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
Join th liberal democrats

Get In Touch

Community News

Following on from Cllr Roger Hayes' recent question at full council where Cllr Morris refused to answer, Bolton... https://t.co/zkm2VSn8Qh

TOWN hall chiefs are still refusing to reveal whether former chief executive Paul Najsarek received a pay off after quitting his job.

Following on from Cllr Roger Hayes' recent question at full council where Cllr Morris refused to answer, Bolton News also find themselves banging on a door that the Labour led Bolton Council refuses to open. http://m.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/14141491.Wall_of_silence__Council_refuses_to_answer_Freedom_of_Information_request_about_whether_chief_executive_was_paid_off/

Great to see Liberal Democrats party leader, Tim Farron, following in Nick Clegg's footsteps and using Horwich... https://t.co/A8fLtgg7XC

Big thank you to Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron for the Christmas card. Just one of a number of MP's cards we have been lucky enough to print this year.

Great to see Liberal Democrats party leader, Tim Farron, following in Nick Clegg's footsteps and using Horwich based printer StressFreePrint to print his Christmas cards. Last year the Horwich based firm, based off Crown Lane, were responsible for the ex-deputy Prime Minister's card which was featured in a number of newspapers as one of the best politicians cards of the season. Seems the national party loves Horwich just as much as Stephen Michael Rock, Glen Atkinson, Douglas Bagnall and the rest of the Horwich Liberal Democrats do.



Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron outlines why the Liberal Democrats will be voting in favour of airstrikes in Syria

NEARLY 300 people have signed a petition calling for more support for a mental health charity in Bolton that is in danger of closing.

Not content with the constant criticism leveled at himself and his party leader for being so unwilling to condemn... https://t.co/WmvV7Wms80

POLITICAL SKETCH: After George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, the shadow chancellor attempts a joke. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite go to plan

Not content with the constant criticism leveled at himself and his party leader for being so unwilling to condemn the IRA's past action's, McDonnell decides to quote a communist leader 'credited' with the deaths of over 49million people - Chairman Mao.

George Osborne scraps planned cuts to tax credits - as he sets out his Spending Review in the House of Commons.

After mounting pressure from MP's across every party - particularly those in the Lib Dems who prevented the Tories bringing these ridiculous cuts in during coalition - George Osborne has done an enormous U-Turn.

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone across France this morning as they wake up to the horrific news.... https://t.co/RMGdMqS8lN



Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone across France this morning as they wake up to the horrific news. People of all religions and none stand in solidarity to condemn these horrific acts and vow not to let these terrorists tear our communities apart. #TerrorismHasNoReligion

Happy Diwali to all our friends celebrating the Festival of Lights today.

Well done to our chair, Eric Hyde, for helping to secure a little piece of the town's heritage. https://t.co/UcCkvyyqc1

What do you think? Do Bolton Labour have a lot to answer for when it comes to the towns low average wages? Has... https://t.co/kSL1TDdxKa

It's ridiculous that this work has been allowed to start without the promised Community Liaison Group that was... https://t.co/Yv5tVpihn9