Greater Manchester Liberal Democrats are giving their support to the Manchester Evening News’ #NorthernPowercut campaign, calling for the government to prioritise funding the electrification of the Manchester to Leeds railway line ahead of putting more money into London with Crossrail 2. Cllr Sue Derbyshire, Lib Dem leader of Stockport Council, said “With the Lib Dems in […]

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Stockport’s Full Council meeting on 2nd July was treated to lectures from Conservative councillors Syd Lloyd and Oliver Johnstone on why the government is completely right to be cutting £200 million from health spending this year. The explanations were met with incredulity from the Lib Dem and Labour benches, and with good reason. Speaker after […]

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If you think Stockport Council should be having a proper debate about how best to deal with the problem of legal highs, please support our campaign and sign our petition. Stockport Lib Dems went into the Full Council meeting on 2nd July looking forward to a proper debate on how best to tackle the problem […]

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Stockport 5th best in country for cancer survival

by Iain Roberts on 2 July, 2015

A Parliamentary report has found that Stockport has the fifth highest cancer survival rate in the country, and the highest of anywhere north of London. The report shows Stockport is now the fifth best area in England out of 211 districts, and the highest in Greater Manchester.  Almost 2,000 people are diagnosed in Stockport every […]

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Cllr Iain Roberts,Leader of the Lib Dem group on TfGM, is asking anyone affected by the rail disruption on 1st July to let him know what the rail companies could have done better. Damaged overhead lines caused chaos at Manchester Piccadilly and other railway stations across the North, with passengers stranded and delays lasting for […]

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From the Manchester Council of Mosques, including Cheadle Muslim Association: In the wake of the violence in France, Kuwait and Tunisia on 26 June 2015, Qadir Ahmad Chohan Chair of Manchester Council of Mosques says,”We are all resolved to defeat terrorism and terrorists, we condemn the callous killing of innocent people in France, Kuwait, Tunisia and […]

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Iain writes in the Cheadle, Gatley & Cheadle Hulme Mail about why Northern Rail’s failure to properly collect fares on our trains simply isn’t good enough.

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After a resident contacted us, the Lib Dems asked Network Rail to repair the pigeon netting under the Gatley Road railway bridge by Gatley Station. We’re pleased to report that the work is happening this week. Please be advised that contractors working on behalf of Network Rail will be repairing the pigeon netting at the […]

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“Northern Powerhouse” is the phrase of the moment, and beloved of the Conservative government right up to the moment they decided to shelve a whole bunch of important rail projects in the north. But what does it mean? When it comes to cities, size matters. Big cities attract big investment and lots of jobs and […]

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Gatley Police newsletter, June 2015

by Iain Roberts on 29 June, 2015