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

  • Article: Sep 4, 2019

    Thank you, Mr Speaker.

    May I start by paying tribute to my predecessor, Mr. Chris Davies.

    He worked hard for our local communities, raising awareness on the difficult issue of mental health and suicide in our farmers.

    I thank him for his service.

    Chris followed hard on the heels of the highly respected Liberal Democrat MP, Roger Williams. Roger's are large boots to fill and if I can even partially match his passion, service and commitment, I shall be very pleased.

  • Article: Sep 3, 2019
    By Phillip Lee MP

    After a great deal of thought, I have reached the conclusion that it is not possible to serve my constituents' and country's best interests as a Conservative Member of Parliament.

    Over 27 years ago I joined the Conservative & Unionist Party led by Sir John Major. Since 2010 I have had the privilege of representing the Bracknell Constituency. The Party I joined in 1992 is not the Party I am leaving today.

  • Article: Sep 2, 2019

    Boris Johnson knows that two-thirds of MPs and two-thirds of the public do not want to see Britain crash out of the EU without a deal.

    He knows a no-deal Brexit would cause shortages of food and medicine. He knows no one voted for this kind of self-inflicted disaster.

  • Article: Aug 28, 2019

    A short prorogation is supposed to happen every year...

    Parliament is usually closed for a little while in the run-up to a Queen's Speech.

    There wasn't one in 2018, however.

    ...but not for this long

    Most of the time, this is a 3 to 7 day break.

    Boris Johnson wants to shut Parliament for 5 weeks.

    That's the longest since 1945.

  • Article: Aug 28, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats stand ready to do everything we can to prevent a No Deal Brexit.

    With Boris Johnson determined to plough headlong into this national crisis, which he admits will lead to food and medicine shortages, we now need to work across party lines to take control of the order paper.

    Before yesterday's meeting with party leaders, I made it clear that no option is off the table when it comes to stopping the UK crashing out of the E.U. without a deal. I also outlined a potential legislative 'triple lock' to prevent it.


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