Scrap business rates to save Manchester high streets under pressure "like never before"

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to scrap business rates in a bid to save Manchester's high street which has come under pressure "like never before".

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Lib Dems: Labour must guarantee People's Vote today or face backlash in Manchester

Labour must guarantee a People's Vote today (12/03/19) or face a backlash from the electorate in Manchester, the Liberal Democrats have said.

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Response to today's events in Manchester Council budget meeting

The Liberal Democrats have responded to today's shocking events in the council chamber after a row resulted in an aggressive confrontation from a senior Labour councillor.

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Increased Stop and Search is not the answer to knife crime

An increase in the Stop and Search programme as proposed by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham is not the answer, the Lib Dems have said after a Home Office report claimed it had "no statistically significant crime-reducing effect".

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Liberal Democrats demand better for women on International Women’s Day

Today, International Women’s Day, Liberal Democrats are demanding that the Government do more to improve the lives of women and girls across the UK and address the gendered inequalities that persist throughout society.

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Manchester businesses must be held to account over gender pay gap

Responding to a new YouGov survey for Young Women's Trust that 30% of employers have not tried to reduce their gender pay gap, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Manchester April Preston said:

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Manchester care homes rated worst in the country

Manchester's care homes have been ranked worst in the country, with nearly half (44%) being rated 'Inadequate' or 'Requires Improvement', an Independent Age report has found.

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441 people found guilty of rough sleeping across Greater Manchester

6,518 people were found guilty of rough sleeping under the Vagrancy Act (1824) across England and Wales between 2014 and 2017, the Liberal Democrats have revealed.

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Lendlease loses landmark battle over cladding in Manchester blocks

Construction giants Lendlease have lost a landmark battle over who should foot a massive £5m cladding bill in two of Manchester's Green Quarter tower blocks.

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Lives at risk as health check "postcode lottery" ranks Manchester seventh worst in the country

The Liberal Democrats have today warned that Manchester is in the midst of a "dangerous postcode lottery" as official figures reveal more than half the city has not been offered a health check in the last five years.

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