Latest news from the North East Liberal Democrats
A Liberal Democrat candidate for the Houghton and Sunderland South constituency at the next General Election has called for his rival from the Brexit Party to resign after it came to light he supports trophy hunting.
Labour are celebrating road improvements in preparation for the 10th July's Durham County Council's Cabinet. Liberal Democrat County Councillor Craig Martin calls this into question as the data tells a story of failure and worsening roads. That the Labour Portfolio Holder also needs questioning on their competence to do the position.
From 19th May Chester-le-Street Railway station will have an extra weekday service to Newcastle. The 2.15pm to Newcastle will operate all throughout the week rather than just Saturdays. Lib Dem County Councillor Craig Martin has been campaigning for improved rail services and welcomes the change.
A newly elected Sunderland councillor has said she is “appalled” to be offered free Empire Theatre tickets and wants freebies for councillors scrapped.Heather Fagan was elected as Liberal Democrat councillor for Doxford and Tunstall on 2nd May, taking the seat from incumbent Labour councillor Colin English.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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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