John Leech has criticised Manchester’s local Labour MPs after all five failed to stand up for jobs in the city by refusing to back a crucial amendment defending Britain's place in the single market.Read more
John Leech has joined forces with names from around the world including Billie Piper and Benedict Cumberbatch to 'draw a line' against violence towards women and girls.Read more
Prime Minister Theresa May has reportedly said that the government will only pay 'reasonable' costs spent by Manchester in the wake of the terror attack on the city in May, not the full £17m.Read more
Former Manchester MP John Leech is sleeping on the city's streets tonight in a campaign aiming to highlight the homeless crisis.Read more
John Leech has launched a stinging attack on Manchester's Labour Council, accusing them of being the most right-wing in the country after spending £10,000 on one-way tickets to 'get rid' of the homeless.Read more
- Manchester high schools reported more than 600 incidents of homophobic and transphobic bullying since 2010.
- Incidents are rising dramatically and have doubled from 76 in 2012-13 to 160 in 2014-15 - but nearly half of schools refuse to disclose information.
Almost every secondary school in Manchester is either at capacity or over capacity, research by Liberal Democrat councillor, John Leech, has revealed.Read more
Crackdown on Youth Crime: "too devastating and too important" not to be top of the Government's agenda
- Lib Dems call on Government to take youth crime seriously after more than 28,000 knife crimes in the UK last year alone - 3,500 in North West.
- Lib Dems say we must be proactive rather than just reacting to aftermath.
- John Leech: "too devastating and too important for it not to be top of the Government's agenda."
- Safe Standing could be just months away as a leading campaigner has thrown his weight behind a new campaign.
- John Leech, who has revealed Safe Standing plans, has long argued in favour of railed seating at football matches, told the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth today: "It is an idea whose time has come"
John Leech criticises Government for being "completely obsessed" with London after revealing DCMS employs just 14 people outside of London
- DCMS only employs 14 people outside of London - despite the Government's repeated commitment to the North.
- In the North West DCMS employs just one.
- Leech: "Government is completely obsessed with London."