News and views from the Liberal Democrats across the Rochdale Borough

Our local teams are working all year round to help and support residents across Rochdale, Middleton and Heywood, and here are just some of the things we are working on with you.

  • Lib Dems Winning Here poster
    Article: Aug 8, 2022

    Congratulations to our Penrith Lib Dems team who gained a seat yesterday.

    Results of the byelection for Carleton ward, Penrith Town Council:

    Lib Dem: 337
    Ind: 92
    Ind: 24

    Liberal Democrat GAIN from Green Party, who did not stand.

    Many thanks to everyone who voted for us and congratulations Councillor Deb Holden and team!

  • Ed Davey
    Article: Aug 8, 2022

    Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey MP says the Tory leadership contest is taking place when a much bigger one should be:

    "The Tories have trashed the economy, and neither Sunak or Truss have a plan to get us out of this mess.

    "We need a general election to offer the change our country so desperately needs."

  • Layla Moran
    Article: Aug 1, 2022

    Lib Dem campaigning has helped expose the influence of Russian oligarchs on UK politics, writes Layla Moran on twitter.

    The Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon today tweets:

    "For years, Lib Dems have campaigned to ensure that Putin's cronies couldn't funnel their wealth into the UK undetected.

    "Today, the Register of Beneficial Ownership finally goes live.

  • Article: Jul 29, 2022

    General Election preparedness

    As is our key focus, in our last meeting we continued to discuss our General Election preparedness and planning.

    In summary, our plan builds on what worked in the 2019 general election (and previous plans), changes what didn't work, and looks to the future for new ideas and approaches.

  • Lib Dems campaigning in Morecambe
    Article: Jul 21, 2022
    The Lib Dems surged from nowhere to over 40% in today's byelection in Morecambe.
    The election for Harbour ward of Lancaster City Council saw the result:
    Lab: 555 (47.9%)
    Lib Dem: 479 (41.3%)
    Con: 124 (10.7%)
    While Labour just held on, it was a fantastic effort from the Liberal Democrat team.
    Many thanks to Jake Perkins for standing and fighting a great campaign in a ward where last time we didn't have a candidate.

Local Elections 2022 - What happened?