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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“Sandhill (Sunderland) result: LDEM: 45.0% (+41.5) LAB: 25.0% (-29.9) UKIP: 18.7% (-7.2) CON: 10.0% (-5.7) GRN: 1.3% (+1.3)”

Wow. THAT is a swing. And in a very Solid Labour ward

Has anyone any idea ,Or can find out where the Tesco /Farnworth Donation was spent , not on the junction I believe Tesco had to pay the costs as part of the conditions of planning , correct me if I am wrong . Was just hoping I could get this Clarified.Tia .

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Well done to the Westhoughton residents and Councillor David Wilkinson for their hard-fought campaign against this unwanted housing development.

hi @boltoncouncil could you please sign post us to Town Centre Strategy – Business Support Scheme APPENDIX 2 please

Cllr Hayes and Cllr Richardson last night pointed out that Asons isn't in the eligible area to access money from the Town Centre Investment Fund. Bolton Labour said it was. We shall let you decide.

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We hope you enjoyed the live feed last night. If you think you may want to give us a hand in holding the Council to account and helping us fight for a more honest, open and accountable Bolton Council then why not join us? together we can #MakeBoltonBetter


A big thank you tonight to Becky Forrest, Kev Walsh and Warren Fox for getting out and filming the live stream - swallowing most of their phone data in the process. Big thanks also to Cllr Andrew Martin for manning the comments and a really big Thank You to David Walsh who helped keep things running along. Hope you enjoyed the feed and got some of your answers. Please do give us a like and keep posting your questions and comments.

Bringing you the scrutiny meeting live! Including talks before and after the meeting from some of our team here at the Bolton Lib Dems.

Join us tonight for the Asons grant scrutiny meeting. The Bolton Liberal Democrats will be video live-streaming the whole event, starting from 4:50pm over on Every question. Every answer and all the reaction. Without having to brave the weather. Streaming starts...

Every question. Every answer and all the reaction. Without having to brave the weather.