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  • Photograph of Niall Hodson
    Article: Jun 18, 2021
    By Niall Hodson

    100% of questions submitted by councillors in Sunderland ahead of a meeting next week have been blocked by Civic Centre bosses - prompting fury from elected representatives on Wearside.

    All questions submitted by councillors from all four political groups at Sunderland City Council - Liberal Democrat, Labour, Conservative and UKIP - have been rejected by Civic Centre bosses.

  • Paul Edgeworth outside Newcastle Airport
    Article: Jun 12, 2021
    By Paul Edgeworth

    Lib Dem councillors on Wearside want the airport to be renamed to reflect the growing ambitions of Sunderland and help put the city on the international map.

    A bid has been launched to rename Newcastle Airport to 'Newcastle Sunderland International Airport' to reflect both of the cities it serves in Tyne and Wear.

  • 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.