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  • Dr Jackie Pearcey
    Article: Sep 11, 2018

    Commenting on the National Audit Office report into the sustainability of police forces in England and Wales Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Manchester Gorton, Jackie Pearcey, told Focus "The fact the NAO is now reporting constables are finding it difficult to deliver an effective service is yet another shocking indictment of the government's failure to support our police."

  • 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
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    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."

  • 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.