Jackie Pearcey

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by Jackie Pearcey on 22 April, 2015

The Liberal Democrats have announced a ‘Five Point Plan’ for teachers and parents The front page of the Lib Dem manifesto states our commitment on education, to protect education funding from nursery to 19. The Liberal Democrats are the only party to guarantee the protection of per pupil funding in real terms over the next […]

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Time for digital rights

by Jackie Pearcey on 16 April, 2015

An important part of the Liberal Democrat Manifesto is the Digital Rights Bill. Private law-abiding citizens should always have their rights protected especially for privacy. Too many in politics claim that people with nothng to hide should have no fear. Well, personally I have nothing to hide, but do not feel that this means that […]

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Manifesto Launch

by Jackie Pearcey on 16 April, 2015

The Liberal Democrat Manifesto lays down a plan for completing the job of rescuing the economy. Details may be read here.

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Frack Off

by Jackie Pearcey on 10 April, 2015

Yet more claims have been made for the benefits of Fracking in the Bowland Shale, which runs under most of the North West. However there is a serious risk of the solvents being pumped down to break the shale ending up back in the ground water, contaminating the agricultural base of the area. A few […]

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Labour’s sums don’t add up

by Jackie Pearcey on 14 February, 2012

My colleague Simon Wheale has done some interesting work around yesterday’s lurid headlines in the Manchester Evening News about the “shock” £80 million further cuts required. It was a surprise to those of us who’d read the Council’s financial situation, as the Council was ahead of schedule on the current year’s savings and next year’s […]

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Consultation Binned

by Jackie Pearcey on 16 June, 2011

It seems that Manchester’s Labour administration have decided to bin plans to consult with residents over changes to the bin collections and just impose the changes anyway. It does make sense that in areas where the multiple recycling bins are clearly causing issues in terraced streets to consider switching to communal bins, however residents have […]

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Taylor Street

by Jackie Pearcey on 8 June, 2011

I have reported the unwelcome arrival of travellers on Taylor Street to the Travellers’ Liaison Officer and to the Parks Department. There are plenty of places where they could have parked up (including a legitimate site), so choosing to park on the kids’ 5-a-side pitch is an exceptionally unpleasant gesture and very anti-social. I have […]

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Can secret justice be justice?

by Jackie Pearcey on 24 May, 2011

The whole big question at the centre of the rows over injunctions and superinjunctions is can justice be delivered properly if it is secret? Occasionally, there is a very good reason for short period of secrecy (for instance, preventing reporting during the delicate negotiations to free the Chandlers from their captors in Somalia, as this […]

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Bin Changes

by Jackie Pearcey on 11 May, 2011

Manchester’s Labour Administration are proposing to change the black bin collection service to once every two weeks from the current weekly.  Whilst many local residents are finding that if they recycle they are not having to leave their bins out every week, many residents do not recycle and the possibility in terraced areas (such as […]

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Labour want a one-party state

by Jackie Pearcey on 8 May, 2011

There is no doubt that Thursday was a terrible result for the Liberal Democrats in Manchester.  Many people who had dedicated years of their lives to helping people lost their seats, including my Ward Colleague Wendy Helsby.  It will be interesting to see if those new arrivals on the Council will show the same dedication. […]

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