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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UNION chiefs in Bolton are concerned that members will be left out of an independent planning enquiry taking place in Bolton in the Autumn.

Trade union backs Lib Dems in call for public and staff to be allowed to submit evidence to planning inquiry.

Please could we have a pro EU march on 23rd July 12:00 -m 16:00 in Bolton Town square, to match with others beiong organised around the country. Let's protest against BREXIT. Not in our name!

BOLTON Council is set to receive a bumper windfall after Manchester Airport announced record profits.

And Bolton Labour will try to waste as much of it as possible

BOLTON was caught in a Pokémon Go frenzy today, as excited gamers took to the streets to try out the latest gaming craze.

Liberal Democrat Dave Walsh of My Bromley Cross has put together a handy map for #PokemonGo players. The game is a great way of encouraging young people out of the house to grab some exercise and interact with many landmarks. It's not just about catching virtual monsters, but actually exploring your local area and interacting with others in a fun way.

"it's more entertaining to do a 5km walk with friends playing a game than be stuck on a treadmill"

LIBERAL Democrats are calling on Bolton Council to 'cut councillors and not services' after plans to scrap children's centres were revealed.

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With a 26% increase in members since June 23rd, Bolton Liberal Democrats are the fastest growing party in the town. Join the #LibDemFightBack at

We, the undersigned, recognise that cuts by the central Conservative government are having a serious detrimental effect on the ability of Bolton Council to deliver services effectively. However, we also firmly believe that cuts to frontline services should always be the last resort and that the Bolt...

Help us send a message. Protect frontline services first, Cut Councillors, Not services. Share if you agree!

BOLTON’S ruling Labour council has been accused of “breaking its promises” over the terms of an upcoming inquiry into planning processes.

Are you #TeamHayes or #TeamPeel when it comes to the planning inquiry?

A remake of the Spice Girls' Wannabe video calls for gender equality


The Bolton Liberal Democrats have slammed plans to close 13 Childrens' Centres across the town following plans revealed Bolton Council are looking to cut the number of centres to just seven in a bid to save £1.5million a year.

"The Labour led Council continues to pay out almost £1million every single year in councillor allowances." says Cllr as Council reveals plans to cut Childrens' Centres

A New member's response to the referendum and its result.

What drives people to join a political party? New Bolton Liberal Democrats member, Rebecca Forrest, has penned a piece telling us what drove her to sign up alongside 15,000 more across the UK since June 23rd