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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I the undersigned, are calling on Bolton Council to investigate alternative highway/traffic solutions to keep the free flow of traffic on Blackburn Road to stop the endless queues that build up, especially at peak times. Additionally, we call on Bolton Council’s forward thinking, to create a plan...

Have you had enough of a 40-minute commute to travel half a mile? Make your voice heard and tell Bolton Council the residents of Bolton want a better infrastructure!

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Lib Dems call for divestment of fossil funds


Bolton Liberal Democrats have called on Bolton Council to take action in order to protect over 8,500 Bolton Council employee pensions after it was revealed that £1.3 billion of public funds has been invested in fossil fuel investments through the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF).

TWO out of every three transgender resident have endured some kind of hate from bigots, a new report has revealed.

http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/14279720.REPORT__Two_thirds_of_transgender_people_face_abuse/

Lib Dem Leader, Cllr Roger Hayes said “the press and public should be allowed access to all meetings where... https://t.co/B4R1yrYXsz

ALL of Bolton Council’s major public meetings will be live streamed to the public when councillor’s move back into the town hall later this…

Lib Dem Leader, Cllr Roger Hayes said “the press and public should be allowed access to all meetings where non-confidential formal decisions are taken" Do you agree?

TOWN Hall bosses are set to raise council tax by 3.5 per cent, it has been revealed.

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Bolton Liberal a democrat Chairman, Kev Walsh, urges anyone who feels they were pressured into signing up for a... https://t.co/GYHFikxn0j

THE recent decision by the Bolton Labour Group to demand an apology from David Greenhalgh regarding the concerns surrounding the Crompton…

Bolton Liberal a democrat Chairman, Kev Walsh, urges anyone who feels they were pressured into signing up for a postal vote, thinks someone may have registered on their behalf without permission, or has been threatened with mental or physical abuse, to ignore Labour threats of legal action and come forward.

A great big thank you and well done to Garry Veevers and the team who managed to increase their vote share in... https://t.co/pLvvG8Badh

LABOUR have won the Bolton Council Crompton by-election

A great big thank you and well done to Garry Veevers and the team who managed to increase their vote share in Crompton last night compared to the 2014 results. Very well done considering that both the Tories and UKIP lost a share of their votes. UKIP lost almost half of their share compared to 2014.

What do you think? Should we ban those people who hold views that many deem offensive from airing them? Or should... https://t.co/2qoamq80M5