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  • Colin Nicholson and George Smith at Bishopwearmouth Cemetery
    Article: Nov 24, 2021
    By George Smith

    Lib Dem councillors are celebrating victory after the city council finally agreed to prevent Bishopwearmouth cemetery being used as a through route between Chester and Hylton Roads.

    Pallion and Ford Estate's Lib Dem councillors Colin Nicholson and George Smith have been campaigning for years to block the road through the cemetery being used by drivers to cut through between Hylton and Chester Roads.

  • Margaret Crosby with defibrillator
    Article: Nov 18, 2021
    By Margaret Crosby

    A plan to improve the provision of lifesaving Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) across Sunderland has been given the backing of city councillors in a bid to save more lives.

    The campaign was brought to a meeting of all 75 city councillors held on 17th November by Liberal Democrat councillor Margaret Crosby who wanted the Council to look at installing more defibrillators - as well as providing better information and publicity about where the machines are located in all parts of the city.

  • Steve Donkin
    Article: Nov 18, 2021
    By Steve Donkin

    Commenting on the publication of the Government's Integrated Rail Plan which confirms that the Government won't fund work to re-open the former Leamside railway line, Washington Liberal Democrats spokesperson Steve Donkin said:

    "This integrated rail plan shows no ambition whatsoever for the North East and comes as a bitter blow to people in Houghton, Washington and west Sunderland who pay their taxes like everyone else but have had to put up with sub-standard transport links for decades.

  • Colin Nicholson
    Article: Nov 1, 2021
    By Colin Nicholson

    The city of Sunderland is one of the worst hit areas in the country by the growing shortage of GPs, new analysis by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

    The figures show there there has been a sharp fall in GPs per person in the city, with just one GP per 2,339 people in the Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group area in June 2021.

  • Munira Wilson MP and Malcolm Bond at Seaburn beach
    Article: Oct 24, 2021
    By Malcolm Bond

    Lib Dem campaigner for Fulwell & Seaburn Malcolm Bond has hit out at the Conservatives for blocking a new law that would mean water companies have to stop raw sewage being discharged into rivers and seas.

    The recent attempts to change environmental legislation in Parliament were blocked by Conservatives and mean Northumbrian Water can continue to get away with discharging raw sewage onto our beaches.