Meet your LibDem candidates for May 6


Sandwell Liberal Democrats are fielding candidates in ten wards for the local Sandwell Council Elections on Thursday 6 May. They will listen to local residents, represent all sections of the community in their wards, and try to help solve local problems.
Meet your candidates and what our manifesto is for Sandwell.

Meet the team

Bertram RICHARDS

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Newton

Mark SMITH

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Great Barr with Yew Tree

Daisy SHONE

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Soho & Victoria

Rob JOHNS

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Abbey

Bob SMITH

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Old Warley

Amanda JENKINS

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Charlemont with Grove Vale

Manjit LALL

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Bristnall

Ian JEAVONS

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St Pauls

Daljit Kaur NAGRA

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West Bromwich Central

Nick BRADLEY

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Smethwick

A Record of Action

We have a proven record of getting things done when you elect Liberal Democrats. They can hold our Labour-controlled Council to account, and will try to help local residents in all parts of the Borough. The team is currently dealing with casework from Smethwick, Wednesbury, Princes End, Great Barr, and other areas. We will scrutinize Labour proposals for the Sandwell Hospital site, and the plans for the Towns Fund spending to make sure your money is spent wisely.

LibDem Councillors encouraged the introduction of recycling collections in Sandwell. After surveys in Great Barr with Yew Tree, Newton, Charlemont, and Hateley Heath showed there was local support for it, the scheme was trialled in the Great Barr area before being rolled out across the Borough.

Our Manifesto for Sandwell

Put Recovery First - We will promote a recovery from the pandemic that helps small businesses and the self employed who have missed out on government support. A stable recovery will be one based on green investment, and green jobs.

Young people, and especially those from the ethnic minority, have been greatly affected by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. So, we need to increase job opportunities, training and education for young people. We also need something like the Skills Wallet proposed in the last LibDem manifesto, funds to spend on education and training throughout your lives at 25, 40, and 55.

Investment would be also helped by fair votes both locally and nationally, so that no residents feel that their vote is taken for granted and all can feel involved. No more of governments pandering to a minority of vested interests or Party donors.

Improve Two-way Communication with the Community - For example a Citizens Assembly to tackle the Climate Emergency. Collaboration with local residents and businesses to make decisions on essential amenities such as parks and shops.

  • 👮 Better community policing with more bobbies on the beat.
  • 🚘 Improve road safety especially, outside schools and nurseries.
  • 🌳 Protect our shared spaces and our environment.
  • 🏘 Build better homes and communities for all.
  • 🧓🏽 Improve and fund Social Care and support carers.
  • 👩🏻‍💼 improve local job opportunities and support local businesses to develop.
  • 👩‍💻 Fund retraining and re-skilling for adults.

  • 🦋 Policies to improve biodiversity and restore nature.
  • 🏡 Greener homes with insulation, and more electrical car charge points for homes 🔌.
  • 🏠 Local housing for local people.
  • 🏡 Insulate all low-income homes, through a zero-carbon homes standard.

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