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  • Carers campaign
    Article: Jan 29, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to raise Carer's Allowance by £1,000 a year, to help support 1,842 carers in Hinckley and Bosworth during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Hinckley Liberal Democrat Councillor Michael Mullaney who is supporting the call locally said "I have spoken to many unpaid carers here in Hinckley and Bosworth who are doing a remarkable and important job in very difficult circumstances. A responsibility made even harder than usual by the current Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Article: Jan 29, 2021

    There's been an angry reaction to news that the Conservative County Council is proposing a maximum 4.99% Council Tax rise this year. Liberal Democrats have pointed out that if the government fairly funded Leicestershire residents wouldn't have to face such a big increase in their Council Tax.

    Leicestershire Liberal Democrats Finance Spokesman Councillor Michael Mullaney said "The announcement that the Conservative County Council will be pushing for the maximum 4.99% Council Tax rise is a huge blow for residents in Leicestershire, many of whom are struggling financially already due to the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Article: Jan 27, 2021

    Liberal Democrat campaigners from Hinckley and Bosworth are part of a new national group championing the need for Universal Basic Income (UBI) pilots to be introduced throughout the country.

    Hinckley Borough and County Councillor Michael Mullaney and Barwell Parish Councillor Mathew Hulbert are members of the new Cross Party Parliamentary and Local Government (CPPLG) Working Group on UBI.

  • Councillor Michael Mullaney
    Article: Jan 15, 2021

    A budget consultation run by Leicestershire County Council has set out how the authority tries to close a possible £92million shortfall in funding up to 2025. Meeting the funding gap could mean largescale service cuts, job losses and Council Tax rises for people in Leicestershire, unless the County receives extra support from the government. Opposition Liberal Democrat Councillors have called on the government to fairly fund Leicestershire County Council and keep a commitment to meet the Council's costs caused by Covid-19 and not expect residents to meet the costs through big Council Tax rises.

  • Simon Galton
    Article: Jan 3, 2021

    Leicestershire Liberal Democrats have called on the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to allow Head Teachers in the county to make the decision if it is safe to reopen their schools yet.

    Many teachers, parents and Education Unions believe Primary Schools should not reopen on Monday due to the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus more widely

  • Councillor Michael Mullaney
    Article: Dec 16, 2020

    Hinckley and Bosworth Liberal Democrats have condemned the Chancellor for failing to introduce a comprehensive plan to save jobs after it was revealed that 2,880 people in Hinckley and Bosworth are currently on Universal Credit.

    Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine criticised Rishi Sunak's "constant chop-and-change approach", urging him to put in place a proper plan to protect jobs as the Government still struggles to get a grip over rising cases of coronavirus.

    The figures revealed that 4.5% of people of working age in Hinckley and Bosworth are on Universal Credit.

  • Article: Dec 9, 2020

    Campaigners fighting to stop the abolition of local Borough and District Councils and their replacement with large, remote and unaccountable countywide Unitary authorities have welcomed progress in their campaign.

    118 Liberal Democrat Councillors from across the East Midlands signed a letter co-authored by Hinckley and Bosworth Councillor Michael Mullaney and leader of the Lib Dem group on Chesterfield Borough Council Paul Holmes, to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government calling on the government to drop plans that could see Borough Councils in the region abolished and replaced with larger Unitary authorities.

  • Carers logo
    Article: Nov 26, 2020

    Local Liberal Democrats are asking people across our community who care for relatives to get in touch and share their story - to mark national Carers Rights Day.

    Liberal Democrat party leader Ed Davey has said he wants the party wants to be a "strong voice" for the millions across the country - including 10,989 people in Hinckley and Bosworth who care for those who need it.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2020

    Liberal Democrat campaigners in Hinckley and Bosworth are calling on the Chair of a new 'Levelling Up' taskforce, who is a Leicestershire MP, to ensure that Leicestershire finally gets the fairer funding it deserves.

    Borough and County Councillor for Hinckley Michael Mullaney and Parish Councillor for Barwell Mathew Hulbert are calling on Neil O'Brien, the Tory MP for Harborough, to listen to the long-held concerns of elected representatives cross-party and members of the public in regards to the county being one of the worst funded in the country in a host of policy areas, from education to infrastructure spending.

  • Michael Mullaney
    Article: Nov 24, 2020

    The next meeting of Leicestershire County Council taking place on Wednesday 2nd December will see a motion brought by Hinckley Lib Dem County Councillor Michael Mullaney calling for action to help ensure Care workers are paid the Real Living Wage.

    Councillor Mullaney said "The current Covid-19 pandemic has shown how essential Care workers are. They have gone above and beyond in looking after elderly, disabled and other vulnerable people during this pandemic. Sadly some carers have even lost their lives with Covid-19. It's been good to see that as a society we are beginning to value more the vital work Care workers do. The regular claps on the doorstep during lockdown for Care workers and other essential workers. The Care badge that was produced for them by government.