A fantastic win for Robert Graham, the Lib Dem candidate in the Horwich Town Council by-election today (Claypool Ward). Full results: Liberal Democrat 323 (48%) Conservative 152 (22%) Labour 108 (16%) Independent Horwich First 80 (12%) Green 17 (3%) Voters said they backed our positive campaign for a fair deal for Horwich. Let the hard work continue!
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