2018 Candidates

The full Manchester Liberal Democrats candidates list for 2018.

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Think-tank warns Greater Manchester economy is ‘stumbling’ ahead of Brexit

A report published today (Monday 26th March) by think-tank Localis warns Greater Manchester’s economy is ‘stumbling’ ahead of the UK’s forthcoming departure from the European Union.

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John Leech launches campaign to end plastic straws in Manchester

Former Manchester MP of 10 years, John Leech has today launched a campaign to end plastic straws in Manchester's pubs and bars.

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Cuts to vital local services to fund 50% pay rise for Labour’s 'Strategic Communications Director'

Manchester Council's Strategic Communications Director is set to receive a staggering pay rise of nearly 29% just 18 months after an 18% pay rise.

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"Get tough with developers and make an example of Liveseys" - John Leech

Liberal Democrat Councillor John Leech has called on Manchester Council to make an example of housing developer Liveseys, who have repeatedly broken their planning commitments.

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Manchester's Final Straw: Open Letter

A staggering 550 million straws are used every day for an average of 20 minutes each, but lasting on earth for between 200 and 600 years.

Councillor John Leech has called on local pubs and bars to commit to ending the use of plastic straws. Read his open letter below and help us by adding your name to our campaign.

 

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"Thunderingly offensive" Sunderland City Council campaign "takes Britain back 60 years"

Equal rights campaigner and MP of 10 years, John Leech has condemned a "thunderingly offensive" campaign from Sunderland City Council which "takes Britain back about 60 years."

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Labour councillor says only way to solve begging is to fine them

John Leech has hit back after a Labour Councillor has said the only way to tackle begging is to fine offenders.

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All 5 Labour MPs let Manchester down on Brexit again

John Leech has criticised Manchester’s local Labour MPs after all five failed to stand up for jobs in the city by refusing to back a crucial amendment defending Britain's place in the single market.

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John Leech is taking action against violence towards women and girls

John Leech has joined forces with names from around the world including Billie Piper and Benedict Cumberbatch to 'draw a line' against violence towards women and girls.

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