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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.

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  • Jenny_candidate
    Article: May 14, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have challenged Sutton Coldfield Conservative candidate Andrew Mitchell to disown UKIP's endorsement, after UKIP announced they would not be standing in the seat to give the Tories a free run.

    Liberal Democrat candidate Jenny Wilkinson said:

    "UKIP are standing aside for the Conservatives in Sutton Coldfield because they know Theresa May has adopted their divisive agenda wholesale. As Nigel Farage has said, Theresa May is now using the exact words and phrases he has been using for the last 20 years.

    "Andrew Mitchell should make clear whether he welcomes being backed by UKIP or not.

    "It's clear a Conservative landslide would be bad for people's jobs, our schools and the NHS across the West Midlands. It's not too late to ensure a strong opposition and a better future for our country.

    "The Liberal Democrats are the only party that can challenge Theresa May, fight to protect our schools and hospitals and give people the final say on Brexit."

  • morriam
    Article: May 12, 2017

    Last week in Birmingham there were Council by-elections in Hall Green and Perry Barr, alongside the West Midlands Combined Authority election for the new Mayor. All three Liberal Democrat candidates in these elections achieved good results.

    Best of all, in Perry Barr ward, Morriam Jan was elected as the local councillor to continue the good work of former Lord Mayor of Birmingham Ray Hassall, who sadly passed away in March. Tanveer Choudhry and his team worked hard to increase the Lib Dem vote in Hall Green from 7% to 25%, taking the party from 4th to 2nd. And after a long campaign Beverley Nielsen successfully finished 3rd in the Mayoral election, ahead of both UKIP and the Greens.

  • Ann and Jenny
    Article: May 9, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have announced their candidates in Sutton Coldfield and Erdington for the upcoming General Election, due to take place on Thursday 8th June.

    The confirmed selection sees Ann Holtom once again contesting the Erdington constituency, while Jenny Wilkinson will stand in Sutton Coldfield.

  • Tim Farron
    Article: Apr 23, 2017

    The UK general election will take place on June 8th. In a statement on 22 April, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron MP said:

    "I want to make this clear. The Liberal Democrats will not enter into any coalition deal with either Theresa May's Conservatives or Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party.

    On Thursday 8th of June, every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to change the direction of our country and stop a hard Brexit.

  • Library petition
    Article: Apr 2, 2017

    Local Liberal Democrat campaigner Jenny Wilkinson, seen here collecting petition signatures to save the town centre library, lives in Sutton Coldfield and has been out and about seeking residents' views about what matters most to them in our area.

    Jenny has organised a survey and residents have begun sending her their views on issues like healthcare, litter, the availability of local school places, the state of the roads, street lighting, crime. and much else besides.

  • B N
    Article: Mar 24, 2017

    Beverley Nielsen is not a career politician. She's a campaigner, business woman and educator. She has fought to promote our region for the past 20 years. Beverley is standing as Mayor for the West Midlands as we've been overlooked for too long.

    In a statement Beverley said: "I'm demanding better. Our contribution has been overlooked. We're proud makers and manufacturers. We're creative innovators who've changed the world. We need investment not cuts. I want us to have the best public transport for all. I will appoint a Transport Commissioner so we get more than the £220 per head invested here last year - compared with £1800 in London"

  • Tim Farron
    Article: Mar 19, 2017

    Where will liberal pro-Europeans, a group that includes people, even MPs, from across Labour, Conservative, Green, Lib Dem and no party, end up at the next general election? Will they be split ineffectually across many parties, will they coalesce around a new party or will the Liberal Democrats be the magnet which draws them together?

  • Tim Farron
    Article: Mar 18, 2017

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron was in Birmingham supporting Beverley Nielsen for West Midlands Mayor just last week, and in his latest article he explains the need for a strong opposition, and why the Liberal Democrats are the only ones who can provide that essential scrutiny to Tory policies.

    Tim Farron says only the Lib Dems can stop the Conservatives staying in power for the next 25 years.

  • Beverley
    Article: Mar 16, 2017

    On Thursday 4 May 2017 a new Mayor will be elected for the whole of the West Midlands. The Liberal Democrats have chosen Beverley Nielsen to be their candidate.

    Beverley Nielsen has lived and worked in the West Midlands for twenty years and is passionate about championing the qualities that make the region a great place to live, work and learn.

  • Brown & green Wheelie bins
    Article: Mar 15, 2017

    Local Lib Dem campaigner Ann Holtom has slammed Birmingham's Labour Council for putting up the charge for garden waste collections from £35 to £40 per year, an increase of 14%.

    Ann said: "This increase is totally unacceptable, especially when the current inflation rate is just 1%. There is no reason for this price hike as the government provided the Council with millions to establish the garden waste scheme, including the cost of new velhicles, depot refurbishment and other improvements and for the thousands of green waste collection bins. This is just another example of Labour costing you more!"