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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The Chilcot Inquiry finally exposes one of the most shameful moments in our nation’s history. As the leader of the Liberal Democrats Charles Kennedy led the opposition to a war that cost the lives of around 100,000 Iraqis and almost 5,000 coalition forces, including 179 members of the British Armed Forces. Charles Kennedy’s leadership of our party at that time provided a voice for millions of British people who knew that this was the wrong thing to do.

The Chilcot Inquiry finally exposes one of the most shameful moments in our nation’s history. As the leader of the Liberal Democrats Charles Kennedy led the opposition to a war that cost the lives of around 100,000 Iraqis and almost 5,000 coalition forces, including 179 members of the British Armed Forces. Charles Kennedy’s leadership of our party at that time provided a voice for millions of British people who knew that this was the wrong thing to do.

THE number of children’s centres in Bolton is set to be slashed by two thirds.

So £1.5million is being spent on spa facilities at Bolton One; the Labour party continue to throw £500,000 per annum at their councillors in allowances; they'll hand over £90,000 to a man in 'voluntary severance' despite him apparently 'quitting'; and yet they'll close 13 essential children's centres to save cash? Labour waste is making a mockery of this town.

We ask this Conservative government: Stop stirring up insecurity. Step up right now. GUARANTEE 2 million Europeans who live, work and raise families in the UK that they have unconditional #RightToStay here. Make things right. Sign and share http://change.libdems.org.uk/right-to-stay

Well said Tim

We can’t start the clock ticking on Brexit before we’ve had a chance to judge what life outside the EU would look like• Former deputy prime minister calls for democratic mandate

The previous deputy Prime Minister calls for a general election, explaining why a new direction for the UK requires a new government mandate to deliver. https://

Our first Bolton #LibDemPint since the referendum this eve. Join us at The Victoria Inn, Markland Hill, from 7:30pm

To David Crausby, Yasmin Qureshi and Chris Green.

Great letter from My Bromley Cross David Walsh.

A EUROPEAN Union funded project is ensuring marginalised students are receiving first class experience in their learning.

http://dlvr.it/LjnLcy

MOTORISTS are reminded three months of overnight closures on St Peter’s Way begin tomorrow.

Watch out for 3 months of road chaos



Join a party with a plan. Join the Liberal Democrats http://ow.ly/2lW3301JFqh #MentalHealth

THE borough’s opposition party leaders have united in describing the £90,000 settlement received by Paul Najsarek as a “disgrace” and an…

Shocking!



Join the party with a plan. Join the Liberal Democrats http://ow.ly/2lW3301JFqh #MakeSeatsMatchVotes

The residents of Bolton demand a full and through investigation into the planning process immediately and call on the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to step in to ensure a full, proper and independent investigation is conducted to help alleviate the concerns of local residen...

This evening the Bolton Labour Council voted against a motion that would have allowed members of the public and Council staff to present evidence at an enquiry into planning at the council. What are they hiding? Why don't they want you to have a say? Please share and sign our petition https://www.change.org/p/greg-clark-mp-investigate-the-bolton-council-planning-process