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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This goes out to all the disillusioned @UKLabour supporters . You're welcome in the @LibDems anytime. Lets fight for a UK in the EU!



Fight. Fight for your future. A future of tolerance. A future of cooperation. A future of optimism. A future within Europe. #WeAreThe48 https://libdems.secure.force.com/LiberalDemocrats/NewMemberRegistration

I don’t believe in a second referendum, but do believe we need to listen to the dissenting voices. What happened on Thursday was not a ‘landslide victory’ or even a mandate by any stretch of the imagination. But it WAS a big two fingers up at the established political system that we have here in...

Bolton Liberal Democrats Chairman, Kev Walsh, has written this piece for Liberal Democrat Voice. Love to hear your thoughts.



Hya Kev, yes I cant walk door to door but I am sure I could help you in some other way.

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...

Hey Bolton Labour. Just because the town has been busy with Brexit doesn't mean we have forgotten.

The Liberal Democrats will stand at the next general election on a platform of derailing Brexit and keeping Britain in the European Union, the party has announced. Leader Tim Farron said on Saturday night that he would be “clear and unequivocal” with voters that if elected it would set aside the ref...

The Liberal Democrats are now the only party fighting for Britain's place amongst friends in the European Union. With just 1.9% between the two sides there is no clear mandate for withdrawal from the European Union. 42% of Bolton did not wish to see us Leave. 58% were fed lies. We don't want or need another referendum. To show you want Britain to have it's place in Europe you need the Lib Dems.

Remain voters are voicing their outrage amid claims by some people who voted for a Brexit that they regret their decision. Electoral services workers have reported calls from people asking if they could change their decision after Friday’s result became clear, while some publicly admitted they inten...

Interesting article here suggesting many Leave voters are regretting their decision. Do you have any Bregrets? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-anger-bregret-leave-voters-protest-vote-thought-uk-stay-in-eu-remain-win-a7102516.html

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We are pleased to note that the local membership has increased by 3% since Friday morning. If you're looking to fight for a more positive, inclusive, stronger, fairer Bolton and Britain then join them. Sign up today. https://libdems.secure.force.com/LiberalDemocrats/NewMemberRegistration

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Today, 1000 new members have joined the Liberal Democrats to fight for a new, better, more tolerant, more democratic Britain. David Cameron had failed as leader of the country. Jeremy Corbyn has failed as leader of the opposition. Join the only party with the best interests of you, the people, at heart. Not political careers. Join us today and help us rebuild the United Kingdom. Keep us united. Keep us strong.

.@LiamThorpBN Can we say a big thank you to Frank Harasiwka who has helped lead such a positive Remain Campaign across the town.

Get out and vote! Unlike general elections it really could be just a single vote that sways it.

A DAMNING report has branded the system providing home care for vulnerable people in Bolton as “shoddy”, “slap dash” and “not fit for…

One question that needs to be asked is why has it taken an independent charity's report to reveal these issues? Where are the quality assurance practices of the Council? http://m.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/14569433._Shoddy_and_not_fit_for_purpose______report_slams_standard_of_homecare_as_vulnerable_users_left_with_wet_clothes_and_soiled_sheets/