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  • 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.

  • Councillor Paul Edgeworth
    Article: Apr 11, 2022
    By Paul Edgeworth

    Speaking after Labour party leader Sir Keir Starmer's visit to Sunderland today (11th April) Wearside Lib Dem councillor Paul Edgeworth said:

    "The Labour leader's second visit to Sunderland this year shows how desperate the local Labour party are to cling on to power and just how far their reputation has fallen in the city in recent years.

  • Stephen O'Brien, Margaret Crosby and Paul Edgeworth at Hastings Hill roundabout
    Article: Apr 7, 2022
    By Margaret Crosby

    Urgent road and pedestrian crossing improvements are needed if a new Greggs and Starbucks on Pennywell Industrial Estate in Sunderland are approved, according to local councillors for the area.

    Plans have been submitted for a drive through Greggs bakery and a drive through Starbucks coffee shop on the former Dewhurst site on Pennywell Industrial Estate, next to the existing ALDI supermarket, KFC and Wickes store.

  • Photograph of Niall Hodson
    Article: Mar 17, 2022
    By Niall Hodson

    Speaking ahead of the official opening of Sunderland Council's new City Hall offices later today (17th March) Leader of the opposition Liberal Democrats on the city council Niall Hodson said:

    "When the Mayor officially opens these new civic centre offices he should do the decent thing and apologise to the people of Sunderland.