• Article: Nov 20, 2017
    By Bryan Lewis

    Many Wolverhampton members were at the West Midlands Liberal Democrats Regional Conference in Birmingham and heard Party leader Vice Cable say that the Bexiteers had originally thought that it would be easy for the UK to leave the EU. Only now are they starting to realise just how very difficult and damaging it is and that it may even be impossible. The general public are coming round to see that the Lib Dem's Exit from Brexit stance will be better that the poor deal the Tories are struggling to negotiate and infinitely better than a disastrous 'No Deal' favoured by Tory extreamists.

  • Community Speed Watch
    Article: Nov 17, 2017
    By Bryan Lewis

    Lib Dems take action on Blaydon Road

    Oxley Ward Focus Team, led by Robert Quarmby and Ian Jenkins, organised a Community Speed Watch on Blaydon Road not far from Morrison's supermarket in Pendeford. They were joined by Speed Watch officers from the West Midlands Police.

    In the course of an hour many vehicles were detected exceeding the 30mph limit.

  • Norman Lamb
    Article: Nov 15, 2017

    Today, in a big boost to the campaign to axe a plan that means mothers-to-be could be turned away from New Cross Hospital former Health Minister Norman Lamb MP backed Wolverhampton Liberal Democrats. Local Lib Dems are calling for NHS bosses to think again.

    Local health bosses at New Cross Hospital have asked for a cap on the number of births at the hospital. As a result the Liberal Democrats launched a campaign and a petition to make NHS chiefs to think again.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2017

    Liberal Democrat leader, Vince Cable, today set out the Liberal Democrat approach to the Budget. The full text is below.

    As Leader of the Liberal Democrats, it is one of my responsibilities to give a serious Lib Dem analysis of the economics around the Budget, and to present an alternative.

    I have recently been returned to Parliament from exile.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2017

    On the face of it, this seems like a major concession. But the reality is it simply isn't good enough.

    First of all, David Davis has said that even if Parliament votes down the deal, the UK will still leave the EU. This means MPs are essentially being told to take it or leave it.

    Secondly, the government is agreeing to give MPs a say on the final Brexit deal but not the public.

  • Article: Nov 7, 2017

    The advert, which forms part of a new campaign called 'Blood Normal', attempts to get rid of the embarrassment around the 'Aunt Flo' after a recent survey found that nine out of ten women attempt to hide the fact they are on their period, and 56% of girls said they would rather be bullied at school than talk to their parents about periods.

  • Article: Nov 6, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have agreed to cross party proposals which will see an independent grievance process, improved HR support, and the establishment of a cross-party working group to implement these changes.

    Following the meeting Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats said:

    "These are the right first cross-party steps to address harassment and abuse in Westminster. There needs to be a robust, independent complaints system across Parliament that offers victims a safe, non-partisan procedure."

  • Wolverhampton's Logo
    Article: Nov 3, 2017
    By Bryan Lewis

    Wolverhampton's Liberal Democrats used the Freedom of Information A ct to reveal that the City's Labour run Council used £19,000 of taxpayers' money to pay consultants for a new logo for the City which amounts to little more than four over lapping Ws. Much of the cash was spent on tickets to Wolves matches and taxi rides round the City.

  • Article: Nov 1, 2017

    Wera Hobhouse MP, Liberal Democrat Communities and Local Government Spokesperson, commented:

    "I very much welcome the ban on lettings fees and the cap on deposits, which Liberal Democrats have long been campaigning for.
    "The detail of this legislation must now be looked at closely to ensure that there are no loopholes which unscrupulous letting agents could exploit.

  • Article: Nov 1, 2017
    By Bryan Lewis

    A campaign has been launched this morning by the Liberal Democrats to stop a plan that could mean Mothers-to-be being turned away from New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton.

    Local campaigners, like Rob Quarmby are worried that people will be turned away from New Cross Hospital as health chiefs look to cap the number of births at its maternity unit at 5,000 a year.