Lyons Report

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 8th May 2007.

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Photo of Ruth Kelly Ruth Kelly Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government 2:30 pm, 8th May 2007

I can certainly agree with the first part of the hon. Gentleman's set of issues—the Liberal Democrats did not fare well on Thursday. We should bear in mind, however, the fact that Mr. Cameron said:

"I think the way to judge us" is

"to look at Greater Manchester...Are we making progress in places like Bolton"?

Well, I regret to inform Mr. Pickles that we increased our majority in Bolton, taking seats from the Conservatives.