Liberal Democrats win in Sunderland
May 9, 2021 4:42 PM
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."