Theresa May's Conservatives are intent on driving through a hard Brexit, meaning taking the UK out of the single market. Jeremy Corbyn offers no leadership: as Labour leader, every time it has mattered he has given Theresa May a blank cheque on Brexit. Tim Farron pledges to voters that Lib Dems won’t make coalition deals with them.Read more
We are heading to what will probably prove to be one of the most important general elections for a generation.
It is important that voters and potential members are clear what we stand for.
The following link is to a summary of all the main issues of the time as we Liberal Democrats see them.Read more
The General Election that was called today is a chance for the huge gains that the Liberal Democrats have been making up and down the country to be turned into results in Parliament.Read more
Dr Mark Pack reports that Crosby Textor have conducted a survey for the Conservative Party and it was not good news for them.Read more
Lib Dems have continued their taking of local seats.Read more
The Bollington school bus has only a temporary reprieve. After much work by the parents, supported by the Lib Dems and the independents, the result is that which the Tories proposed: a crossing on the Silk Road. What does this mean for the future, apart from a long and unsafe walk -either along the Middlewood way or across the Silk Road?Read more
Just over a month ago the Macclesfield Express reported how the national NHS underfunding crisis was impacting locally with the East Cheshire NHS Trust (ECNT) that runs our hospital £24 million in debt and the East Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group which funds local health services £9 million in debt.Read more
Harold Wilson’s often quoted saying that a week is a long time in politics has never been as true as it is today, except that a week is now a long time in economics too.Read more
I was delighted to read in last week’s edition of the Express that the Silk Mill Museum at Paradise Mill will be unaffected by the collapse of the plan, mooted by the former Leader of Cheshire East, for the Council to acquire the building. The guided tours of the loom floor help make the history of our town come to life, both for visitors and for local residents of all ages. Given the call by MP David Rutley in his latest Express column for the Council to give more emphasis to developing our cultural and heritage assets as a contribution to the regeneration of the Town Centre, the failure to proceed with the purchase, and thereby give our Silk Heritage a further boost, is especially disappointing.Read more
The good news is Macclesfield is to have a nice new cinema, set in an attractive piazza, which will bring people flocking back to the town centre. The bad news is that it is to be built on the Churchill Way car park so when we all flock back there will be nowhere for us to park.Read more