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  • Article: Apr 13, 2021

    The death of Shirley Williams is heartbreaking news for the whole Liberal Democrats party.

    Since the sad news was announced, Liberal Democrat members and figures from public life have been remembering Shirley and paying tribute to her.

    We've collected a few of those memories here.

    You can also share your memories of Shirley and add your name to the book of condolence here.

  • Article: Apr 12, 2021

    I want to send my best wishes to Muslims in the UK and across the world as we welcome the Holy Month of Ramadan.

    Ramadan is a time of reflection, renewal and generosity. These are much needed in our communities, our politics and all our lives.

    A second year observing Ramadan with restrictions on meeting together will be difficult. Holding an iftar will be different, loved ones will be missed and celebrations will be muted.

  • Article: Apr 12, 2021

    On behalf of her family, it is with great sadness that we announce that Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby, died peacefully in the early hours of Monday April 12th.

    Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

    This is heartbreaking for me and for our whole Liberal Democrat family.

    Shirley has been an inspiration to millions, a Liberal lion and a true trailblazer. I feel privileged to have known her, listened to her and worked with her. Like so many others, I will miss her terribly.

  • David Murray
    Article: Apr 12, 2021

    EU citizens resident in the UK may vote in local elections so long as they meet the age and residency requirements.

    David Murray, the Liberal Democrat candidate in Ettingshall has written a letter to EU citizens in the ward advising them of their right to vote and informing them that the Liberal Democrats have always supported cooperation with the EU and the rights of EU citizens who live and work in the UK.

  • Article: Apr 11, 2021
    By Bryan Lewis

    Ettingshall Focus

    David Murray, The Liberal Democrat candidate for Ettingshall on 6th May, has launched his election campaign with a stunning Focus to be delivered to every home in the ward.

    David welcomes new housing in the ward but deplores the way the Labour run Council has allowed developers to maximise the number of houses at the expense of green spaces or play areas.

  • Article: Apr 10, 2021
    By Bryan Lewis

    ballot box

    On May 6th there will be elections for Wolverhampton City Council, West Midlands Metro Mayor and West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.

    You can only vote if you are on the electoral register and the deadline for receiving new applications is Monday 19th April.

    You can register here: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

  • Belfast Riots
    Article: Apr 10, 2021
    By Bryan Lewis

    Boris Johnson made an irresponsible promise of 'No Irish sea border', denied its existence and put one in place. This is a re-opening the Pandora's box that we all hoped the Good Friday Agreement had sealed.

    While tensions in Northern Ireland are far more complex than any one cause, Brexit is the spark that lit a week of escalating violence.

  • Article: Apr 9, 2021

    "Prince Philip dedicated his life to our country. We will always be grateful for his amazing service, not least the powerful legacy he leaves to millions of young people who have taken part in his unique Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

    "His quiet and steadfast counsel and support of The Queen, is perhaps his greatest if unquantifiable contribution to our nation's history.

    "At this sad time for millions, we should never forget Prince Philip was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. So our thoughts must be with the whole Royal Family, but in particular with The Queen at this difficult time."

  • Cable Street flats
    Article: Apr 8, 2021
    By Bryan Lewis

    After years of inaction, there has been a surge of house building in Ettingshall. It seems the developers have been told to maximise the number of houses at the expense of green spaces or play areas. Children need these for their well-being, close to their homes.

    David Murray, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Ettingshall, said, "The City Council is investing £ millions in prestigious commercial projects in the City centre, with the Civic Halls costing double the original figure but the older areas of the ward are being neglected."

  • Article: Apr 8, 2021

    No such thing as Superheroes? Meet our Councillors and Activists!

    This May the Liberal Democrats have one mission - make Britain a fairer, greener, more caring country. And we've been doing an amazing job!

    Watch our new video to find out more about the achievements of our superhero Lib Dem Councillors and activists!