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  • Article: Jan 14, 2019
    By Sutton Coldfield and Erdington Liberal Democrats

    Local councillors said they would deal with dog fouling yet they have failed to do anything to address the issue despite ongoing complaints

    Local residents have been telling Sutton Coldfield Liberal Democrats that dog fouling continues to be a problem in the area. Dog faeces are being left on pavements, footpaths, outside people's homes and schools. Local councillors said in their local election leaflets that they were addressing the problem. However, Freedom of Information requests have shown that local councillors in the Town, and City, Council have not once spoken about this issue in any formal way. Jenny Wilkinson, spokesperson for Sutton Coldfield Liberal Democrats, said "This is not just a nuisance, it is a health risk, and people's concerns should be taken seriously".

  • Article: Dec 6, 2018
    By Jenny Wilkinson

    5th December 2018

    Dear Andrew Mitchell MP

    Let's be clear. Brexit is proving to be a complete mess.

    Mr Mitchell, do you genuinely believe that Mrs May's agreement is in our best interests? Do you really think that the Government's proposed arrangement is better than our current EU deal?

    In 2016, you supported Remain. With your wealth of international experience, you will be well aware of the value of working with our neighbours on a range of issues that transcend borders: taxation of the largest companies; climate change; defence; the refugee crisis. You are also, no doubt, very aware of the catastrophic consequences that a bad Brexit could have on business and commerce.

  • Article: Sep 5, 2018
    By Jonny Mayner

    Local Liberal Democrats discover evidence of drug-taking while cleaning up Sutton Park beauty spot.

    On Sunday 19th August a group of campaigners from Sutton Coldfield Liberal Democrats spent another productive morning clearing up litter in the area around the Wyndley Gate entrance to Sutton Park. The clean-up comes only a few months after the team's last visit to the area.

  • Article: Sep 1, 2018
    By Jenny Wilkinson

    The Liberal Democrats demand better for Britain. We want a country that gives our young people the best opportunities in life; that welcomes refugees; and that works with our closest neighbours to tackle global issues such as climate change and security. We want the UK and its institutions - such as our NHS - to thrive. And we're very clear that our vision can only be realised if the UK remains a member of the European Union.

  • Lee Dargue
    Article: May 9, 2018

    R esponding to the publication of a House of Commons Committee report which highlights an underfunded adult social care sector, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Birmingham Ladywood and Party Health spokesperson, Lee Dargue, said:

    "We continually hear about how care workers work many hours, but do not get the pay or support they need, leading to a high turnover of staff.

    "In addition to this, young carers often forego education and social lives to care for family members, with little recognition and even less rest. Under Lib Dem proposals, carers would receive additional help for a much needed break.

    "The country is in desperate need for a long-term plan to fund the increasing demand for care. That is why the Liberal Democrats propose putting a penny on income tax to raise the cash needed to support care workers and protect the future of care services.

    "The public supports this policy from the Liberal Democrats. It's time the government listened and acted."