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Bury Liberal Democrats

  • Nurses
    Article: Nov 28, 2019

    The latest figures on NHS vacancies reveal that there was 5362vacancies for nurses in the NHS in the North West region in July to September 2019. This means that 9.9% of posts were unfilled, showing the NHS staff shortage crisis to get worse.

    The Conservatives have presided over a staffing crisis in our health service, failing to adequately ensure the NHS has the workforce it needs to care for our loved ones.

    Even worse, Boris Johnson's pledge for 50,000 new nurses isn't even true. What is true is the Conservative's manifesto commitment to introduce a nurse tax for EU workers.

    Over 11,600 NHS staff from the EU have left the health service in the three years since the Brexit vote, including 4,783 nurses. The Conservatives are only going to discourage more nurses from coming to work in the UK with their manifesto pledges.

  • Bury Town Hall
    Article: Nov 21, 2019

    Earlier this month was the Nmonthly meeting of Bury's Planning Control Committee. This is the meeting made up of the 11 Councillors. The committee determines planning applications for certain major developments and others where objections have been received. Councillor Cristina Tegoloreports:

    Prior to the Committee meeting, a site visit took place in respect of planning application 63992 and 64437.

  • GMCA Logo
    Article: Nov 21, 2019

    There are three Scrutiny Committees to scrutinise the work of the Greater Manchester Mayor and other Combined Authority functions in Greater Manchester.

    Prestwich councillor Tim Pickstone represents Bury on the Corporate Issues and Reform Scrutiny Committee, and is this years chair of the Committee. Tim reports from the last meeting:

  • Bury Town Hall
    Article: Oct 29, 2019

    Earlier in the month was the regular meeting of the Council's Cabinet. This is the meeting consisting of the eight Labour Cabinet members. Opposition Group Leaders are invited but cannot vote. Liberal Democrat Group Leader Councillor Tim Pickstonereports back:

    Prestwich Regeneration
    Residents will be aware of the VERY longstanding discussions about regenerating the Longfield area in Prestwich 'village' centre. A couple of years ago the Council announced that it was working with a developer - MUSE Developments, but is now reporting that this company, although it is still interested in being involved, is not interested in being the 'lead developer'.

  • Richard and Gareth smaller
    Article: Oct 28, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats in Bury have announced their candidates for the forthcoming General Election.

    In Bury South, the Party will be represented by Councillor Richard Kilpatrick. Richard is the Deputy Leader of the Manchester Liberal Democrats. 27 year old Richard is an account manager for a communications company, a school governor and a Trustee of his local Civic Society.