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SC&E Lib Dem AGM 2018

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.

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  • Dave Cooke in front of Holy Trinity Church
    Article: Mar 28, 2019

    We'd like to remind voters in Walmley and Minworth today to vote in the Town Council by-election, which was triggered by the resignation of a Conservative Councillor, who moved away from the area to the NorthEast only months after being elected to represent local residents.

    The Liberal Democrat Candidate is David Cooke, who says:

    "I have lived in the Sutton Coldfield area all my life and am now raising my own family here, with my children at local schools.

    I have become concerned about school funding cuts and, if elected, would urge the town council to look into funding opportunities to help education in the area continue at its high standard.

    As the owner of a local business and member of the Federation of Small Businesses, I fully support cooperation and innovation-sharing between local enterprises and am a great believer in using and supporting local businesses. I would like to see greater involvement with business and the town council and more support for the high street. It is more important than ever that we look at the causes of decline and put measures in place to protect these cornerstones of our community.

    In the Liberal Democrats, we believe in an open and tolerant approach to community-led local government and decision-making. With many up-coming developments in the area, it is more important than ever for the town council to be involved in planning decisions that will affect our future.

    I enjoy spending time in the town's many green areas, with my children and dogs, and would encourage the town council to become more involved in the care and upkeep of these precious areas and ensure their safety from development."

  • Document: Feb 26, 2019
    422.49 KiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    Our Winter 2018 Newsletter, giving information on recent activities. It includes articles on litter and drug use in Sutton Park, the support of Sutton Coldfield residents for a People's Vote on Brexit, and an exposure of local council inaction with regard to concerns about the level of dog fouling in the area.

  • English cocker spaniel puppy sitting on ground beside grass
    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".

  • Peoples Vote Logo
    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.

  • SCELD Litter Pick
    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.

  • Jenny_candidate
    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.

  • 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.