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Local Liberal Democrats launch campaign to "Save the Cheque"

December 9, 2010 12:00 AM

Local Liberal Democrats are campaigning to save the cheque

Liberal Democrats in Hinckley and Bosworth have backed a campaign to "Save the Cheque".

This follows the decision by the banks to abolish the cheque by 2018.

Local Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners are running a petition calling on the banks to drop their plans to axe cheques.

Michael Mullaney, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Hinckley and Bosworth said, "We have set up a petition for people to sign opposing the banks plans to scrap the cheque.

"Many national organisations are opposed to the scrapping of cheques. These include Age UK, Which?, RNIB And The Federation of Small Businesses. All have concerns that the banks'decision will hurt the most vulnerable, charities and many small businesses who rely on cheques."

You can sign the petition to save the cheque online at

In December 2009 the Payment Council, a group made up of the 28 big banks and financial companies announced plans to phase out the cheque.