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  • 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.

  • Redhill bar chart
    Article: Mar 4, 2022
    By Steve Donkin

    Local Lib Dem campaigner Steve Donkin has come a close second place in the Redhill Ward by-election held on 3rd March 2022.

    Congratulations go to John Usher, the winning Labour candidate in yesterday's Redhill Ward by-election. We wish him well in his new role as a city councillor.

    We want to say a huge thank you to the hundreds of people who supported local Lib Dem campaigner Steve Donkin - who came second in yesterday's poll.

    It is clear that in Downhill, Red House, Town End Farm, Wear View and Witherwack - and across the city of Sunderland - the Liberal Democrats are the real alternative to Sunderland Labour.