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  • Niall Hodson
    Article: Sep 15, 2020
    By Niall Hodson

    Wearside Liberal Democrats are calling for an extension of the Government's furlough scheme until the jobs market is "ready to bounce back" in the wake of "staggering job losses" across the country.

    With 8.3% of people now relying on Universal Credit across the Sunderland City Council area the Party claims that extending furlough would help "stop this crisis getting even worse" and protect jobs for the future.

  • Stephen O'Brien, Lib Dem councillor for Grindon and Thorney Close
    Article: Aug 14, 2020
    By Stephen O'Brien

    Euro championship games due to be played at Wembley next year should be staged around Britain, with matches played at the Stadium of Light according to Wearside Lib Dems.

    The delayed Euro 2020 tournament is now scheduled to take place in 2021, with three England games, a last 16 match, both semi-finals and the final due to be hosted at Wembley.

  • Lib Dem campaigners Colin Nicholson and George Smith at Blackie Park
    Petition: Aug 13, 2020

    Join Pallion & Ford's Lib Dem team in demanding that Gentoo Group commit to redeveloping Blackie Park and promise not to build houses on the football field.

    Gentoo have told local councillors and residents groups that they don't intend to replace the playground on the Blackie Park and are considering plans to build houses on the football pitches. We are calling on Gentoo to scrap any plans to build houses on the park and instead invest in a new playground and redevelop the park for local children and families.

  • Lib Dem campaigner Paul Edgeworth at Sunderland Royal Hospital
    Article: Aug 12, 2020
    By Paul Edgeworth

    Figures reveal 81,000 ambulance delays of over half hour for seriously ill patients in the North East last year.

    The number of seriously ill patients in the North East of England having to wait over half an hour for an ambulance has significantly increased in the past year, new data uncovered by Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran has revealed.

  • Stephen O'Brien in the Barnes Park Extension
    Article: Aug 11, 2020
    By Stephen O'Brien

    Freshly cut grass in the Barnes Park Extension between Grindon and Thorney Close has been set alight by vandals for several days in a row, prompting anger as homes and gardens have been put at risk.

    The Extension park has been subject to four or five arson attacks over the past few days, with youths setting fire to freshly cut grass.