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...
Passing of former City Councillor and Mayor, Robert Kirby

Passing of former City Councillor and Mayor, Robert Kirby

It was with deep regret that we learned that former City Councillor and Mayor, Robert Kirby, passed away on April 6, 2018. A funeral service will take place on April 20, 2018 at 12:45pm in St Chad’s Church, Charter Drive, East Herrington, SR3 3PG, then onto...
Labour urges PM to address funding shortfall

Labour urges PM to address funding shortfall

Labour’s leader in Sunderland has written to the Prime Minister, demanding an urgent review of the ‘cliff-edge’ financial position faced by local authorities, created by Government cuts to funding. In a letter to Theresa May, last week, Councillor...
Recycling plans backed by Labour

Recycling plans backed by Labour

THE SUNDERLAND Labour Party has welcomed the announcement of a new scheme that could see residents in the city receive cash back for recycling their rubbish. Today plans were announced for a deposit return scheme for plastic drinks bottles and cans, the details of...