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Keeping in touch with our area - all year round!

The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

Recent updates

  • Christmas Tree
    Article: Dec 24, 2015

    Everyone at Sutton Coldfield and Erdington Liberal Democrats wishes all visitors to our website a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Here is the Christmas message from Tim Farron MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats.


  • airplane
    Article: Dec 22, 2015

    Recent press reports concerning aircraft noise over the Pype Hayes and Birches Green area support the increasing number of complaints which local Liberal Democrat campaigner and Pype Hayes resident Ann Holtom has received on this issue. Ann said: "Everyone wants the regional economy to expand and Birmingham airport plays a key role in this but residents under flightpaths have a right to speak out when their lives are blighted by aircraft noise; a problem which residents say seems to be getting worse and worse."

  • Euro LDs
    Article: Dec 17, 2015

    The West Midlands EU Referendum Launch and Training Event will be taking place on January 9th at:

    Birmingham City Uni, The Curzon Building, 4 Cardigan Street, Birmingham, B4 7BD.

    Doors will open at 1:30pm.

    Admission will be FREE but numbers will be restricted. Book early to secure your place for what will be a fantastic event.

  • Ann
    Article: Dec 2, 2015

    Ann Holtom, Liberal Democrat campaigner, has responded to the election of Cllr John Clancy as the new leader of Birmingham City Council.

    Ann said: "The Liberal Democrats wish Cllr Clancy well but we have little confidence he will succeed because the Labour machine in Birmingham is more concerned in the interests of the party than in ensuring the city is run for the residents' benefit. Social care chaos, Trojan Horse scandal, slammed by the Kerslake report, wheelie bin fiasco, traffic nightmare in the city centre - the list of Birmingham Labour's mismanagement is endless.

  • Ann
    Article: Nov 4, 2015

    Local Lib Dem campaigner Ann Holtom is calling on the government to make clear that free school meals for infants will not be axed as part of further austerity measures. Free school meals for infants were introduced under the Coalition government in September last year. Announcing the scheme the then Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, said: "Teaching healthy habits young, and boosting attainment early, will bring the biggest benefits. Universal free schoolmeals will help give every child the chance in life that they deserve, building a stronger economy and fairer society."

  • tim farron
    Article: Oct 16, 2015

    Tim Farron MP, leader of the Liberal Democrats and Baroness Sal Brinton, the party president, will top the bill at the West Midlands regional AGM. Sal Brinton will address the meeting in the morning session and Tim Farron will be rounding off the day with his first speech as party leader in our region. New members don't have to pay to attend this event if it is their first Lib Dem conference but you will need to register.

  • CV Train
    Article: Sep 21, 2015

    Local Liberal Democrat campaigner Ann Holtom has welcomed the publication of the Movement for Growth strategic transport plan for the West Midlands, designed to use transport improvements to promote economic expansion. The plans which would transform public transport across Birmingham include proposals for new suburban rail lines and stations for Castle Vale and Castle Bromwich for which Ann has been campaigning.

  • Sutton Town Hall
    Article: Sep 20, 2015

    Local Liberal Democrats in Sutton Coldfield have criticised Birmingham City Council for what they are calling a snub to the hard work and initiative of the people who have fought for and won the campaign for a Town Council.

    The steering group set up by Birmingham to establish the new council will have just three places for the Referendum Group, the local organisation which initiated the campaign for a Sutton Town Council, collected the 10,000 signature petition which forced Birmingham to hold a vote and won the ballot decisively. According to guidelines issued by the National Association of Local Councils, the group which is at the forefront of the campaign is presumed to have the leading role in setting up the new council. But Birmingham Council has allocated eight places on the steering group to sitting councillors from Sutton Coldfield wards, seven of whom are likely to be Conservatives and only three to the Referendum Group. Other places will be taken by another Birmingham councillor, Sutton Business Improvement District and the Sutton Charitable Trust.

  • Cllr Ann Holtom is campaigning for action on grass verge parking
    Article: Aug 3, 2015

    Ahead of debates on climate change, air quality and health at the Liberal Democrat conference next month, local Liberal Democrat campaigner Ann Holtom is calling on the government not to abandon the Coalition's commitment to the green agenda now the Tories don't have Lib Dems ministers on their case any longer.

  • Cllr Sue Roodhouse (L) and Terry White (R)
    Article: Aug 1, 2015

    Terry White, who stood for the Green Party in Rugby at the general election, has joined the Liberal Democrats. White has also stepped down from his role as co-ordinator of Rugby Green Party as well as from the role of chair of the under 30's branch of the midlands region of the party. In a statement Mr White, a former member of the Lib Dems, said he had rejoined the party because he was confident in the fight back of the party following the election of Tim Farron as leader.