Archive for May, 2010

Mullaney: Coalition Government can mean end of Thatcherism

Posted in Uncategorized on May 17, 2010 by mathewhulbert

Speaking to yesterday’s Liberal Democrat conference in Birmingham Michael Mullaney welcomed the big Liberal Democrat input into the new government’s economic policy and said that it could finally mean the end of Thatcherism.

Michael Mullaney said to the conference “Many people, including myself, were worried during the election about the return of a Conservative government, that it would mean massive cuts to public services and a return to mass unemployment as happened under previous Tory governments during a recession.

“But we don’t need to fear this now. For who would have thought that the Liberal Democrats could force the Conservatives to drop their plans to cut taxes for millionaires and instead cut taxes for people on middle and low incomes taking many of the lowest paid workers out of tax altogether?

“Who would have thought that we could force the Conservatives to invest billions of pounds into early year’s state education to give every child, whatever their background, a fair start in life?

“Who would have thought we could get the Conservatives to accept the need for job creation programmes to deal with unemployment?

“We have heard a lot in recent days about the end of New Labour. Well maybe we are witnessing the end of an even worse ideology; Thatcherism.

“Liberal Democrats have got the Tories to accept the need for investment in education, taking action to combat unemployment and cutting taxes for people on middle and low incomes.

“The Liberal Democrats have forced the Conservatives onto the middle ground and we must keep them there.

“With this agreement and the likelihood of a change to a fairer voting system it looks as if we may have finally consigned Thatcherism to the dustbin of history where it belongs. If that is the outcome of this coalition it shall have been worth it”.

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Michael gets best Liberal vote in Bosworth since 1930’s!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 17, 2010 by mathewhulbert

In an historic election result, the Lib Dems and Michal Mullaney achieved an amazing result,taking the party from third to second place and ensuring Bosworth is now a Lib Dem/Tory marginal.

Here’s the Bosworth result in full:

Conservative 23,132 42.6% (No Change)
Liberal Democrat 18,100 33.3% (+11.7%)
Labour 8,674  16.0% (-15.9%)
BNP 2,458 4.5%
UKIP  1,098 2%
English Democrat 615 1.1%
Independent 197 0.4%

Here’s some more impressive stats from the night:

* Our 18,100 votes were the highest vote for the Liberal Democrats in the whole East Midlands region
* We cut the Tory lead over us in half from 10,000 to 5,000
* The swing of 5.9% from Conservative to Lib Dem was the 4th highest in Britain in a Conservative held seat
* The rise in the Lib Dem vote of +11.7% was the 9th highest out of the 631 seats in Britain
* We did a great squeeze on the Labour vote. The drop in the Labour vote -15.9% was the 17th biggest drop in the Labour vote out of 631 seats in Britain.