Councillor Andy Kelly (Phill Connell Photos) Jo Swinson MP Councillor Andy Kelly (Phill Connell Photos)

Rochdale Liberal Democrats

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Our Plan For Rochdale

We need affordable housing close to public transport and amenities - we do not need large executive houses built on greenbelt land.

We need to encourage small retailers into the town centre - and deliver a credible plan for the towns market.

We will use the increase in your council tax to put 32 extra bobbies on the beat.

We will reintroduce free bulky waste collections to tackle fly tipping at source.

We will protect publicly funded local bus services - particularly in rural areas - and work with GMPTE to get additional trams and trains at peak times.

We will prioritise funding for youth services so that every young person in Rochdale can truly achieve their potential.

Jane Dodds MP Brexit March Jo Swinson MP (Liberal Democrats)

Latest news

  • Jo Swinson Hero
    Article: Aug 14, 2019
    By Jo Swinson

    Our party is going from strength to strength.

    We now have more than 116,000 members, as well as almost 15,000 registered supporters.

    Our team in the House of Commons is growing too. A little over a week ago, we welcomed Jane Dodds as our newest MP.

    Today, we welcome another addition to our team. Dr Sarah Wollaston.

  • Article: Aug 14, 2019

    I can think of about 350 million reasons why a promise from Boris Johnson isn't worth the paper (or bus) it's written on.

    The Government promised that the rights of EU citizens wouldn't change after Brexit. So did Vote Leave - many of whose senior figures are now Government officials.

    But now we're hearing that if Brexit happens, the Government plans to make EU citizens pay to use the NHS.

  • Andy Kelly 1 (Artemis Images (Rochdale))
    Article: Aug 12, 2019
    By Richard Eden-Maughan Edited by Ted McDermott

    Councillor Andy Kelly (Milnrow & Newhey), leader of Rochdale Liberal Democrats, took a rare break in his busy schedule to talk to us about local and national politics in 2019 and beyond.

    Doing what we say

    First of all we talked about his re-election by the Milnrow & Newhey ward with a majority of 1200 votes. Andy pointed out that this was not simply the result of a great campaign that lasted a few weeks. It was the excellent track record that he and his LibDem ward colleagues Cllr. Irene Davidson and Cllr. Dave Bamford have established over many years.

  • Jane Dodds
    Article: Aug 12, 2019
    By Jane Dodds MP

    As I spent my first week in Westminster on my induction programme, in the forefront of my mind is that there are less than 80 days until Boris Johnson tries to take us out of the EU without a deal. So, of course, my first priority was to learn my way around so I am able to find Boris Johnson like I said in my victory speech:

  • Jo Swinson Hero
    Article: Aug 11, 2019
    By Jo Swinson

    For those who have taken part in Hajj, this is a season of new beginnings and Muslims across the globe will be taking time out to reflect on the significance of their faith in their own individual lives.

    Sadly, we are witnessing a horrifying rise in Islamophobia which is often accompanied by exclusionary, right-wing nationalism. Islamophobic tropes are becoming commonplace and attacks on Muslims have been espoused by the man who has just become our Prime Minister. This is unacceptable. We must confront this poisonous rhetoric which, if left unchecked, will permeate our communities in the most extreme and hateful ways.


Events

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