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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: Nov 5, 2021

    Owen Patterson has resigned in a cloud of Tory sleaze. He's handed us a golden opportunity to send a message to this Conservative government - but we need to grab it now.

    The Lib Dems are in the best possible position to compete with the Tories. We are the clear alternative to the Tory vote.

    This by-election is a chance to embarrass the Tories in what was one of their safest seats.

  • Article: Nov 5, 2021

    Steve Mason - Day Three

    'Day Three #COP26Glasgow

    Demo by Friends of the Earth, a hob nob with the Times and a quick chat with Dale Vince of Ecotricity.

    The take away moment from today?

    Arctic base camp.

    "13,000,000 litres of water melts every second in Greenland alone..."

    Just think on that...

    If we lose this battle, then we can kiss goodbye to the UK Climate, it will not be as is now.

  • Article: Nov 5, 2021

    The 2019 General Election Review (the Thornhill Review) set out how we must change in order to succeed at future elections. Since its publication, in many areas we have made strides, but there is still much to do.

    The Party is currently consulting with members on our governance. Yet more Tory sleaze this week highlights how important for the country it is that we, once again, become a competitive liberal voice in the UK.

  • Article: Nov 3, 2021

    Conservative MPs just voted to prevent Owen Paterson from being suspended despite abusing his position.

    It's clear that Boris Johnson believes that he and his colleagues shouldn't have to face the consequences of their actions. His Government has laid the groundwork for a crony committee of Conservatives to protect each other from the consequences of sleaze.

  • Article: Nov 3, 2021

    The merits of standing in a council by-election we have a chance of winning are obvious. So too for wards which we might hope to win in the future and where the by-election is a chance to accelerate that progress.

    But there are also huge benefits in standing even in wards that we are not likely to win for a very long time yet (if ever).

  • Article: Nov 3, 2021

    Day One - 1st November 2021

    Just a short entry from me (Keith) this morning, before I spend the rest of today making sure the caravan is ready to go early tomorrow and is fully packed.

    My first COP26 thought this morning was prompted by a news item last night showing our PM - Boris Johnson - speaking at the G20 meeting in Rome. He was making it clear that we could not doubt that we were in a Climate Change crisis and we could not "...procrastinate any longer...!" What puzzled me, and has puzzled me for a long time to be honest, is that Governments around the world know the facts and yet allow themselves to be `lobbied` out of making the right decisions for the security of the planet.

  • Article: Nov 2, 2021

    Catch up on our Webinar with Jeremy Purvis and Layla Moran on International Aid after the Conservatives cuts.

  • Sewage
    Petition: Nov 1, 2021

    Suzanne Webb, Member of Parliament for Stourbridge, has voted with the government and against an amendment that would have put tighter restrictions on water companies' disposal of sewage.

    When this bill returns to Parliament, we are calling on our MP to disregard the will of the Conservative Party and vote with our local environment in mind by voting for legislation that ends the practice of dumping raw and partially treated sewage into the UK's waterways.

  • Art
    Article: Nov 1, 2021
    By Francis J. Thomas

    On Wednesday, Rishi Sunak's long awaited - and frequently leaked - 2021 budget was revealed in the House of Commons. Let's go over three of the key headlines.

    Tax Cuts for Domestic Flights

    According to a study commissioned by Greenpeace and published on Wednesday, over one third (34%) of the busiest short-haul flights in Europe have viable, less polluting train alternatives. Researchers found that European nations could replace almost all the top 250 short-haul flights and save 23.4 million tons of CO2 per year, equal to the annual CO2 output of Croatia. Aircraft on routes shorter than 700km emit 250grams of CO2 per person per km. In comparison, long haul flights and and even diesel cars look squeaky clean, at 195 and 171g/km respectively. Electrified rail, however? 35g/km. Eurostar? 6g/km. Aviation has been the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in Europe in the last three decades, whilst our trusty locomotive is only gaining in efficiency.

  • Keith Melton
    Article: Oct 31, 2021
    By Keith Melton

    Prologue - 31st October 2021

    Hello. I am writing this on Sunday 31st October, watching the opening ceremony. I am calling today`s entry into our Diary the Prologue, so that Day 1 will be on the 1st November, otherwise it could become really confusing!

    So, after much fanfare, the 26th Conference of the Parties - COP26 - is starting. The United Nations Climate Change Conference. Welcoming delegates from many countries travelling huge distances to be here, to bring about change which must be transformative. Setting limits established at the Paris meeting of 2015, the Spanish President of the previous conference making claims of what has already been doneā€¦ it all sounds very positive.