Lib Dems would freeze car parking charges

Stockport Liberal Democrats have pledged to freeze parking charges in district centres if they regain control at the Town Hall following this summer’s elections.

Local Lib Dem Councillors are leading the fight against Stockport Labour's parking charges hike which would scrap the one-hour charge in district centres and replace it with a minimum two-hour charge instead, whilst in certain car parks near to railway stations such as in Romiley and Marple they want to replace the current free parking with hefty charges.

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1 in 5 in Hazel Grove constituency report being victims of crime last year

Lisa Smart’s crime survey has shockingly revealed that 1 in 5 respondents from across Hazel Grove constituency have been the victim of crime in the last year.

“We have had over 1,000 responses to our crime survey since we launched it in the autumn, making this one of the largest surveys of this kind in Greater Manchester”, commented Lisa Smart. “Whilst this is a great area in which to live, it’s clear from the responses that there are huge issues with anti-social behaviour and burglary in particular. I’m particularly worried that so many residents didn’t end up reporting crimes to the police as they found it just too difficult to get through to the 101 number to report non-emergency crimes.”

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Marking the centenary of votes for women

Liberal Democrat campaigner Angie Clark has secured funds for a blue plaque to commemorate Gertrude Powicke of Romiley as part of commemorating the centenary of women’s suffrage. Powicke_House.png


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Over 1,000 ambulance delays in Stockport so far this winter

1,193 patients in Stockport have faced waits of half-an-hour or more in ambulances outside A&E so far this winter, Liberal Democrat analysis has revealed. Of these, 343 who faced waits of over an hour.

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GM Police facing £7 million cut

Police in Greater Manchester are facing a real-terms cut of £6.93 next year, the Liberal Democrats have revealed.

In December the government announced that core funding for police budgets will remain exactly the same as last year.

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Vince Cable in Hazel Grove to talk about the future of the NHS

Vince and Lisa talking to Dr Jaweeda IdooLiberal Democrat leader Vince Cable visited the Alvanley Family Practice with Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Hazel Grove Cllr. Lisa Smart to hear about their ground breaking work with social prescriptions, and to talk about the Lib Dem vision for the future of the NHS. 

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Huge response to Lisa's crime survey

Over 1,000 residents have already responded to Lisa's crime survey making this the largest survey of its kind in our area. Over 91% have told us they want more police on the streets, but there is still time to make your voice heard.

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Lisa Smart brings Vince Cable to visit Stepping Hill Hospital

Stockport Lib Dem Councillors Mark Hunter & Lisa Smart brought Vince Cable to Stepping Hill Hospital to see the pressures our local health services face

Liberal Democrats have called for a 1p rise in income tax to properly fund our NHS and provide the services we need.

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Cllr Lisa Smart says Thank You


Lisa Smart and the Liberal Democrats finished a close second to the Conservatives in the race to be our new MP. The result was a close two horse race between Lisa and the Conservative.


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