Matt Gallagher

Liberal Democrat candidate for the Chorlton Ward of Manchester Learn more

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VICTORY FOR RESIDENTS, BUT WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG?

by Matt Gallagher on 12/17/2014

Back in November a number of residents on Cheltenham Road told me of their concerns about a ‘massage parlour’ operating at nearby 121 Manchester Road. Residents mentioned that strangers had been loitering in the rear alleyways at Cheltenham Road, and using the alleyways to access the massage parlour from its rear exit. They were satisfied […]

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THE MONSTERING OF HUMAN RIGHTS Adam Wagner, 19 September 2014 Adam Wagner is a barrister specializing in human rights and public law. He is the founding editor of the acclaimed UK Human Rights Blog and regularly writes for The New Statesman, The Guardian and The Times on public law and human rights issues. The following […]

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Next month, if the polls are to be believed, 20% of Britons will vote for the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). Many will be unaware that they are giving their support to a UKIP-led coalition within the European Parliament. UKIP itself has done little to tell voters what the members of its coalition stand for, […]

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LET JUSTICE BE DONE THOUGH THE HEAVENS FALL

by Matt Gallagher on 04/16/2014

‘In the little world in which children have their existence’, according to Pip in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, ‘there is nothing so finely perceived and finely felt, as injustice.’ None but the most hard-hearted among us could fail to be moved by the accounts that have recently been published concerning the conduct of Cyril Smith, […]

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Many members of the Asian community traditionally like to own gold jewellery, or give gold jewellery as gifts. As a result, they have been targeted by thieves who are all too well aware that Asian gold tends to be of great purity (22-24 carats) and that world gold prices are at the highest level in […]

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A SAD ANNIVERSARY

by Matt Gallagher on 09/18/2013

Today, we have been marking the first anniversary of the dreadful killing of two brave women, Fiona Hughes and Nicola Bone, police officers who died doing their duty on our behalf. Our thoughts will always be with the families, friends and loved ones of Nicola and Fiona, and their sacrifice will be remembered and recognised […]

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A QUESTION OF HUMANITY

by Matt Gallagher on 03/22/2013

On 24 October last year, on this blog, I talked about how to put more police officers on the beat by changing the way we manage those with mental health problems. For too long, police custody suites have been used as ‘dumping grounds’ for people who, to all intends and purposes, are ill. For too […]

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ANTI-BULLYING WEEK; A WORK IN PROGRESS

by Matt Gallagher on 11/21/2012

We all want your children to enjoy a happy and fulfilled childhood. We want to protect them from the dangers they face as they grow to adulthood, whether it is from paedophiles, dangerous drivers, drug dealers, predatory criminals or natural dangers. We do not want our children scarred by being subjected to frightening or brutal […]

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CAN WE FIND KEITH?

by Matt Gallagher on 11/14/2012

I recently received a heart-rending message from Alan Bennett, brother of Keith Bennett, the only victim of the Moors Murderers whose remains have yet to be found. His letter had particular resonance with me. As a Police Search Advisor (POLSA) I was involved in the investigation into the murder of 8 year old Jamie Lavis, […]

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WHAT LIB DEMS ARE DOING ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

by Matt Gallagher on 10/13/2012

As a Liberal Democrat, I believe that everyone has the right to live their lives free from the fear of physical assault. . As a police officer I had to deal with too many incidents of violence against women, so I welcome the measures being taken to address this most pernicious of crimes. . Liberal […]

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