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Rochdale Liberal Democats

Welcome to the Rochdale Liberal Democrats website. We aim to keep you fully updated and informed about the work we are doing on the borough.You can sign up to get a regular email to keep you in touch with our activities locally and nationally. Or check the news page to see what is happening.

We want to hear from you if there is anything you feel needs doing to help improve the community in and around Rochdale. Whether it's a proposal for action, a problem you need resolving, please feel free to contact us here, or if you would like to get more involved, you can get in touch here.

We're in the process of updating our manifesto, and before it's finalised, we'll be posting our thoughts on key issues for the community on the manifesto page, and we always welcome additional feedback.

The Rochdale Liberal Democrats Team

Latest news

  • Article: Oct 25, 2017
    • Councillor Andy Kelly says that Rochdale has no confidence in controversial Council Leader.
    • He dubs under fire Council Leader 'duplicitous'.
    • Lib Dems plan to put 'no confidence' motion to next Borough Council Meeting.
    The Liberal Democrats in Rochdale have called for the immediate resignation of Richard Farnell as both leader of Rochdale Council and as Councillor for Balderstone and Kirkholt. Councillor Andy Kelly, Leader of the Borough's Liberal Democrats was speaking after Councillor Farnell gave evidence to the government's national inquiry on child abuse. Councillor Farnell was previously Council Leader at Knowl View boys' school during the 1980s and 1990s.
  • Article: Jun 2, 2017

    A rising star in the Conservative Party has defected to the Liberal Democrats. Azi Ahmed, who stood for the Conservative Party at the last election, introduced Vince Cable who gave a speech on the economy and Brexit in London today.

    Azi becomes the second Rochdale Conservative candidate to join the Liberal Democrats. Robert McLean, who should have been the Conservative Candidate this General Election joined the Liberal Democrats in January.

  • Article: Jun 2, 2017
    Rochdale Liberal Democrat Leader, Councillor Andy Kelly has claimed that the rise in Councillor's Allowances is coming up 'time and time' again on the doorstep. Conservative and Labour Councillors caused controversy in January when they voted to increase their allowances by 34% (51% in the case of Labour Council Leader Richard Farnell)
  • Article: Jun 1, 2017
    Rochdale Liberal Democrats have formally complained to Greater Manchester Police after claiming to have witnessed postal vote fraud in the Spotland area. Now they are warning the public who haven't yet voted by post to be on their watch. The complaint was made by Liberal Democrat member Dave Hennigan. He claims to have spotted 'at least' 10 completed postal votes in a white transit van on Edmund Street in the Spotland Ward of Rochdale Council.
  • Andy Kelly
    Article: Jun 1, 2017

    Rochdale Lib Dem Candidate Andy Kelly has issued ten questions he wants the Conservatives to answer on the dreaded dementia tax. It comes alongside Liberal Democrat research that reveals that across England, 9 out 10 homes could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May's Dementia Tax.

    Councillor Andy Kelly said: "One of the biggest issues raised on the doorstep in Rochdale during this General Election is the so-called 'tax' on dementia. It's time the Conservatives both locally and nationally gave some answers. The refusal of the Conservatives to tell us what the cap on social care costs will be shows they are holding the public in contempt. Theresa May must stop flip-flopping and do what her party had committed to, implement a £72,000 cap on care.