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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As Labour announce they're cutting services protecting the most vulnerable. We demand they cut allowances instead!

.@BoltonLabour don't seen to have much to say about the fact they're punishing children for Tory cuts.

SCHOOL crossing patrols, councillor allowances and services for disabled children are all in line to be cut as the cash-strapped council tries to…

In a town suffering from some of the highest child poverty rates in the country, these cuts are nothing short of a brutal attack on those that need access to services the most. Having already announced cuts to children's centres across the town. The Bolton Labour Council are now cutting services for disabled children, people with learning disabilities and those leaving care! Bolton Labour are failing children, failing families and failing Bolton.

Meanwhile they continue to insist on wasting taxpayers money on sending out the Bolton Scene newspaper to every household

In a town with some of the highest child poverty rates in the country, @BoltonLabour is set to cut services to those the need them most

Great AGM this evening. Thanks to all who came along. We'll get minutes sent out ASAP

So.....America....What's all that about then?

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Bolton Labour Council owed more than £5million in unpaid business rates.