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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Thank you to everyone who came along to the Horwich and Blackrod Against Fracking meeting this evening. Just shy... http://t.co/CxDYpIW0da

The world is facing the biggest humanitarian crisis it has seen in generations with millions of British people... http://t.co/4ey8cethjt

Whilst fracking licences have only been granted for an area around Horwich, Smithills, Astley Bridge and Blackrod... http://t.co/JlGnyIw31V

A fantastic weekend of Food and Drink ahead. Hope everyone attending has a fantastic time. http://t.co/yyjzQQFZ5W

Bolton Liberal Democrats are happy to hear that Bolton Council will oppose fracking "as a starting point", but... http://t.co/uG7ahpjZhm

SOCIAL EVENT: Show and Supper at Bolton Little Theatre On Thursday 17th October we will be holding a supper... http://t.co/6wsUVXOlH3

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Bolton has a Liberal Democrat Mayor


After her re-election, Carole Swarbrick was inaugurated as the Mayor of Bolton for 2015/16. This was supported by all parties and showed the respect in which she is held across the Council.

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Battle Against Bolton Bus Cuts


First Manchester have confirmed that, subject to approval by the Traffic Commissioner, the 519/520 buses could begin to travel back into Bolton Town Centre via the previous 571/572 Trinity street route within a matter of weeks.