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We are a band of dedicated individuals pledged to keep liberal, democratic values flourishing locally, nationally and internationally; to promote greater equality, environmentalism and to fight for the people of Dudley, Stourbridge and Halesowen. We care about community-based local politics, and we work hard to get individual Liberal Democrats elected to all levels of Government, with a focus on Dudley Council especially. Our aim is to keep in touch with the local communities through residents' surveys and by distributing our local "Focus" leaflets, not just at election time but all year round.

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  • Article: Apr 22, 2021

    The Conservatives are cutting our commitment to overseas aid at the time it is needed most.

    We're in the middle of a global pandemic - global problems need global solutions. Instead, the Conservatives are shirking their moral and legal responsibilities.

    Cutting funding to research and development will directly impact our ability to help vital Covid response work worldwide, such as genome sequencing to detect new variants.

  • Colley Gate
    Article: Apr 22, 2021

    The owner of Colley Gates abandoned shops, who has previously ignored requests to carry out safety repairs to the run-down properties has been issued a court order.

    Following efforts from council officers, Dudley Magistrates' Court has ordered the owner, Mr Hussain to undertake the works to remove the danger or to demolish part or all of the properties within the next 26 weeks.

  • Article: Apr 21, 2021

    Today the Government is seeking to reverse Lords amendments to the Overseas Operations Bill that add important provisions to properly support our Armed Forces.

    This comes hot on the heels of their long-overdue concession that ensures torture, crimes against humanity and genocide remain open to prosecution, which is the right thing to do. This is a victory for the Liberal Democrats and others who have consistently called out the Bill's moral failure. Further provision is urgently needed from the Government to ensure all war crimes remain open to prosecution. The Government must ensure cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment, as well as all other war crimes prosecutable by the International Criminal Court remain open to prosecution.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2021

    Being a carer can be rewarding and full of love.

    900,000 full-time unpaid carers rely on Carer's Allowance

    But it's far from glamorous. It can be relentless and exhausting.

    900,000 full-time unpaid carers rely on Carer's Allowance - but at just £67.25 a week, it's not nearly enough.

    More than a third of those on Carer's Allowance are struggling to make ends meet.

  • Image of Zurich
    Article: Apr 19, 2021
    By Louise An, guest blog

    Switzerland's first voting in 2021 was held on the first Sunday of March, when over 50% of qualified voters decided to ban Muslim women from covering their faces in public places. Before the vote, the Swiss far-right party and the Swiss People's Party (SVP), which proposed the initiative, put up posters across the country with a Muslim woman whose face was covered by burka; we only saw her angry and fierce eyes. "Stop Extremists!" was the main message that SVP delivered to the public.

  • Our Plan 2021 2
    Page: Apr 19, 2021
  • Article: Apr 16, 2021

    Everyone has the right to feel safe where they live, and everyone who has been the victim of a crime deserves justice.

    But for too long, this Conservative Government has been ignoring victims, failing the police and letting our communities down.

    Last year, 1.8 million cases were closed without a suspect even being identified.

  • Article: Apr 16, 2021

    In the Lords we get to grips with the detail of the legislation and improve it; we take part in debates on a whole range of issues, and we question and hold to account government ministers. For up-to-date information about the work of the Lib Dem group in the Lords, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemLords

  • Article: Apr 16, 2021
    By Liberal Democrats

    The Leader's Award, awarded to Prue Bray

    Prue has a long history of dedicated service to the Party including being elected to various offices at Local, Regional and State structures that require demonstrating high levels of knowledge, skills and dedication in order to carry out their responsibilities.

  • Article: Apr 16, 2021
    By Mark Pack

    Thank you to all the agents who have got our candidates nominated!

    Good luck

    We're in the home stretch now for the mammoth set of May elections, which also means huge extra demands on everyone's time, both volunteers and staff. Thank you to everyone who is finding ways to squeeze in extra effort in order to maximise our wins in May. Thank you also to all the relatives, colleagues and friends who have to put up with us all putting even more time into the Lib Dems over these precious weeks.