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  • Stephen O'Brien outside City Hall
    Article: Jun 23, 2022
    By Stephen O'Brien
    Lib Dem councillors in Sunderland have hit out after it was revealed that cancelling the planned Lamplight Festival could cost city taxpayers as much as £142,000 in costs and artist cancellation fees.
    Opposition Liberal Democrat councillors on Sunderland Council are calling for an overhaul of the authority's event strategy after it was revealed that the cancellation of this year's Lamplight Festival will cost taxpayers as much as £142,000.
  • Julia Potts
    Article: Jun 9, 2022
    By Julia Potts

    Responding by a decision taken today (9th June) by Sunderland Council bosses to change bin collection arrangements so that bags of rubbish left next to wheelie bins won't be collected, Lib Dem councillor for Millfield and Thornhill Julia Potts said:

    "This decision to stop collecting bags of rubbish left next to wheelie bins is totally reckless.

  • Julia Potts
    Article: May 31, 2022
    By Julia Potts

    Liberal Democrat councillors in Sunderland are warning of a fly-tipping tsunami in back lanes across the city if Council plans to stop collecting bags of rubbish left next to wheelie bins get the go ahead next week.

    Sunderland City Council bosses are planning to stop collecting bags of rubbish left alongside people's wheelie bins if the ruling cabinet agrees the proposals at a meeting next week (9th June).

  • Niall Hodson Farringdon Row
    Article: May 16, 2022
    By Niall Hodson

    Liberal Democrats on Wearside are urging politicians, business leaders and the public across the North East to back a campaign to bring the House of Lords to Sunderland, after the city was suggested as a possible new location by Michael Gove.

    Secretary of State for Levelling Up Michael Gove has written to the Speaker of the House of Lords to say that he wants the upper house of Parliament to move outside of London for several years whilst the current Parliament buildings undergo renovation works - and that he would block the current plan for it to be moved to a conference centre opposite the Palace of Westminster.

  • Niall Hodson and Malcolm Bond
    Article: May 9, 2022
    By Niall Hodson

    May 2022 Local Elections: Another positive showing for the Liberal Democrats in Sunderland

    It was a good set of local elections for the Liberal Democrats in Wearside on 5th May. The local Lib Dems gained seats from both Labour and the Conservatives, and our council group now stands at a record 14 councillors.