Archive for the ‘Tory Cuts’ Category

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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Council Motion This Thursday to Fight NHS Cuts

by jontwigge on 11 September, 2016

Stockport Liberal Democrats have continued their campaign against cuts to our Health Service by tabling a motion to be debated at the meeting of the Full Council next week. Cllr Iain Roberts, Leader of Stockport Liberal Democrats, said: “Having raised the issue of increases to staff car parking charges, the wider cuts to hospital services and, most […]

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The increase in staff parking charges was just the first step in Stepping Hill’s programme to save money.  The hospital has a £40 million funding deficit, is closing a ward and losing over 400 staff to plug the gap. We’ve launched SOS Stepping Hill – a campaign calling on the government to sort out the […]

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Stockport Magistrates Court Saved!

by paulankers on 11 February, 2016

Thanks to campaigning by Stockport local residents and local Lib Dems, the list of courts to be closed after the consultation has been published and Stockport is NOT on the list. This is excellent news! Well done to all local residents that helped with the campaign on this!  

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Tax Credits U Turn – BUT Welfare Cuts Remain

by paulankers on 25 November, 2015

George Osborne has U-turned on savage Tax Credit changes, following a strong Lib Dem campaign & embarrassing defeats in the House Of Lords. However, the Chancellor is still committed to cutting another £12 billion from the welfare bill – he’ll just be choosing a different group of vulnerable people to target. When Liberal Democrats were […]

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Local Tory MP Votes to retain Tampon Tax

by paulankers on 5 November, 2015

Cllr Iain Roberts, Lib Dem Deputy Leader at Stockport Council, has challenged Hazel Grove MP William Wragg to explain why he both voted to keep the “luxury” tax on women’s sanitary products – the so-called “tampon-tax”. “The motion didn’t call for the tax to be scrapped, but for the Government to come up with a strategy […]

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Fight The Northern Powercut!

by paulankers on 13 July, 2015

  Greater Manchester Liberal Democrats are giving their support to the Manchester Evening News’#NorthernPowercut campaign, calling for the government to prioritise funding the electrification of the Manchester to Leeds railway line ahead of putting more money into London with Crossrail 2. Cllr Sue Derbyshire, Lib Dem leader of Stockport Council, said “With the Lib Dems in […]

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