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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COUNCIL chiefs have refused to confirm or deny whether the Wayne Walker site will be used to base a new multi-storey car park to serve the…

BREAKING: Wayne Walkers sudden closure may be linked to Bolton Labour, Bolton Council & Councillor Cliff Morris multi-story carpark plans. The Council remain tight lipped. Refusing to confirm or deny speculation. How many more secrets?



Labour, the Tories and UKIP are closing the doors on our EU friends. Join the only party fighting to keep the freedom we have enjoyed for so long.

The total surpasses that paid out by Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle combined!

The total surpasses that paid out by Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle combined!

Bolton Council have spent £117,232.83 compensating motorists for damage caused by potholes since 2012, figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats have revealed. Nationally a total of £12 million ha…

Almost £120,000 paid out due to potholes!

Hay @boltoncouncil will the Spa Rd carprk be available to public after 5:30pm for the scrutiny meeting on weds? Its usually closed frm 430pm

Great article on how to object for those in the Bolton North East Area

Great article on how to object to plans to build over the Bolton greenbelt. Give it a read and remember to get your objections in by the end of the week



Absolutely disgusting tweet from Bolton Labour suggesting that leaders calling for proper scrutiny of Asons are doing it to protect their jobs. Labour Councillors would do well to remember that scrutinising decisions IS their job.

BOLTON’S three opposition party leaders have come together to protest against aspects of a meeting next week where the controversial £300,000…

"We run this town - ww will do it our way!" - Bolton Labour's arrogant response to requests to make Asons Scrutiny a single issue meeting.

A Bolton Council publication has been condemned by the Liberal Democrats as an expensive "Labour back-slapping scheme" as it was revealed £163,682.85 had been spent on printing and delivery over the past 3 years.

"This is yet another absolutely shocking waste of tax payer money by the Council. At a time when they are making massive cuts to services for children, families and the disabled - to find that they are spending over fifty thousand pounds a year on what is little more than pro-Labour propaganda is a disgrace."

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Cllr Hayes said: “Meetings were held at Queens Park while the Town Hall was being renovated but now it has been handed back there is no excuse for continuing to hold meetings there”.

Council accused of preventing proper scrutiny of Asons grant