Bolton Liberal Democrats are proud to count themselves as residents of Bolton. We're proud of our heritage - despite it being destroyed piece by piece by the Bolton Labour council; We're proud of our green spaces - despite the Conservatives trying to frack all over them; and most of all we are proud of YOU. The people. Who - despite a decade of decline under Bolton Labour with poor economic growth and enormous lack of transparency - have always found time to help the homeless; organise community events; raise money for fantastic local projects and charities, and welcomed the vulnerable seeking refuge from war and famine. Thank you for trying to build a better Bolton against the odds and we hope this May 5th you'll allow us to help you build the Bolton you want it to be.
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