New figures reveal sharp fall in GPs per person in England

New figures reveal a sharp fall in GPs per person in England, contributing to difficulties in getting an appointment for residents in Sandwell. It means our average number of doctors per 1,000 people compares badly with our international neighbours. Patients in Sandwell deserve better.

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Planning Reforms: Open letter to our Conservative MPs

Planning Reforms: Open letter to our Conservative MPs Planning Reforms: Open letter to our Conservative MPs

The government has done another U-turn and is now having a rethink about the planning reforms it planned to introduce. We welcome this, and hope it will lead to them helping developers build all the houses that already have planning permission. The local Liberal Democrat team have written an open...

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Comments on West Bromwich Masterplan

Comments on West Bromwich Masterplan

We have submitted the following comments on the plans for the regeneration on West Bromwich town centre. Some good ideas, but also some vague jargon that tells us nothing.

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The Liberal Democrat Constitution starts by saying that we seek to “build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which it seeks to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.” This is particularly relevant in Sandwell, one of the poorest boroughs in the country. Labour has complete control of the Council. A LibDem presence is badly needed to scrutinise their policies and decisions to ensure they are in the best interest of all the people.

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