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Labour accused of failing disabled residents over a dropped kerb backlog

In County Durham, figures have come to light showing that there are a large number of dropped kerbs still waiting to be completed by Labour controlled Durham County Council. This leaves those with mobility issues unable to get around.

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Chester-le-Street Lib Dems concerned at decision to spend £50,000 on public art despite lack of public support

Chester-le-Street's Area Action Partnership will begin the procurement process to select a significant piece of art for the town centre.

Lib Dem Councillor Craig Martin has expressed serious concerns that public opinion does not support spending almost £50,000 on art. 

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Lib Dems claim Gentoo more interested in profits that people as Sunderland investment plan slammed

A Sunderland councillor has claimed residents have “no faith” in social housing provider Gentoo as they launch a plan for upgrades, repairs and new affordable homes in the city.

The criticism came from Lib Dem councillor Stephen O’Brien who was speaking after Sunderland social housing provider Gentoo launched a £417 million plan to improve existing homes and build affordable houses across the city yesterday (13th May).

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Lib Dems call for funding for Police and Crime Commissioners to be diverted to front line policing

Following the resignation of Dame Vera Baird as Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria Police, the Liberal Democrats are calling for the position to be scrapped and for its funding to be diverted to front-line policing.

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Lib Dems call for an end to charges for bulky waste collection as national body links it to a 40% rise in fly-tipping

Lib Dem councillors on Wearside say charges to pick up waste that's too big to fit in wheelie bins has led to a fly-tipping 'epidemic' in parts of Sunderland. The Local Government Association (LGA) represents all local councils across the country.

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Lib Dem victory as 3-year long campaign to scrap free meals for Sunderland councillors is successful

Wearside Liberal Democrats have welcomed the news issued today (13 May) that Sunderland’s ruling Labour party will scrap controversial all-you-can-eat buffet meals for councillors after full council meetings.

The opposition Liberal Democrats were the first to propose scrapping the meal after Millfield councillor Niall Hodson was first elected in 2016.

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Labour's refusal to support second referendum will cost them dearly in NE European Elections

It is now very clear that Labour are trying to face both ways on Brexit and cannot be relied upon to support a second referendum. This is a game changer for the forthcoming European elections in the North East and it is likely that the backlash from angry Remainers who feel let down by Labour's leadership on this issue will begin at Thursday's local election.

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