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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Angry about the cuts to Bolton Night Buses? Let's make some noise!

Less than 24 hours and we've already got nearly 200 signatures, but we need more! Please SIGN and SHARE to save Bolton's Night Buses!

Bolton Whites Hotel and Bolton Live launch groundbreaking events brand at The #Macron Stadium. Kicking off with From The Jam (Official Band Page) and Scouting For Girls #boltonlive #BWFC

Fantastic news as Bolton Live and the Bolton Whites Hotel launch a new ground-breaking events brand. Well done to Pete Hopkinson and all the team at the Bolton Live Community Media team who'll be doing the social media work.

Come on George... our young people need jobs and houses before they put £20k in an ISA

I want to see the number of Bolton councillors reduced from 60 to 40. At a time when public services are being cut back, why do we need this many councillors? If elected in May I will campaign for this.

What will voting for your local Bolton Liberal Democrats candidate get for you? How about a commitment to fight for this for starters?

YOUNG entrepreneurs with dreams of big business are being invited to join Bolton’s first ever teenage market.

Great initiative. Can't wait to see what fantastic ventures Young People in Bolton will showcase.

Angry about the cuts to Bolton Night Buses? Let's make some noise!

First Bus are looking to remove the Night Bus - the only post midnight public transport available on a Friday and Saturday evening from Manchester to Bolton. We want to get them to reconsider. Please sign and share

Computer businesses or IT staff who fail to destroy security on their products or services on demand, or who decline a Home Office order to hack their customers in Britain or overseas by installing or operating government malware could face bankruptcy or long jail sentences, if the Draft Investigato…

We really are heading for an Orwellian 1981 style Britain

A TOP judge has made a landmark ruling that Bolton Council must release the name of a councillor who failed to pay council tax on time.

BREAKING NEWS A top judge has made a landmark ruling that Bolton Council must release the name of a councillor who failed to pay council tax on time. In August 2014, Conservative Councillor Mudasir Dean came forward to admit that he was one of the two councillors implicated and apologised to the taxpayers of Bolton. The other councillor, thought to be a representative of the Bolton Labour party, has yet to be named.

Government should answer to their people, not the people answering to their government. The Snooper Charter will give our security agencies, police and Bolton Council access to YOUR private life with unprecedented power that appears in no other Western government. This will almost certainly be exploited by Cyber Terrorists. Ask yourself; would you share your internet history with the world? As that is the danger with this bill. There is only one party protecting your privacy and freedom; the Liberal Democrats.

PRESSURE is mounting on Bolton Council to reveal the result of an internal review into its decision not to disclose whether its former chief…

Fingers crossed, we could have an answer soon.

So we asked Bolton Labour why they rejected our budget amendment looking for £0.5million to help the homeless. You would not believe their reply!

By cutting the number of councillors and number of elections we can save around £300,000 a year. Money to be used on YOUR roads, YOUR town and YOUR voice.

Remember back in December when you were promised this