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Keith to meet with Barclays on Monday

by Iain Roberts on 7 July, 2015

Councillor Keith Holloway’s campaign to get Barclays to think again about closing Gatley’s last bank will see him, along with a member of Gatley Village Partnership, meet Barclays on Monday 13th July. Keith says “Barclays Community Leader Jason Clarke has now agreed to meet with myself and one of the Gatley village partnership committee members […]

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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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This week Keith handed in the community petition against Barclays plan to close the last bank in Gatley. It had over a thousand signatures – a fantastic show of support and we would all like to thank everyone who has got involved. Barclays have agreed to meet Keith and they are agreeing a date to […]

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Liberal Democrat councillors Iain Roberts and Tim Pickstone have taken the fight for an open and transparent Greater Manchester mayoralty to the Lords. Iain Roberts, Deputy Leader at Stockport Council, wants the House of Lords to ensure the new law to create an elected mayor also puts an end to secretive decision-making. “The Greater Manchester […]

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When local councillor Keith Holloway launched a campaign to save Gatley’s last bank, he never expected such a big response from local residents. “Barclays have written to customers announcing that the Gatley branch is closing on 21st August. That’s the last bank in Gatley and the only cash machine at that end of the village.” […]

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Cllr Keith Holloway, who’s campaign against the closure of Gatley’s last bank has attracted over 850 signatures in just a couple of weeks, has written to Barclays asking to meet and discuss alternatives to the closure of branch and cash machine currently being proposed. You can sign Keith’s petition against Barclays closing here.   Jason Clarke […]

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Sign the Lib Dem petition. The two candidates for the Liberal Democrat leadership today launch a campaign to save the Human Rights Act from the Conservative axe. Norman Lamb and Tim Farron will also warn of the dangers of Tory plans to pull out of the European Convention on Human Rights. David Cameron is expected […]

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Join our campaign to keep the fox-hunting ban

by Iain Roberts on 16 May, 2015

A little over a year ago the Lib Dems blocked Tory attempts to lift the fox-hunting ban. We believe that hunting foxes to their death and having them torn apart by hounds for sport is morally wrong. Now the Conservatives are in power with a majority they are promising to try again to lift the fox-hunting ban. […]

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Graham Greenhalgh wins Cheadle & Gatley

by Iain Roberts on 8 May, 2015

Lib Dem council candidate Graham Greenhalgh was victorious in Cheadle and Gatley, where he succeeds Pam King with a majority of 454 over the Conservatives. The Lib Dems remain the largest party on Stockport Council. We lost three seats the Tories (Stepping Hill, Marple North and Marple South) and gained one when former Labour councillor […]

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The Tories have famously promised to cut £12 billion from the benefits bill but won’t give any clues as to where the money’s coming from. Now the Lib Dems have revealed plans to slash child benefit and child tax credit the Tories proposed in 2012. They were blocked by the Lib Dems.   As the Guardian […]

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