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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"OUTDATED" pacer trains have moved a step closer to being removed from the tracks after Arriva announced a deal for their replacement.

Great to hear that finally the outdated pacer trains are going to finally be replaced!

We hope she's found safe and sound. If you have any information please call the police on 101 https://t.co/Kex7awcsGy

Whilst Bolton Labour continue to find ways to prevent you engaging in peaceful public protests, be thankful they... https://t.co/2UtxFY53Br

A man has been banned from having sex unless he lets police know at least one day in advance. North Yorkshire Police have sought a "sexual risk order" for a man who has not yet been convicted of a sexual offence, but who is thought to be unsafe for the public, according to the York Press. The man fr…

Whilst Bolton Labour continue to find ways to prevent you engaging in peaceful public protests, be thankful they aren't yet trying to ban you from having sex without giving them 24 hours notice like this man in York who - despite having committed no offences - has been told he faces a 5 year jail term if he breaches the order.

Gary Veevers will be the Lberal Democrat candidate for Crompton. Fighting up for a more open, honest and... https://t.co/OZ3qmuLBAr

THE five candidates who will contest the Crompton by-election have been confirmed.

Garry Veevers will be the Liberal Democrat candidate for Crompton. Fighting up for a more open, honest and accountable council.

On Tuesday MPs voted down an amendment which would have seen landlords forced to ensure their properties were fit for humans to live in.

Bolton West MP, Chris Green thought that ensuring landlords only rent out house fit for human habitation was an unnecessary burden. He voted "NO" to an amendment that would have made sure only house fit for people to live in can be rented.

BOLTON Council has agreed tough new measures to help crack down on members of the public protesting at authority meetings.

Illiberal, undemocratic and a clear attempt by Bolton Labour to avoid answering to the people this town represents.

UPDATED: Bolton Octagon Theatre will be redeveloped following £4.3 million funding boost https://t.co/J0DBijlhji

THE stage is set for a transformation of the Octagon Theatre which has secured £4.3 million funding.

Lib Dem Town Councillor David Wilkinson for Westhoughton said “On planning grounds I would be amazed if the... https://t.co/K7WnrbUPlN

DISCOUNT supermarket Aldi is planning to open a store in Westhoughton – creating 40 jobs.

Lib Dem Town Councillor David Wilkinson for Westhoughton said “On planning grounds I would be amazed if the application is refused, it is a brownfield site and can be used for industrial, commercial or housing and given its planning history and planning legislation now. There is a now a consultation with local residents." What are your view? Are there already too many supermarkets or is it going to provide much needed jobs for people from across the area who need them?

We are still waiting to find out how much of Bolton taxpayer cash was handed over to Paul Najsarek when he quit... https://t.co/w2y46Amiex



We are still waiting to find out how much of Bolton taxpayer cash was handed over to Paul Najsarek when he quit his £160,000 a year job as Chief Executive of Bolton Council after only 5 months. I think it's safe to say that Cllr Morris' silence speaks volumes. Bolton Liberal Democrats will continue to demand answers from the Bolton Labour led council.

Labour councillors agree to sell Bolton Road car park WEEKS before plans for a new Aldi supermarket are even submitted...

Yet more evidence as to why we need an independent planning inquiry.

The Theatre Church was an important part of many people's lives withing the Astley Bridge and Crompton areas and... https://t.co/G8Eb26p3mP

CORONATION Street star Katy Cavanagh has spoken of her sadness about the closure of the town's iconic Theatre Church as she gets ready for her return to the Octagon Theatre.

The Theatre Church was an important part of many people's lives within the Astley Bridge and Crompton areas and it was a sad day when planning permission was granted to demolish the building to be replaced with houses. The Bolton Liberal Democrats will fight tirelessly to protect Bolton's heritage as well as enhance Arts development in the town.