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  • Councillor Martin Haswell at Highfield Academy, Ford Estate
    Article: May 18, 2021
    By Martin Haswell

    Ford Estate councillor Martin Haswell and local parents are demanding Sunderland Council introduces a lollipop crossing patrol at busy junction near Highfield Academy after traffic volumes surge because of Northern Spire bridge.

    Liberal Democrat councillor for Pallion and Ford Martin Haswell is calling on Sunderland Council to introduce lollipop crossing patrol outside Highfield Academy in Ford Estate.

  • Liberal Democrats win in Sunderland
    Article: May 9, 2021

    Liberal Democrats are on the up in Sunderland! At this year's local elections, we took four seats from the Labour Party, increasing our representation on the Council.

    There is now a team of 12 hardworking Liberal Democrats in Sunderland - standing up to the Labour Party and listening and getting things done for local residents.

    Speaking to the Sunderland Echo, Ciaran Morrissey - our new councillor for Hendon and Grangetown - said:

    "Labour has taken areas like Hendon, Grangetown and the east end for granted, the Lib Dems are the only party that will work hard, turning up outside election times and listening to residents.
    "I expect this will be the first of many gains, one of many in Sunderland and I expect to see similar scenes in Sheffield, Hull and Liverpool.
    "It just shows that while Labour might want to blame national figures, this was also happening under Jeremy Corbyn, it's happening again under Keir Starmer and this is a party on a downward spiral while the Liberal Democrats are up across the country."
  • Munira Wilson MP and Malcolm Bond at Seaburn beach
    Article: Apr 23, 2021
    By Malcolm Bond

    A national politician has hit out at the need to stop hundreds of thousands of tonnes of sewage and waste water ending up in the sea off Seaburn and Whitburn.

    Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson Munira Wilson MP visited Wearside as part of the party's local election campaigning - and heard for herself about the threats to swimmers and surfers posed by Sunderland's sewage scandal.

  • Councillor Martin Haswell
    Article: Apr 16, 2021
    By Martin Haswell

    Inpatient beds at the new Sunderland Eye Infirmary will fall from 22 to just 8.

    NHS chiefs on Wearside have admitted that plans to relocate the city's Eye Infirmary from its current site on Queen Alexandra Road to a new building on the Vaux site in the city centre will see a big reduction in the number of inpatient beds.

  • Steve Donkin (Lib Dem, Washington South)
    Article: Apr 8, 2021
    By Steve Donkin

    The Liberal Democrat councillor candidate for Washington South, Steve Donkin, has called on Sunderland Council's bosses to "come clean" on the lack of investment in Washington's and to stop treating the town as Sunderland's "poor relation".

    "It's obvious to residents throughout Washington, but particularly in areas like Oxclose, that roads and pathways have been allowed to degrade over many years by Labour's council bosses", said Steve Donkin, Liberal Democrat candidate for Washington South at the council elections on the 6th May 2021.