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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LIVE POLL! Just for fun. When you wake up, who would you like to be President of the United States?

Great turnout allready and people are still arriving.

Great turnout of people looking to have their say to buildings planned for Last Drop. Bolton Liberal Democrats have grave concerns about how these plans will affect already overcrowded infrastructure.

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This is how Bolton Labour intend to "protect the greenbelt". By burying the entire area of yellow and red under concrete. Part of the GMSF signed by Council Leader Cliff Morris. Share if you disagree!

"What do we want?" "British Parliamentary sovereignty!" "When do we want it?" "Not yet!" #article50 #Brexit

"What do we want?" "British Parliamentary sovereignty!" "When do we want it?" "Not yet!" #Article50

What do you say? Should the decision making be in the hands of our elected chamber as the High Court says? Or should it be in the hands of one single person?

Find out about the Liberal Democrat plan for Britain in Europe.

Voting to go is not the same as voting on WHERE to go. The Liberal Democrats will fight for YOUR right to decide on the destination.

Bolton Labour seem to think that cutting hard working council staff jobs is the same as protecting the most vulnerable. Since when has making deep cuts to Children and Adults services been the same as "protecting the most vulnerable"? If Labour had not continuously blocked Lib Dem proposals to cut the number of Councillors by a third then we wouldn't be in the position we are. As it stands we should not be cutting any jobs until our Councillors have been cut first!

TOWN hall bosses are warning that 239 jobs could go as they make £12.5 million in cuts over the next two years.

How can Bolton Labour claim they'll protect our greenbelt? They can't even protect jobs!

Bolton Labour say they'll fight to protect your green space. Let's look at their recent track record... #YouCantTrustLabour