Lib Dems triumph: John Leech tops ballot as he celebrates 25 years in public service

The Liberal Democrats are celebrating a triumphant result in Manchester as John Leech was re-elected, marking 25 years of public service to the city.

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Brilliant success for Manchester Liberal Democrats as Alan Good defeats Labour in the Ancoats and Beswick by-election.

Another Lib Dem councillor has joined the opposition on Manchester City Council to hold the council to account.


Residents in Ancoats and Beswick chose hardworking local Lib Dem Alan Good to represent them in the Town Hall.

"Like so many Manchester residents my constituents were fed up of being ignored by Labour," said Councillor Alan Good. Adding, "It is important to listen to residents and represent them in the city council".

Read the full details and other news about Liberal Democrat campaigners in Manchester here and here.


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Labour's bumper pay rises go behind closed doors as scrutiny stripped away

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Lib Dem win forces developers to take financial responsibility for Grenfell-style cladding row

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John Leech shortlisted for ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award for "unparalleled dedication to public service"

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New Manchester arena plans dogged by accusations of vested interests and "cosy" developer relationships

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Manchester's first planning meeting since COVID crisis is "politics as usual"

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