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Manchester Gorton

Manchester Central

Blackley and Broughton

Manchester WIthington

Wythenshawe and Sale East

Recent updates

  • Article: Sep 24, 2018

    Children with mental health problems are not receiving treatment until they are in crisis and sometimes suicidal, doctors have told the BBC. A letter leaked to Panorama reveals at least one area's child and adolescent mental health service (CAHMS) to be rationing care.

    Leading psychiatrist Jon Goldin described the service as "not fit for purpose". The government said it was investing an extra £1.4bn in child mental health.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2018

    Party Conference is over, and we have left Brighton after an excellent four days. Over the Conference we have listened, spoken, debated matters fiercely, and voted on party policy.

    Over 300 members attended Conference for the first time, and many of them made their first speech in debates on the stage too, making excellent contributions. The Exhibition and Fringes were brilliant too.

  • Vince Cable in Manchester (By Iain Donaldson)
    Petition: Sep 7, 2018

    Sir Vince Cable has today announced that the Liberal Democrats will be launching a supporters club which will have a vote in party leadership elections.

    If you would like to be kept informed of this project, and any other Liberal Democrat campaigns and issues then please sign up below.

  • Vince Cable in Manchester (By Iain Donaldson)
    Survey: Sep 7, 2018
    4 questions

    Liberal Democrats want to involve you in our work whether you are a party member, a supporter, or you just like how we do things or what we have said on an issue that is important to you.

    If the website is going to be a success we need lots of articles, stories and views about what's happening in Manchester and the wider world from our members, and from guest contributors.

  • Iain Donaldson (By Iain Donaldson)
    Article: Aug 30, 2018

    Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Manchester Blackley, Iain Donaldson, has called on the Labour Party to stop vilifying veteran Labour MP Graham Stringer for his views on climate change and Britain's place in Europe, stating "That's my job!"

    Mr Stringer, contrary to what his views suggest, is Labour MP for Blackley and Broughton Constituency, which straddles the cities of Manchester and Salford.
  • Dr Jackie Pearcey
    Article: Aug 22, 2018

    Policing in Greater Manchester in in crisis; the office of Mayor is politically impotent and now taking the blame for the Conservative government's cuts.

    Liberal Democrat spokesperson on Crime and Disorder, Jackie Pearcey, told Focus "City Mayors were introduced to allay calls for regional devolution, but what they are turning out to be is the Aunt Sallies of modern Britain taking all the criticism when things go wrong but with no power to raise funds or change laws."

  • G&A Jackie Header (By Iain Donaldson)
    Page: Aug 18, 2018

    Local Campaigner Jackie Pearcey

    Jackie Pearcey was a founder members of the Gorton and Abbey Hey Liberal Democrats in 1988, and has worked tirelessly for our community for over the past 31 years both as a citizen of Manchester and as a Manchester City Councillor representing the area for 21 years.

    Jackie Pearcey has a strong record of campaigning hard on issues that affect our community, and has helped thousands of local residents with individual casework over the years.

  • John Bridges
    Article: Aug 15, 2018

    Have you wondered why there are so many people begging in Manchester's City Centre?

    Well one of the answers is the total lack of support given to people leaving the City's prisons to return to society.

    One third of people released from Manchester's prisons between 2015 and 2017 left for "unsettled" or "unknown" accommodation because of a lack of social and affordable homes in the city.

  • Iain backing Remain (By Iain Donaldson)
    Article: Aug 14, 2018

    A robust poll conducted by the Guardian Newspaper shows that Manchester voters would reject Brexit in even greater numbers today than when the referendum took place in 2016.

    The poll shows that the remain vote:

    • In Manchester Withington support for remain has increased from 73.7% to 77.4%, the strongest in the North West.
    • In Manchester Central support for remain has increased from 63.3% to 68.4%;
    • in Manchester Gorton support for remain has increased from 62.1% to 68%;
    • In Wythenshawe and Sale East support for remain has increased from 50.1% to 58.1%; and, most significantly,
    • In Blackley and Broughton which narrowly voted leave at the referendum, support for remain has increased from 48.7% to 59% Remain.
  • Liberal Democrats at Manchester Pride (By Iain Donaldson)
    Article: Aug 13, 2018

    Shock news that 2018 may be the last year that Manchester's Gay Village will host the main stage of Manchester's world-famous Pride festival has been greeted with anger by the City's LGBT+ communities.

    Unfortunately, such a devastating move has been inevitable since Manchester Labour Councillors voted through the Portland Street Planning Framework and gave permission to build hotels and towers on the space used by Pride and other Village events.