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Local Elections 2014

by Colin Green on 13 May, 2014

Birmingham is suffering at the hands of Labour.  Our streets are dirtier.  Garden waste is piling up and we’re being forced to pay more for the privilege.  The council is wasting money with one hand and clawing it back through cuts with the other.  It’s a disgrace.  Labour’s green waste tax is a blatant stealth […]

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Local Schools are getting more money thanks to the Lib Dem’s Pupil Premium. This year, Schools will get an extra £1300 for each child on free school meals. Locally, for example, Bournville Junior school will get an extra £68,100 pupil premium this year, and Dame Elizabeth Cadbury Technology College will get £291,900.       […]

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Potholes in Bournville

by Colin Green on 15 April, 2013

The winter weather has taken its toll on some of our roads and there has been an outbreak of potholes. The Lib Dem team are taking note of these as they walk around the ward are reporting them to the council for repair. As the new Liberal Democrat campaigner for Bournville ward, I’ve asked the […]

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The case for the Living Wage

by Colin Green on 5 November, 2012

The Living Wage is in the news again after a new figures for 2012 have been published. It’s not a new idea. Liberal MP Mark Oldroyd wrote about it in 1894 and the Living Wage foundation has been promoting it for over 10 years. The new figure is £7.45 per hour and is higher than […]

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Is use of the word ‘bigot’ Liberal?

by Colin Green on 12 September, 2012

Birmingham Labour’s centralising diktat condemned

by Colin Green on 30 July, 2012

Birmingham’ Labour administration’s has been condemned for its decision forcing District Committees to meet in the Council House during the day as a backward step for genuine local democracy. Cllr Jerry Evans (Lib Dem, Springfield) said “The Council’s decision to impose a new protocol regarding the venue for district meetings is to ensure that Sir […]

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Liberal Democrat Children and Families Minister, Sarah Teather has announced details of which two-year-olds would be eligible for free early years education. From September 2014, 5300 two-year-old children from the most hard pressed families in Birmingham would be able to receive free early years education. This is in addition to all three and four-year-old children […]

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PFI – Labour’s NHS Timebomb?

by Colin Green on 2 July, 2012

Councillors 179% pay increase slammed

by Colin Green on 18 June, 2012

Leading Liberal Democrat Councillor Jerry Evans has slammed the decision by Birmingham’s Council’s new Labour administration to award a massive 179% pay increase to Chairs of District Committees. Speaking to the press, Jerry Evans said: “This massive increase in the current economic climate is not only inappropriate but a slap in the face for people […]

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Lib Dem contributions to the Queen’s Speech

by Colin Green on 9 May, 2012

Over on Lib Dem Voice, Caron Lindsay looks at what the Lib Dems have contributed to this year’s Queen’s Speech. You can read more •Lords Reform •Green Investment Bank •Libel Reform •Giving shareholders a vote on directors’ remuneration •Flexible parental leave – the measure Nick Clegg’s championed to give families the choices that work for […]

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