Kevin Walsh
A word from the chair of the Bolton Liberal Democrats
The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity. We champion the freedom, dignity and well-being of individuals, we acknowledge and respect their right to freedom of conscience and their right to develop their talents to the full. We aim to disperse power, to foster diversity and to nurture creativity. We believe that the role of the state is to enable all citizens to attain these ideals, to contribute fully to their communities and to take part in the decisions which affect their lives.

This translates directly into the work we are doing within Bolton, campaigning for a more open, honest and accountable local council. Most recently we have been the only political party with councillors in the Town Hall campaigning against proposed fracking in Horwich, Westhoughton and surrounding areas. We are the only party pushing proposals to cut the number of councillors from three per ward to two per ward - saving more than £300,000 a year and making the council more accountable than ever. We are fighting for more public consultation on controversial plans - such as the recent decision to pour £3million into the short-sighted Newport Street revamp - and are pushing to allow more public scrutiny within all meetings.

If, like Bolton Liberal Democrats, you believe that you need to have a council that LISTENS to what you have to say; UNDERSTANDS the need for long-term investment to solve the problems within the town rather than short-term 'people pleasing'; and CHAMPIONS ALL communities within the town, bringing us closer together rather then encouraging divisions; then join us.

It's time we all worked together to #TakeBackOurTown
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And the Liberal Democrats carry on the magnificent trend of being the party with the best 404 pages in the world.

IN scenes reminiscent of the 2010 coalition government, Bolton’s Liberal Democrat and Conservative parties appear to be joining forces for a…

It's about time councillors started paying attention. 6 years after the Bolton Liberal Democrats embarked on our campaign to reduce SRAs and the number of councilors, another group have decided to join the fight.

DID YOU KNOW: 68% of @BoltonLabour councillors (25 of 37) get paid a SRA. - with most not having any decision making responsibility!

LIBERAL Democrat chiefs have put forward plans to slash councillors’ allowances in a bid to help the council save £300,000.

Back in 2010, the Bolton Liberal Democrats started their campaign to reduce the number of Special Responsibility payments paid out to Councillors. Today, 68% of the Labour councillors share over £160,000 between them each year. We say NO MORE!

What do we want? A statue of Jason Kenny. Where do we want it?.....

Please support Kev Walsh's campaign to make a lasting memorial to one of Britain's greatest Olympians in Jason's home town of Farnworth

And he does it! 5 Gold Olympic Medals for the Fastest Farnworthian on two wheels! Congratulations! Give that man a Knighthood! And he's not finished just yet!

Congratulations to the fastest Farnworth fella on two wheels!

Massive congrats to Jason Kenny. Doing Farnworth proud with another Gold medal!

Dear @FirstManchester. Your 501 bus is broken. We are all stranded outside the hospital. Send help.

GIBRALTAR and other overseas territories should be given a seat in the Commons so that Britons living abroad get a voice in the Brexit negotiations, the Liberal Democrats have said.

Do you thinks Brits overseas should have their own MP?



Nice little turnout for our #LibDemPint at Hogarths Bolton last night. New members mixing with veteran's. Who's along to the next one?

TRIBUTES have been paid to ‘one of the great characters of Bolton Council’, Cllr Rosa Kay, who has died at the age of 79.

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Cllr Rosa Kay who has died at the age of 79 after being unwell for some time. Rosa was liked and respected across the political divide, both in her role as Councillor for Rumworth Ward and in her previous employment as Secretary of the Bolton Council branch of the Unison trade union. Our thoughts are with her family and close friends.



We're welcoming members new and old this Thursday for a Bolton #LibDemPint. Hope you can make it. Nothing formal. Just come along for a drink and a chat. We'll be meeting at 7:30 down at the lovely Hogarths Bolton.