Figures published today by Public Health England show that nationally one child in 25 aged between 10-11 in their last year at primary school is obese. Shockingly figures for Bradford show that MORE than 40 per cent of children in the Bradford district are overweight or obese when they leave primary school, with more than a quarter obese or severely obese.
Obesity is also more prevalent among children from ethnic minority backgrounds than among white children, and boys were revealed to be more obese than girls. Jeanette Sunderland, Lib Dem, Idle and Thackley said these figures are really worrying as being obese as a child can lead to an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
Following the publication of a Living Standards Audit by the Resolution Foundation, published today, Jeanette Sunderland , Lib Dem, Idle and Thackley said "As a matter of urgency, deep cuts to Universal Credit and benefits that are disproportionately hurting poorer families should be reversed. Too many families are struggling to pay their way and get on in life; the Government must do more.
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Responding to concerns from head teachers that school league tables in England unfairly stigmatise schools in white working class areas, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson David Ward said:
“Isn’t it about time that the Tories listen to teachers? Liberal Democrats have. We would do away with the school ranking system and a teach-to-test culture that has done nothing but be divisive for our society."
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: