Garth Harkness

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Saddleworth North Ward on Oldham Council , Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Oldham West & Royton Learn more

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Vote for Jonathan Smith https://www.electjonathansmith.co.uk/ Secure Funding for NHS and Social Care Jobs and prosperity in our community Protecting education & the environment THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS WERE ONLY 103 VOTES AWAY FROM VICTORY IN OLDHAM EAST AND SADDLEWORTH IN 2010 (BBC SOURCE). https://www.electjonathansmith.co.uk/

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Campaign to save the greenbelt

by Garth Harkness on 13 April, 2017

The Liberal Democrats plan for a brighter future, with pledges to reverse Conservative cuts and increase funding for the NHS, schools and police. The Liberal Democrats would put a penny on income tax for health and care would raise £18m for the NHS in Oldham enough to fund 107 more nurses and £7m for social care. An […]

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Tories lunch grab of 7766 children in Oldham

by Garth Harkness on 19 May, 2017

Conservative plans will take lunches away from 7766 children in the Oldham borough 7766 schoolchildren in the Oldham borough will lose out on free lunches, under plans announced in the Conservative manifesto. Free school lunches for pupils from reception to Year 2 were introduced by the Liberal Democrats in government, but Theresa May now plans […]

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The Liberal Democrats have announced they will invest £36.37 million more in schools and colleges in Oldham over the next parliament. The funding for Oldham would reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets, protect per pupil funding in real terms and ensure no school loses out from changes to funding arrangements. £2.8 Million of the funding […]

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The Liberal Democrats have announced they would plug funding gaps for the NHS and social care by putting a penny on income tax, in their first major manifesto commitment of the election campaign. The tax would raise an additional £25 Million for the Oldham area, with £18 m for the NHS and £7m for social care each year. The […]

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Road Works for Saddleworth North

by Garth Harkness on 1 May, 2017

Milgate Delph 8/5/17-11/5/17 – New Water instillation Road closure Oldham Road, Denshaw opposite number 70 – Roadworks lay new gas main. 8/5/17-12/5/17

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Saddleworth Councillor Garth Harkness will be the Liberal Democrat candidate for the constituency of Oldham West and Royton at the General Election on June 8th 2017. Councillor Garth Harkness said “I am pleased to be standing as the Liberal Democrat candidate. We are the only party holding the government to account on Brexit. We are […]

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Lib Dem petition to save the Green Belt and green spaces

by Garth Harkness on 18 April, 2017

Sign the petition Here The Liberal Democrats have started a petition to Oldham council to call on them to withdraw from the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework At the meeting on 22nd March the Liberal Democrat group proposed a motion calling Oldham Council to withdraw from the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) and to instead develop a […]

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Theresa May Show some compassion!

by Garth Harkness on 5 April, 2017

We see the Prime Minister wading in about Easter Eggs without getting the details first, whilst shamelessly talking to Saudi despots about arms sales. Maybe if Theresa May wants to teach children about values she might want to start by looking at compassion. This Prime Ministers version of compassion seems to be limiting child benefits […]

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