that would "cost the people of Leicestershire more and deliver them less."

    Speaking at the County budget meeting opposition Finance spokesperson Lib Dem Cllr Michael Mullaney said "Residents in Leicestershire will be hit by a 3.99% Council Tax rise and cuts to essential local services. Many Sure Start Children's Centres are closing and vital local bus services face being cut.

  • Article: Feb 18, 2019

    Liberal Democrat County Councillors have set out their opposition to the Conservative run County Council's budget.

    The budget will be debated on Wednesday and includes a 3.99% Council Tax rise and cuts to services including bus subsidies.

    Opposition leader Cllr Simon Galton said "This is the first year since I got elected to the County Council in 1989 that the Council will receive no revenue grant from the Government. Which means local services will be funded entirely by council tax and business rates. Although they have managed to balance the budget this year the Tories plan appears to be keep fingers crossed and hope their Government will be more generous to Leicestershire in future years"

  • Article: Feb 18, 2019

    County Councillor Stuart Bray (Lib Dem, St Marys Division) will this week press the County Council to install a new crossing on Hinckley's London Road near to St Peter's Primary School. Cllr Bray has tabled a question to the full County Council meeting on Wednesday 20th February.

    This follows representations received by both school children and the Head Teacher at the school. Cllr Bray said, "The problem has arisen because the previous school crossing patrol left and despite efforts by both the County Council and the school a replacement hasn't been found.

  • Local Lib Dem health campaigners are calling for the Walk in Centre or Minor Injuries unit our growing area needs ()
    Article: Jan 31, 2019

    A senior Conservative Government Minister is being accused of chasing headlines, after announcing £8m of funding for changes to community healthcare in Hinckley and Bosworth which health officials admit haven't even been given the go ahead.

    Late last year, the Tory Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock MP got positive local media coverage after announcing the investment for the changes.

  • Michael Mullaney and local residents are fighting to save Hinckley's Big Pit from development
    Article: Jan 31, 2019

    Campaigners have reacted with fury to the news that a Government Inspector has found in favour of plans to build on a Hinckley nature feature.

    Plans by Orbit housing to build 60 houses on the Big Pit, behind Ashby Road in Hinckley had been turned down by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough council.

    However Orbit appealed to a Government Inspector who has found in their favour

  • Article: Dec 17, 2018

    The Conservative government has announced its financial settlement for local councils

    Councillor Simon Galton leader of the Lib Dem's the main opposition party on Leicestershire County Council said "This is bad news for Leicestershire. Where is the news that we will get fair funding for Leicestershire? For years we have been at the back queue for government support in Leicestershire. All the evidence from this latest deal is that we are still getting a raw deal from government"