Tanveer Choudhry to contest Hall Green by-election

Tanveer Choudhry, who lives on Baldwins Lane, Hall Green, has been selected to be the Lib Dem candidate in the by-election in Hall Green.  Tanveer is backed by popular former councillor Paula Smith.

"As a former councillor in neighbouring Springfield Ward, Tanveer has the experience necessary to tackle our problems." said Paula. Paula was well known as a hard working local councillor, and many residents have commented that things have gone downhill since she lost her seat to Labour. Tanveer said "It would be an honour to be trusted to take up where Paula left off in 2014."

Paula added “I’ve worked with Tanveer for many years and there is no one I trust more to represent Hall Green”.

Post-Referendum Campaigning in Harborne

CvXc-Q0WgAAePE6.jpgThe South West Birmingham Liberal Democrats have been busily working since the summer to spread our pro-Remain message to the Edgbaston constituency, beginning with the residents of Harborne. By the end of October, we had knocked on over 1000 doors in Harborne and delivered 2 leaflets so far, with a 3rd delivered since and even more doors knocked!

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By-Election Success for the Lib Dems

witney.jpgLocal Lib Dem activists have been helping the fightback on a national level, travelling down south to canvass, deliver leaflets, stuff envelopes and many other things, to help increase the number of members of parliament who stand up for liberal values. On December 1st, our efforts paid off, as Sarah Olney was elected in Richmond Park, with a 21.73% swing!


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Metro Mayoral Candidate speaks at AGM

2016_swbrum_ld_beverley_nielsen_speak_whistle.jpgAt our AGM last week, we elected our new committee and council candidates, ready to continue our local campaign work and begin preparing for the 2018 council elections. We also welcomed Beverley Nielsen to talk to us about her campaign to be the West Midlands region's first ever Metro Mayor.

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Lib Dem Membership Surge

The Lib Dem fight back is well underway, with 90 local people joining the party since polling day.

Colin Green said, "We're fighting back and recruiting people who have never joined a political party before, but want to stand together against the things the Tory government is already planning to do - like introducing a 'snoopers charter' and scrapping the Human Rights Act". 

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A Manifesto with Opportunity at its Heart

The Lib Dems have launched their General Election manifesto. It puts opportunity at its heart and sets out a plan to ensure every child has a world-class education. The party has announced a major new commitment to protect education funding for every child.  This means protecting education spending per pupil in real terms over the next parliament, increasing the education budget as a whole. This commitment provides an extra £2.5bn of funding for 2-19yr olds by 2020.

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Disadvantaged Birmingham primary school pupils to receive £92 million boost

pupil-premium.pngDisadvantaged primary school pupils in Birmingham are set to receive almost £92 million to boost attainment, the Liberal Democrats have announced.

The pupil premium funding for 2015/16 will help teachers support those children at most risk of falling behind their colleagues. It means primary schools will receive £1,320 for every pupil who has registered for free school meals at any time in the last six years. Evidence shows raising the attainment of pupils by the end of primary schools has a direct impact on future exam results.

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Lib Dems cutting your taxes by £825

Cutting taxes by raising the personal allowance to £10,000 was on the front page of our 2010 General Election manifesto.

Liberal Democrats in government have fought to deliver this tax cut, something the Conservatives said was unaffordable.

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Big boost in apprentices in Birmingham

cllr-jerry-evans.pngMore than 10,400 people were on an apprenticeship last year in Birmingham thanks to the Liberal Democrats, final figures reveal. That is a huge increase of 95% compared to the last year of Labour's government.

These figures are a big boost for apprenticeships and young people in Birmingham which comes as National Apprenticeship Week is underway, which aims to raise awareness and celebrate the successes of the apprenticeship scheme.

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Spend wheelie bin cash on the front line - Lib Dems

paul-tilsey.pngFrom Today's Birmingham Post: Two thirds of the £30 million set aside for the introduction of wheelie bins could be spent protecting front line council services, according to Birmingham Liberal Democrats.

Lib Dem leader Paul Tilsley says the £20 million awarded to the council by the government in November has not been legally ring-fenced for spending on refuse collection, and should be used to head off the worst effects of spending cuts.

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