Archive for the ‘Lib Dem News’ Category

Amidst mounting speculation that the UK government may finally be prepared to act, Stockport Liberal Democrats have put forward a motion to a meeting of the Council on Thursday this week calling for the Public Sector Pay Cap to be lifted. Currently all public sector workers, including nurses, police officers and local government workers are […]

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Don’t forget to vote if you have a postal vote

by paulankers on 29 May, 2017

Postal votes landed in Hazel Grove on Friday. If you haven’t got yours by tuesday, please contact the Council. This election looks really close. Voters are returning in droves to the LibDems and the result on 8th June could be the closest we have seen here in years. Please get your postal vote returned early. […]

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Tory cuts are set to hit hard in the home town of our Conservative MP. Over £50k will be slashed from the budget of our local catholic school. The government funding formula is being revamped, but it is to hide cuts of over £2Bn. Most of the cuts are falling on the shoulders of urban […]

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Cllr Lisa Smart Chosen to Fight General Election

by paulankers on 21 April, 2017

Local Councillor Lisa Smart will be the Liberal Democrat candidate for the constituency of Hazel Grove at the General Election on June 8th 2017. Lisa has a track record of campaigning for better services at Stepping Hill Hospital, standing up against Conservative and Labour plans to bulldoze our greenbelt and winning fights to keep local […]

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by paulankers on 6 March, 2017

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Plans to Save Greenbelt Blocked by Council

by jontwigge on 3 December, 2016

In a dramatic Stockport Council meeting former Liberal Democrat MP Mark Hunter led the chamber into a vote on plans to save Stockport’s greenbelt. The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF), currently up for public consultation, allocates greenbelt for 4000 new homes on our doorstep in High Lane. The A6 through Hazel Grove and High Lane […]

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Stepping Hill Petition Delivered to Downing Street

by jontwigge on 23 November, 2016

Last week our Stepping Hill petition was delivered to 10 Downing Street, to show Theresa May how we feel about the cuts to our Hospital. The more than 6,000 signatures were handed to the Government for consideration before the Autumn Statement today. Cllr Jon Twigge says “Thank you for all of your support for the […]

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Offerton Road Resurfacing to commence on 31st October

by paulankers on 28 October, 2016

Stockport Council is undertaking a programme of repairs across the borough as part of the ‘Investing in Stockport’ initiative. The LibDem administration made a commitment to invest £100m to improve roads and footpaths across the borough over a nine year delivery period. This funding will be used to carry out a range of repairs from […]

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by jontwigge on 31 July, 2016

On Sunday morning Paddy Ashdown launched, “a new movement setting out to change British politics. We’re going to transform the way politics is funded, giving a voice to the millions of open and tolerant people in Britain who feel the political system no longer works for them.  The idea is simple. We’ll use the power […]

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