A Liberal Democrat approach to Bradford is of a place where Councillors work hard for the people they represent, giving local people a voice in deciding how their local neighbourhoods should be run, regularly reporting back and keeping in touch with the people who elected them. They stand up for the vulnerable, champion learning , defend public services and have a passion for helping people to help themselves. The Link below will take you to our Manifesto for Bradford, inside you will find more details about our plans for the future.
Lib Dem Manifesto for Bradford
Lib Dem Councillor Riaz Ahmed has condemned the 'Vile Muslim Hate Letter' that has been posted to homes and business in Bradford.
You can read more about this story in this Telegraph & Argus article.
"The failure of Labour-run Bradford Council to manage internal staffing processes has cost Bradford Council almost a million pounds" says Councillor Rachel Sunderland, Lib Dem Bolton and Undercliffe. "This is money that could have been spent on front line services".
You can read more about this story on the Telegraph & Argus website.
Responding to news that small businesses affected by Carillion's liquidation will receive support from a number of banks, Lorely Burt, Liberal Democrat Small Business Spokesperson said:
"It is essential that small businesses do not bear the brunt of the Conservative government's inaction and Carillion's collapse. While the Liberal Democrats welcome the emergency measures that have been put in place, small businesses must continue to be supported in the longer-term."
Responding to calls for a Royal Commission on the NHS from Lord Saatchi today, former Health Minister Norman Lamb said:
“Liberal Democrats have long called for a cross party NHS and Care Convention, bringing together stakeholders from across the political spectrum, along with staff, patient groups and members of the public to look at how we can tackle the funding and workforce pressures on the service in the long term."
Lib Dem Councillor Rachel Sunderland has written to Bradford’s “Poverty Champion” calling on them oppose plans by Labour bosses in Bradford that will increase the amount of Council tax Bradford’s poorest families have to pay. In a District where 30% of children live in poverty they can’t be serious, can they? Across the District more than 28,000 families will be affected.
You can read Rachel's letter below:
Sometimes there is no easy way to resolve a problem. As a Councillor for Bradford Moor, Cllr Riaz Ahmed regularly speaks to residents' about the issues of parking on residential streets.
Chief Superintendent Gavin Thomas, president of the Police Superintendents Association of England and Wales, has warned that a 'perfect storm' was leaving forces with fewer officers who are working longer hours.