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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.@BoltonLabour oh you're back? You realise that blocking opposition parties probably wasn't a good plan when discussing transparency?

VICTORY! We're pleased to report that Bolton Liberal Democrats have got Bolton Council to agree to an emergency meeting. Stay up to date with all the news. SIgn up here

VICTORY! We're pleased to report that Bolton Liberal Democrats have got Bolton Council to agree to an emergency meeting to allow scrutiny of Cliff Morris's secret £300,000 grant to rich law firm Asons. It will be in January. Stay up to date with all the answers by signing up to our Call for Clarity.

Stay up to date with all the AsonsGate news and our fight for Council transparency.

Why did it have to be decided under Emergency Powers? Why was the Grant agreed in September, when Asons had already bought and modified the building and moved in? Was the Grant made to Asons Solicitors, another Company in the Asons Group or ‘the building’? Keep up to date with all the answers as we get them by signing up to our Call for Clarity

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And here it is. As expected. The Andy Burnham backtrack begins #YouCantTrustLabour #JaneBrophyForMayor

Wondering who is responsible for supporting Cllr Morris's decision to grant £300k to Asons? Here's a list. All Labour. #YouCantTrustLabour

I'm proud to be the only wholeheartedly pro-European candidate in this Greater Manchester mayoral election. As Labour and the Conservatives blindly sleepwalk this country out of the EU with absolutely no consideration for our local jobs here in Greater Manchester, it will be me and the Liberal Democrats that fight against this aggressive Brexit agenda, set purely to satisfy Nigel Farage.

Was it something we said Asons Solicitors? You never did answer any of our questions. Almost as if you and Bolton Labour are against transparency

A DISUSED piece of land in Kearsley is likely to be the proposed site for Bolton Council’s new cycle track, the Bolton News can reveal.

The site has been proposed following public backlash about the plans for Leverhulme Park.

So it seems that @BoltonLabour know that they lack transparency and Accountability. Leads us to believe they just don't care

3 Lib Dem gains in the West of England last night -all from the Tories

Whilst Labour continue to implode due to poor leadership both In Bolton and Nationally, the Lib Dems continue to be the real opposition. Join us. Http:://

Sick of the closed door council politics of Cliff Morris? Then maybe it's time to join a party fighting for a more open, honest and accountable council.