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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Bolton Labour led Council in a nutshell.

Best wishes to @sarahjolney1 who's fighting the Tories in the Richmond By-election

Your three Westhoughton Labour councillors last night supported a £300,000 grant to law firm Asons, whose rich CEO is driving around in his 6th Lamborghini. They have chosen to put Labour interests before the interest of Westhoughton people who continue to suffer a lack of investment and services.

Just the tip of the iceberg. ALL Labour Cllrs present supported Cliff



Bolton Labour say "Bolton Town Centre is Booming" we say #YouCantTrustLabour Share if you agree!

Further questions over Asons grant

Cllr Roger Hayes asks questions Regarding asons



Bolton Council meeting : summary



Thanks again for your live coverage of the council meeting tonight. It was interesting and useful!





Bolton Labour have just voted unanimously in favour of supporting Cllr Cliff Morris' decision to grant to Asons for £0.3m Bolton Lib Dems will continue to fight for answers despite Bolton Labour's insistence on spending YOUR money, without scrutiny, on millionaires whilt cutting services throughout the town.



Council meeting part c