Labour slams Lib Dem for failing ward

Labour slams Lib Dem for failing ward

SUNDERLAND Labour Group has labelled the Lib Dems ‘weak and ineffective’ and accused the party of abandoning the people who voted them in, after a ward councillor stepped down with less than a year’s service.  Lynn Appleby was elected as a Liberal Democrat to...
Funding cuts will hit poorest places

Funding cuts will hit poorest places

SUNDERLAND Labour Group has condemned Government plans to change a funding formula that they believe will ‘benefit rich southern councils at the expense of poorer northern councils’. Councillor Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, has criticised ‘in the...
Passing of former Sunderland City Council Leader

Passing of former Sunderland City Council Leader

It is with sadness that we mark the passing of former Sunderland City Council Leader, Councillor Bob Symonds. Bob worked hard for our city both as a councillor and as council leader. He was a proud member of the Labour Party, well known in Castle Ward and a popular...
Lib Dems condemned for failing to fill scrutiny seats

Lib Dems condemned for failing to fill scrutiny seats

SUNDERLAND Labour has condemned the Liberal Democrats and Others Group for failing to fill their allocated seats on the Children, Education and Skills Scrutiny Committee. Following last May’s local elections the Lib Dem & Others Group was allocated one seat on...
New leader appointed

New leader appointed

SUNDERLAND Labour Group has announced Councillor Graeme Miller as its new leader. The Washington South councillor, who previously held a portfolio position with responsibility for Health, Housing and Adult Services, has taken the reins from Cllr Harry Trueman. Cllr...