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Manchester Gorton

Mannchester Central

Blackley and Broughton

Manchester WIthington

Wythenshawe and Sale East

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  • 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."

  • Dr Jackie Pearcey
    Page: Aug 18, 2018

    Gorton and Abbey Hey Ward

    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.

  • 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.

  • Dr Jackie Pearcey
    Article: Aug 12, 2018

    Local residents in Gorton are reeling from the announcement that they are to lose their last remaining High Street bank as the Royal Bank of Scotland closes its branch in Gorton District Centre this November.

    Whilst basic banking services such as paying in cheques and other money or cash withdrawals will still be possible at WH Smiths' Post Office on Wellington Street, anything that requires being face to face with a banker will now require a trip into the city centre, which by bus equates to an £8 charge for every visit.

  • Dr Jackie Pearcey
    Article: Aug 9, 2018

    When you ask your Labour councillors in Manchester if potholes can be fixed they will tell you that they don't have the money because of government cuts, and yet £18 million of money set aside to repair our roads went unspent last year. That's not cuts, it's incompetence.

    Manchester Council today announced the next phase of Manchester's highways investment but completely failed to admit that their mismanagement of our city means nearly £18m has been wiped from this year's spending.

  • John Bridges
    Article: Aug 9, 2018

    National campaign group Best for Britain and Manchester's Opposition Liberal Democrats, are calling on the City Council to pass an official policy motion in support of a the final say on the Brexit deal.

    In the referendum in 2016 Manchester voted by a large majority to remain in the European Union, and with thousands of jobs in the City under threat, and EU Grants that have helped rebuild the city no longer available, Manchester will be much worse off out under any Brexit deal.

  • Cllrs Jamie Hargreaves and Alice Mann
    Article: Aug 6, 2018

    Liberals in Colne were celebrating after their double victory in the Waterside Ward By-election for Colne Town Council on Thursday 2nd August.

    The result was:
    ALICE MANN - Liberal Democrat 394 elected
    JAMIE HARGREAVES - Liberal Democrat 356 elected
    Nathan McCollum - Conservative 187
    Linda McCollum - Conservative 186
    Tony Harmson - Labour 185
    Patricia Hannah-Wood - Labour 180

    The result meant that the Liberal Democrats gained one seat from Labour and held one seat. The turnout was 21.49%

    The successful candidates said: "Thank you for electing us. We will do our best to repay voters' support in the coming months."